Mayu Baoche
Jap., Mayoku Hotetsu
Hemp Yu (a clan in old China)    Precious Throughout
born:  c. 750
died:  c. 830

place:  China
Chan master:  Mazu (J., Baso)
Chan disciples: Shouzhou (J. Jushu), ...
Chan elder fellow students:  Nanquan (J.
Nansen),
Zhangqing (J. Shokei)
stories:

Transmission of the Lamp, Case 115

Osho
No Mind: The Flowers of Eternity, ch. 9

Zen: The Solitary Bird, Cuckoo of the Forest,
ch. 15

Zen: The Diamond Thunderbolt, ch. 2

The Zen Manifesto: Freedom from Oneself, ch.
5
            oshobob  The Living Workshop                                        
                                                        Zen Masters
Mayoku came to Shokei carrying his bell staff with
him. He circumnavigated Shokei’s seat three
times, shook his staff, ringing the bells, stuck the
staff in the ground, and then stood up straight.
Shokei said, “Good.”
Mayoku then went to Nansen. He walked around
Nansen’s seat, shook his staff, ringing the bells,
stuck the staff in the ground and stood up straight.
Nansen said, “Wrong.”
Mayoku said, “Shokei said, `Good’; why do you
say, `Wrong’?”
Nansen said, “Shokei is `good,’ but you are
wrong. You are blown about by the wind. That will
lead to destruction.”

What does Nansen mean? For the same act
another master, Shokei, has said “Good.”
Nansen, to the same act, says “Wrong.”

Repetition is wrong. Whatever he had done to
Shokei was fresh, spontaneous; now repeating it
is stale and stinking of death. It is no more the
fresh breeze of the morning, no more the fresh
opening of a rose.

You will find dry roses in strange places like the
Bible. But a dry rose is only a memory, a
remembrance, a faraway echo of the real rose
who was dancing in the wind, in the rain, in the
sun. Whenever anything becomes stale,
repetitive, a man of understanding is going to call
it wrong. Not only that, if you continue like this you
are moving towards destruction, not towards
enlightenment, awakening, a rebirth.

Hence, both are right. Shokei is right – Nansen
said, “Shokei is `good,’ but you are wrong. You
have become wrong just because you are
repeating the same act, which has become non-
spontaneous...”

                                              --Osho
             No Mind: The Flowers of Eternity, ch. 9