Qingping Lingzun
Jap., Shohei Reison
born:  c. 810
died:  c. 880

place:  China
Chan master:  Cuiwei (J., Suibi)
Chan disciples:  1 recorded as a master
stories:

Osho
The Zen Manifesto: Freedom From Oneself, ch.
10
Pure Peaceful    Command Obey
        oshobob  The Living Workshop                                        
                                                         Zen Masters
Shohei – Suibi's disciple – asked Suibi, "What
is the meaning of Bodhidharma's coming from
the West?"

Suibi said, "I'll tell you later when nobody is
around."

Sometime later, Shohei said, "Now, there is
nobody. Please master, tell me the answer."

Suibi, getting down from the Zen stool, took
Shohei to the bamboo garden. Again, Shohei
asked, "Now, there is nobody. Please master,
tell me the answer."

Suibi, pointing to the bamboos, said, "This
bamboo is that long, that bamboo is that short."


You will not see any logical connection. There is
no logical connection, but there is something
more fundamentally connected. What he is
saying is, "Bodhidharma came to teach
suchness. This bamboo is long, so what? This
bamboo is short, but there is no problem. I have
never heard these bamboos discussing, `Why
are you long and why am I short?' Neither does
the short one feel inferior, nor the long one feel
superior. They are both enjoying existence in
their totality...

                                              --Osho
The Zen Manifesto: Freedom From Oneself, ch.
10