Shishuang Qingzhu
Jap., Sekiso Keisho
Mt. Shishuang   ___ ___
born:  807
died:  888      81 years

place:  China
Chan master:  Daowu (J. Dogo)
Chan disciples:  Jiufeng (J., Kyuho)
Shishuang Qingzhu is the from the Tang
Dynasty, and he constructed his temple on Mt.
Shishuang in Hunan Province, China.  A later
Chan master,
Shishuang Chuyuan came to this
location about 200 years later, and taught here
also.
stories:

Osho
Zen: The Diamond Thunderbolt, ch. 3

Communism and Zen Fire, Zen Wind, ch. 5

And the Flowers Showered, ch. 5
         oshobob  The Living Workshop                                           
                                                       Zen Masters
Kyogen was asked by a monk, "What is the way?"
He answered, "A dragon singing in a withered
tree."
The monk said, "I don't know what you are talking
about."
Kyogen said, "The pupils of the eyes of a skull."

Afterwards, another monk asked
Sekiso,
"What is this `Dragon singing in a withered tree’?"
Sekiso said, "It is being invested with joy."
The monk then asked, "What is this `Pupils of a
skull’?"
Sekiso said, "It is the garment of wisdom."


These dialogues will look very absurd, but they
are not. They have a totally different logic. It is not
Aristotelian logic, which divides things, which
created the dialectics which culminated in the work
of Karl Marx as dialectical materialism.

Gautam Buddha, Lao Tzu, and the great masters
of Buddhism and Taoism don't believe in
dialectics, they believe in oneness. There are no
two's, there is nothing other than one. That one
has expressed itself in millions of forms, but the
innermost reality is one...

                                                   --Osho
              Zen: The Diamond Thunderbolt, ch. 3
[The other Sekiso/Shishuang referred to above is apparently the Sekiso Soen who was part of the Rinzai lineage leading to Japan, about whom Osho also speaks. Apparently, in Osho's talks, no distinction is made between the two, they are both just Sekiso, so we basically just have to trust that Oshobob has assigned the Sekiso talks properly. Things could be worse.