master: Yuelin (J. Gasturin)
oshobob The Living Workshop
Osho, I have fallen in love with Chuang Tzu, with
Joshu, with Mumon, with Bodhidharma. How can I
not follow them? I feel already they have
transformed me. How can I not be thankful?
Zen is a way which makes you the follower and the
master. The Master is there just to indicate: subtle
indications, very indirect. And if you are looking for
rigid rules you are looking in a wrong direction.
And remember, you say that you have fallen in
love with them, how can you not follow them? Love
does not force anybody to follow: love wants to
make you free, love wants to give you freedom. In
fact, the person who is forcing you to follow him
may be on an ego trip himself, may be trying to
dominate you, may be trying to destroy you, may
be trying to cripple you. No, people who have
known don't destroy you. They help you to be
yourself, they don't force you to follow them. They
only want you to understand them. That's enough.
Understanding is more than enough. Nothing else
Dang, Dang, Doko, Dang, ch. 4