Discourses Zen master Ryōkan — 04 September 2018

Osho says, Remember the fragrance of the beautiful words of one of the great Zen masters, Ryokan:

Osho Trees

With no mind, blossoms invite the butterfly.
With no mind, the butterfly visits the blossoms.

There is no cerebral activity in it. The flowers are not thinking and planning how to invite the butterfly. With no mind, in their silence, is their invitation.

With no mind, blossoms invite the butterfly.
With no mind, the butterfly visits the blossoms.
When the flower blooms, the butterfly comes.
When the butterfly comes, the flower blossoms.

There is such a synchronicity in existence. You become graceful, the whole existence becomes graceful; you become silent, everything else becomes silent. A song arises in you, and all around the birds start singing; you dance, and you see the whole of existence is dancing with you, hand in hand.

Says Ryokan:

I do not know others, others do not know me.
Not knowing each other we naturally follow the way.

There is no need of knowledge, because nature has its own wisdom. If you don’t interfere with nature and its wisdom, everything goes as it should go.

Osho, The Hidden Splendour, Ch 8, Q 3 (excerpt)

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