Rinzai said, “That which can be heard will not be essential. I have given you the key; silence is the key…”
An anecdote told by Osho where a monk became enlightened when he overheard a butcher say, ‘I never sell anything that is not the best.’
Osho mentions Kabir’s son, Kamal, who corrected his father’s sentence to “The dewdrop has not disappeared into the ocean, but the ocean has disappeared into the dewdrop.”
“If you can be angry, then why can’t you be loving?” asked Rinzai. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
Now is my time. I don’t think anybody has spoken in a dentist’s chair. I feel privileged. I see buddhas envious of me.
Veena writes about her visit and experiences at three very special temples: Shaolin, Zhongyue Miao and Rinzai’s temple