the very question: What is the Buddha? is nonsense, because there is no way to say anything about the Buddha. It is an awakening. It is an experience. It happens within you.
... is nonsense, because there is no way to say anything about the Buddha.
It is an awakening. It is an experience. It happens within you. You cannot read it through the scriptures, and you cannot ask those who have come to know it. The only way is: you have to go to it; you have to allow it to happen.
In the Buddhist terminology 'Buddha' is equivalent to 'truth'. They don't talk much about truth; they talk much more about Buddha. That too is significant, because when you become a Buddha -- 'Buddha' means when you become Awakened -- truth is, so why talk about truth? Just ask what awakening is. Just ask what awareness is -- because when you are aware, truth is there; when you are not aware, truth is not there.
So the basic and real question is about awareness. But that, too, cannot be asked and solved. One has to become aware -- there is no other way.
A disciple asked a Zen master, "If someone were to ask me a hundred years from now
what I thought was your deepest understanding, what should I say?"
The master replied, "Tell him I said: This is it!"
Now what type of answer is this? -- This is it! He indicated to the immediate reality: This.
Vedanta, the greatest philosophical effort in India, talks about 'That': TATWAMASI
Swetketu -- That art thou, Swetketu. Zen people talk about 'this'. Certainly their
understanding is deeper -- because 'that' is again in the future, far away; 'this' is present.
This is that. This shore is the other shore. This life is the only life, and this moment is eternity.
If you can live this moment, if you can be here this moment, then everything takes care of
itself. Then you need not be anxious. Then there is no need to ask -- before you ask, the
answer is delivered. The answer has been always there, but we are not aware. So the
whole effort of Zen & Seitai is how to bring awareness to you.
from OSHO - A Sudden Clash of Thunder
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