which passed between Buddha and Mahakashyapa, which prevented
the dharma from BEING doomed to "wither on the vine in India "
“TO BE intuitive, we must cultivate our sense of humour and look for reasons
to laugh everywhere. We become so self-absorbed and serious when it comes
to our problems and melodramas that we disconnect from our deeper sense
of who we are as beautiful souls—we withdraw from life instead of enjoying it.
Laughter brings us back to ourselves and back to life.”
Sonia Choquette from Trust Your Vibes
Oshō is the Japanese reading of the Chinese he shang (和尚), meaning a
high-ranking Buddhist monk or highly virtuous Buddhist monk. It is also a respectful designation for Buddhist monks in general and may be used with the suffix -san.
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh became known as OSHO because of his in depth understanding of Buddha, dharma, the passing of the key/s to Mahakashyapa; and how dharma was doomed to "wither on the vine in India", so to speak. Mahakashyapa was the first holder of six holders of the key who lived in India, up through Bodhidharma, who as the sixth holder, was then minded to take it to China, to find a.n.other who was worthy of it being passed to. It was in China that Bodhidharma sat for 9 years staring at a wall, waiting for the person who can listen to me. That person came, listened and the key has been passing from person to person in China, ever since; but as was inevitable, because of the intertwining of the destiny and fate of the lives of both the Chinese and the Japanese, dharma as ZEN has also flourished in Japan and thence to the rest of the world.
IF you remain silent when the situation was ordinarily demanding anger,
IF you remain patient when the other was expecting impatience and trouble,
he will be infuriated - hurt, humiliated.
He would like to take revenge - you are playing the divine [game] to him.