Haikyu said, “Illusion obstructs the Mind;
how can illusion be got rid of?”
Obaku said, “Creating illusion, getting rid of illusion –
both these are illusion, for illusion has no root;
it appears by reason of discrimination.
If you do not think of contraries, such as ordinary and superior,
illusion ceases of itself, and how can you then get rid of it?
When there is not a hair’s breadth of something to rely on,
this is called ‘Giving away with both hands,
and thus receiving buddhahood.’”
Haikyu said, “There being nothing to rely on,
how can anything be transmitted?”
Obaku said, “Mind is transmitted by Mind.”
Haikyu said, “If the Mind is transmitted,
why do you say there is no such thing as Mind?”
Obaku said, “Not receiving the law
is called ‘transmission of Mind’.
If you understand what this Mind is,
this is the No-Mind, the No-Law.”
Haikyu said, “If there’s no Mind, and no Law,
how can you talk about ‘transmitting’ something?”
Obaku said, “When you hear me say,
‘transmission of Mind,’ you think of there being
a ‘something’ to transmit, so a patriarch declared:
‘When you realize the nature of Mind,
you speak of it as a wonderful mystery.
Enlightenment is unattainable.
When attained, you do not describe it
as something known.’”
Obaku said, “If I get you to understand this,
do you think you could?”
Maneesha, before I discuss the last sutra of this series, I have to say something which concerns the British Parliament.
After two years the British Parliament is still discussing me, and the Home Secretary lied, just like any politician. He said I was not allowed entry because I could have destroyed the morality, the religion, the character of the country.
In the first place, I had never asked for entry into England. How can you deny entry to a man who has not asked? I had only asked to remain in the international airport lounge during the night for six hours, because my pilot’s time for flying the jet was finished. He had to take a rest by law.
From the lounge, in the middle of the night, within six hours, how could I manage to destroy the British character, morality, religion? I had no idea – otherwise I would not have even asked about staying in the lounge, which was my right – that the British morality, character, religion all live in the lounge at the international airport.
I had not asked for any entry, and I will never ask, because Britain is the most barbarous country of this century. They have oppressed almost half the world, raped, murdered, and still they think they have morality, they have religion, they have culture.
Even if this Home Secretary requests me, I am not going to spit on his face in the British Parliament. I want him to answer to the British Parliament, because he has been deceiving his own country by stating a lie.
But the politicians' whole business is lying.
Just today I have received the information that one Arya Samaj leader, Swami Agnivesh, is trying for untouchables to be allowed entry into Hindu temples. It is strange and apparently contradictory, but not really so. The shankaracharya of Puri is preventing harijans entering a Hindu temple and another Hindu leader is trying that they should be allowed to enter.
It appears a contradiction, but it is not; both are playing politics. Swami Agnivesh wants them to enter into temples not because he’s against the Hindu scriptures and against the whole Hindu tradition, but just because harijans have twenty-five crore votes. These poor people were oppressed for centuries and not allowed any education, but at least this much sense needs no education at all: if a religion does not want you to enter its temples or to read its scriptures, then why be a part of it?