In order to tell about the Eight Winds, we must talk about the famous Sung Dynasty scholar and poet Su Tung P’o. He was known as Layman Tung P’o and he carried on a dialogue with Dhyana Master Fo Yin. The former lived on the south bank of the Long River (Yang Tze) at Chen Chiang, and the latter on the north bank of the river.
The poet Su Tung P’o meditated and cultivated, and one day in meditation he saw a state that moved him to write a verse. The verse went:
I bow my head to the God among gods.
And a ray of light illumines the great thousand worlds.
The Eight Winds cannot move me,
As I sit aloft a purple golden lotus.
The “God among gods” refers to the Buddha. The poet claimed that when he bowed to the Buddha, he emitted a light that went throughout the universe. The “Eight Winds” are:
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“Praise” is someone’s saying things like, “You are an excellent student. You really apply yourself. You have a fine personality and a good moral character.” But you shouldn’t look upon praise as something good, because if you are moved by it, you just prove that you don’t have any samadhi-power.
The Eight Winds are difficult for cultivators to bear. “Ridicule” means to chide or tease or use sarcasm. It’s to use
words in such a way as to break a person down. It may sound like praise but it’s thick with sarcasm. This wind can cause one to lose one’s temper.
“How can you treat me like that!” is a typical reaction. “Suffering” in all its manifold aspects is also one of the winds, as is “bliss.” You may feel good, but you should not think that it’s a great thing, because as soon as your mind moves to acknowledge the pleasure, a wind has moved you.
“Benefit” refers to something that will help you out. “Destruction” means something unbeneficial which is bad for you. “Gain” refers to getting something, “loss” to losing it. Getting something makes you happy; losing something upsets you. For instance, a person buys the latest model of a very fancy radio. He’s so taken
with it that he even dreams about it at night. Or maybe it’s a camera or a telescope. In general, just imagine the thing that you are most fond of: buying it is what is meant by “gain.” But once you have it, of course, other people find it attractive, too, and who would have guessed that someone would wait until you are a bit careless and steal it from you? At that point, your ignorance arises and you are afflicted by your loss. That’s to be moved by the Eight Winds.
But Su Tung P’o said that the Eight Winds did not move him as he sat aloft a purple golden lotus. He had his servant take the poem to Ch’an Master Fo Yin for his critique. The Ten Faiths Ch’an Master Fo Yin scribbled two words across the poem. The two words were very meaningful, but Su Tung P’o couldn’t handle them. He exploded in a rage as soon as he glanced at them.
What were the words? “Fart, fart.” Su Tung P’o grabbed the poem, threw on his coat, and stormed
across the river to confront Ch’an Master Fo Yin.
“What kind of bad-mouthed monk are you?” he demanded of the Ch’an Master. “What right do you have to scold people like that?”
“But you said the Eight Winds would not move you,” Ch’an Master Fo Yin replied calmly. “How is it that my two little farts have blown you all the way across the river?”
Thinking it over, Su Tung P’o saw how right the Ch’an Master was, and so he hung his head and went back home.
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