Be Still and Know ~ 03

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event type discourse
date & time 3 Sep 1979 am
location Buddha Hall, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 46min. Quality: good.
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video Available, duration 0h 18min. Quality: good. Incomplete: missing Q1, Q3 - Q5 and Osho leaving. Present: Q2 + Osho arriving.
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shorttitle BESTIL03
Reader of the questions: n/a; questions are being read by Osho himself.
Question 1 from Anand Ali
Osho, all questions seem to be pointless. Only the answerless question of life remains.
Question 2 from Ma Prem Samadhi
Osho, what is true wisdom?
Question 3 from Paul Maniloff
Osho, Gurdjieff talks about three aspects of being: Essence, false personality and true personality -- false personality being a false, conditioned vehicle for our real essence, and true personality being that which can be developed and conveys and protects our real self.
Primitive peoples live in the essence state like animals. They are beautiful but not enlightened. If enlightenment is natural and our birthright, why are not the primitive peoples enlightened, or are they?
I hear you tell us to accept the animal that we are, return to essence. I have read Gurdjieff saying you must become your true self -- the master. He said beware of being swallowed by the animal. Give it some cigarettes or ice cream and it will be calmed.
What is true personality and what is its relationship to essence?
Question 4 from Sw Devageet
Osho, before, when I was clever, I was really stupid. Now I am no longer clever, but still feel stupid. In fact, this is a stupid letter... Does that mean I'm still clever? Or do some people when they drop their cleverness find that they are simply stupid?
P.S.: I always wanted to write an impressive question, but seem to have waited too long. A joke to illustrate my problem: A man telephones his doctor: "Doctor, you know those pills you prescribed for my muscular weakness... Well, I can't get the top off the bottle."
Question 5 from Gangatar
Osho, are you really the first buddha who jokes?


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