Beyond Psychology ~ 37

From The Sannyas Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
event type discourse
date & time 30 Apr 1986 pm
location Punta Del Este, Montevideo, Uruguay
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 59min. Quality: good.
online audio
video Available, duration 1h 59min. Quality: good.
online video
see also
online text find the PDF of this discourse
shorttitle PSYCHO37
Reader of the questions: Ma Prem Maneesha.
Question 1
Beloved Osho, it feels very dangerous to me, the way your therapists are working at the moment: Claiming to be on the same level as you are, and doing the same work. What they say they have to offer -- flying schools and "freedom" -- sounds very appealing to the ego, but doesn't seem to have any connection with your work.
I'm concerned that innocent people, wanting to be closer to you and wanting spiritual guidance, will put their trust in these people who have authority as your chosen therapists.
We saw with Sheela what happens with the misuse of worldly power. The misuse of spiritual power seems a far greater menace as it works with peoples' very beings.
You have always said that this is what happens when a master leaves his body. Is there any advice you can give now so that history will not repeat itself this time?
Question 2
Beloved Osho, what are the qualities of a mature person?
Question 3
Beloved Osho, often I hear you saying that we can wake up any moment. Your words, and how you say them, thrill me so much that I often start shaking. What is really preventing me from waking up? Is the unconscious really so mighty? Do I need more and more dry cleaning?
Question 4
Beloved Osho, there is an old saying that, "you are what you eat." But in California it's, "You are what you drive," in Italy it's, "You are what you wear," and in France, "You are what you drink."
The other day someone said, "You are what you are," and then I thought, "You aren't who you think you are." Osho, I'm getting confused -- who are I?
Question 5
Beloved Osho, those of us who have the good fortune to be with you on your visits to various countries over the past few months have had with us constantly the reminder of how precious our time with you is. It has been impossible to slip into complacency and imagine that you will be with us indefinitely.
Living in such insecurity could send us into a panic -- a self-defeating reaction because it renders us unavailable to those moments we do have with you. The alternative is to ride on the uncertainty we live with to sharpen our awareness and soften our hearts, and thus be more open to you than we have ever been.
I see you -- who represent everything of value to be contributed to the world, who are the most magnificent expression of existence's fulfillment -- accept with grace and dignity and humor whatever that same existence ordains.
Then how can I be anything but gracious, and grateful for what has been, for what is right now, and for what might be in the future, even if it is not of our choosing?


Previous event Next event
Previous in series Next in series