Communism and Zen Fire ~ 01

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event type discourse & meditation
date & time 30 Jan 1989 pm
location Gautam the Buddha Auditorium, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 2h 26min. Quality: good.
Osho leading meditation from 2:06:41.
Live music after the discourse.
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shorttitle FIRE01
notes
In this discourse, Osho answers questions of a Russian TV team making a documentary: Russian TV Documentary (1989).
synopsis
Reader of the sutra: Ma Prem Maneesha. Questions are being read by Osho himself.
After discourse Osho leads No-Mind Meditation.
The sutra
Yakusan asked a monk, "Where do you come from?"
"From Nansen," was the reply.
"How long were you there?" Yakusan continued.
"From last winter to summer," replied the monk.
"Then you must have become a good ox," commented Yakusan.
The monk said, "The thing is, I was there, but I didn't even go to the dining hall."
"But you cannot get by just through breathing the wind!" Yakusan commented.
"It was not that bad, Osho," said the monk. "There is surely a man who will hold a spoon for me."
On another occasion, Yakusan was returning to his temple with a bundle of firewood when a monk asked him, "Where have you been?"
Yakusan replied, "I've got firewood."
The monk pointed to Yakusan's sword and said, "It makes the sound 'tap-tap'. What in the world is it?"
At this the master unsheathed the sword and assumed a warrior's stance.


Question 1
You have dedicated a book to Gorbachev. Since you are against politicians, is this a contradiction?
Question 2
As a religious leader, you are above human hurts, but do you criticize America and Christianity so much because you feel hurt?
Question 3
You once said in a discourse that Lenin was against marriage and wanted to dissolve the family.
In reality, Lenin always followed Engels in saying that the family is the nucleus.
Question 4
What would you do if you went to the Soviet Union?
Question 5
Our Beloved Master, is not the urge to understand, actually the urge to become one -- both inwardly and with our outer world?


(source:CD-ROM)


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