Dynamics of Meditation ~ 05

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event type interview
date & time 22 Dec 1971
location Bombay
language English
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See Talk:Dynamics of Meditation
Description of this chapter in Dynamics of Meditation (1973) #5: "Text of an interview with Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh by Sw Krishna Arvind, Neo-Sannyas International Vice President for Europe, in Bombay, India." Chapter title: "Devices for Transformation: Sannyas and "Hoo" Meditation"
synopsis
Reader of the questions: unknown.
Question 1
I would like to know in detail the implications of Sannyas. That is, after taking Sannyas, how does one behave, how does one move about in the society and carry out his normal duties? And how does it change the responsibilities and the attitudes of the person in relation to the new attitude he adopts in Sannyas? At first sight, Sannyas appears to be something negative that limits one’s activities. One has to change one’s clothes to orange, etc. Why should one have to change his appearance, since Sannyas is something which is within rather than without?
Question 2
How does one occupy one's mind when meditating? Usually, what I have done is to repeat a "namokar" (a Jain mantra that is long in length) or a mantra (a word with a particular sound) or to surrender myself to the Divine. But as the mind is usually restless, how does one cope with that time? Should we still be meditating?


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