From Death to Deathlessness ~ 07

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event type discourse
date & time 8 Aug 1985 am
location Rajneesh Mandir, Rajneeshpuram
language English
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shorttitle DLESS07
Reader of the questions: Ma Prem Savita.
Question 1
Beloved Osho, every day you make a step descending from the pedestal of being a master to becoming a friend to us, the ultimate friend. And yet my reverence for you is increasing every day. How can this happen? Please explain.
Question 2
Edited excerpt: 15min 22sec, question 2 **
Beloved Osho, recently I heard you say that we have to fight our fears. I don't believe you. For years I tried to fight my fears and they became bigger and stronger. Now, if fear comes up, I go into it totally defenseless, stay with it and go through with it without doing anything -- not even judging the situation. I've realized that fear is a tremendous energy, and sometimes I even enjoy this energy -- like diving from the three-meter board into Krishnamurti lake. Can you speak about fighting fear and facing fear?
Question 3
Beloved Osho, I often experience that to relax and to trust existence is good. On the other hand, there is also a pressure to be responsible for everything in my life. Then I start brooding about decisions I need to make. I feel unable to unite "sitting silently the grass grows by itself" with "going for it." Can you comment?
Question 4
Beloved Osho, if Aristotle has influenced the national mind, Socrates and Xanthippe have set up the whole pattern for man-woman relationship so far. Is it just a dream of mine, that one day I'll find a woman who doesn't want to run my life? And do I really need a xanthippe to reach the same level of intelligence as Socrates?
Question 5
Beloved Osho, is it significant that in Oregon there are two towns, one called Boring and the other, Fossil? And that in Madras, Oregon there is a place called Grim drive?
Question 6
Beloved Osho, you have been critical of most of the masters, but I don't recall hearing your criticism of Gurdjieff. Is that significant? He talked about the sly man who stole his enlightenment from the master. I'm puzzled about how to do it. How can I steal your silence, your bliss, your grace?
Question 7
Beloved Osho, the other day you talked about your beautiful white beard. What I like the best about your face are those gorgeous wrinkles around your eyes. I have read that they are called "buddha wrinkles." Is that because Buddhas laugh so much, and therefore have wrinkles around their eyes?
Question 8
Beloved Osho, why has sex always been included with anger, jealousy, cruelty, greed, possessiveness, violence, but never with fun, joy, love, playfulness, friendship and other great things that you have associated it with?


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