God Is Dead Now Zen Is ~ 01

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event type discourse & meditation
date & time 6 Feb 1989 pm
location Gautam the Buddha Auditorium, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 3h 19min. Quality: good.
Osho leading meditation from 3:04:38.
Live music before and after the discourse.
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video Available, duration 3h 34min. Quality: good.
online video
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online text find the PDF of this discourse
shorttitle GDEAD01
Reader of the sutra: Ma Prem Maneesha. Questions are being read by Osho himself.
After discourse Osho leads No-Mind Meditation.
The sutra
On their first meeting, Seigen asked Sekito, "Where do you come from?" and Sekito replied, "I come from Sokei."
Seigen held up a whisk and said, "Did you find this over there?"
Sekito replied, "No, not only was it not over there, but it was also not in the West land."
Seigen asked, "You reached the West land, didn't you?"
To which Sekito replied, "If I had reached, I could have found it."
Seigen said, "Not yet enough -- speak further."
Sekito replied, "You should also speak from your side. How is it you urge only me?"
Seigen said, "There's no problem for me in answering you, but nobody would agree with it." Seigen continued, "When you were at Sokei, what did you get there?"
Sekito replied, "Even before going to Sokei, I hadn't lost a thing." Then sekito asked, "When you were in Sokei, did you know yourself?"
Seigen said, "How about you? Do you know me now?"
Sekito answered, "Yes, I do. How can I know you any further?" He continued, "Osho, since you left Sokei, how long have you been staying here?"
Seigen replied, "I do not know either. And you, when did you leave Sokei?"
Sekito said, "I don't come from Sokei."
Seigen responded, "All right -- now I know where you come from."
Sekito said, "Osho, you are a great one -- do not waste time."

Question 1
Is God really dead? The very idea of his death creates intense anxiety, fear, dread and anguish.
Edited excerpt: 1min 48sec, a part of question 1 **
Edited excerpt: 3min 38sec, a part of question 1 **

Question 2
Is it possible for man to live without God?
Question 3
All the religions are based on God. Their morality, their commandments, their prayers, their saintliness -- everything points towards God, and you say that God is dead. Then what will happen to all these great things that are dependent on the concept of God?
Edited excerpt: 1min 55sec, beginning of question 3 **

Question 4
Our Beloved Master, is not the fantasy of an omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient God simply a covert expression of man's will to power?


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