God Is Dead Now Zen Is ~ 02

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event type discourse & meditation
date & time 7 Feb 1989 pm
location Gautam the Buddha Auditorium, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 2h 54min. Quality: good.
Osho leading meditation from 2:38:05.
Live music before and after the discourse.
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shorttitle GDEAD02
Reader of the sutra: Ma Prem Maneesha. Questions are being read by Osho himself.
After discourse Osho leads No-Mind Meditation.
The sutra
When Sekito received the precepts, his master, Seigen, asked him, "Now you have received the precepts, you want to learn the vinaya, don't you?"
Sekito replied, "There's no need to learn the vinaya."
Seigen asked, "Then, you want to read the book of Sheela?"
Sekito replied, "There's no need to read the book of Sheela."
Seigen asked, "Can you deliver a letter to Nangaku Osho?"
Sekito said, "Certainly."
Seigen said, "Go now, and come back quickly. If you come back even a little late, you will miss me. If you miss me, you cannot get the big hatchet under my chair."
Soon Sekito reached Nangaku. Before handing over the letter, Sekito made a bow and asked, "Osho, when one neither follows the old saints nor expresses one's innermost soul, what will one do?"
Nangaku said, "Your question is too arrogant. Why don't you ask modestly?"
To which Sekito replied, "Then it would be better to sink into hell eternally and not ever hope for the liberation that the old saints know."
Sekito, finding that he and Nangaku were not attuned to each other, soon left for Seigen without giving Nangaku the letter. On his arrival, Seigen asked, "Did they entrust something to you?"
Sekito said, "They didn't entrust anything to me."
Seigen said, "But there must have been a reply."
Sekito said, "If they don't entrust anything, there is no reply." Then he said, "When I was leaving here, you added that I should come back soon to receive the big hatchet under the chair. Now I have come back, please give me the big hatchet."
Seigen was silent. Sekito bowed down and retired.

Question 1
God is dead, but that creates the question: Who began this universe?
Question 2
Is there any place for prayer in religion if there is no God?
Question 3
Our Beloved Master, in his book, the Antichrist, Nietzsche states: "People who still believe in themselves still also have their own god. In him they venerate the conditions through which they have prospered, their virtues -- they project their joy in themselves, their feeling of power on to a being whom one can thank for them." Would you like to comment?


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