God Is Dead Now Zen Is ~ 06

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event type discourse & meditation
date & time 11 Feb 1989 pm
location Gautam the Buddha Auditorium, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 2h 39min. Quality: good.
Osho leading meditation from 2:07:09.
10 minutes of live music after the discourse.
online audio
video Available, duration 2h 32min. Quality: good.
online video
see also
online text find the PDF of this discourse
shorttitle GDEAD06
Sekito’s poem Sandokai that Osho refers to in chapters 5 and 6 has been translated for Osho from the ancient Chinese into English by Kentaro Komori.
Reader of the sutra: Ma Prem Maneesha. Questions are being read by Osho himself.
After discourse Osho leads No-Mind Meditation.
The sutra
Sekito wrote:
Cause and effect both necessarily derive from the great reality. The words 'high' and 'low' are used relatively. Within the light there is darkness, but do not be attached to this darkness. Within the darkness there is light, but do not look for that light. Light and darkness are a pair, like the foot before and the foot behind in walking. Each thing has its own intrinsic value, and is related to everything else in function and position. The relative fits the absolute as a box and its lid; the absolute works together with the relative like two arrows meeting in mid-air.
Reading the above lines you should have grasped the great reality. Do not judge by any standards. If you do not see the way, you do not see it, though you are actually walking on it. When you walk the way, it is not near, it is not far. If you are deluded, you are mountains and rivers away from it.
I say respectfully to those who wish to be enlightened, do not waste your time in vain.

Question 1
It seems that for God worshippers, the opposite to God is not -- in the first instance -- that which is "evil," but that which is natural.
What has made man such easy prey for the priests with their concept of a god who is hostile to life?
Question 2
Why is the lie of God so successful?
Question 3
It seems the thought of God arises from the feeling that there is something greater than ourselves. Is this "greater" the no-mind or something else?
Question 4
Our Beloved Master, Friedrich Nietzsche saw man's energy in terms of a lake that up to now has "flowed out into God." He looked forward to that day when the lake would cease to leak outwards, when a dam would be created so man's energies could rise higher and higher.
It seems he was on the right track in assessing the need for one to go in, but the damming up of energies sounds dangerously like the idea of the ascetics.
Would you please comment?


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