Roots and Wings ~ 01
|date & time||10 Jun 1974 pm **|
|location||Lao Tzu balcony, Poona|
|audio||Available, duration 1h 38min. Quality: good, but a sutra is poor. Missing some first words.|
|online text||find the PDF of this discourse|
- Since 1992, first for re-mastered audios, this series is known as A Bird on the Wing.
- Reader of the sutras/questions: Sw Ananda Teertha.
- The sutra:
- The Japanese Master Nan-In gave audience to a professor of philosophy.
- Serving tea, Nan-In filled his visitor's cup, and kept pouring.
- The professor watched the overflow until he could restrain himself no longer:
- 'Stop! The cup is overfull, no more will go in.'
- Nan-In said: 'Like this cup, you are full of your own opinions and speculations.
- How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?'
- Question 1
- Osho, the last part of what you said to us is very beautiful and blissful, but the first part is very frightening -- breaking the cup, suffering, falling down on the ground, you not being there.
- Then our minds come in and we play tricks with our bodies.
- We say, "I have this pain. I have this blister."
- Can you give us some clue as to how we can get over the barriers we create for ourselves when we come up against fear?
- Question 2
- Osho, when you talk about our having to suffer, you tell us to be joyful at the same time. Trying to compromise these two things seems difficult.
- (Questions and sutras quoted from Osho Books on CD-ROM, ver 1.01.)
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