Roots and Wings ~ 06

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event type discourse
date & time 15 Jun 1974 am
location Lao Tzu balcony, Poona
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 42min. Quality: good.
online audio
video Not available
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see also
online text find the PDF of this discourse
shorttitle WING06
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
Bankei was preaching quietly to his followers one day when his talking was interrupted by a priest from another sect. This sect believed in the power of miracles, and thought that salvation came from repeating holy words.
Bankei stopped talking, and asked the priest what he wanted to say.
The priest boasted that the founder of his religion could stand on one bank of the river with a brush in his hand and write a holy name on a piece of paper held by an assistant on the opposite bank of the river. The priest asked, "What miracles can you do?"
Bankei replied, "Only one. When I am hungry I eat, and when I am thirsty I drink."

Question 1
Our Beloved Master, you were just talking about food, and now in the West food is a big cult. It's one of the things coming in as a basis of spirituality.
You said if we're natural, we'll know what to eat and when to eat, but now we are out of touch with our childlike nature.
Also, many religions say that the food you eat does make a difference to one's spiritual path.
Is there anything you can tell us about food as a guide for the West?
Question 2
Our Beloved Osho, whenever you speak of our failings, you usually mention anger, sex and jealousy. Anger and sex seem fairly straightforward, but there's some confusion about exactly what jealousy is, and it's harder to get to the core.
Would you tell us about jealousy?


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