Sermons in Stones ~ 04

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event type discourse
date & time 8 Nov 1986 pm
location Sumila, Juhu, Bombay
language English
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shorttitle SERMON04
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Reader of the questions: Ma Prem Maneesha.
Question 1 from Maneesha
Beloved Osho, some time ago, in answer to my question as to whether enlightenment is the only way a disciple can express gratitude to her master, I heard you say that nothing could express the gratitude. I realized then that gratitude is something that we usually feel almost burdened with, and so we seek to find an outlet for it so that we are relieved of a debt. As the disciple can't express her gratitude -- and what would the master do with it anyway? -- it seems to me that it could become a kind of quality in someone that could transform them. Would you please comment?
Question 2
Beloved Osho, the strange thing is that all discoveries come out of the blue; the scientific explanation is always made afterwards, and then in the lecture the scientist usually presents his discovery, which is not his, as if it followed from his theory -- which was invented afterwards; hence, the lie.
This drive to frame everything, being trained as a scientist, is pretty strong in me. But still, the miracle can never be explained away. It happened -- what more proof? How to allow to be more and more in the miraculous, to be in the miracle all the time?
Question 3
Beloved Osho, when I came to you years ago, you told me to tell you when I felt something -- I wasn't sure what -- in my energy, because you had work for me to do. You said I would know it when it was right.
Now I feel so full of you.
These past months working in the world, nothing has meant anything to me except the times I've been able to tell people about you. And in those times I was so full and clear I didn't know it was me.
Now I'm just here for two weeks -- but I feel like the only thing I can do with my life is your work.
I just don't know what it is.
Can you give me some idea before I go?
Question 4
Beloved Osho, according to George Gurdjieff, nearly all human beings are number one, number two, or number three. Very few can be called man number four, and only a Gautam Buddha, man number seven.
I somehow have the suspicion that you don't fit in these categories, but because of the law of seven, more than number seven is not possible.
Beloved Osho, what is your number?
Question 5
Beloved Osho, I have heard meditation sometimes described as a science, and other times as an art; on occasion you have even called it a knack. Please explain.


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