Sermons in Stones ~ 04
|date & time||8 Nov 1986 pm|
|location||Sumila, Juhu, Bombay|
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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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