Take It Easy Vol 2 ~ 02

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event type discourse
date & time 26 Apr 1978 am
location Buddha Hall, Poona
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 58min. Quality: good.
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online text find the PDF of this discourse
shorttitle EASY202
Reader of the questions: n/a; questions are being read by Osho himself.
Question 1 from Adheera
What is the desire for perfection?
Question 2 from Niseema
Since I have been here this time I have been feeling increasingly unspiritual and more and more stupid -- like an orange vegetable. I feel to be enjoying sensual pleasures and in general to be very hedonistic. This doesn't fit with my previous feelings and ideas about being close to a master. What is happening? Am I going off the track?
What to do?
Question 3
A while ago, someone who is also past the age of fifty like me, said to me: You are still a disciple?
The person who said it is very self-reliant, self-sufficient. He does not look to others to find out what he should do. He is enough to himself.
I constantly look outside at others for more knowledge, for more skills. I am timid, diffident, and have little self-confidence. I am not enough to myself.
For me there are only these two stages: the disciple and the master. What is this third stage, the self-sufficient fully grown-up person that does not look for a master? Is this a deception?
Question 4 from Sky Deborah
You say that it is important to have courage and sincerity. Therefore I will drop my fear and ask you the questions deepest and most honestly within me, and I hope you will answer. How can there be any generalizations about the qualities of man and woman? We are each and every one of us fifty percent man and fifty percent woman, then we must each possess varying degrees of male or female characteristics not dependent entirely on if our physical bodies in this lifetime are born male or female. I am female but I have always written poetry and I have never been so good at shopping lists. I am female but I have not been suspicious or jealous of man's love affair with his art. In fact I have more often been in the role of choosing to be with my writing, than choosing to be in relationship leading to home and family. I am female but I feel my creativity and ideas come from strongly within me, and do not look to a man for them. If I have been uncertain about my wholeness within, I have looked outside but never specifically to someone because of the sex they happen to be.
And I have loved women as well as men -- not when no man was available to me, but because I was not looking at the outer illusion of this being man or woman, but feeling the essence of that person within. I feel these generalizations reinforce our already strong preoccupation with the world of illusion and belief in the physical universe. You can see you've made me angry, so I suppose you have begin to reach me.


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