Tao Upanishad Bhag 2 ~ 21
ताओ उपनिषद, भाग दो ~ 21
|date & time||21 Jun 1972 pm|
|location||Patkar Hall, Bombay|
|audio||Available, duration 1h 28min. Quality: good (under revision).|
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- Question 1
- Is it not necessary to run in order to stop?
- Question 2
- You have placed worldly desires and spiritual desires in the same category. Worldly desires are base desires, and spiritual desires are very high desires. Besides, worldly desires have to be renounced in order to attain spiritual desires.
- Question 3
- Lao Tzu has talked about pure, absolute truth and has looked upon all conceptions as the only barrier that prevents man from entering his nature. From this are we to assume that religion and truth are beyond the capabilities of an ordinary person? Will the embracing of the simple, natural self as described by Lao Tzu -- remain a rare attainment?
- Question 4
- How is an inferiority complex created?
- Question 5
- We have no self-confidence. How shall we create it within ourselves?
- Question 6
- Our education, our culture, our tradition, become a covering over our nature. Is there no training which does not cover our nature but can become a help to our nature?
- Question 7
- The revelation of the self is not possible by starting the inward journey with preconceptions. Please explain whether the tendency towards self-knowledge is possible without preconceptions. Is not the basic cause of inquiry the pre-knowledge of the objective world?
- Question 8
- Is self-knowledge not bliss-incarnate? If it is, why do you hesitate to acknowledge it as such? The scriptures have clearly stated that the atman is bliss.
- Question 9
- Why should we be religions when we do not know the beginning, when we do not know the end; when we have no knowledge of God or atman? Why can't a buddha who experiences the truth give this experience to all?
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