The Book of Wisdom Vol 1 ~ 02
|date & time||12 Feb 1979 am|
|location||Buddha Hall, Pune|
|audio||Available, duration 1h 40min. Quality: good.|
|online text||find the PDF of this discourse|
- Reader of the questions: n/a; questions are being read by Osho himself.
- Question 1 from Goran Strandberg
- Beloved Osho, this sounds like a silly question. I am not sure that I want to become enlightened. I am surprised to see so many people around who seem to have that desire. I feel very much attached to my country and I love my work there. Still I want to take sannyas. Is that possible? Is it not a contradiction?
- Question 2 from Joyce Brandt
- Dear Osho, today I saw and heard you in the flesh and I found myself in accord with and moved and inspired by you so much that I feel I must ask you two questions connected with it and another not directly connected.
- Why are you so much against the mind? Surely we all use it and need it, and it seems to me that it is only when we abuse it -- that is to say, using it as a defense against feeling too deeply and against transcending itself -- that we are entitled to criticize.
- The other question is concerned more with my problem, although no doubt there are others who feel as I do:
- Why do you find it so necessary, so important, for sannyasins to wear orange and a photograph of yourself -- in fact a sort of uniform and an icon? If I leave here with a feeling of love and deep respect for a wise man, a healer, I shall not need to carry his photo around with me. His image will be too deeply entrenched in my inner self, and if I need to consult him in my mind, I shall "conjure him up" and see him much more vividly than if I look at a photo. I would very much like to take sannyas, but because of this last question you may not accept me.
- Question 3 from David Light
- Beloved Osho, I have noticed that when I see a woman who is particularly lovely, and I am taken into that sweet silence, I forget all about philosophy or religion, but I am lost and found entering a moment. I think animals are wise because God doesn't trouble them with metaphysics. Still, I want to throw my books out... But still I like them.
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