The Book of Wisdom Vol 1 ~ 02

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event type discourse
date & time 12 Feb 1979 am
location Buddha Hall, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 40min. Quality: good.
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video Not available
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online text find the PDF of this discourse
shorttitle WISD102
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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