The Dhammapada Vol 11 ~ 02
|date & time||12 Apr 1980 am|
|location||Buddha Hall, Pune|
|audio||Available, duration 1h 40min. Quality: good.|
|video||Available, duration 0h 43min. Quality: not so good. Incomplete: missing Q1, Q3 and Q5 - Q8. Present: Osho arriving, Q2, Q4 and Osho leaving.|
|online text||find the PDF of this discourse|
- Reader of the questions: n/a; questions are being read by Osho himself.
- Question 1 from Richard
- Beloved master, why can't I take sannyas? I go on thinking and thinking and thinking.
- Question 2 from Yogananda
- Beloved master, I am more afraid of living than of dying. Is it possible?
- Question 3 from Niranjan
- Beloved master, do you call this place a pub? A pub! I have been hanging around this pub for two years and I still can't get the right beer!
- Question 4 from Sw Deva Louis
- Beloved master, does the seeker have to suffer inevitably on the way?
- Question 5 from Ma Prem Maitri
- Beloved master, is it possible to miss the perfect jewel? Is it possible?
- Question 6 from Sujata
- Beloved master, did God really make the world, and just in six days?
- Question 7 from Sarjano
- Beloved master, "Hold your mouth," you said.
- Difficult! Almost impossible for an Italian. My approach to the bodhisattvahood in these days is contained in this little story that has been haunting me for months:
- There is this little man (anyone) that I meet in a street (anywhere) and he looks very miserable, like all the little men everywhere... And seeing me after a long time, he says, "Hey, you look great!"
- "Hmm," I reply, "I would like to say the same thing about you, but you look so sad!"
- "Well, you know my life... I feel so miserable. But what about you? How come you look so radiant?"
- "Well," I say to him with a smile, "I have found a master."
- "Ah!" he looks at me sadly. "And why didn't you tell me?"
- So please, you and the other guy, Buddha, don't tell me to hold my mouth. I can't bear this little man knocking even when I am dancing, and asking, "Why didn't you tell me?"
- Question 8 from Anurati
- Beloved master, why is everything topsy-turvy here?
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