The Diamond Sutra ~ 04

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event type discourse
date & time 24 Dec 1977 am
location Buddha Hall, Poona
language English
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shorttitle DIAMON04
Reader of the questions: n/a; questions are being read by Osho himself.
Question 1
Beloved Osho, what has gone wrong? Why is it that people meet everything new reluctantly, and with fear, rather than with eager joy?
Question 2
What do you mean, Osho, by saying that life is perfect?
Question 3 from Dinesh
You sometimes say about people that they have missed again or lived in vain. That sounds like there is a goal or a point which can either be missed or attained, and then again you say there is no goal, everything just is, so how can I possibly miss?
Question 4
Beloved Osho, what is respect to a master? How do we respect you? Are rituals needed in honor of you? Can we joke with you?
In sufi dancing we were told to think of something to make us giggle. I thought of you slipping, just like slipping on a banana peel. Is it disrespect or is it just okay?
Question 5
Beloved Osho, can meditation be passionate?
Question 6 from Samata
Osho, this morning, sitting by your stage after lecture, I felt as if I was sitting at your feet and you were sharing a beautiful story of waterfalls and trees and happiness. You were smiling and there was so much joy and yet when you left only minutes earlier there was a stunned feeling of having been hit over the head with a very big stick, hard.
Osho, what are you doing to us? Are you telling us beautiful stories or hitting us over the head or what?
Question 7
Osho, you would like us all to become bodhisattvas. That means one has to make that firm decision to help others to the other shore. However, I do not feel able to make that decision. Sometimes I feel love towards others, sometimes I am just busy with myself.
So should I wait or is the decision not such a thing as a statement but rather like a fruit that ripens by itself. And why then is Buddha a buddha and not a bodhisattva?
Question 8 from Deepta
Beloved Osho, whenever you talk about realizing one's buddhahood, you say it is sudden, like lightning, not a process, but what I can see happening in me is a very slow process of becoming more contented, less in the grip of the ego.
Can you clarify the difference between that process and the 'sudden flash' that happened to you? Is there any danger in becoming too contented with the slow process?


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