The Diamond Sutra ~ 10

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event type discourse
date & time 30 Dec 1977 am
location Buddha Hall, Poona
language English
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shorttitle DIAMON10
Reader of the questions: n/a; questions are being read by Osho himself.
Question 1
Beloved Osho, even in my relationship with you, words become less important all the time. Why should a buddha and a bodhisattva need to talk at all?
Question 2
Beloved Osho, the deeper into myself, the more alone I feel. There is only nothingness. And sometimes, looking into your eyes, I get the same feeling of a vast emptiness.
If it is natural -- if being alone is basic, the very essence of my being -- then how could the illusive idea of becoming one, of falling in love with somebody eternally, come into being in the first place? And why is it so painful to become aware that it is an illusion? Please clear my doubts.
Question 3 from Chipper Roth
Osho, when I hear your discourses and at other times, I know that I know all that is needed to be enlightened. At those times am I enlightened? Please comment on how this obviously superficial 'knowing' can penetrate and become beingness. It seems that this knowing is robbing me of innocence and more complete experiential realization, that knowledge has far outspaced the growth of my being, and yet, knowing there is no such thing as my being, I don't feel wholly motivated towards growing one.
Question 4 from Sucheta
Beloved Osho, I am enjoying the play very much these days. A very masterful performance this morning. Every morning I wait eagerly wondering what the curtain's rise will bring. I overflow with you but it brings laughter, not tears. Where are the tears?
Question 5
Osho, cannot one declare that one has experienced god?
Question 6
Osho, a dear friend of mine sent a letter to you from the West asking for a sannyas name and then came here before she received an answer and took sannyas here. The name she was given by letter was a totally different kind of name from the one you gave her here. I was very disturbed when I heard about this because I have always thought of my name as my path. I have used it to direct me when I have been confused. What really is the significance of the name you give to us.
Question 7
Beloved Osho, why do I always fall asleep in discourse? Sometimes I can't help comparing myself to those people who sit absolutely still, just imbibing you, and that makes me feel like I have so far to go, especially every time when people come up to me after the lecture and say, "Wasn't it amazing today?"
Maybe more would come through to me if I just accept that discourse is a good place for me to sleep.
Question 8
Osho, why can't people understand each other's religions?
Why is there always so much conflict?


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