The Last Testament (Vol 2) ~ 01

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event type interview
date & time 21 Aug 1985 pm
location Jesus Grove, Rajneeshpuram
language English
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shorttitle LAST201
Interview. Announcements by Ma Anand Sheela : Sw Amano Wilfred, writing the German book title The Red Cloth
CD-ROM on this chapter: Interview with Sw Amano Wilfred, Author of Das Rote Tuch, Germany.
Question 1
This interview will be part of the book.
Looking back on the development of the neo-sannyas movement, it appears to me very well planned, just like a seed which has in itself the whole plan of the tree. In which state of growth is the tree of your religion now?
Question 2
Are you the father who is holding the hand of the sannyasins?
Question 3
Isn't there a danger that sannyasins project all these things to the master?
Question 4
The modern age, the so-called age of enlightenment, is an age of liberalization from old belief systems and religions. You claim your religion a modern religion. Isn't this a contradiction in itself?
Question 5
My book is basically about your communes in Germany. In Germany, there are more sannyasins and more communes than in any other country. The critics say the reason is that the German soul is drawn toward the irrational, and longs for a leader. According to you, why is your religion and why are you so attractive for Germans?
Question 6
A few weeks ago a young woman was very much interested in sannyas and very much afraid that she might became a sannyasin, said to me, "But I hate that personal cult around Bhagwan." I tried to explain her that there was no personal cult, but I wasn't very successful. Can you help me?
Question 7
Many aspects of your commune and your vision are very similar, in my view, to Karl Marx's vision of the classless society, as there is no personal property, no money. Everybody gets what he needs, everybody works out of joy and creativity, and feels responsible for the whole, no politicians, no nations, etc. Nevertheless, your commune feels totally different from any Marxist vision. The Marxists of today seem to be more afraid of you than any other people. Can you say a few words to that?
Question 8
Up to now, most of the sannyasins don't live in the commune. Recently, you have said -- I didn't hear the lecture -- all your sannyasins should join the commune. And for me, and I guess for many other sanyasins, that creates a big problem. I myself have two very small children and a beautiful wife -- she is not a sannyasin. We would like to live together with other sannyasins, but as the communes are now, we can't live together in a commune, in a big commune. So what to do?
Question 9
What about the children, because they are really very small?


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