The Last Testament (Vol 4) ~ 04

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event type interview
date & time 24 Oct 1985 pm
location Sanai Grove, Rajneeshpuram
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 58min. Quality: good.
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Interview. Announcements by Sw Dhyan John : Marianne Heuwagen, who writes for three different German publications.
CD-ROM on this chapter: Interview with Marianne Heuwagen, Suddeutsch Zeitung, Germany.
Question 1
You recently said in your first interview after the break of your silence, in the German magazine Der Spiegel, that this is the only religion. And now it is no religion. If it is no religion, how do you call what you practice and all these people believe in?
Question 2
Why did you enter your long stretch of silence and why did you break out of it at this point in time?
Question 3
Is your conveying what you have experienced also the reason why you are so available to the media nowadays?
Question 4
During your long period of silence, your former personal secretary, Sheela, has obviously exercised some abuse of power, as you yourself have stated. And she went to Germany, as you know, and is causing big waves in the media over there. Has her departure and her accusation hurt you, since you have been working with her so closely for so many years?
Question 5
The American law enforcement agencies are using these accusations and the whole incident to snoop around here any way they can. You are aware that they built this big task force of people and they are just too happy to walk in here and, as they would call it, check the place out. Are you.... This happens in the middle of a controversy about your commune here that has been going on ever since it started. Are you concerned that these grand jury investigations and the police activities here are going to hurt the commune and the sannyasins, and they are going to try and look for an excuse to do some harm to your commune here?
Question 6
You seem to care a lot about Rajneeshpuram and your sannyasin. I mean, how much do you care about the people here that surround you? And you seem to be willing to, in a way, defend them, whatever it takes.
Question 7
Why do you think that is? I mean, why are they afraid of you?
Question 8
Shall I tell them they ought not to be afraid?
Question 9
I was wondering earlier, how many of your sannyasins do you personally know? I mean, there are over a thousand people here. Do you know most of them personally, I mean?
Question 10
You recently made a remark, and I think it was again in your first Der Spiegel interview, that were... you said that you admired Adolf Hitler. And this is a two-part question. I first of all would like to know whether that is true, and, second, why would you say something like this here in this country, knowing that this is very unpopular, and don't you think that saying something like that makes it difficult for you, or more difficult for you, and your sannyasins here in this country?
Question 11
You have many sannyasins in Germany. Why do you think your following is so big particularly in Germany?
Question 12
With declaring the death of Rajneeshism as a religion, are you going to have any changes in the content of your teachings, or are you changing any of your teaching?


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