The Osho Upanishad ~ 35
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|date & time
|23 Sep 1986 pm
|Sumila, Juhu, Bombay
|Available, duration 2h 15min. Quality: good.
|Available, duration 2h 18min. Quality: good, but a slight constant audio-noise.
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- Reader of the questions: Ma Prem Maneesha.
- Question 1 from Sw Govind Siddharth
- Beloved Osho, is this a question, a realization, or a declaration?
- Something beyond forces me to put this on paper; though I am writing this, the words are not mine.
- It is past midnight, about five o'clock on the full moonlight night of the Indian month known as "Bhadra the Thursday," the Guruvar Master's day in Indian language.
- I am in vipassana meditation. As my eyes open, a dazzling light brightens the room. I cannot keep my eyes open, as the light is too dazzling. After a few minutes, I can open my eyes and I become quite aware.
- Two figures are standing before me: one is beloved Bhagwan with folded hands and that gentle, beautiful smile; and the other is Gautam Buddha in gyan mudra. It is Buddha's third body.
- He looks at beloved Bhagwan, and after a few moments he touches the feet of Bhagwan and merges with his body, smilingly.
- I hear him saying:
- "I have fulfilled my promise. I was to come as Maitreya after two thousand five hundred years, and I have come. If you have eyes, you will see me; if you have ears you will hear me; if you have a heart you will feel and recognize me. My third body I had kept in existence to rebirth, to help whoever wanted my help.
- With due respect and adoration, I have to state that I could have merged with Krishnamurtiji, but due to his insistence on being original I could not merge and help individuals through him. I was hopeful, as he was especially prepared for my appearance -- but he was adamant. His body suffered a lot due to his resistance to accepting me. He preferred and chose ceaseless pain and suffering for this.
- My third body now cannot remain in existence if it is not accepted for rebirth or merging. The time I had decided for it is coming close to an end so I cannot wait any longer, and hence I am merging my third body with Bhagwan's energy without disturbing his individuality.
- He is like an ocean; many small and big rivers merge with it, but still the ocean remains, unperturbed. Its identity remains as an ocean without any change.
- In him, all enlightenments -- past, present and future -- have become alive and active; a unique event that has not happened before, nor will it happen again.
- Bhagwan is total acceptance, total emptiness, total nothingness, and unbounded compassion. He is both purna and shunya incarnated.
- From my third body, I address him as 'Bhagwan,' but from now onwards he will not be only 'Bhagwan Rajneesh,' he will be 'Bhagwan Rajneesh, the Buddha Lord Maitreya' -- a buddha, a true friend to all."
- Thus saying, Buddha's third body merged with our beloved, beautiful Bhagwan.
- Bhagwan's radiance was increasing and filled the whole universe.
- I remember the prophecy of lama Karmapa, who had predicted this event, but had asked me not to talk about the event till it happened.
- Now it has happened and flowers have showered.
- So let it be known to all, let it be shouted from the rooftops that Bhagwan Rajneesh, the Buddha Lord Maitreya, is here; Buddha has fulfilled his promise.
- The light was fading, the full moon was setting slowly in the West with its cool, silent fading light; and in the East the new sun was rising with a light orange glow, silently bringing a new day, and with it a new journey. Beloved, beautiful Bhagwan slowly slowly disappeared with a gentle smile and folded hands, leaving me in that gentle morning light with a heart full of gratitude and eyes full of tears.
- Beloved Osho, I bow down to you, announcing to the world that Bhagwan Rajneesh, the Buddha Lord Maitreya, is here and the flowers have showered.
- To date, masters have declared themselves, but today a disciple declares with gratitude that the master, the Buddha, a real friend, has come with a new radiance to help all.
- Beloved Osho, I have nothing to offer -- not even a flower -- and yet I offer everything. Thus, something is given and something is taken.
- Oh beloved sannyasins, devotees and friends who are present here, are the blessed ones to hear this declaration and witness this unique event.
- Oh sannyasin, rejoice, celebrate and sing, "Buddham sharanam gachchhami; sangham sharanam gachchhami; dhammam sharanam gachchhami."
- Beloved Osho, I was reluctant to write this to you, but something unknown forces me to write to you. I do not know whether this is right to do or not.
- Will you please comment on the event?
- Question 2
- Beloved Osho, how can the master help the disciple to live religiousness without religion?
- Question 3
- Beloved Osho, the only trust I know which is indestructible is my trust in you.
- Since having left the commune, I can see that I have withdrawn my trust from all others. I feel that I would rather spend a thousand lives traveling alone than ever to allow others to have any say in what I do or feel -- even if what they say is helpful.
- At the same time, I feel your light within my heart calling me constantly, and I am too thick to understand what you are saying.
- Please say a few words to me.
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