The Sword and the Lotus ~ 13
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|date & time||2 Feb 1986 pm|
|location||Oberoi Soaltee Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal|
|audio||Available, duration 1h 59min. Quality: good.|
|video||Available, duration 1h 59min. Quality: very inferior, a constant audio-noise (under revision).|
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- Reader of the questions: Sw Asheesh (Nepali monk?) and unidentified man.
- Question 1
- Beloved master, is there really Upanishad happening here when we sit near you and you say something to us?
- Question 2
- Beloved master, how can we be close to you when you are far and above us in every respect.
- Question 3
- Beloved master, I've read a translation of the Indian aesthetician, Abhinava Gupta, in which he says the taste of rasa is the same as the taste of Brahma. His meaning, if I understand correctly, is that the aesthetic experience is of the same order as the experience of God. Sometimes, especially with art and music, I find a spontaneous joy arising. Is this a small taste of what it's like to be egoless?
- Question 4
- Beloved master, your answers are very convincing, very clear and very useful. I think your presence in Nepal has been a great blessing. In you I have found especially these three qualities of love, trust, and compassion. You have loved our country, Nepal, you have trusted us, and also you are compassionate to us.
- Thank you so much for your being this.
- I have another question:
- Is there a way to save the drowning human world?
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