The Sword and the Lotus ~ 19

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event type discourse
date & time 9 Feb 1986, 19:00
location Oberoi Soaltee Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal
language English
audio Available, duration 2h 13min. Quality: good. Questions voiced over by Maneesha (under revision).
Live music before the discourse.
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video Available, duration 2h 13min. Quality: not good, a constant audio-noise. The 1st and 3rd questions have been voiced over (badly), the 2nd question not voiced over (under revision).
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shorttitle SWORD19
Reader of the questions: Sw Anand Arun ? and a woman.
Question 1
Beloved master, Buddha said, "Appa deepo bhava." At the same time his disciples were saying, "Buddham sharanam gachchhami." Is there any sequence in it?
Question 2
Beloved master, I am afraid and I have many fears. In my heart, in myself, I feel always frightened, and I often don't feel good about myself. Also I feel out of tune with nature, with existence. I need to understand in what ways these elements of fear, being out of tune with nature, and a lack of self-respect are connected? How can I jump out of this cycle?
Question 3
Beloved master, my love for you, my respect for you... The purpose of my very existence has changed and widened since I met you. You allowed me to accept myself and see my inner beauty.
Since I met you I started daring to love, laugh, and dance again. You opened my eyes to beauty, to the poetry of life. I feel younger, almost childlike, amazed by the beauty which permeates everything -- a young pagan roving with pleasure, drinking the juice, enjoying every drop of it.
Is it deeply immoral?


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