The Transmission of the Lamp ~ 02

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event type discourse
date & time 27 May 1986 am
location Punta Del Este, Montevideo, Uruguay
language English
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shorttitle TRANSM02
Reader of the questions: Ma Prem Maneesha.
Question 1
Beloved Osho, in the olden days it was called melancholia; today it is called depression, and it counts as one of the major psychological problems of developed countries. It is described as a sense of despair or hopelessness, a lack of self-esteem with no enthusiasm or interest in the surroundings. In addition, there are physical symptoms of poor appetite, sleeplessness and a loss of sexual energy. Electroshock treatment has largely been abandoned today, and drugs or talk therapy seem equally effective -- or ineffective. Explanations for depression have varied from the chemical to the psychological.
Osho, what is this depression? Is it a reaction to a depressing world, a kind of hibernation during "the winter of our discontent"? Is depression just a reaction to repression -- or oppression -- or is it just a form of self-repression?
Question 2
Beloved Osho, sometimes people have said that they see in my face that of a very old, hard witch. And I have felt inside me a deeply buried, revengeful, cold rage against all men who have ever forced, raped, killed or hurt women. This feels like something I have been carrying within for lives, and the realization of it is very painful. Is this some unknown part of myself, a mean personality in the closet? If so, please help me uncover and befriend this old witch.


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