The Transmission of the Lamp ~ 04

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event type discourse
date & time 28 May 1986 am
location Punta Del Este, Montevideo, Uruguay
language English
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shorttitle TRANSM04
Reader of the questions: Ma Prem Maneesha.
Question 1 from Gayan
Beloved Osho, whenever you talk about music and dance, it touches something really deep in me, and my whole being is absorbed in every word and gesture, like a sponge. When you talked about awareness and being totally lost in the music, I suddenly understood what an incredible gift you have given me by letting me dance around you -- where nothing was said, but awareness had to be there, and it came naturally, together with being lost in the dance. In moments like that I am filled with awe and gratefulness, just seeing how you guide us so perfectly and so caringly and how you create situations through which, with just a little bit of effort, we can gain so much.
I am so immensely grateful to be here with you.
Question 2
Beloved Osho, I recall a beautiful story of Hermann Hesse. A woman is pregnant and an old wise man tells her that she may have one wish granted in respect to her child. She wishes that her child be loved by all. This wish is fulfilled, and although the young boy is bad, he is loved by everyone. By the time he has become a young man, he has everything around him that he ever wants. But he is so unhappy that he wants to commit suicide. However, the old wise man reappears and indicates that he can have one wish.
The young man wishes to be able to love everyone rather than be loved by everyone. His wish is fulfilled. His beautiful face becomes old and ugly, and the whole town turns against him. He is stoned and can find no food or clothes. But he is overflowing with love, and every small thing in life becomes a love affair.
He decides to go on a pilgrimage, and one cold night he encounters the same old wise man, who receives him with tremendous love. The pilgrim relaxes into the old sage and becomes an innocent child again.
Osho, would you please comment?
Question 3
Beloved Osho, I expect I must have changed over the twelve years I have been with you, but I would find it very difficult to describe to anyone just exactly how and in what respect I have. Yet I can see that others around you have changed. I can also recall and trace through it changing aspects of my relationship as a disciple to you as my master. In fact, that seems to have been the whole pivot for me for any change that has come about. My connection with you has been like a lamp, a gauge, a compass.
Is it important to have an idea of what changes have happened to oneself?
Question 4
Beloved Osho, Shakespeare wrote, as part of the dialogue describing two characters in two of his plays, the following phrases which have come to me so often in the years I have known you, in reference to you.
Of one, he wrote: "He bestrides the narrow world like a colossus. He is man of men."
And of the other: "Age cannot wither, nor custom stale... A man of infinite variety."
Beloved one, our words are so inadequate, and yet the desire is so strong to express something of what it means to us. In you, all that is fine and pure and of the noblest heights has taken form.
In your disciples, the nameless silence has taken root and will find a voice and be living proof of who you are.


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