The Transmission of the Lamp ~ 08

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event type discourse
date & time 30 May 1986 am
location Punta Del Este, Montevideo, Uruguay
language English
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shorttitle TRANSM08
Reader of the questions: Ma Prem Maneesha.
Question 1
Beloved Osho, a couple of years ago, Alvin Toffler wrote a book called Future shock. In it he described how the world around us is changing faster than ever before. And not only that: the rate of change is increasing all the time. He describes how half of all Americans change homes at least every five years; how people change husbands, wives, jobs, cities and careers with increasing rapidity... Not to mention all the trivial proprietary products from cars to soap powder that change with bewildering frequency.
He also outlines the enormous increase in information, scientific and otherwise. Human knowledge is said to double every ten years, and the doubling time is getting shorter all the time. Compared with the relatively unchanging world of our parents and grandparents, this is a new phenomenon indeed. In the old days they said that a sense of stability was necessary for a normal development and the avoidance of mental illness. This stability has clearly gone forever. Even if we avoid any of several catastrophes looming before mankind, it seems this rapidly changing world is only going to be healthily populated by meditators -- the only people who will be able to live joyously in the center of the cyclone.
Would you please comment?
Question 2
Beloved Osho, it seems so unfortunate that existence had to give women this thing called menstruation every month. It's one of those things you know is coming, and you know all the emotions and crazy things that follow with it. And yet it is the most difficult thing to be able to watch and not be identified with -- at least for me. Funnily enough, even the men seem to get involved and identified with it when we are in it.
How can we watch something that is such an intrinsic part of our biology?
Question 3
Beloved Osho, when I became a sannyasin I started feeling, much more, that existence is taking care of me. Is my whole life being taken care of by existence? And if it is, how is it that I feel it more since I have been with you?
Question 4
Beloved Osho, you mentioned the meditation of staring for one hour into the mirror. Is it good to look with a soft, unfocused gaze, rather than to stare? Also, is it better to look into either the left or the right eye, or at both? On another occasion, you suggested that couples could look into each other's eyes. My questions for the first meditation also apply to this method. Would you please comment?


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