The Transmission of the Lamp ~ 18

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event type discourse
date & time 4 Jun 1986 am
location Punta Del Este, Montevideo, Uruguay
language English
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shorttitle TRANSM18
Reader of the questions: Ma Prem Maneesha.
Question 1
Beloved Osho, when I hear you talk about the interdependence and interwovenness of everything that exists -- that nobody and nothing is an island, something is dawning in me which I can hardly put into words. What so far has just been an intellectual perception sometimes crystallizes as moments of awe and admiration for existence's intelligence, which goes so far beyond our own limited thinking.
The small but so revealing fact that a single electron can disappear and reappear somewhere else with no time gap -- no matter how far apart events happen -- was something like a clue to me. Imagining in terms of energy that nothing is lost or disappears, I feel sometimes how the essence of plants, animals and human beings is interconnected, and just changes forms on this or another planet -- let's say, some millions of light years away. Even the biggest stars dissolve and reappear somewhere else in the cosmos.
I am reminded of the insight of an ancient master: "As above, so below" -- or vice versa.
Could you please talk about this?
Question 2
Beloved Osho, you seem to have retained, or regained, from your childhood, a capacity to dream -- something which probably almost all of us begin life with, but which, by and by, becomes eroded with cynicism and the fear of being thought naive and unworldly.
I love watching you when you talk of a commune in the sky, floating vegetable gardens around an island-based city of sannyasins, a mystery school asail the high seas: your eyes open wide, and whatever you say -- however off-the-wall -- always seems absolutely possible, and I can never bring myself to laugh because I adore this ability in you.
I can see that this faculty alone is enough to drive the politicians and religious leaders all over the world, nuts. Internally their mouths must be agape at your sheer audacity, because it seems you can envisage anything and get away with it. Laws of logic, gravitation and relativity, all take leave of their senses in your hands.
And even if one or other idea doesn't come about, you are not remotely perturbed. It is as if the value lies in the ability to dream -- not in whether the dream is realized or not.
If the minds of those around you had their say, we would find ourselves confined to the feeble mutterings of the mediocre, the safe, the certain. But it is as if you are sitting in the front seat of a roller coaster, and we, the passengers, are behind you. The heights are so dizzying, the pace, so exhilarating, the joy, so addictive, that one feels, "Hang the expense -- I'm going wherever this joker takes me!"


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