The Transmission of the Lamp ~ 23

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event type discourse
date & time 6 Jun 1986 pm
location Punta Del Este, Montevideo, Uruguay
language English
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shorttitle TRANSM23
Reader of the questions: Ma Prem Maneesha.
Question 1
Beloved Osho, when you were talking about the way that different Buddhist masters have been adding their own flavor to Buddha's teaching, I started wondering whether there will ever be anybody adding a new flavor to your pot. It looks almost impossible to add a new spice to something which already contains all the spices which can be found on this earth.
Question 2
Beloved Osho, I like to hear you speak on the meeting of inner man and outer woman.
Is the inner man to be found in one of the realms of consciousness and if so, is there a way to provoke his presence so that I might recognize him in situations where I have previously been unaware?
Question 3
Beloved Osho, looking for my chief characteristic -- just looking for it -- is proving a great device. It is as though I have always accepted that there are certain "undesirables" in my closet, which at different times I gather some degree of enthusiasm for getting rid of or witnessing more conscientiously.
Setting about trying to pinpoint them during the last forty-eight hours, I have found that the actual process of opening the closet and flashing the torch around has, in itself, rendered those skeletons impotent in a way. It is certainly as if merely talking about those skeletons as problems, rather than looking at them, gives substance to something that actually has no life of its own.
Osho, am I kidding myself, or is it really that easy?
Question 4
Beloved Osho, a while ago I realized that it is not situations but rather people that I can react to -- because if someone I feel good about does something, it doesn't bother me, but if someone I don't like does the same thing, I may think, "What an awful thing to do."
Intellectually I have come to understand that the reason I don't like certain people is simply that they reflect certain characteristics in myself that I would rather not know about.
I was hoping that gradually, deep inside, I would come to accept this rather unpalatable fact, and that my judgments would miraculously disappear without my having to face anything unpleasant in myself. Unfortunately, so far this hasn't happened. I still react strongly to some people, and find it difficult sometimes even to remember to turn my energy into watching myself rather than judging.
I have been comforting myself by saying, "Nothing to do, just keep watching," but as my watching is so wishy-washy and this is taking so long, I was wondering if you could suggest some trick to help me -- preferably a shortcut through the whole process.
Question 5
Beloved Osho, a few days ago I watched you brushing aside a fly, and there was all the awareness, grace, love and compassion in it which were missing in Buddha's first mechanical movement in the story you told a few days later. You even waited for the right moment to disguise the movement of your hand in a gesture illustrating your words.
I was really thrilled. Thank you, Osho.
Question 6
Beloved Osho, among the concluding sentences of the Book of Mirdad are the following:
"Let those who would break their moorings from the earth, and those who would be unified, and those who yearn to overcome themselves -- let them come aboard.
The Ark is ready.
The wind is favoring.
The sea is calm...."
Beloved master, your crew is ready!


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