The Transmission of the Lamp ~ 25

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event type discourse
date & time 7 Jun 1986 pm
location Punta Del Este, Montevideo, Uruguay
language English
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shorttitle TRANSM25
Reader of the questions: Ma Prem Maneesha.
Question 1
Beloved Osho, Mahavira was the twenty-fourth tirthankara of the Jaina religion. Did the Jaina religion start with the very first tirthankara or with Mahavira? And what is the meaning of the word 'jaina'?
Question 2
Beloved Osho, a few days ago you said that an aware person could follow the footprints of a bird's flight. How about the footprints an enlightened person leaves? Do they keep the radiance and the fragrance of the enlightened one for long? Is it like nuclear radiation? -- if a person steps in the footprints of an enlightened one, will he be affected?
If the answer is yes, then America should be conscientious enough to make that desert in central Oregon which once was made into an oasis, a high-risk area of dangerous contamination. They should put up a sign post: "Warning! Dangerous area of highly awakened consciousness. Keep out!"
It is said that Gurdjieff's last words were, "Bravo America!" In my imagination I add on to this, "But America, what a pity: you missed."
And the reality is that North America missed you. And now it seems the turn of South America to miss you too.
Osho, is it possible that human stupidity can prevent the realization of cosmic consciousness?
Question 3
Beloved Osho, when, in the past, I allowed myself to be open and vulnerable, I often had the feeling that people tended to exploit this state of mind to hurt me or to do some harm to me.
Recently, when in a similar situation, I found myself being less identified than in the past. I could stay more aloof and watchful, and didn't draw myself back. I stayed vulnerable and open and I didn't feel hurt or have the feeling of inferiority as much as before. In fact, I felt more receptive and feminine than ever before, and knew that I was on the right path.
I saw myself as a small bird who has accidentally flown through a windmill and emerges from it with feathers askew and a look of surprise on its face.
Can you please comment?


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