The Transmission of the Lamp ~ 27
|date & time||8 Jun 1986 pm|
|location||Punta Del Este, Montevideo, Uruguay|
|audio||Available, duration 1h 33min. Quality: good.|
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- Reader of the questions: Ma Prem Maneesha.
- Question 1
- Beloved Osho, in Homer's great epic stories, the Iliad and the Odyssey, he describes Ulysses' voyage homeward when his ship sails near the island of the lotus-eaters. The siren's song wafts across the ocean, hypnotizing the sailors and causing them to steer off their course towards the sensuous sound.
- Ulysses' efforts to keep the ship on course were of no avail. Sailors leapt off the ship and madly rushed to drink the lotus elixir poured down their throats by the most beautiful women imaginable. Soon the anesthetic and hypnotic nectar dulled their senses, glazed over their eyes, and they fell into a sensuous, eternal trance.
- Ulysses tried to stop the melee, and himself barely resisted the beautiful women lotus-eaters. Badly shaken, he managed to escape to continue on his arduous journey home. He made it; but most of his crew didn't.
- Osho, will you speak about the significance of this story to the seeker? Is there a siren's song of sannyas?
- Question 2
- Beloved Osho, when we sleep, the unconscious is experienced as dreams. During dreamless sleep, why does the unconscious stop expressing itself? It seems there must be a lot of repressed material that needs expression. Does dreaming, then, act like a safety valve, allowing just enough material to be expressed so that some steam is let off and the pressure cooker of the unconscious does not completely explode?
- Question 3
- Beloved Osho, you said that the master is like the sky; he appears to be, but he is not.
- I think I am, therefore I am.
- Is this the only difference between enlightenment and unenlightenment?
- Question 4 from Kaveesha
- Beloved Osho, of all the wonderful, exciting, and beautiful experiences you have had in your life, there is one experience -- the most glorious of all -- you haven't had, and that is knowing what it's like sitting in your presence, watching you walk in the room, melting from your look, receiving your grace, coming to life hearing your words, drowning in your silence.
- Beloved master, we are the blessed ones.
- Please understand, I remain helpless in never having enough of you, since I know from my own authority you are everything.
- I love you.
- Question 5
- Beloved Osho, your story about Buddha and the fly has always intrigued me.
- Do you have the choice still to be aware or not?
- Question 6
- Beloved Osho, you mentioned a few days ago that the various experiences we have recounted to you about our childhood are actually techniques that have been used for centuries to learn a distance from the body.
- Were these developed as techniques because they were experiences that came naturally to man in his innocence and availability as a child? Or have we retained memories of these techniques from past lives?
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