The Transmission of the Lamp ~ 39

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event type discourse
date & time 14 Jun 1986 pm
location Punta Del Este, Montevideo, Uruguay
language English
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shorttitle TRANSM39
Reader of the questions: Ma Prem Maneesha.
Question 1
Beloved Osho, if the whole history of the world were condensed into one year, with us standing at the end of that vast year, it would look something like this.
The earth is formed on the first of January. It is only in December that the continents start drifting into their present position. The dinosaurs become extinct about five days before the end of the year, and not until about midday on the 31st of December does man evolve from the monkeys. From where we are standing -- at midnight on New Year's eve -- the ice age took place just over a minute ago, and Buddha, Lao Tzu and Socrates appear only seventeen seconds ago. The whole of modern times since the birth of Karl Marx happens in the last second before midnight. When I think of you as the crowning glory of this long year, it seems to me, whether or not there is a New Year's day, the experiment succeeded.
Question 2
Beloved Osho, from what you have said about masters who preceded you, it seems that none, or very few of them, had love as a basis for the master/disciple relationship. Buddha's compassion seems cool and distant.
Gurdjieff must have always remained an enigma to those around him. They must have admired him, but one doesn't get the impression that they loved him.
And it seems Krishnamurti never allowed people intimate contact with him.
While awareness is the greatest key I have received from you, I know I would never persevere if it weren't for the love you emit, and the love that you evoke in us.
Would you please comment?
Question 3
Beloved Osho, from the stories of the time before you became enlightened, it looks like you have been a master and an alarm clock to your surroundings all along. Is the difference between master and disciple one of consciousness only, or is there something like a master personality and a disciple personality?
Question 4
Beloved Osho, the other day you said that you are making every effort to hang on in your body because most of us are not yet ready to see you and your nothingness.
Osho, the way you said this reached deep down into me. I heard and felt so many more things like, "Come on! Why do you wait? There is nothing else to wait for." There was this incredible sweet persuasion, almost like a seductive invitation to melt into your being and into existence.
I don't know how I can still manage to resist. Perhaps you really have to wait and nudge us a little longer. I know this is no question, but I still wanted to say it.
Question 5
Beloved Osho, when I first read your books it dawned on me with total clarity that, "This man speaks the truth. He knows it and he is it."
How is it possible to recognize the truth without knowing it? And there are many people who I think are more aware than I am and have more experience in life, and still they don't recognize you.
Is my recognition and their non-recognition just a different kind of dream?
Question 6 from Geeta (?)
Beloved Osho, a friend of mine and I are having a little disagreement. I say that a great enemy of enlightenment is coziness, while she contends that jet-set traveling is far worse. Can you enlighten us?


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