The Transmission of the Lamp ~ 43

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event type discourse
date & time 16 Jun 1986 pm
location Punta Del Este, Montevideo, Uruguay
language English
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shorttitle TRANSM43
Reader of the questions: Ma Prem Maneesha.
Question 1
Beloved Osho, what is the difference between being oneself and being egoless?
Question 2
Beloved Osho, you spoke the other morning in response to a question, about the need for energy to be expressed sexually; until that point, if one simply tries to divert the energy into spirituality it will create a block.
On another occasion you spoke of Ramakrishna and how he would meditate on his wife's naked body whenever he felt sexuality arising. Was he already enlightened, or was he simply in a stage of consciousness not comparable to the state that was asked about the other morning?
Question 3
Beloved Osho, as I was writing today, I realized that all my questions come to the same point: Is this really me? Is this authentic? Is this my truth? The real burning question is: Who am I? Sometimes I feel that I am never going to know if this mind continues to create barriers of nonsense. At other times I do feel that I am coming closer. I don't even know what my question is, but could you please answer it?
Question 4
Beloved Osho, a nurse, working in a hospital with small disabled and backward children, told me of the following case which she had to take care of.
There was a small boy about four years old who was confined in a bed -- not only with cot sides but with bars across the top too -- like a cage. He was very small for his age, unable to speak or walk or even to sit. He was fair-skinned and was covered all over his body with long, dark brown hair, and was always hanging by his hands and feet from the roof of his cage, making sounds like a monkey. He refused all kinds of different foods except bananas -- he ate nothing else; however, he was a very happy and friendly child. Early man looked similar to monkeys, and modern man often behaves like a monkey. Would you please comment on this?
Question 5
Beloved Osho, ten years ago when I first struggled through Dynamic, it was so outrageous that I expected immediate results in the form of amazing, psychedelic, spiritual experiences. I had almost given up and was about to ask for my money back on the third day, when lo and behold, stars exploded before my eyes! "My God, it really works," I thought, and wondered if I need bother to finish the ten-day course, or if that was it. When I removed my blindfold, I realized that this -- my first and last great spiritual happening -- was simply the result of a too-tight elastic on my blindfold. I have only now realized that somewhere between then and now I have stopped expecting the universe to explode over my head at any minute. It is so exquisite just to sit at your feet, and melt and soar... very, very quietly. Is this just a symptom of middle age?
Question 6
Beloved Osho, the other day I was in a black hole; there was only great hollowness -- no way to get out. I said to myself, "Go to your bed and just be with it." I went to my room and lay on my bed, and I deeply felt that I wanted to die. At the same moment suddenly the bed broke and I hit my head on the wall. I was thrown to the floor.
Osho, did you do that? It hurt me, but the black hole was gone!
Question 7 from Avesh
Beloved Osho, for more than two months you have not been out of this house, and you seem to enjoy so much what I would call a boring life.
Osho, what makes it so hard for us -- and sometimes so scary -- to face those feelings of emptiness, hollowness, loneliness? Is the desire for excitement just to hide this emptiness?
Question 8
Beloved Osho, why do people bug our telephones everywhere we go? Are they looking for spiritual guidance on the cheap?
Question 9
Beloved Osho, to have a hot lover is something, but to have a hot master is really something else! What do you say?


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