The Ultimate Alchemy Vol 2 ~ 11

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event type discourse
date & time 2 Aug 1972 pm
location Woodlands, Bombay
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 38min. Quality: inferior. Questions have been voiced over. Perhaps missing in the end "enough for today" (under revision).
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shorttitle ULTAL211
Reader of the questions: unknown (voiced over).
Question 1
Osho, "so-aham -- I am that," or "aham Brahmasmi -- I am the Brahman," or "anal-hak": all these statements seem to be that of a gyani (one who is on the path of knowledge). Last night's sutra says: "I am that -- so-aham -- is the salutation." The second part seems to be that of a bhakta (one who is on the path of devotion), whereas the first part seems to be that of a gyani. This is a rare combination. Please explain why the statements of gyana and bhakti have been put together?
(I) In this reference, please explain the difference between a gyani and a bhakta.
(II) How do gyanis like Rishi Kapil and Shankara differ from bhaktas such as Chaitanya and Meera?
(III) Why have great bhaktas preferred to keep themselves separate from Bhagwan (the divine) such as Meera from Lord Krishna?
(IV) Does bhakti culminate into gyana or gyana culminate into bhakti?
Question 2
Osho, you said that life exists in polar opposites -- birth and death, good and evil, peace and violence, kindness and cruelty, beauty and ugliness. It seems that these polar opposites are inevitable and are bound to be there. Then what do we strive for through religion? Then what is meant by spiritual transformation?
Saints and prophets try to create a spiritual society and culture. Does it not mean that they want to change the natural state of things? And if we succeed in creating a healthy spiritual society, then what will be the situation of the other polar opposites like cruelty, violence and ugliness?
Question 3
Osho, in neo-sannyas international, what are you doing -- balancing the present irreligious state of the world or are you creating another opposite pole?


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