The Wild Geese and the Water ~ 02

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event type discourse
date & time 12 Feb 1981 am
location Buddha Hall, Pune
language English
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shorttitle WILDGS02
Reader of the questions: n/a; questions are being read by Osho himself.
Question 1 from Veet Asmi
Osho, I have heard that the German chancellor, Helmut Schmidt, declared on television that sannyasins were very dangerous people for the state and society, and should not be engaged for public service or by respectable companies any more. Lots of Germans are television-watchers and behave according to what the politicians say.
In fact, I don't want to have anything to do with society, but, by being regarded as an enemy of society, I don't enjoy the idea of not getting a job because of my orange clothes or being molested by people on the street, as they very often become aggressive towards outsiders.
You said that sannyasins are meant to be a provocation for the world, but do you want us to fight or to go underground? And do you think it is cowardly that I am considering staying in India not only to be close to you but also to avoid these troubles?
Question 2 from D.M. Silvera
Osho, more and more people are putting their faith in all sorts of saints, swamis and godmen.
What do you think of this phenomenon? What is your opinion on saints like Mahesh Yogi, Mother Teresa, Prabhupad, Muktananda, Satya Sai Baba, J. Krishnamurti, Anand Mai, et cetera, et cetera?
What criteria should a person use to judge the worth of a godman and to ensure he is not taken for a ride?


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