Theologia Mystica ~ 14

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event type discourse
date & time 24 Aug 1980 am
location Buddha Hall, Pune
language English
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shorttitle THEOLO14
Reader of the questions: n/a; questions are being read by Osho himself.
Question 1 from Sw Anand Nirgrantha
Osho, when I was a child attending Sunday school there was a hebrew proverb hanging on the wall. It read: "The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord." For many years I was convinced of the meaning that God was frightened of man gaining any wisdom. After all, didn't he forbid eating of the tree of knowledge?
And then one day it was explained: "Fearing God is the first step in man's path towards understanding." Again it made perfect sense. After all, wasn't Jehovah a fearsome, punitive, omnipotent God! And now I am finding it hard to recover from that idea, and it interferes with my love for you. In spite of "knowing better" I have to see you as all-powerful; I have to be dependent on you for my liberation; and sometimes it follows that then I have to be afraid of you and your "punishment." If understanding doesn't effect the cure, what to does?


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