Vedanta Seven Steps to Samadhi ~ 05

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event type discourse
date & time 13 Jan 1974 pm
location Palace Hotel (Bikaner House),
Mount Abu, meditation camp
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 15min. Quality: good.
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video Not available
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online text find the PDF of this discourse
shorttitle VEDANT05
Reader of the questions: n/a; questions are being read by Osho himself.
Question 1
Beloved Osho, need one be absolutely sure about a guru to become his disciple?
Question 2
Beloved Osho, you often tell stories of persons who went into aloneness in some forest and who became silent and peaceful there. But aloneness seems to make most modern persons anxious and depressed, and it creates a yearning for human companionship. Instead of the patterned mind dropping, we become more acutely aware of it and preoccupied with it. How to overcome this? How can we learn to enjoy long periods of aloneness, and drop the old mind in it?
Question 3
Beloved Osho, I feel very devoted to you, and since being with you my life has transformed very much. In my heart I feel you are my master. For the first time I feel a contentment with my outer life and my relationships with others, and there is no desire for anything external. But an inner yearning for the ever elusive enlightenment and bliss remains, and I cannot do anything to stop that desire. Is this a barrier? Isn't it likely to remain until the reality is realized, however?
Question 4
Beloved Osho, this morning you said that the Upanishadic sages had a positive approach towards life, and that Buddha and Mahavira had a negative approach towards life. Which is your approach -- affirmation or negation of life? Which approach would you have your disciples take?


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