Zen The Path of Paradox Vol 2 ~ 08

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event type discourse
date & time 28 Jun 1977 am
location Buddha Hall, Poona
language English
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shorttitle PARAD208
Reader of the questions: n/a; questions are being read by Osho himself.
Question 1
The other day you talked about belief-systems. One of my belief-systems was that I am imperfect -- that I have to strive for perfection. Doing the SLS (successful living seminar) I got the feeling that I am perfect as I am right now -- with all my anger, grief, love, hate, sadness, boredom, defences, sex. I think you once said that we are gods but that we just don't recognize it. Please explain the completeness of our beings.
Question 2
Is truth a discovery or an invention?
Question 3
Says A: if you want to know yourself, you need to sit still. But if you want to be yourself you have to move.
Says B: if self-knowledge ends in enlightenment, then action must involve endarkenment.
What do you say, Osho?
Question 4
Osho, you don't allow me to settle anywhere. By the time I feel settled, you say something which unsettles me again. Why do you go on creating confusion in your disciples?
Question 5
Why is it said that life is stranger than fiction?
Question 6
You say we have to drop all the inner voices which our parents, teachers and society have created in us. But now I sometimes have the feeling that your words are becoming something like that in me. How can I manage that?
Question 7 from Anuprada
The other day you were giving such a beautiful lecture about dreaming. I wanted so much to listen and understand, but I had to fight to keep my eyes open. Finally, I gave up fighting, lay down and slept for the rest of the lecture. When you said, 'This is what satori is,' I woke up with the feeling of having missed something very essential.
This is a very stupid question but I don't know how to put it otherwise. Would you please comment about sleeping through lectures?
Question 8
Isn't it that every piece of art, and all poetry, arises out of a contradiction, out of the battle between yes and no? Doesn't the end of this fight in us mean silence?
Question 9
What is a bastard?


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