Zen Zest Zip Zap and Zing ~ 04
|date & time||30 Dec 1980 am|
|location||Buddha Hall, Pune|
|audio||Available, duration 0h 57min. Quality: good.|
|video||Available, duration 0h 55min. Quality: not so good. Incomplete: missing Q3, Q4 and Osho leaving. Present: Osho arriving, Q1 and Q2.|
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- Reader of the questions: n/a; questions are being read by Osho himself.
- Question 1 from Ajai Krishna Lakhanpal
- Osho, my uncle, pandit Satyavrata Siddhantalankar, who is eighty-two years old, is a great admirer of yours. He has come and stayed for two weeks at a stretch on two secret occasions in Koregaon Park just to listen to your discourses. Pandit Satyavrata is a noted Hindi sanskrit scholar and has authored over seventy-five books on subjects ranging from the Upanishads to homeopathy. He was also vice-chancellor of the Hindi sanskrit Gurukul Kangri university at Haridwar and was a nominated Rajya Sabha M.P. for the full two terms. Today he is perhaps the best known and respected leader in the Arya Samaj.
- He told me that he doesn't know whether there is any such thing as self-realization, but if there is any person who is realized then he feels that you are the only person who is realized -- far beyond J. Krishnamurti and Swami Vivekananda.
- However, he cannot praise you openly as the Arya Samaj people would be upset and flabbergasted. He loves your vegetarianism, but feels that the expression of love that happens so openly and spontaneously amongst your sannyasis amounts to non-vegetarian cannibalism.
- Why, Osho, do you have so many secret admirers? At least I am courageous enough to be your open admirer, even though you choose to call me a coward. You also said that you would not initiate me into sannyas even though I asked for it. You also said that this was an agreement and you would not break it.
- Question 2 from Ayatollah Rahunah Hamidullah
- Osho, I feel it is time that some action is taken to rectify the fallen banner of Iranian honour and to bring truth, where false rumours have stained the reputation of the glorious nation of Persia.
- One: It is believed that Iranians are a mongrel race. What do you say?
- Two: It is believed that nothing good has ever come out of the country.
- Three: It is believed that Nadir Shah was a blood-thirsty war-monger.
- Four: It is believed that Iranians are ruthless in business.
- Five: It is believed that they are 'wishy-washy'.
- Six: It is believed that they are gamblers, drunkards, sex maniacs and homosexuals.
- Seven: It is believed that they are rapists.
- Eight: It is believed that they are not true Muslims.
- Nine: It is believed that nothing has moved since Khomeini's Islamic revolution.
- And the last: As for your mention of Iranians never understanding anything, Osho, this is absolutely not true! Actually, I'm not quite sure what you mean by this statement. Could you please explain it a little more?
- Question 3 from Akam
- Osho, please tell us a few more sutras of the great mystic Paramahansa His Holiness Murphyji Maharaj. And do you know Murphy's version of the golden rule 'do unto others as you would have others do unto you'?
- Question 4 from Ma Mira Asango and Sw Anand Geho
- Osho, our parents are here. Would you tell them a joke?
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