Hari Om Tat Sat Chapter 2 Nobody is athome

CHAPTER 2

Nobody is at home

18 January 1988 am in Gautam the Buddha Auditorium

Question 1 BELOVED MASTER, MY GIRLFRIEND TOLD ME I AM A LITTLE BORING, NOT VERY JUICY, VERY DEPENDENT AND A VICTIM. THEN I FELT VERY GUILTY AND DEPRESSED AND UTTERLY UNWORTHY. I BEGAN TO FEEL INSIDE ME A BIG NO: TOWARDS EXISTENCE, LIFE, LOVE, YOU. MEANWHILE I OBSERVED IN ME THIS DESTRUCTIVE ENERGY AND I FELT THAT I SOMEHOW ENJOYED IT! BELOVED MASTER, IS IT POSSIBLE TO USE THIS ENERGY IN SOME CREATIVE WAY? Anand Veetkam, your question is an example of the stupid conclusions that mind comes to. Perhaps you may not---OSHO NAMAN

Hari Om Tat Sat Chapter 19 Truth is nobodysmonopoly

CHAPTER 19

Truth is nobody's monopoly

4 February 1988 am in Gautam the Buddha Auditorium

Question 1 BELOVED MASTER, THE OTHER DAY YOU SAID IT WAS EASIER FOR ONE TO MEDITATE WHEN ONE WAS ELEVATED FROM THE EARTH, SUCH AS ON A TREE. IN AIKIDO, ONE OF THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES IS TO FEEL THE BODY CONNECTED WITH THE GRAVITY OF THE EARTH. IS THERE ANY CONTRADICTION IN IT? AIKIDO ALSO TEACHES ONE TO BE ALWAYS AWARE OF THE POINT A FEW CENTIMETERS BELOW THE NAVEL. WHAT IS THE RELATION BETWEEN THIS POINT AND OUR BEING? Veet Shastro, it raises a very historical question. Zen was born in India in the---OSHO NAMAN

Hari Om Tat Sat Chapter 18 A gathering offriends

CHAPTER 18

A gathering of friends

3 February 1988 pm in Gautam the Buddha Auditorium

Question 1 BELOVED MASTER, IN THE OLD DAYS IN BOMBAY, EVEN THOUGH I FELT PHYSICALLY SO CLOSE TO YOU, YOU WERE SO FAR AWAY. NOW SITTING HERE WITH YOU IN BUDDHA HALL, WHERE THOUSANDS OF US MOVE AROUND YOU ­ COMPARED TO THE ROOM IN BOMBAY ­ I FEEL YOU SO INTIMATELY AND PERSONALLY, LIKE I NEVER DID BEFORE. BELOVED MASTER, HAVE YOU DROPPED SERIOUS POLITICAL TALKS AND BECOME MORE INTIMATE AND JUICY? YOUR SMILE IS HAPPENING MORE OFTEN THAN EVER. PLEASE COMMENT. Anand Murti, in a very simple question you have touched---OSHO NAMAN

Hari Om Tat Sat Chapter 17 Buddhas are trying to bebuddhas

CHAPTER 17

Buddhas are trying to be buddhas

3 February 1988 am in Gautam the Buddha Auditorium

Question 1 BELOVED MASTER, THE OTHER DAY, WHEN YOU SAID WE LOOK LIKE GAUTAM BUDDHAS WHEN WE LAUGH, A BIG LET-GO HAPPENED DEEP INSIDE ME AND I CRIED FOR A LONG TIME. TODAY I FEEL VERY FRAGILE AND THE CRYING OFTEN COMES BACK. I CANNOT EVEN MEDITATE. ALSO THERE IS SOME FEAR. CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT IS HAPPENING? ALSO, IS THERE AN AUSTRALIAN JOKE? Deva Riktam, when anyone has realized his buddhahood, his enlightenment, his immortality, the first thing that has happened is laughter. Laughter at himself,---OSHO NAMAN

Hari Om Tat Sat Chapter 16 No master can betraylove

CHAPTER 16

No master can betray love

2 February 1988 pm in Gautam the Buddha Auditorium

Question 1 BELOVED MASTER, TO THE WESTERN WORLD THE TERMS "FREEDOM" AND "THE MASTER" ARE VIRTUALLY MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE; FOR THOSE WHO HAVE MET YOU THIS IS WILDLY INACCURATE. HOW DO YOU REDEFINE "FREEDOM" AND "THE MASTER" FOR THE WESTERN UNDERSTANDING? Vadan and Iti, the Western world has not come in contact with the tremendous reality that happens in the meeting of a master and a disciple. Of course, it is not visible. It is just like love, but far greater and far deeper and far more mysterious. The West has---OSHO NAMAN

Hari Om Tat Sat Chapter 15 Everybody is unique, notequal

CHAPTER 15

Everybody is unique, not equal

2 February 1988 am in Gautam the Buddha Auditorium

Question 1 BELOVED MASTER, I FEEL A NEW KIND OF AUTHORITY AND LOVE GROWING IN ME, A CLARITY ABOUT MYSELF AND LOVE FOR MYSELF AND OTHERS. IT FEELS LIKE EVERYBODY IS EQUAL FOR ME AND I DON'T HAVE A SPECIAL AFFECTION TOWARDS ANYBODY. I FEEL FREE AND BEAUTIFUL. AND ALL THESE GIFTS ARE JUST GIVEN TO ME. I DON'T DO ANYTHING TO GET THEM. EVERYTHING JUST HAPPENS. CAN YOU SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THIS? Deva Shikha, your question is a little complicated. Perhaps you are not conscious of its implications. To say the---OSHO NAMAN

Hari Om Tat Sat Chapter 14 Was god thinking of acircus

CHAPTER 14

Was god thinking of a circus

1 February 1988 pm in Gautam the Buddha Auditorium

Question 1 BELOVED MASTER, WHEN YOU LOOK AT ME IN DISCOURSE ­ WHETHER OR NOT YOU ACTUALLY SEE ME ­ I FEEL YOUR LOVE POURING OUT OF YOU AND PENETRATING TO MY HEART. AT FIRST IT FEELS A LITTLE SCARY BECAUSE I FEEL VERY EXPOSED, AND THEN I LOVE THE FEELING INSIDE MY HEART. CAN YOU TALK ABOUT EXPOSING ONESELF? Gayano, you have raised one of the most fundamental questions. Each human being has to face it. The majority face it in a cowardly way by escaping from it, by forgetting it, by not looking at it. The---OSHO NAMAN

Hari Om Tat Sat Chapter 13 Ride on the wave ofjoy

CHAPTER 13

Ride on the wave of joy

23 January 1988 pm in Gautam the Buddha Auditorium

Question 1 BELOVED MASTER, WHY IS IT THAT, APART FROM SITTING WITH YOU TWICE A DAY, I ONLY FIND MYSELF MEDITATING WHEN I AM DOWN OR CONFUSED? WHY IS THAT I RARELY MEDITATE OUT OF MY JOYOUSNESS? Deva Anupo, your question touches very deeply the human heart and its workings. In the old way people used to pray only when they were in misery, suffering, some trouble. When they were happy, joyous, successful they never bothered God. It can make you aware of an intense involvement of all the religions with suffering---OSHO NAMAN

Hari Om Tat Sat Chapter 12 Every joke has a greatreason

CHAPTER 12

Every joke has a great reason

23 January 1988 am in Gautam the Buddha Auditorium

Question 1 BELOVED MASTER, ARE ALL JOKES IRRATIONAL? Devageet, it is not that all jokes are irrational. You cannot even find one joke that is irrational. But the joke has its own psychology and rationality. The psychology of the joke has to be understood and then the rationality of it will be clear. Man is so repressed that he cannot even speak certain words; he is utterly inhibited. The joke starts with ordinary words, but takes a sudden turn and catches you unawares. And that sudden turn you could not---OSHO NAMAN

Hari Om Tat Sat Chapter 11 Go dancingin

CHAPTER 11

Go dancing in

22 January 1988 pm in Gautam the Buddha Auditorium

Question 1 BELOVED MASTER, WHY DON'T YOU ANSWER MY QUESTIONS? IS THERE A CERTAIN SELECTION BEFORE THEY REACH YOU? IF SO, THEN THESE ARE THE WRONG PERSONS AT THE RIGHT PLACE, BECAUSE THEY CHOOSE THE STUPID ONES INSTEAD OF MINE, WHICH HAVE SOME QUALITY. IT'S NOT ONLY AN EGO-SATISFACTION-COMPARISON STATE. Amrita Jayesh, it is a miracle that your question has been answered. The people who select the questions are certainly intelligent. Even you will have to realize their intelligence now ­ they have chosen your question.---OSHO NAMAN