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Osho Audiobook - Individual Talk: The Last Testament,  Vol.1, # 13, (mp3) - living, loved, aristotle


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America Is a Hypocrite

Talk #13 of the Series, The Last Testament, Vol.1

This is a fascinating recording of an interview with Osho, while at the commune in the USA, answering questions for the first time from the world’s press.

In this interview: Laura Parker, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Seattle, Washington, United States

Hello. There are a great number of readers in the Seattle area who are not as familiar with the commune or with you as the readers in Oregon, so I would like to know something about your background, in addition to some of the things that you want to say about Rajneeshism.
Why did you decide to speak, and why did you decide to speak to reporters?

"I have never asked any 'why' in my life; I simply do anything that I feel like doing. I am not a man of thinking, I function through my feeling. If I feel to stop speaking, I can stop in the middle of a sentence – I will not even complete the sentence. And if I want to speak, even from my grave I will continue."
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Osho continues:
Is there anything that you have to say through the media that you couldn't say through your discourses or books? Do the reporters carry a message to the audience in America for you?

"Certainly: whatever I can say to my people I say to them, but that is not going to reach to the people outside the commune. I would like them to be acquainted with what is happening here, and not to depend on rumors. I would like to invite them to be our guests, see our people, and see that there is a different way of life, too."

Is there any way someone who has not come here could understand this way of life?

"It is almost impossible, because there are things which can only be experienced and cannot be explained. In fact if you try to explain them, you explain them away."

Will there ever be peace between the people in Oregon who are so opposed to the Rajneeshees, and the commune here? Do you see that ever happening in the future?

"I don't think of the future at all. Right now we are enjoying their opposition, their hostility, because this is the beginning of friendship. If they had ignored us then I would have had to do something."

Could you elaborate a little? If they had ignored you, it would have been worse than the hostility?

"No, I would have created something so that they could not ignore. I can accept their hate, their hostility, their opposition, but I cannot accept their ignoring us, because it is easier to transform the hate into love, hostility into friendship. But there is no way to communicate with someone who is ignoring you. The people of Oregon have proved really receptive."

If we could go back to India, and when you were younger: I have heard that you lived with Sheela's family for a while, and I have read that you lived with your grandparents as a young boy. I'm not certain which is accurate. Could you tell me about your childhood?

"Yes. My early childhood, up to six or seven, I was with my maternal grandfather and grandmother. I loved the place. It was a very small village surrounded by lush greenery, and the house of my grandfather was just on the bank of a beautiful lake."
In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:

living… loved… enjoy… religion… license… freedom… future… allow… aristotle… sartre

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