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Osho Audiobook - Individual Talk: The Miracle, # 5, (mp3) - statues, compassionate, dogen

 

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Talk #5 of the Series, The Miracle

"Maneesha, before I enter into the serious statements of a scholarly Dogen, I would like Avirbhava first to inaugurate.

"It is not a bear, as I said yesterday – because around the world I have so many cases against me, accusing me of hurting people's religious feelings. And the bear is worshipped by men.

"It is really a pig. I had to ask Anando to research whether somebody's heart feelings would be hurt if we inaugurate the Museum of the Ancient Dead Gods with a pig. Avirbhava is going to be the Director General. She is completely ready – with the ears of a pig, and a tail too.

"(Avirbhava is dressed in pig ears and a curly tail.)

"About pigs: 'In the ancient world pigs were considered the embodiment of the 'Corn Spirit,' Osiris."
 
 
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Osho continues:
"He was the great Egyptian god of the underworld and judge of the dead.

"In Greece pigs were sacred to Demeter, the goddess of the fruitful soil and agriculture. And today they are considered sacred in New Guinea.

"In China the pig is considered a great delicacy and, as in many other countries in the past too, was traditionally served at banquets and feasts, notably marriage ceremonies. While people ate the roasted pork, they could view the stuffed pig in the center of the banquet table. Great care was always taken to choose a pig's head that had a pleasing face.

"Pigs were particularly popular at marriages because they represented virtue and fertility. Generally, in China, pigs are venerated because they represent good fortune.'

"So it is absolutely appropriate for Avirbhava to inaugurate the museum with her own hands.

"Avirbhava, bring your pig…and inaugurate!

"(Avirbhava places a cuddly soft pink pig on the podium and it proceeds to waddle across the marble in front of Osho's feet, making grunting noises as its snout and tail wriggle.)

"That is good.

"Now we can turn to the serious matter.

"Even this inauguration will hurt many people's religious beliefs, so there will be a few more cases. But this has been the right ancient god with which to inaugurate this museum, where we are going to collect all the dead gods that have been worshipped by a stupid humanity.

"Buddhas have been forced to worship pigs and nobody has objected. Stones, monkeys, elephants – you name it, they have all been worshipped somewhere or other. But nowhere in the whole history of mankind has man been given the dignity of a god. I am for the first time giving you the dignity of a god, and I want you to make a plaything of all the so-called gods worshipped by humanity. It is such a degradation, such a humiliation. But man has accepted slavery without revolting against it.

"If the crowd was worshipping the pig they followed the crowd, because the crowd gave them security and coziness and they had not the courage to revolt. Our museum will be specially devoted to all those idiots who have worshipped animals rather than searching for their own super-human consciousness, their own buddha; looking into mosques and synagogues and temples rather than looking into themselves."
In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:

statues… compassionate… ecstasy… showering… dogen… sakyamuni… bayazid… christ… pythagoras… osiris
 

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