Lollipops - temporary experiences
[Oshana] Dear B...!
I am in agreement with the comments in S's email too.
I feel that experiences - tastes of bliss - are going to happen whether one wants it to happen or not. It also seems they can be cultivated. It seems Osho was a real Past Master at getting the juice going and zapping sannyasins.
Whenever one starts to teach there still is a learning curve in terms of communication skills. Yet, it seems irrelevant too because very few people seem to understand their teachers pronouncements until AFTER they get the experience.
It can't be helped what follows after such an experience. It might be up or down. That's depends on you.
Papaji I think called them 'lollipops' and Ramesh Balsekar 'calling cards'. They seem to be part of the way for some. The real aim, as I said before, is for the person to open up to and see Reality and stay there.
You ask what to do, and of course there isn't anything, as all advice leads to action.
[B...] Thank you so much for sending me this email. it has been the most interesting to me of all that has been sent.
i see where she's coming from, which has been a direct influence from Dolano and there is really valid comments made ie the grounding in enlightenment before teaching. (but you and dolano are very different and so your methods are very different also you'r in the west and in London and she is in INDIA! a big difference especially as there is the benefit of the budha field in pune.)
i see that you are learning what works as you go along and you have said that people have woken up around you in the way that you've been teaching so far. So methods perhaps are irrelevant.
however there is a lot in what she says about seperation i agree on.
Also the experience is a wave it comes then goes and this can be very dissappointing. the seperation occurs when it goes and you realise that actually i am not enlightened and Oshana is it was just experiencing..and what is an experience if it doesn't last ...nothing!
Also a lot of the time the experience is only something like bliss which again is just like a pain killer..sooner or later the pain is there again it was just veiled for a moment and that's not enlightenment.
what to do?
be the ocean not the ripples and waves..
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