Use the mala in this way: meditate on the picture, then the picture will not be there.It happens so.
Then the absent picture becomes a door*. (door is repeated only a second time at the end of this talk.
Through that door* communicate with me.It happens so
After doing meditation, take this mala off and feel
, and then put this mala on and feel
, and you will see the difference.
Without this mala you will feel
totally unprotected, totally in the reins of a force which can be harmful.
(Fear induction - Corboy)
With this mala on you will feel
protected, you will be
more confident, settled. Nothing can disturb from the outside.It happens so
you will do the experiment and know.
Why it happens cannot even be answered scientifically. And religiously there is no question to answer. Religion never claims, that is why so many rituals of religion become irrelevant.
Confusion induction - detaching people from former ties to religion and familiar rituals (Corboy hunch here)
As time passes by, a very meaningful ritual will become meaningless, because keys are lost
1 and no one can say why this ritual exists. Then it becomes just a dead ritual. You cannot do anything with it. You can perform it, but the key is lost
For example, you can go on wearing the mala, and if you do not know that the picture in it is meant for some inner communication, then it will be just a dead weight. Then the key is lost
3. The mala may be with you, but the key is lost
4. Then one day or another you will have to throw away the mala because it is useless.
(Before this, Rajneesh gave the suggestion that the mala makes you feel protected, confident, settled. He also said "Without this mala you will feel totally unprotected, totally in the reins of a force which can be harmful. To say as he does here ' you will have to throw away the mala' 'the mala is useless'--this plants FEAR.
The mala is a device for meditation. It is a key.
5 But this will come only through experience. I can only help you toward the experience.
(Rajneesh says the word 'key' for a sixth time and seventh time and an eight time-- and a ninth time. He does this further along in his talk
after he's stunned listeners with data overload.
And...when Rajneesh uses the word 'key' for the ninth and last time, he does something special, very special.)
(At the very moment Rajneesh speaks words to banish the fear he has elicited, he links himself to the mala. Fear followed by relief and gratitude -- that is a powerful combination.)
Corboy: After confusing the listener and detaching associations with past religions and familiar rituals, Rajneesh is making himself the only source of
focus and stability and tying this to the picture of him in the disciples mala.)
And unless it happens, you will not know. But it can happen, it is so easy, it is not difficult at all. When I am alive, it is so easy. When I am not there, it will be very difficult.
(More fear induction - while Rajneesh is alive comfort from the mala is easy, when he is gone, it will be more difficult. This ensures fear is part of the recipe for the attachment bond R instills in subjects.- Corboy's guess.)
All these statues that have existed on this earth were used as such devices, but now they are meaningless.
Is this to detach subjects from meaningful associations they have formed with statues? This is very important. Statues hold ties to national and religious identity - the Statue of Liberty, Nelson's Statue in Trafalgar Square, statues of Jesus, Mary, saints, statues of Hindu, and Buddhist figures)
Buddha declared that his statue should not be made. But the work that was done by statues still will have to be done. Although the statue is meaningless, the real thing is the work that can be done through it.
Those who follow Mahavira can communicate with Mahavira through his statue even today. So what should Buddha’s disciples do?
(Rajneesh tied himself to Zorba the Buddha, conflating a popular book, a popular movie, and annexing buddhism for his own purposes. Here Rajneesh is linking himself to the buddhist heritage. Perhaps he is also exploiting the Tree of Life archetype, linking it to the Bodhi Tree - and to himself. As for Mahavira, Mahavira was an important figure in Jainism. Rajneesh was born into a Jain family. He talked about Mahavira a lot.
So in the following paragraph see how Rajneesh links the mala to the names he drops in his lectures. --C)
In this paragraph he bombs listeners with information - names, years, details, blah, blah. Raj is doing a data dump . This stuns the listeners' analytical minds, exactly the way a computer processing time slows down if its RAM is overwhelmed by too large a file.Or when we eat too much at a holiday meal and get bellyaches. Rajneesh is giving listeners cognitive indigestion)
That is why the Bodhi tree
became so important; it was used instead of Buddha’s statue. For five hundred years after Buddha there was no statue. In the Buddhist temples only a picture of the Bodhi tree
and two symbolic footprints were kept, but this was sufficient. That still continues. The tree
that exists in Bodhgaya is in continuity with the original tree
. So still today those who know the key
6 can communicate with Buddha through the Bodhi tree
at Bodhgaya. It is not just meaningless that monks from all over the world come to Bodhgaya. But they must know the key
7, otherwise they will just go and the whole thing will be just a ritual.
So these are keys
8 – particular* mantras chanted in a particular way
1, pronounced in a particular way
2, emphasized in a particular way
3 with such-and-such frequencies.
A wavelength should be created
, the waves should be created
.Then the Bodhi tree
is not just a Bodhi tree
; it becomes a passage, it opens a door*.
(Rajneesh is tying the beginning of this talk to the end of this talk. He used the word 'door' at the beginning of this lecture. He's closing the loop, tying the package up, neatly. Imagine this entire lecture given in Rajneesh's hissing voice -- many different sources refer to this.
twenty-five centuries are no more, the time gap is not there.(Corboy Confusion of time, past present collapse - this is deep confusion, folks. And Rajneesh is linking it to that mala with his picture on the pendant)
You come face to face with Buddha.
9( are always lost.
So this much can be said: use the locket
, and you will know
All that I have said will be known
, and more that I have not said will be known