Who is Osho? Born with the name Chandra Mohan Jain on December 11th, 1931, he eventually ended up being called just “Osho.”
He was an indian godman and leader of the Rajneesh movement. Many people view Osho as a controversial new religious or cult leader and mystic.
In the 1960s, he traveled around India as a public speaker and argued the India was not prepared to embrace socialism. He was a large critic of Gandhi and Hindu religions.
Osho focused on the importance of mindfulness, love, meditation, creativity, and humor. These were qualities he thought were being suppressed by modern belief systems and traditions.
Later in the 1980s, the Rajneesh movement decided to focus their efforts in the United States and relocated their facility to Wasco County, Oregon.
They immediately ran into conflict with the local communities and the state government. After a series of serious crimes committed by his followers in 1985, he was deported from the United States.
After he was removed from America, 21 other countries denied him entry. He eventually returned home to India, where he died in 1990.
His teachings have had a surprising impact on the western New Age movement and his popularity has increased exponentially since his death.