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.
According to Osho:
“One of the most interesting words in the English language today is the word ‘f*ck’. It is one magical word: just by its sound it can describe pain, pleasure, hate and love.
In language it falls into many grammatical categories. It can be used as a verb, both transitive and intransitive , and as a noun. It can be used as an adjective.
As you can see there are not many words with the versatility of ‘f*ck’. Besides the intimate meaning, there are also the following uses:
Fraud: I got f*cked at the used car lot. Ignorance: F*cked if I know. Trouble: I guess I am f*cked now! Aggression: F*ck you! Displeasure: What the f*ck is going on here? Difficulty: I can’t understand this f*cking job. Incompetence: He is a f*ck-off. Suspicion: What the f*ck are you doing? Enjoyment: I had a f*cking good time. Request: Get the f*ck out of here! Hostility: I am going to knock your f*cking head off! Greeting: How the f*ck are you? Apathy: Who gives a f*ck? Innovation: Get a bigger f*cking hammer. Surprise: F*ck! You scared the shit out of me! Anxiety: Today is really f*cked.
And it is very healthy too. If every morning you do it as a Transcendental Meditation – just when you get up, the first thing, repeat the mantra ‘F*ck you!’ five times – it clears the throat. That’s how I keep my throat clear!”
Osho, The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, Vol 11, Ch 4, Q 8
Osho was asked to list his ten commandments in an interview, and “just for fun” he listed these items:
- Never obey anyone’s command unless it is coming from within you.
- There is no God other than life itself.
- Truth is within you, do not search for it elsewhere.
- Love is prayer.
- To become a nothingness is the door to truth. Nothingness itself is the means, the goal and attainment.
- Life is now and here.
- Live wakefully.
- Do not swim—float.
- Die each moment so that you can be new each moment.
- Do not search. That which is, is. Stop and see.
“Osho is an enlightened master who is working with all possibilities to help humanity overcome a difficult phase in developing consciousness.” – The Dalai Lama
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