Osho- The Most Controversial Spiritual Guru of All Time
Below we are going to discuss the most controversial spiritual Guru of all time (Osho). This blog will walk you through the Osho’s Childhood to Work and Achievements, Life events, & their Ahsrams & Osho’s Death.
Osho and his Childhood
Osho was born on 11th December 1931. His birth name was Chandra Mohan Jain, also known as Rajneesh. He was an Indian godman and founder of the Rajneesh movement.
Osho lived in a rural family, at his maternal grandparents’ house. Osho was exposed to the utmost freedom at his grandparents’ house as his grandmother let him live his life without an imposed education or restriction.
At the age of seven, Osho’s grandfather died, and he went to live with his parents, Babulal and Saraswati Jain, in Gadarwara.
The death of his grandfather when he was seven and his cousin when he was fifteen affected his childhood phase a lot. In his school life, Osho was a rebellious student and an excellent debater.
Work and Achievements
Osho has introduced the idea of dynamic meditation which, commences with the period of uninhabited movement which- leads to catharsis and is further followed by a period of silence and stillness.
It has become a profound technique among his disciples around the world.
Osho presented meditation not just as a practice but as a state of awareness to be maintained in every moment, a total awareness– that awakens the individual from the sleep of mechanical responses conditioned by beliefs and expectations.
Osho in the US Prison
Thirty years ago, Osho was arrested and juggled between six US jails. The reason Osho was put behind bars was to silence him because he was gaining media attention and also to deport him from the US as he was fighting the immigration case through the US justice system.
After his jail experience, Osho shared the shocking details of US mass incarnation and exposed the cruelty faced by young people in US jail.
The reason Osho was a threat because he questioned the status quo and danger to the status quo is always sensed by the establishment – which then quickly tries to silence the people.
Osho’s Centers in the World.
There are 300 Osho information centres and meditation centres in more than forty-five countries of the world. These centres provide a look at Osho’s books, experience his meditation and get an insight into his life.
Rajneeshpuram was a religious intentional community in Wasco County, Oregon, incorporated as a city between 1981 and 1988.
Its the population consisted entirely of Rajneesh’s, followers of the spiritual teacher Rajneesh, later known as Osho.
Its citizens and leaders were responsible for launching the 1984 Rajneeshee bioterror attack, the single largest bioterrorist attack in the United States, as well as the planned 1985 Rajneeshee assassination plot, in which they conspired to assassinate Charles Turner, the then-United States Attorney for the District of Oregon.
Osho died on 19 January 1990, aged 58, at the ashram in Pune, India. The official cause of death was heart failure, but a statement released by his commune said that he had died because “living in the body had become a hell” after alleged poisoning in US jails.
There are three critical aspects to Osho’s death which demand scrutiny. The first is the extraordinary secrecy around Osho at the time of his death.
This was followed by his speedy cremation. Some also believed that the account of Osho’s death is a detailed script and not factual. However, after three decades, his death is still a mystery and indecisive.
While Rajneesh’s teachings were not welcomed by many in his own home country during his lifetime, there has been a change in Indian public opinion since Rajneesh’s death.
Osho has found more acclaim in his homeland since his death than he ever did while alive.
Many Bollywood personalities like Mahesh Bhatt, Parveen Babi were also known to be the followers of Rajneesh’s philosophy. His books are available in more than 60 languages from more than 200 publishing houses and have entered best-seller lists in Italy and South Korea.