Bishwa Nath Singh:
Let us pay our floral tribute to an Indian mystic and spiritual teacher who garnered an international following. whose teachings emphasized the importance of meditation, awareness, love, celebration, creativity and humour – qualities that he viewed as being suppressed by adherence to static belief systems, religious tr...adition and socialisation. His teachings have had a notable impact on Western New Age thought & their popularity has increased remarkably since his death He was none else than Chandra Mohan Jain who is popularly called Osho .Let us have a glimpse of his life in brief!
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Bishwa Nath Singh:
Osho was born on December 11,1931 in Kuchwada, a small village in the state of Madhya Pradesh, central India and whose name was"Rajneesh" Chandra Mohan Jain .He was the eldest of eleven children of a Jaina cloth merchant. Stories of His e...arly years describe Him as independent and rebellious as a child, questioning all social, religious and philosophical beliefs. As a youth He experimented with meditation techniques. He was enlightened on March 21,1953 at the age of twenty-one, while majoring in philosophy at D.N. Jain college in Jabalpur. Osho was appointed as a professor at the Sanskrit College in Raipur in 1957. He was appointed Professor of Philosophy at the University of Jabalpur, in 1958 where He taught until 1966.He was A powerful and passionate debater, He also travels widely in India, speaking to large audiences and challenging orthodox religious leaders in public debates. : After nine years of teaching He leaves the university to devote Himself entirely to the raising of human consciousness. On a regular basis, He begins to address gatherings 20,000 to 50,000 in the open-air maidans of India’s major cities. Four times a year He conducts intense ten-day meditation camps. He introduced on April 14,1970 his revolutionary meditation technique, dynamic Meditation, which begins with a period of uninhibited movement and catharsis, followed by a period of silence and stillness. Since then this meditation technique has been used by psychotherapists, medical doctors, teachers and other professionals around the world . His Hindi talks became available in English translations in late 1960. In July, 1970, He moved to Mumbai, where He lived until 1974. Osho in 1970 was called Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh - begins to initiate seekers into Neo-Sannyas or discipleship, a path of commitment to self-exploration and meditation which does not involve renouncing the world or anything else. Osho’s understanding of ‘Sannyas’ is a radical departure from the traditional Eastern viewpoint. For Him it is not the material world that needs to be renounced but our past and the conditionings and belief systems that each generation imposes on the next. He continues to conduct meditation camps at Mount Abu in Rajasthan but stops accepting invitations to speak throughout the country. He devotes his energies entirely to the rapidly expanding group of sannyasins around Him. He was a widely traveled person conducting various meditation camps. He got his popularity both in our country and on international arena. Osho had gone on three and one half years of self-imposed silence in October 1984.He had his ashrams at various place in India very popularly at Mumbai & Puna. In view of the possible need for emergency surgery, and on the recommendation of His personal doctors, He travels to the U.S. This same year, His American disciples purchase a 64,000-acre ranch in Oregon and invite Him to visit. He eventually agrees to stay in the U.S. and allows an application for permanent residence to be filed on His behalf. On October 28,1985, Without warrants, federal and local officials arrest at gun point Osho and others in Charlotte, North Carolina. While the others are released, He is held without bail for twelve days. A five-hour return plane trip to Oregon takes four days. En route, Osho is held incommunicado and forced to register under the pseudonym, David Washington, in the Oklahoma County jail. Subsequent events indicate that it is probable that He was poisoned with the heavy metal thallium while in that jail and the El Reno Federal Penitentiary Emotions and publicity swell around Osho’s immigration case. Fearing for His life and the well-being of sannyasins in volatile Oregon, attorneys agree to an Alford Plea on two out of 35 of the original charges against Him. According to the rules of the plea, the defendant maintains innocence while saying that the prosecution could have convicted him. Osho and His attorneys maintain His innocence in the court. He is fined $400,000 and is deported from America. In June-July 1985, during the next month He is deported from both Jamaica and Portugal. In all, 21 countries had denied Him entry or deported Him after arrival. On July 29,1986, He returned to Mumbai, India. InJanuary 1987: He returns to the ashram in Pune, India, which is renamed Rajneeshdham.In July 1988: Osho begins, for the first time in 14 years, to personally lead the meditation at the end of each evening’s discourse. He also introduces a revolutionary new meditation technique called The Mystic Rose. In January 1987: He returned to the ashram in Pune, India, which is renamed Rajneeshdham Osho had lived in the best of time & worst of time. He wrote over six hundred books that bear testimony of his wisdom and scholarly pursuits..In July 1988: Osho begins, for the first time in 14 years, to personally lead the meditation at the end of each evening’s discourse. He also introduces a revolutionary new meditation technique called The Mystic Rose. March-June 1989: Osho is resting to recover from the effects of the poisoning, which by now are strongly influencing His health.In July 1989: his health is getting better and He makes two appearances for silent darshans during the Festival, now renamed Osho Full Moon Celebration.In August 1989: Osho begian to make daily appearances in Gautama the Buddha Auditorium for evening darshan. He inaugurates a special group of white-robed sannyasins called the "Osho White Robe Brotherhood." All sannyasins and non-sannyasins attending the evening darshans are asked to wear white robes.In September 1989: Osho dropped the name "Rajneesh," signifying His complete discontinuity from the past. He is known simply as "Osho," and the ashram is renamed "Osho Commune International."During the second week in January 1990, Osho’s body becomes noticeably weaker. On January 18, He is so physically weak that He is unable to come to Gautama the Buddha Auditorium. On January 19, His pulse becomes irregular. When His doctor inquires whether they should prepare for cardiac resuscitation, Osho says, "No, just let me go. Existence decides its timing." He leaves His body at 5 p.m. At 7 p.m. on January 19,1990 at Pune.His body iwasbrought to Gautama the Buddha Auditorium for a celebration, and then carried to the burning ghats for cremation. Two daya later, His ashes were placed in his newly built bedroom in one of the main buildings (LaoTsu House) at the Pune ashram. The epitaph reads, "OSHO. Never Born, Never Died. Only Visited this Planet Earth between Dec 11 1931 – Jan 19 1990."Let us pay our floral tribute to this mystic saint who is very popular as a great meditation teacher not only in India but even far & wide!
Aravind Pandey Osho, when arrested by American Police. said , Awakened Persons can also commit Blunders ..बुद्ध पुरुष भी गंभीर गलतियाँ कर सकते हैं.. !! this was His Best Sermon but overlooked !!