Ich bin so scheun, Ich bin so froh, Ich bin die verlichte Eckhart Tolle!
Osho

Rajneesh Chandra Mohan Jain (December 11, 1931 - January 19, 1990), better known during the 1970s as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and later as Osho was an Indian spiritual teacher. He lived in India and in other countries including, for a period the United States.

The Sanskrit word Bhagwan means "Blessed one" (historically, it is used to refer to a Hindu god, such as Bhagwan Ram or Bhagwan Krishna or to a spiritually awakened being in Mahayana Buddhism). It is also used to denote individuals who possess a great wealth of spiritual knowledge.

'Osho' is an ancient Japanese term that is used to address a spiritual master in certain Zen traditions. The name "Osho" in this context means "The Friend". It fit how Rajneesh wanted to be known by his followers and lovers.

Osho has been described by the Sunday Times of London as one of the "1000 Makers of the 20th Century" and by American novelist Tom Robbins as "the most dangerous man since Jesus Christ." More than a decade after his death in 1990, the influence of his teachings continues to grow, reaching seekers of all ages in virtually every country of the world.



"When you are no more, only then for the first time will you be."
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"Each person comes into this world with a specific destiny - he has something to fulfill, some message has to be delivered,
some work has to be completed. You are not here accidentally - you are here meaningfully. There is a purpose behind you.
The whole intends to do something through you."
Osho


Links
Osho Meditations
Osho Quotes: Hilarious & Enlightening

Streaming videos
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh; His Vision and His Work
Baghwan
Begin slowly
Anybody who gives you a belief system is your enemy
God is not a solution but a problem
Joy is in Finding
Love and Hate are One
Absolutely Free to Be Funny
Meditations for Contemporary People?
Sex & Death, The Great Taboos
Strange Consequences
What Is the Need of Nations?
Your morality is not real
Zen and the art of escaping the circle of life and death
Experiences from the Osho International Meditation Resort
Bhagwan, The Rising Moon
Tom Robbins about the Indian Mystic Osho
Osho GV


You may have heard about the many controversies about Osho, I'm definitely not one to defend his ways. I just found what he teached useful & I like his sense of humour ;). About the Rolls Royce situation, which I find hilarious btw, Robert Anton Wilson had this to say: Suddenly Osho found himself with a bunch of disciples, and what do you with those? "A disciple is just an asshole looking for a human being to attach itself to." :p What that means is any disciple willing to buy Osho a car had it coming, as they were not busy with their own spiritual development but with foolishness, and the zen way is to make the fool persist in his folly :p.