From the False to the Truth

What Happened to the Rajneesh After ‘Wild Wild Country’?

‘Wild Wild Country’ is one of the biggest hits on Netflix this year. It follows Indian spiritual leader, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, now known as Osho, who set up a commune in rural Oregon in the ’80s and clashed with locals. We visit an Osho event in Brampton, Ontario where they are embracing the new attention their group has received since the series premiered.

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Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh: Osho’s Sannyasins

The Bhagwan managed to attract a lot of women to his movement. Give up your relationships, children, and explore your sexuality. Give all your money and talents to the movement. What could go wrong? Well, a lot:

An object of media fascination and horror, Rajneesh is known for his bi­zarre revelations on sex. He has con­structed a vision of the New Man that repudiates all prior norms and tradi­tions. Man, by Rajneesh’s thinking, is the hedonist-god, fully autonomous (barring the inner voice of Rajneesh), and free to carve out the cosmos in his own image. He is the sovereign pleasure seeker, self-transcender, who owes nobody anything. The family is anathema, children extra trash. And so long as the Neo-sannyasin has the money the fun ride continues. After­ward, however, he or she is usually a non-functional casualty. Homicides, rapes, mysterious disappearances, threats, fires, explosions, abandoned ashram children now begging in Poona’s streets, drug busts — all done by those amazing hybrids in red who believe they are pioneering new and daring redefinitions of the word “love.”

Osho with Sheela

The Secret of Secrets, Vol 1 & 2

The Secret of Secrets, Vol 1

Talks on the Secret of the Golden Flower

Talks given from 11/08/78 am to 26/08/78 am

English Discourse series

https://www.oshorajneesh.com/download/osho-books/Tao/The_Secret_of_Secrets_Volume_1.pdf

 

The Secret of Secrets, Vol 2

Talks on the Secret of the Golden Flower

Talks given from 27/08/78 am to 10/09/78 am

English Discourse series

https://www.oshorajneesh.com/download/osho-books/Tao/The_Secret_of_Secrets_Volume_2.pdf

Notes:

  • The Secret of the Golden Flower Translated by Richard Wilhelm. Osho’s book The Secret Of Secrets is based on this translation.
  • The Secret of the Golden Flower Translated by Walter Picca.
  • Thomas Cleary has also translated, and commented upon, the treatise of Master Lu-Tzu; the result is to be found in his book carrying the same title. In it Cleary states that the flowering of the Golden Flower is a matter of intensified awareness:
    Using neither idea nor image, it
     [the alchemical praxis – jrædan] is a process of getting right to the root source of awareness itself. The aim of this exercise is to free the mind from arbitrary and unnecessary limitations imposed upon it by habitual fixation on its own contents. With this liberation, the conscious individual becomes a ‘partner of creation’ rather than a ‘prisoner of creation’. The experience of the blossoming of the golden flower is likened to light in the sky [gold within blue – jrædan], a sky of awareness vaster than images, thoughts, and feelings, an unimpeded space containing everything without being filled. Thus it opens up an avenue to an endless source of intuition, creativity, and inspiration. Once this power of mental awakening has been developed, it can be renewed and deepened without limit.

 

 

 

Gold Nuggets: Messages from Existence

Existence is a constant reminder, according to Osho; one just needs to be sensitive and alert to pick up the messages. The selected quotes in one of Osho’s most accessible books create an urgency very much in tune with a growing worldwide awareness that everything is not right with humanity and our beautiful planet Earth. These powerful meditations cover a wide range of subjects including love, death, friendship, and hate; together they remind us that we have only one moment in our hands, and that we must live it or leave it unlived. Continue reading “Gold Nuggets: Messages from Existence”

The Book of Secrets: 112 Meditations to Discover the Mystery Within

The Book of Secrets is a step by step guide to find the best meditation suitable for you.

112 methods of meditation are described and introduced here with helpful background information to give contemporary people a door to meditation.

Reading this book, not only will your outlook on life change, but so will your life. If you want to know more about life and yourself this is your book. Continue reading “The Book of Secrets: 112 Meditations to Discover the Mystery Within”