A student preparing for competitive exam asked this question on Osho in comment section of a video on YouTube Channel by famous personality Vikas Divyakirti of DrishtiIAS involved in imparting coaching for UPSC examination conducted by Government of India.
Q: How why osho think so different and talk about their logics , compitition and hiz effect on the world?
As per my personal experience in inner journey by application of awareness meditation, as suggested by Osho in one of his talks, in real life for more than 20 years I can say that:
Osho is a mystic and every mystic thinks differently, that is why people around him/her feel uncomfortable with him. It is because the mystics are acting from their centre of being, while we are living at periphery. They know the answer of prominent question ‘Who am I?’. This is the answer too of How Osho is able to think so differently? because He discovered his reality.
There is a seed of enlightenment hidden in all of us, but only few try to grow it into a tree by removing conditioning done on them by society which is equal to preparing ground to sow the seed of awareness.
When this seed becomes a flower 🌸 then it starts spreading its fragrance around due to no reason. There is no need of any taker of it, because spreading it around is such a blissful joy.
There arises great compassion in every mystic and their logic, their thinking, their message, their way of conveying their message is an outpouring like natural effortless phenomenon. So out of joy and compassion they become like a flute and the beyond starts working through them.
Like a democratic government works through their executives like IAS officers, the existence or God works through mystics like Osho, So mystics are like executives of the cosmic government, and every mystic contributes to people of whole world towards awakening of more and more persons in future.
They may look like against the society but this is the only way society could be get rid of that which is rotten, stale in them. Mystics are the one who are able to look from above so they could notice the overall growth of wisdom in people. Those rituals or acts or rules for inner growth that they are carrying from past and which became meaningless can suggested to the people so that they get rid of them. And new practical concepts for growth of people in inner journey be given by practically demonstrating them.
With enlightened persons, ie mystics, the planet is always full to it’s our responsibility or capability whether we are able to notice them or not. They keep handing over the batton of truth to next generation people. They do not bother to change the society as a whole at large scale.
The great synthesis Osho is rare flowering like Buddha, and such mystics are being used by existence to bring radical changes in society once in 2000-2500 years. Prior to Osho the world was divided into East and West. The East was known for inner journey and was buried under the burden of ancient traditional knowledge while the West was known for scientific and modern developments. For more please read my post describing the experiment Osho carried out as great synthesis of east and west and called it spiritual materialism which he described while defining real India in a talk.
Globalisation Osho has successfully demonstrated that the world is now one ie globalisation begun at Osho commune, Pune. When rich and educated people from 75 countries belonging to nearly every religion lived peacefully on vegetarian diet for 20 years to become part of existential experiment carried out under his eternal presence.
The East learned to work meticulously and efficiently to make progress through scientific developments. The West learned mediation and experienced awakening and gained the joy of becoming a flute, and to let existence use their body to work through them. The Earth became flat for the first time.
Osho created Link Road between religions His teachings have loosened the shackles of religion on the People of every religion around the world. In his YouTube video Osho explains that Sex was taboo in the East and newly wed people started living in bedroom for the first time. Death was taboo in the West and people could not dare to talk about it even in private. Osho’s experiment helped the people of the west (by living together with people of the East ) to talk freely about death because they understood practically that death happens to the body only and it’s eternal part ie consciousness remains. In his talks on any mystic he gave examples of similar message from scriptures of all possible religious. This way there is no need to do any comparative study of religions to understand different religions. Read any of his book on mystic or scripture or gospel known to you and you will understand every other scripture which conveys similar message or mystic who says similar quotes.
His message can be best understood from two of his books 1) Hsin Hsin Ming-The book of Nothing, Osho on Sosan’s ‘the Zen understanding of mind and Consciousness’ and 2) Unio Mystica Vol 1&2, Osho on Sufism by Sanai’s book The Hadiqa (the walled garden). Osho says that if all my books are going to be burned then please save these two books and spirituality will grow again over a period of time.
One of the major responsibility of every mystic is to let people understand messages from scriptures created by earlier mystics in contemporary language. Osho successfully relaunched teachings of every known mystic of the world in such a way that it becomes easy for people to understand other religion too. This way the deepest conditioning by religion becomes easy to understand as well as giving rise in respect for other religion too.
For timeline of OSHO’s work please visit sannyas.wiki and Osho.com, and for online guidance iOSHO app may be useful in understanding by experimenting his suggested mediations.
As we grow we need to become more efficient so as to earn our bread and butter hence we become robotic. While in our childhood we acted consciously during every act. This is why even the work was relaxing like a play. This awareness that we have lost is needed to be regained or discovered.
Osho says “At any moment you close your eyes, first you will see thoughts, a layer of thinking all around you, thoughts vibrating – one coming, another going – a crowd, a traffic. Remain silent for a few seconds, and suddenly you will see that thinking is no longer there but dreaming has started. You are dreaming that you have become the president of a country, or you have found a brick of gold on the road, or you have found a beautiful woman or a man, and suddenly you start projecting; dreams start functioning. If you continue dreaming for a long time, one moment will come when you will fall asleep – thinking, dreaming, sleep, and from sleep again to dreaming and thinking. This is how your whole life revolves. Real awareness is not known yet, and that real awareness is what Patanjali says will destroy ignorance – not knowledge, but awareness. We collect knowledge just to befool ourselves and others.”—————-Osho, Yoga: The science of the soul.
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The mind is biggest hurdle in our inner journey. It is helpful too but only up to a certain altitude after that it needed to be disconnected from it because then it starts creating more trouble. So just like first stage of rocket engine is left to drop on the Earth so that the satellite can be launched in its orbit, our mind too needs to be dropped in subtle way so that even the mind could not recognise being dropped!
Awareness meditation is of great help in getting this job done.
Osho says “The deep problem is: how to become aware, how not to be unconscious. From where to start? Don’t try to fight with some very deep-rooted habit. You will be defeated. Start with very neutral habits.
For example: you go for a walk; just be aware that you are walking. (Try to Walk with witnessing consciousness).
Awareness meditation is the way worked for me and I tried it first during brushing my teeth in the morning after trying 8-10 meditations over period of 15 years! So there is no need to reinvent the circle for you. May be you too find it suitable otherwise with Dynamic meditation and/or Kundalini in the evening it is suitable for most of the people. There are 110 other meditation techniques discovered by Indian Mystic Gorakhnath about 500years before and further modified by Osho for contemporary people that one can experiment and the suitable one could be practiced in routine life.
My experiences may be of your help in taking only one step. Because everyone has to move forward alone, this is the nature of this journey.
In my life mindfulness or awareness meditation helped miraculously. Apart from that living a simple, authentic and totality in life is very helpful even when we are serving people around us with great love and care without discrimination.
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