Life of Osho
15 Jan 2022 HYN Himalayan Yoga Academy
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh , or Osho was a popular and powerful speaker who was born in 1931 in Central India and was the eldest of a 11 children of cloth merchant. He was the leader of a worldwide new spiritual movement. Rajneesh emphasized the importance of free thought, meditation, love, courage, creativity and humor. At the age of 21, he had intense spiritual awakening. At that time he was studying philosophy at the University of Saugar. Then after a Master degree, he taught philosophy at the University of Jabalpur for nine years. After then, he resigned from the University and became a Guru and teacher of Meditation. In 1974, he moved with his disciples to Pune, India and he established a new Ashram in six acres. The basic centre was called dynamic meditation, a process designed to allow people to experience the divine. He also became well-known for his progressive approach to sexuality, which is totally different with the thoughts of other Indian Teachers. In 1980, he was attacked by Hindu fundamentalist who disagreed with Osho`s unconventional stance on religion and spirituality. So he left India and moved to America
. His disciples bought a large plot of land near Antelope, Oregon to refocused on Rajneesh movement`s activities. After a short time, the movement ran into the conflict with country residents and state government. The increased tensions around the Poona ashram, along with criticism of its activities and threatened punitive action by Indian authorities, provided an impetus for the ashram to consider the establishment of a new commune in the United States. While the various legal battles ensued Rajneesh remained behind the scenes, having withdrawn from a public facing role in what commune leadership referred. Several months later, on 30 October 1985, he ended his period of public silence, announcing that it was the time to “speak his own truths”. He was later deported from the United States in accordance with an Alford Plea bargain. After his deportation, 21 countries deny his entry. He ultimately returned to Mumbai, India in 1986, he was given a hero`s welcome by Indian disciples. In 1987, he settled back in Poona ashram, where he would give evening discourses. In Febraury 1989, he expressed his wish to be called as “Osho”. He gave his last public discourse in April 1989. Then onwards he would just simply sit in the silence with his followers. Osho died on 19 janaury 1990, aged 58, reportedly of heart failure.
Osho on Meditation :
Rajneesh presented contemplation not just as a practice but as a state of mindfulness to be maintained in every moment, a total mindfulness that awakens the existent from the sleep of mechanical responses conditioned by beliefs and prospects. He employed Western psychotherapy in the introductory stages of contemplation to produce mindfulness of internal and emotional patterns.
He suggested further than a hundred contemplation ways in aggregate. His own” active contemplation” ways are characterized by stages of physical exertion leading to silence. The most notorious of these remains Dynamic Contemplation which has been described as a kind of example of his outlook. Performed with closed or blindfolded eyes, it comprises five stages, four of which are accompanied by music. First the meditator engages in ten moments of rapid-fire breathing through the nose. The alternate ten twinkles are for catharsis” Let whatever is passing be.. Laugh, cry, laugh, jump, shake — whatever you feel to do, do it. Next, for ten twinkles one jumps up and down with arms raised, crying Hoo! each time one lands on the flat of the bases. At the fourth, silent stage, the meditator stops moving suddenly and completely, remaining fully motionless for fifteen twinkles, witnessing everything that’s passing. The last stage of the contemplation consists of fifteen twinkles of dancing and festivity.
Rajneesh developed other active contemplation ways, similar as the Kundalini” shaking” contemplation and the Nada brahma” humming” contemplation, which are less animated, although they also include physical exertion of one sort or another. His after” pensive curatives” bear sessions for several days, OSHO Mystic Rose comprising three hours of laughing every day for a week, three hours of weeping each day for a alternate week, and a third week with three hours of silent contemplation. These processes of” witnessing” enable a” jump into mindfulness. Rajneesh believed similar cathartic styles were necessary because it was delicate for ultramodern people to just sit and enter contemplation. Once these styles had handed a regard of contemplation, also people would be suitable to use other styles without difficulty.
Rajneesh`s Some Commandments :
- Never obey anyone`s command unless it is coming from within you also.
- Life is now and here.
- Live wakefully.
- There is no God than the life itself.
- Truth is within you, don`t search for it elsewhere.
- Love is prayer.
- Die each moment so that you can be new each moment.
- Do not swim- float.