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#1 Oct 18th, 2003, 21:24
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Are there any sannyasins here?
Anybody heard about Rajneesh ever?
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I spent some time in the ashram in Pune (then Poona) a long time ago when Rajneesh was still alive.

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Met the first sannyasins on the beach in Goa in 1972, when the upfront message was "drugs and sex will get you to enlightenment." Interesting, but hardly unique for the times.

An old friend from pre-India days has since spent a couple of winters at the Pune ashram and he loved the place. Searching for something to believe in, he has since re-discovered Christianity and I doubt he'll go back to Osho.
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Oh, hippie, I know some of them too, but they're quite stupid people, Osho should slaughter them, so stupid they are. But his message was good, so it does not matters, that the sannyasins where just junkies, am I right? He was a Master, no doubt.
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Two years ago at Osho's Commune, I met only well-meaning knobs losts in their own mojo. Not my cup of tea.

I did enjoy those who gave a prayer-like namaste to Osho after his videos, however. It was ironic because that's the very antithesis of what he tries to teach (albeit, very very very S-L-O-O-O-O-O-O-W-L-Y)
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Osho is lost in Pune.
Doen't search him there.
He left the place by 1990.

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ashram is still going, AFAIK-

http://www.osho.com/Main.cfm?Area=Me...nguage=English

if you go, let us know what you experienced!
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It's only the building, not the master.
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Just on the of chance,,,,,,,,,
I often think of an old friend of mine, He got heavily involved (and probably still is) with the Rajneesh movement in the 70' & 80's.....
His name is Jim an english guy, Though he went by his given name" Swami Anand Himalaya" He looked very much the archetypal western sannyasi, robes, beard etc, aged now late 50's though probably looking much older!
Does that name ring any bells with anyone?,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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from what I've read of Osho he was trully a beautiful being
However his followers I've met apart from a few have not been a good avertisement for the movement

There isa good if slightly biased view of the whole thing in the book Karma Cola ...When you read it just remember its not exactly an impartial description but it is a very entertaining read

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That man to man, the world, o'er
Shall brithers be for a' that.
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entertaining - it's not a comic, you know.
It's about nothing, the great big nothingness.
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I am a sanyassin. Spent quite a bit of time on the ashram between '97-'99 and finally decided to take sanyas near the end. I did it for my own reasons...as everybody does I suppose...and I would never regret it. It was a wonderful celebration and an amazing experience. I don't agree with everything about the Osho organization or the behaviour of the Sanyassins neccessarily but I did learn a lot of important things there and I cherish those days and the friends I made there are still in my life to this day.
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But Osho was addicted to Valium! Give anyone Valium everyday and their mind finds peace but the peace ends when they stop taking the drug which they are dependant on. Even if you go 2 or more days without taking drugs the mind is still relaxed as it's still in the system. I found peace and could see clearly and speak clearly when I smoked weed and took other drugs but that was not true peace. This I only found out when I stopped!

Osho was a knowledgable man who had studied most of the religions and he made a mish-mash of them all, a bit of this & a bit of that, to come up with his "own message". But even his message of giving into to desire (which Alistair Crowley, the so called "Satanist" spoke of in 1900...) was not new. Besides it doesn't work! Of course the reason why he was so popular, especially in America was that this message was far easier & pleasurable to follow than any other teaching and so he made a fortune. In America he owned 365 Rolls Royce cars - one for each day of the year! Of course he enjoyed sleeping with his followers. What a way to get laid and make money! He was a witty and charsimatic man and people are attracted to such people especially with a message like his.

But the truth may not be what we want it to be and may also not be easy but superficial people don't want that! So his books sell & sell and the Poona Ashram makes a huge fortune. I heard it was hundreds of dollars to stay there! What a way to make money!
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Originally Posted by Ozric View Post But Osho was addicted to Valium! Give anyone Valium everyday and their mind finds peace but the peace ends when they stop taking the drug which they are dependant on. Even if you go 2 or more days without taking drugs the mind is still relaxed as it's still in the system. I found peace and could see clearly and speak clearly when I smoked weed and took other drugs but that was not true peace. This I only found out when I stopped!
Thank you Ozric. At last, a voice of reason. It never fails to amaze me how, with all the true paths out there for folks to choose from, they end up following a charlatan like this guy. Poor ones.
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