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GliderGuider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 07:16 AM
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Any followers of Osho here?
Edited on Mon Jan-12-09 07:18 AM by GliderGuider
I first learned about the old tiger back in the '70s when my first wife became a sanyassin after we separated. At the time I never got beyond a mild interest in someone I assumed would be a mere footnote to the hippy era. To my surprise, I was recently reintroduced to his teachings through a personal development group called The Inner Journey that has a strong American presence as well as an active chapter in Ottawa. Their program combines Western psychology with Eastern spirituality. Because the program was developed by a couple of former Osho sanyassins, the spiritual part of the program draws heavily on the old tiger's teachings.

For those who don't know about Osho, here's a taste:

Osho was asked for his ten commandments.
This was his response:

"You have asked for my Ten Commandments. It's a difficult matter, because I am against any kind of commandment.
Yet, just for the fun of it, I write:"

1. Never obey anyone's command unless it is coming from within you also.
2. There is no God other than life itself.
3. Truth is within you, do not search for it elsewhere.
4. Love is prayer.
5. To become a nothingness is the door to truth. Nothingness itself is the means, the goal and attainment.
6. Life is now and here.
7. Live wakefully.
8. Do not swim - float.
9. Die each moment so that you can be new each moment.
10. Do not search. That which is, is. Stop and see.

Some aspects of Osho's teachings are reprised by Eckhart Tolle, though Tolle puts less emphasis on rebellion and anarchy than Osho did. As a result, Eckhart ended up on Oprah, while Osho wound up deported :-)

Osho's wiki entry:
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