Születési dátum: 11. december 1931
Halál dátuma: 19. január 1990
Más nevek: Ошо (Бхагван Шри Раджниш), Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Radzsnís Csandra Mohan Dzsain 1931. december 11. – 1990. január 19., más néven Bhagvan Srí Radzsnís , majd későbbi közismert nevén Osho; Indiában és az Amerikai Egyesült Államokban élő misztikus, spirituális vezető; egy új vallási mozgalom megalapítója. Tanításai hatással voltak a nyugati New Age mozgalom gondolkodására, és bizonyos tekintetben népszerűsége tovább nőtt halála óta.
Az ún. Radzsnís-mozgalom először Indiában, majd nemsokára nyugaton is jelentkezett, szinte valamennyi fejlett országban, kivéve a Szovjetuniót és a kommunista országokat, ahol ideológiai okokból tiltották. Ma számos kisebb központja létezik Indiában és a világ minden táján, köztük az Egyesült Államokban, az Egyesült Királyságban, Németországban, Olaszországban és Hollandiában.
Követőit új-szannjásziknak hívták, , akik jellegzetes narancssárga, vörös, bordó és rózsaszín ruhát viseltek. Rájuk nem volt elmondható, hogy a szegénység, jótékonyság és a szemérmesség hagyományos vallásos elveire esküdtek volna fel. Wikipedia
„Egyszer ez történt: A fiatal atléta épphogy visszatért az Olimpiáról egy ládányi éremmel, amikor megbetegedett. A kórházban az orvos megmérte a lázát, majd elégedetlenül megcsóválta a fejét, és azt mondta:“
Hm, ön lázas, és már 39,5-nél tart!
Ó, tényleg? – felelte az atléta elgyengülten. Azután hirtelen érdeklődés jelent meg az arcán. – Hé doki, és mondja, a világcsúcs az mennyi?
„I would like that what I am doing is not lost. So I am trying in every possible way to drop all those things which in the past have been barriers for the revolution to continue and grow.“
The Last Testament : Interviews with the World Press (1986)
Kontextus: I would like that what I am doing is not lost. So I am trying in every possible way to drop all those things which in the past have been barriers for the revolution to continue and grow. I don't want anybody to stand between the individual and existence. No prayer, no priest... you alone are enough to face the sunrise, you don't need somebody to interpret for you what a beautiful sunrise it is... And this is my attitude: you are here, every individual is here, the whole existence is available. All that you need is just to be silent and listen to existence. There is no need of any religion, there is no need of any God, there is no need of any priesthood, there is no need of any organization. I trust in the individual categorically. Nobody up to now has trusted in the individual in such a way.
Your Answers Questioned (2003)
Kontextus: It is not decided by votes what is true; otherwise we could never come to any truth, ever. People will vote for what is comfortable — and lies are very comfortable because you don't have to do anything about them, you just have to believe. Truth needs great effort, discovery, risk, and it needs you to walk alone on a path that nobody has traveled before.
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„My grandfather ... had raised me with absolute freedom, no inhibitions, no suppressions, and no commandments.Love with freedom—if you have it, you are a king or a queen. That is the real kingdom of God—love with freedom. Love gives you the roots into the earth, and freedom gives you the wings.“
Forrás: Autobiography of a Spiritually Incorrect Mystic (2000), p. 25
„Just before twenty-first March, 1953, seven days before, I stopped working on myself. A moment comes when you see the whole futility of effort. You have done all that you can do and nothing is happening. You have done all that is humanly possible. Then what else can you do? In sheer helplessness one drops all search. And the day the search stopped, the day I was not seeking for something, the day I was not expecting something to happen, it started happening. A new energy arose — out of nowhere. It was not coming from any source. It was coming from nowhere and everywhere. It was in the trees and in the rocks and the sky and the sun and the air — it was everywhere. And I was seeking so hard, and I was thinking it is very far away. And it was so near and so close.“
The Discipline Of Transcendence (1978)
„Whenever I meet prostitutes, they never speak of sex. They inquire about the soul, and about God. I also meet many ascetics and monks, and whenever we are alone they ask about nothing but sex.“
From Sex to Superconsciousness
Kontextus: Whenever I meet prostitutes, they never speak of sex. They inquire about the soul, and about God. I also meet many ascetics and monks, and whenever we are alone they ask about nothing but sex. I was surprised to learn that ascetics, who are always preaching against sex, seem to be captivated by it. They are curious about it and disturbed by it; they have this mental complex about it, yet they sermonize about religion and about the animal instincts in man. And sex is so natural.
Walking in Zen, Sitting in Zen (1982)
Kontextus: One has to reach to the absolute state of awareness: that is Zen. You cannot do it every morning for a few minutes or for half an hour and then forget all about it. It has to become like your heartbeat. You have to sit in it, you have to walk in it. Yes, you have even to sleep in it.
Italian TV Interview (1989)
Kontextus: I believe and trust absolutely in existence. If there is any truth in what I am saying, it will survive. The people who remain interested in my work will be simply carrying the torch, but not imposing anything on anyone, either by sword or bread. I will remain a source of inspiration to my people and that is what most sannyasins will feel. I want them to grow on their own. Qualities like love, around which no church can be created, like awareness, qualities which are nobody's monopoly, like celebration, rejoicing, and maintaining childlike fresh eyes. I want people to know themselves, not to be according to someone else, and the way is in.
Sufis, The People of the Path, Vol. 1
Kontextus: You must have heard about the beautiful Sufi legend of Majnu and Laila. It is not an ordinary love story. The word majnu means mad, mad for God. And laila is the symbol of God. Sufis think of God as the beloved; laila means the beloved. Everybody is a Majnu, and God is the beloved. And one has to open one’s heart, the eye of the heart.
My Way: The Way of the White Clouds (1995)
Kontextus: Only a ripe fruit falls to the ground. Ripeness is all. An unripe ego cannot be thrown, cannot be destroyed. And if you struggle with an unripe ego to destroy and dissolve it, the whole effort is going to be a failure. Rather than destroying it, you will find it more strengthened in new subtle ways. This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity — only then can you dissolve it. A weak ego cannot be dissolved.
The Book of Wisdom
Kontextus: Remain in wonder if you want mysteries to open up for you. Mysteries never open up for those who go on questioning. Questioners sooner or later end up in a library. They end up with scriptures, because scriptures are full of answers. And answers are dangerous, they kill your wonder.
„The longer a person has been dead the greater is the tradition … If Buddha is alive you can barely tolerate him.“
When the Shoe Fits
Kontextus: The longer a person has been dead the greater is the tradition … If Buddha is alive you can barely tolerate him. … You cannot believe this man has known the ultimate because he looks just like you … Hungry he needs food, sleepy he wants a bed, ill, he has to rest — just like you … That is why Jesus is worshipped now and yet he was crucified when he was alive. Alive, you crucify him; dead, you worship him.
The Last Testament, Vol. 3
Kontextus: I have withdrawn the red dress, the mala, because thousands of people wanted to be sannyasins but just because of the clothes and the mala they felt difficulties in the world — their job, their family, their wife, their parents, their friends — and it was too much of a trouble. I have withdrawn everything. Now whatsoever remains is something inner which neither the wife can detect nor the father nor the job nor the friends.