Originally Posted by Merrick1
you are suprising me. Until now it wouldn't have occured to me that we have anything in common. Simply because you are such a big promoter of Osho, who I do not rezonate with at all, although I must admit that his books are good (from the little I was willing to read from him). And I also believe that he knew what life is about. I have got friends who admire him but he is not the type of a teacher who would speak to my heart.
So, I'm very glad to see, in the last moments of this forum, that we have come to the same understanding, even though through such different paths. Thanks for sharing.
Definitely it's a matter of personal preference. Truth is one, paths are many. Osho definitely is a unique character and I can see where he would turn a lot of people off. It me a couple years to nail down his contradictory style, e.g., but when I started reading his very last discourses, he revealed all his methods and then the contradictions vaporized.
He was speaking to his own people that he could speak directly to and before he died, he wanted to "come clean" on his previous 30 years of talks. I've been fascinated to get the behind the scenes look at it all. There's two discourses. The first one is about 12,000 pages long and I'm almost done with it. The second one is that long too.
He was simply a master at speaking to the collective mind of each particular audience. All his "writings" are transcriptions of live talks and to each type of mind, he would speak in a way that kept their minds open so that he could talk to their hearts.
So in one book he's drooling over Jesus, but that is because he's speaking to Christians. There's a lot he liked about Jesus and much that he flat out said the guy was looney. But to tell that to the Christian mind would shut it down and he learned that he can't open up peoples eyes by directly telling his message. He looked for stuff in Jesus that he did agree with, then told Jesus's story but used his message as though that's what Jesus meant.
Then in other books to non-Christian groups he talked about Jesus openly as it wouldn't offend a Bhuddist or Hindu. But to those groups he talked up Buddha and Krishna. And that is a major source of his contradictory words.
The conditioned mind is minefield and he learned how to walk through it.
Osho was a genius with language. He's not my savior nor my hero. I simply am in sync with his message and his style fits with me totally. I see the learning process now, I see how the conscious mind works in daily life and I see how we corrupt it by repeating ideas, creating habitual thoughts that keeps us trapped in a mental prison. Seeing that, my confusion in life vaporized and in sharp clarity, I'm truly in a really good place that is not from a mind game, but from an absence of "mind" in terms of being confused all the time. I'm not confused anymore, but gaining a deeper clarity daily.
Thanks for the high-5!