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Osho's 26th death anniversary: Some interesting facts about the mystic



Osho's 26th death anniversary: Some interesting facts about the mystic
Jan 19th, 2016 - Osho's 26th death anniversary: Some interesting facts about the mystic



One of the most influential mystics and spiritual teachers of the modern time, Osho (December 11, 1931 - January 19, 1990) was an Indian professor of philosophy and a public speaker, who garnered an international following.

On his 26th death anniversary, here are some interesting facts about the man:

Osho was born as Chandra Mohan Jain in a small village in the Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh state in India
He was known as Acharya Rajneesh from the 1960s onwards, as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh during the 1970s and 1980s, and as Osho from 1989

During his early years, Osho became an anti-theist and took an interest in hypnosis, becoming briefly associated with socialism and two Indian nationalist organisations, the Indian National Army and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. However, his membership in the organisations was short-lived as he could not subscribe to any external discipline, ideology or system

In the 1960s, he travelled throughout India as a public speaker

His outspoken criticism of socialism and institutionalised religions and a more open attitude towards sexuality made him controversial

In 1970, after settling in Bombay for a while, Osho took on the role of a spiritual teacher and began initiating disciples, known as neo-sannyasins

Moving to Pune in 1974, he established an ashram that attracted increasing numbers of Westerners. The ashram offered therapies derived from the Human Potential Movement to its Western audience and made news in India and abroad. His ashram is today known as the Osho International Meditation Resort

Osho relocated to the United States in 1981 and his followers established an international community, later known as Rajneeshpuram, in the state of Oregon

In 1985, the Oregon commune collapsed when Osho revealed that the commune leadership had committed a number of serious crimes, including a bioterror attack on the citizens of Dalles

Shortly afterwards, he was arrested and charged with immigration violations. In accordance with a plea bargain, Osho was deported from the United States

After travelling to many countries, he returned to Pune, where he died in 1990

In 1991, an influential Indian newspaper counted Osho, along with figures such as Gautama Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi, among the ten people who had most changed India's destiny.

From: http://indiatoday.intoday