Launch of Rashid Maxwell’s book about Ma Yoga Laxmi in Delhi. Published in United News of India, December 12, 2017.
On the occasion of 86th birthday of Osho yesterday, filmmaker Subhash Ghai released a book based on the life of Osho’s first disciple and his chief administrator Laxmi.
Written by Swami Deva Rashid Maxwell, ‘The Only Life: Osho, Laxmi and a Journey of the Heart’ is the story of an ordinary woman thrust into an extraordinary life.
Like most young people, Laxmi wished the world was a kinder, better place. Growing up she did good works, supported Gandhi and the Indian Independence Movement; she sought freedom. Unsatisfied with the meagre results she withdrew to make space for something different.
In her mid-30’s Laxmi met Osho who opened her eyes to the treasure trove of life. She became his first disciple and his chief administrator, his right hand and his honoured voice to the many thousands drawn to him. She was the sunflower turning to his love.
Speaking at the launch of the book, in the presence of 500-600 Osho lovers, Film Director Ghai said that Osho as a master uses every trick and device to awaken those who understand the need for change.
“In his compassion, he provided Laxmi with all the heat and hits for her to go beyond her concept of herself, transcend her ego. She emerged from the Master’s crucible as pure gold,” Ghai said.
Many eminent admirers of Osho have written in praise of The Only Life which also include Suhel Seth, former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen, music maestro A. R. Rahman, playback singer Sonu Nigam and former IPS officer Kiran Bedi.
Review by Osho News staff with links to where you can buy it from
The Only Life: Osho, Laxmi and a Journey of the Heart – A most significant and comprehensive book about Laxmi’s life written by Rashid Maxwell has been published on December 11, 2017; reviewed by Bhagawati