Osho is asked how he would like to be remembered.
Do you think there is any possibility of your being recognized, or even accepted, by mankind during your lifetime?
You have said you don’t care about what happens to you after you leave your body, but for the poor historians who will be struggling with the impossible – to capture the phenomenon which is Osho – can you say something about the impact of your presence and your teachings in a future historical context?
Also, how would you like to be remembered?
I would simply like to be forgiven and forgotten. There is no need to remember me. The need is to remember yourself! People have remembered Gautam Buddha and Jesus Christ and Confucius and Krishna. That does not help. So what I would like: forget me completely, and forgive me too – because it will be difficult to forget me. That’s why I am asking you to forgive me for giving you the trouble.
And don’t be bothered about historians and all kinds of neurotic people – they will do their thing. It is none of our concern at all.
Osho, The Transmission of the Lamp, Ch 29, Q 2