Meet the local architect with ties to the late spiritual leader Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, popularized in the recent Netflix docuseries Wild Wild Country, writes Stacy Girard. Published in D magazine, Dallas, USA, September 2018 issue.
Dayanand – Bliss of Mercy – One who belongs to the ancient wisdom of India – the story of the times Dayanand came to meet Osho – from the book ‘Past the Point of No Return’, compiled by Bhagawati.
In Komalta’s journey to sannyas, she comes, through her profession, into contact with the people from the publications department Naropa, and consequently with Osho’s words.
Osho talks on the subject of ‘Sannyas’: It “helps you to get rid of the non-essential … and meditation helps you to find the essential.”
Osho says not to be concerned about nirvana: “Be concerned about this moment, because this is the only true moment there is, and enter into it.”
The third question:
Dear Osho, I love you. In a Sannyas Magazine you said that you are not a person. Then what are you?
A selection of quotes by Osho about the meaning of the mala and orange/red clothing (in chronological order).
An excerpt from Steve Small’s book, ‘Mind the Gap’; impressions of his arrival in India and Poona and doing the Enlightenment Intensive.
Short video excerpt from an interview given by Ma Yoga Laxmi to an INT office man in the seventies in Pune.
A sannyas darshan: “Shreyas … means ‘the ultimate good’ – and that’s the only approach towards God. If you become good you become godly, and when the good becomes total, you become God himself.”
Viewers of the docuseries Wild Wild Country are in awe of the coloured clothing sannyasins in Rajneeshpuram were wearing. It is presently even trending!
Sannyas darshan of Veet Nisha, from Believing the Impossible Before Breakfast, Ch 27, dated 27 February 1978: “To open your eyes needs courage because you may have to see things that you never wanted to see in yourself.”
Richa Anirudh, well-known Indian radio jockey and television personality, writes about Osho and some of the lessons she has learnt from him and has tried to imbibe in her life. Published in thequint.com on January 19, 2018.
Fatima recalls her meetings with Laxmi who nudged her to take sannyas and later, to help write a book about her.
During sannyas darshan, Osho says to Anand Maria (Praveeta), “Rebel against all that is untrue, rebel against that which is imposed by others. Rebel against the status quo, rebel against all the vested interests. Rebel against the past.”
A fascinating exhibition focusing on the history of Fremantle’s Orange People is currently running at the Fremantle Arts Centre, writes Elodie Bouttier in ECU Daily, Australia, April 6, 2017.
In the late 70s a new religious movement made its way around the world and landed in Fremantle, writes Annelies Gartner on March 29, 2017 in The West Australian.
Indians complain: “A sannyasin has to be a serious person, almost dead, a corpse.” Keerti in ‘The Asian Age’ on March 27, 2017.
‘Orange: Sannyas in Fremantle’, is an upcoming exhibition in Fremantle, Western Australia. It will be shown at the Fremantle Arts Centre from April 1 to May 21, 2017. Brendan Foster reports in The New Age on March 24, 2017.
Samudaya’s sannyas darshan. “Sat means being, samudaya means arising. Up to now you have lived as a becoming, as a desire: doing this, doing that, trying for this, trying for that. You have never given yourself any rest in being.”
Having given sannyas to a man from England, the twin brother of a sannyasin, Osho explained the meaning of his name – Anand Bhagwata – to him, and then went on to talk about the significance of having a new name….
I am just curious. Have you read the book Zorba the Greek by Kazantzakis? I love it so much. Is not Zorba exactly the way you want us to be? At least that is how I understand your teaching.
Local German newspaper Kölner Express excels in writing yet another feeble story about sannyasins and Osho, written by Ayhan Demirci. Published on June 20, 2016.
Purushottama’s writes about his taking sannyas in his book ‘From Lemurs to Lamas: Confessions of a Bodhisattva’
According to Osho, sannyas is an art of meditation – i.e., be meditative, but be in the world, writes Keerti. Published in the Deccan Chronicle and Asian Age on March 28, 2016.
A few years ago, Ma Prem Anado, who left her body this month, wrote this account of her journey to take sannyas.