Friday, September 25, 2009
Philosopphers & intellectuals in the world of Osho
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Osho was totally against Philosophy and many time insisted on meditation. But unfortunately many Osho lovers are into Philosophy and only Philosophy. I often wonder at the calamity that has happened to Osho world - that is, it is producing more philosophers than all the universities put together.
After reading Osho Books any one can become intelluctual and can debate, argue or philosophize on any topic. But what is the point of all this arguments and debates?. Do they lead to anything beautiful or of the beyond. The real challenge for the new man is meditation.
The essence of Osho teachings is meditation. Meditation will lead to silence, compassion and celebration. Osho's world does not need Nietzsche, Kant or Hegel, We need Buddhas and Mystics.
manish badkas said...
Osho was never against philosophy. He was against philosophy remaining a drawing room discussion & was always for practicing philosophy in day to day life.
Osho was a professor of philosophy in Dr.Harisingh Gaur university at Sagaur in Madhya Pradesh & it is because of his deep study of works of Nietsche, Kant, Hegel (whom you name so disdainfully) & thorough intellectual debate within, that we know, where this people went wrong.
Osho made it easier for us to understand these, otherwise, genius people by showing us the traps of mind that they un-knowingly fell into. He added his pearls of wisdom to the half-truths that these gentleman believed in & paved the path for us to be aware of those pits.
Osho grew beyond philosophy & i am positive that the works of these philosophers had a definite hand in making him what he was & is...just as a valley is an un-seperable part of a gigantic mountain.
You can very well note from the tone & tenor of his discourses, provided you are willing to, that he was never against those people but was only pointing out where they faltered & that too was done to help us understand the fallacies & prowesses of the mind & not to disrespect those philosophers, which you so un-ashamedly indulge into.
i wonder, whether you would have written the same about Osho had you met him when he was just Rajneesh & not the Osho you know...???
Hope you mind & ponder intellectually in your meditation to create something beautiful & beyond.
July 4, 2009 6:53 AM
White Lotus said...
I don't know what to reply.
Just one question - have you ever meditated in life? I mean any kind of meditation you have practiced sincerely?
July 5, 2009 8:18 AM
manish badkas said...
Being in NOW & HERE is the only meditation i know & i dont know whether to term it meditation or a way of life...
July 15, 2009 5:38 AM