Master or Monster, Buddha or Meditation Scientist… Osho at 80
11th December, somehow an historical date for those, who felt their life was changed because of this man Osho – who was incidentally born on this day 80 years ago.
Disciples, however few or many there may be now after His demise seem in a
constant query, should we celebrate His birthday as one does with Jesus or Buddha – or are we the kind of people who just ignore it as it is not going to add some value in our existence.
After all, celebrating this or that day is not a ticket to heaven, or will not be a short cut journey in
in a new limo – to innermost being!
People with another opinion and who hold the main ashram of Osho as their personal property will not celebrate Osho’s birthday as was the norm. Instead they have created a new product,
Osho Winter Festival, which begins and ends before 11th December. As per the news, hardly 100 people (SN has no authentication of this number) have arrived for this “Winter Festival” and most of them from the neighbouring city of Mumbai.
In any case, I wonder why most of the Sannyas community has lost touch to find a way to
unconventional yet easy solutions. In Osho’ case too, it would be so easy to say. His current management will provide an opportunity and space to those who want to indulge in this “childish” game of celebrating the Master`s birthday; those who are mature enough can use the time in the
newly built five star hotels all around Koregaon Park, Pune.
But no, it will not happen, despite the management often offering grandiose solutions to the problems faced by the whole world.
Whatsoever, let us remember Osho whatever your view, monster, mystic master or all time meditation scientist.