Sheela’s ex-husband Jayananda writes in reply to the string created earlier around questions he answered in SannyasNews. at
He says as a preface I cherish the time I spent with Osho, at the Ranch, and my continued association with sannyasins…
He then goes on:
“There does not seem to be any follow up questions to my answers on the previous string, so I will make some explanatory comments on that string.
My “no” on question 5 related to whether or not Sheela had any previous experience as an executive. She did not. Would it have been better if she had? Hard to say, Sheela, acting as a funnel for Osho’s directions – there was a lot to be desired, as I believe I pointed out. She did not present clearly the facts or the alternatives possible to Osho, but manipulated both the input and the output. She would present information in such a way as to gain the response she wanted from him.
I was a commercial banker not an investment banker.
I was very shaken up in Koh Samui in 85. Sheela wanted to bump me off from 84. Why?? It was after I refused to help her kill anyone.
I knew a lot of what she had organized as far as dirty tricks go, and I did not want to be a witness to these in the state and federal courts. It could only hurt the commune and Osho’s reputation, and while I had little jeopardy, I would have had to spend years in Oregon in court at my expense and jeopardy.
I left the ranch in late 85 after returning from Germany where I had been sent earlier in 85 by Sheela, ostensibly to be killed there. I was called back by the commune to represent it in two court cases that were happening. At the same time the US had OSHO in prison and we were trying to get him out. Look at Niren’s brief on this when it gets posted.
Sheela was talked out of bumping me off by Patipada on the way to Europe where she was organizing a strategy for leaving the Ranch, and to set up operations in Katmandu, Nepal..
Back to my story, I had been subpoenaed to appear in the Grand Jury in the Dallas in late1985, who were investigating the dirty tricks at the Ranch. But on the day I was to appear it snowed several feet and the Grand Jury was cancelled. Legally I therefore had to be re-subpoenaed to be required to appear. I skipped out the rear of the Ranch in a 4 wheel drive and went to the commune hotel in Portland. The FBI was at the reception desk at the Ranch when I left, looking for me and at the hotel, when I left to go to California and on to Thailand. I was not a happy camper in Koh Samui in 85.
4 years latter the FBI came to Thailand looking for me, and later arraigned me in New Jersey while I was visiting my parents. At that time they were only interested in Sheela’s involvement with Charles Turner( the AG she wanted to murder) and they debriefed me on this in Portland for 3 days.
As my grandfather use to say talk is cheap, whiskey cost money. Pay your dues and try a little awareness.
Posters would be well served if they take a look at David Bohn, discourses on Dialogue. He, J. Krishnamurti and Albert Einstein evolved this approach to discussions during their many talks on Theoretical Physics and life. Ideas spring from a sharing of impressions rather than a bout of egos wanting to be heard and be acknowledged.