An open Comment from Giten to a sannyasin about the situation in the so-called “Resort”
“I want my sannyasins to inherit my freedom, my awareness, my consciousness. And each sannyasin has to be my successor, has to be me. There is no need for anybody to dominate. There is nobody for anybody to dictate to. They are on their own. If they want to be together they can be together. Out of their own freedom, it is their choice and their decision. If they want to move free they have all the rights to move free.” OSHO- The Last Testament, Vol-2
I was one of the few sannyasins (in Sweden) who did not in any way support the former “Sheela-fiasco” regime. For this courage and integrity, I got the whole Swedish sannyas-commune against me. There were insane rumours going on about me. Even today not one single member of the then Swedish commune has taken any responsibility, and apologized for this foolishness. Osho said about the “Sheela-fiasco”: “Sheela could exist because you allowed her to exist”, which I doubt that many sannyasins have really heard. After the “Sheela fiasco”, Osho also said something like: “I wanted to give you a taste of fascism”.
I have also publicly criticised the situation with the Pune “Resort” for many years, but unfortunately I have no expectation any longer that the Resort situation will change. The sannyas movement today (speaking on the whole) also acts very much like during the “Sheela-fiasco” – like a dysfunctional group with the three roles and behaviours: aggressor, denier (“I do not know what is going on”, “I do not involve myself in the “politics”, “I only meditate, I do not care about the organization” or ” I have investments and receive ego gratification through my position in the organization, so I do not speak my love and truth) and victim.
I also doubt that the three guys in charge of the “resort” are actually sannyasins any longer. They seem to be on a power trip and have sold out sannyas to American companies. Who for example now actually controls the “Resort”, and Osho´s books?
However, not withstanding, it is a good situation to listen to one’s own heart, to one’s own love and truth, to one’s own intelligence and creativity.