Those who lived in Poona one, 1974 – 81 mainly felt the presence of Laxmi’s light touch, in the way it is said the very best referees work. The World Cup match may be going on, much heat and fervour, but the referee is indispensable. And yet somehow the very best referee is almost unnoticed. That was how Laxmi was experienced in Poona one.
The mystery of how she “lost” her position as Osho’s Secretary in the view of SN has never been explained. There were of course explanations, in particular that Laxmi did not understand America. But the truth is that her successor Sheela did not understand America at all. In fact she tried to treat it like India – thinking she could buy or manipulate elections for example – straight out of the Indian textbook. Maybe SN punters watch this video and come up with an answer, to us the change of temporal leadership in the organisation made no sense.