Restoring the Inner Circle? Shantam explores the Issue.
Beloved Fellow Travelers,
Just in a few months time we will have the 20th anniversary of Osho’s leaving the body. During this time India has made incredible material progress, something which Osho was keen on in His early discourses in the 1960′s. For the first time India’s new generation is proud to be young, and ready to experiment with life. Western technology groomed by the best universities has also contributed to change the way we used to communicate. Osho would have felt happy to use all these opportunities.
However where we stand as an organisation and as a torch bearer of Osho’s legacy – whether we say it loud or simply feel it, we are lacking nourishment.
Once the organisation around Osho realises that its credibility is at a nadir in spite of all the best intentions on their part, we can start a new chapter. We can leave a few marks for future generations. If first generation sannyasins who have seen, felt, and lived, and were part of Osho vision cannot find a suitable interpretation of His words and intentions, it will be an impossible task for those who will see Him only through the videos and through the books.
Keeping this in mind, a few of His people are enjoying an open discussion at sannyasnews.com.
It is my feeling that having been part of Osho’s vision for more than 23 years in a passionate way, that once some simple steps are taken, Bonsai will start the journey to be a Banyan tree. it will bring creditability and trust in people’s hearts.
To move mountains and to built bridges over the seas is not a wonder any more, but to bridge inroads into People’s heart and win their trust is still an arduous work, yet it is the easiest work. Just put aside ego, and the bricks are there.
In the context of running Osho’s work successfully,heartfully and with credibility, the first step is to restore the institution of inner circle. A twenty one member inner circle – as Osho had wished to carry forward His dream. It means every member has a voting right of approximately 4% and in the case of tie, the President of the inner circle will cast his vote. This will be democracy and meritocracy at work.
www.oshoinnercircle.com can be the official website and every member is reachable all the time through their e mail identities say,
Once the connection is there between a far away leaf with the roots, it is a sign of healthiness. Most of the people will not even think to write to the President of a country for example but the whole still prospers – when every citizen feels that people who are running the administration are accountable and reachable.
Who will be these 21 members, as many of the original inner circle members have gone into oblivion. My suggestion is that most of them should be the first generation sannyasins from different countries and professional backgrounds with life long association with His vision. They should really represent the face of us all. in their integrity and fearless walks on the path. for sure, Jayesh will stay as President and Amrito as vice president. Rest of the members can be new yet known faces.
As in this age of Internet, it is not necessary that they are always camped at Pune, though when there is a general meeting of inner circle for 2-3times in a year, all members must be present. And also it should not be life long postings. Say for two to three years and to see that their experience is not lost, they can be part of an advisory board because work has the potential to grow beyond our imaginations.
This is the first and vital step. It is a life saving injection. Afterwards one needs only the vitamins and regular diet and exercise. This we can discuss later.