The Master – Disciple relationship – is it right to cover it up within the Osho Movement
I am sure countries outside of India have their own traditions of spiritual learning. Before Christianity covered the whole market space, there must have been many small mystical schools of both the occult or prayer based. Did they disappear in past times like small shop keepers who cannot bear the competition from the super stores, or was there some hostile takeover?
With an increase in education, customer satisfaction with Christianity is on the decline, even though their managers(priests) are trying their best to reinvent their services. So it looks like small schools of thoughts, prayer and occult are again resurfacing in the form of spiritual boutiques; like the limited edition designer clothes for the elites.
My query is in the development of Master-Disciple relationship in the west in context of Osho.
As I see it, teacher and pupil, professor and student relations get confused with the Master disciple format. In a Master disciple relation some kind of emotional involvement is a required ingredient. One can have a low sugar ice cream but to make it salty….???
I think this is the cause of Osho’s declining movement. Think tank around Osho has the good intentions, they don´t want people to get sugar addicted and suffer with diabetes. The failed Christian model encourage them to reduce an emotional and sentimental bond with Osho, as the possibility to get stuck is always there. So the movement courts a kind of catch 22 situation – they want to grow and spread, yet in the last one decade Osho movement has taken a deep declining trend.
Is it not like selling salty ice cream?
My suggestion is not to feel overly worried with the mind´s good intentions and concerns. Trust in the intelligence of people and the power of Osho´s words, just offer your services as a good manager. Osho has done enough invention work. Let this work find its space in the big global arena and not dressed up in some counter culture which hides the Master-disciple basis of the work.