SannyasNews has noticed that an Indian journalist has been arrested for publishing some words by Osho on the worship of ‘Shivling’. The journalist has been charged under Section 295 A of the IPC (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings). His name is Deepak Aseem, who is in his late 40s. He had his bail request refused a week ago.
On the occasion of Shivratri last month, Aseem published an article headlined “Shivling pooja kyon?” in his weekly magazine, Khajrana Live, reproducing excerpts of Osho’s words. .. After the article was circulated on WhatsApp, religious extremists of Patidar Samaj, a Hindu group, filed a complaint at the Khajrana Police Station and sought Aseem’s arrest.
Did he not know what he was publishing? It is a sensitive issue,’’ said Khajrana Police Station in-charge Kamlesh Sharma.
Aseem’s lawyer, Vijay Sharma, argued that he had merely reproduced Osho’s words, which had been printed in the past. “There was no reason for his immediate arrest, it was done under political pressure,’’ said Sharma.
This poor man, is now languishing in an Indian jail. It says absolutely nothing for the present Indian government, and its crazy Hindu nationalist sentiments, and discloses them for the bigots they are. SN will keep readers appraised of this poor man’s plight.
We think this extract from Osho might have been the cause of this travesty of justice.
From “Bondage to Freedom” by Osho:
“Shiva’s son was sitting at the door, watching. He was told that nobody was to be allowed in, but he had never thought that Vishnu and Brahma, were included, and he was at a loss: how to prevent these gods? That will be insulting. So he allowed them in. Shiva was making love to Parvati. These two gentlemen came and stood there for six hours, and the love went on, and Shiva and Parvati did not take any note of the two gentlemen standing there.
Frustrated and angry they left and cursed Shiva, “You have insulted us badly, and we curse you that you will be remembered by your sex organs.” That’s why Shiva’s statue is just a phallic symbol resting in Parvati’s vagina. And all over India that statue is worshipped, and nobody bothers what they are worshipping! And they are great spiritual people worshipping genitalia, and that too, in a state of making love!
It is ugly. But religious people are blind, everywhere. No Hindu ever thinks, “What is this shivalinga?” Even the name, shivalinga, means the genitalia of Shiva. They go on calling it shivalinga without understanding even the meaning of the word. There are no statues of Shiva, only these phallic symbols — because of the curse.
Only Brahma is without a wife — obviously, because he is the creator god. From where will he find a wife? But what he did is even worse. He created a woman and became so infatuated that he started running after the woman to catch hold of her and rape her! His own daughter! But gods are allowed every crime. And the woman, afraid that he would rape her, became a cow.
Brahma became a bull; you cannot deceive Brahma, the god, the creator — and that’s how the whole creation has come into being. That’s why there are so many species of animals, man, insects. The reason is: the woman goes on changing and Brahma goes on following, changing himself into the male. It is still continuing.
It is not just a short affair like the Christian God, who made the whole world in six days, and was so tired on the seventh that he rested; and since then he has been resting. Nothing has been heard about him. Monday never came again; he has never been back on the job. Just in six days he got spent, finished!
Brahma is still continuing, chasing the woman. He has not yet caught her because she goes on changing her form, he has to change his form; by the time he reaches closer she changes her form. And the creation goes on and on in different species. This idea looks closer to evolution; otherwise, why so many species? What is the need? So many mosquitoes — what is the need? So many bedbugs — what is the need?
The Christian God cannot answer that he created bedbugs to suck the blood of Christians; and created mosquitoes, created snakes and scorpions — for poor Christians! But what can Brahma do? The woman is certainly a mystery: she goes on becoming things which even Brahma may think is not right, but what can he do? — he is infatuated.
She becomes a scorpion so he has to become a scorpion. She becomes a bedbug; feeling that now Brahma will stop. But he is not going to stop — he becomes a bigger bedbug. And the story continues; the creation is continuous. But the reason for this continuity is that the father is trying to rape his own daughter.
What do you call it? — perversion or spirituality?
Hinduism has all the perversion that Christianity has, and much more.”