You are sitting a written exam to see if you can get a place in the Oxford theology department.Here is your written question, your answer will be discussed later in your viva….
Please comment on these two major paradoxes of a famous modern teacher:
1) Osho was an individual who denied being an individual.
In response to the question: “Who are you?” he replied:
“The person is non-existent, a non-entity. In fact there is no person, or there is only one person. Only God can be said to have a personality, becuase only god can have a centre. We (human beings) have no centres at all”
2) Osho was a guru, who denied being a guru
“There should be disciples” Osho states “there must be disciples – but no gurus!”
Similarly, he asserted on this same principle, that although there was a great need for the disciple to be open and vulnerable to the work of a Master, once the disciple had realised that he or she was simply a participant in a GAME, the game of master and disciple, then one was flooded with the type of light that took one beyond master and disciple entirely.