The outline of this story was originally told by Arvind Kumar, the then Secretary to Osho in Jabalpur in 1966, and has been previously re-told in various ways in various places.
A professor of the Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi read a book by Osho in Hindi, entitled Kranti Beej which means Seeds of Revolution. She became very interested by the book, and at the next available opportunity she left from Benaras to Jabalpur by train to see Osho.
On arrival at Jabalpur, she learnt from Kumar that Osho had gone to Delhi to lecture at a Jain event, and would be back after five days. Learning this, as she had the time, she decided to carry on to Delhi.
On arrival she was pleased to meet Osho directly and speak with him. She told Osho that she wanted to stay with him for the maximum of time and ended up sleeping in his room.
The following morning when she had been to listen to Osho’s discourse, upon returning she found that her luggage had been thrown out of the room and dumped on the veranda. As a result she decided to leave.
However when Osho learned of this, he called for the Jain organiser and asked what the problem was. Why was her luggage removed from his room? The organiser told that as per rules of the Jain Society a male and female can’t be allowed to stay in one room. Osho said, “If she wants to stay there and I have no objection, why should you worry?” But the organiser said that the Jain Society’s rules could not be violated for anybody.
The female professor commented that until now they had insulted only her, but now they were insulting Osho as well. With that she doubly resolved to leave.
But in the wake of this, Osho told the organisers to keep their stupid rules to themselves, and that he too was leaving, and got up to follow the professor. This was the moment when Lala Sunder Lal ji, a very well-known publisher of English books (Motilal Banarsidas) came forward to invite Osho and the professor to stay at his house, and took them there. As a result Osho was to stay with Lala on all his future visits to Delhi.
This incident became a highlighted news item at the time, published in a number of Indian newspapers !
When Osho travelled next, to lecture in Ahmedabad, some friends suggested to Osho that he should not give much attention to women otherwise it would earn him a bad name and people would not believe he was a celibate sage. At this Osho asked, “When did I tell you that I was a celibate sage”?