In his recent book, “In Wonder with Osho” (June, 2017) Arun makes a possibly interesting claim about Osho’s wishes on his death. (Page 164).
He says that in the fifth lecture of the series “And the Flowers Showered” Osho gave a clear instruction about what to do in the event of his death.
It is claimed by Arun, that Osho said his body should be preserved after his death, “dont bury it, or burn it”. Again according to Arun, Osho also said the rather esoteric statement that his “death would take 500 years” . Not sure myself what this would mean, practically perhaps, some embalming or something else would be necessary?
I dont have this book, and so it would be good if some blogger here, were to check the text of chapter five. It would also be good to check the publication date, as because this was an early(1974) lecture series, there may be a first edition that would be more faithful to what Osho said, and suffer less edits/deletions.
Of course it would also be good to know of any other instructions that Osho gave anywhere in his talks/darshans, etc. ….. in many disputes over the years where people have used the words, “Osho said”, I have later found he said the opposite, and equally eloquently and persuasively !