Sannyasnews punters seem to want to discuss this guy, and the latest accusations against him. As in any situation like this, there may be pluses and minuses. Ozen is very disliked by OIF, so they might well have an investment in trying to discredit him. He and his commune have made freely available much material of Osho which would not be in the public domain if it were not for Ozen’s efforts, or efforts made under his inspiration. Unlike many of the “new crowd” of teachers, he has created a commune out of nothing, and which those who have actually visited say has an authentic sannyas taste, and we have to remain aware of those critics who have never been near the man or his commune.
Prem made some fairly solid points in his earlier post below. So that can start the discussion.
“Rajneesh has many enemies, one of which is the OIF.
Remember Shiva the Bodyguard who wrote a book about Osho, ‘Bhagwan, the God that Failed’, stating that Osho has sex with many women?
Wasn’t the Oregon Ranch also a “slave labour” camp where people worked 14 hours a day?
Wherever there is a mystic school, there will always be these types of accusations.
I also looked at Anant Akash’s website. The whole story and website sounds a little fishy, the photos look like they were photoshopped. The way they write their stories, Akash and Dao sound like very immature people, petty and vindictive.
Just for the record: I do not think Rajneesh is enlightened, and I saw most of his disciples are a bit naive, immature. However, the whole story and the way it is presented on Akash’s website is ridiculous.
Maybe he had sex with a girl, so what, if it was consensual? Some Sannyasins getting outraged about someone having consensual sex. What are you? Catholics?
I have seen worse things in Osho centres, therapists propositioning girls for a threesome with their girlfriends – and no one bats an eyelid.
But the way this relationship is presented on the website in the “evidence” sounds more like a creation of the minds of the persons who created the website, rather than something typical Rajneesh would do. It just doesn’t fit.
I am completely open-minded and waiting for some ‘hard evidence’ to come up.
However, the photo evidence of Rajneesh and Myrthle having sex – really looks like a photoshop. They took a porno couple and photoshopped Rajneesh’s face onto the picture. Myrthle’s face is blurred on the pictures, so you don’t even know if it is her.
So they had sex, so what? Revenge porn? Ok, I want to see some hard evidence.
Sounds like a hit job, a smear job, created by a very sick mind – and Rajneesh, not enlightened, this is true, but he doesn’t sound nearly as deranged as this story would want you to believe.
So the verdict is for now, ‘Shiva, the God that Failed’ – unless there is some real hard evidence. Show us the pictures or the video.
A lot of people want to see Rajneesh’s downfall, including the OIF.
Including some people on this forum who support the OIF and are drooling right now at the idea that Rajneesh will be discredited.
Stuff like this goes with the territory. As soon as someone declares himself enlightened – smear campaigns will be waged. ”