Taken from Osho Times International, dated Feb 1 1990:
On April 6 1989,
Osho gave instructions
for the setting up of a committee
to be called “The Inner Circle.”
The aim of the committee,
He said, was to reach unanimous decisions
about the continued functioning
and expansion of the commune and his work.
“I am tired,” he said, “and I want to retire.”
Over the next few months
Osho eventually finalized the committee at 21 members,
whom he said had been chosen to represent the commune departments and his work.
He stressed that the inner workings of the committee were to remain a secret
He also said that the committee
is not to be involved in spiritual considerations,
but should look to the mundane work, the practical problems of the commune:
“The Inner Circle” is not a club to discuss philosophy.
It is a pragmatic and practical way to decide things.”