Kushwant answers on the subject of OSHO

June 2001

I am a 25-year-old software engineer from India. Needless to say, I am an avid reader of your works. I am curious about how Indian youth and the Indian media are still unaware of Osho’s philosophy. I feel he is the greatest mystic ever. Do you think people like Osho are bound to be disparaged and ignored? Looks like this time Jesus is not crucified, just ignored. Why?
Anil Sanadhya

I think you are wrong. Osho is held in great esteem in this country. There are large number of Osho centres in different cities of the country. I myself did an introduction to the selected writings of Osho because the books that I have read of him, largely comprising of sermons taken down, are very readable and light reading. He is, in my opinion, perhaps the greatest thinker the Hindus produced after Adi Shankara. People are coming round to believing that there is more to Osho than free sex.

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