In fact, the Dalai Lama has spoken about how enlightened Osho was a number of times, saying that his movement to help the humankind at large is commendable.
For those who are still wondering who Osho is,
Born as Chandra Mohan Jain, he did not quite like names. In fact, he did not like most things that had to do with the norms of the society. He changed his name to Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh but after a while, he gave up on a name altogether. He said that he did not want to be named but after much discussion, he agreed to be called ‘Osho’. He only agreed because of what the word means. Osho himself has said that his name is a word that describes an experience that has to do with the ocean.
Osho was a spiritual teacher and healer before he died of a congestive heart failure in the year 1990. He is renowned for his belief in the unity of opposites. There are many similarities drawn between him and the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche as they both believe that good and bad are social constructs. He has also been compared to D. H Lawrence, as they were both major believers of the concept of sexual freedom. Osho is known to have said that all men, no matter who they are and where they come from have it in them to gain enlightenment and he also believed that all of us can love unconditionally when free of our own ego.
Sexual liberation and freedom feature widely into his teachings and he was one of the most prominent spokespeople of acceptance. He said that sex and sexuality is a part of us and there is no reason to subdue our needs and desires. To survive, one must satisfy all his or her needs.
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