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  Rajneesh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rajneesh Chandra Mohan Jain (December 11, 1931 - January 19, 1990), better known during the 1970s as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and later as Osho was an Indian spiritual teacher.
Osho (Rajneesh) claimed that the greatest values in life are (in no specific order) love, meditation and laughter, and that the highest grace in life was in experiencing spiritual enlightenment.
Rajneesh on advice of his lawyers entered an "Alford plea," or no-contest plea, in regard to the immigration crimes, and was given a suspended sentence on condition that he leave the country.
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Rajneesh Chandra Mohan (1931-1990), better known during the 1970s as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and later as Osho, was the founder and leader of a controversial religious movement in India and the United States.
When the Rajneeshes subsequently recruited homeless people from across the United States to settle at Rajneeshpuram, it was widely seen as an attempt to use the ballot box[?] to seize control of Wasco County.
Rajneesh entered an "Alford plea," also called a no-contest plea, and was given a suspended sentence on condition that he leave the country.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ra/Rajneesh.html   (923 words)

 Religious Movements Homepage: Osho (or Rajneeshism)
Rajneesh was born and grew up in Kuchwada in central India; he was a well-read youth but went through a period of rebellion upon the death of his grandfather.
Rajneesh had in mind for the new commune a more truly communal atmosphere where men and women would only stay together as long as they loved each other and the institution of marriage was de-emphasized.
Rajneesh claimed that asceticism is a form of masochism and wealth is a precondition for spirituality (Gordon).
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/rajneesh.html   (4108 words)

Rajneesh is one of our contemporaries (he left his body in 1990 at the age of 59) who in reality achieved the Divine Perfection and mastered the supreme Wisdom and Love, as well as got rooted in Brahman's dimension and obtained the ability to unite with Ishvara.
Rajneesh was born in India to the family of Jains.
Rajneesh, as he formed in the result of his laborious life, is not only a great Master of meditation, but is a great philosopher, a true Sage.
www.swami-center.org /en/text/Rajneesh.html   (802 words)

 Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Rajneesh was born Rajneesh Chandra Mohan in Kuchwada, Madhya Pradesh, India in 1931 in a Jain family.
Rajneeshism is creating a Noah's ark of consciousness, remaining centered exactly in the middle of the cyclone.
Although Rajneesh has spoken for many people, his philosophy was as he put it "for the courageous ones"; it take courage for everyone to defy the establishment of any form as long as the laws do protect these forms.
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Rajneesh went even further and used his channeled cosmic energy to manipulate masses of people to gain a kind of quasi-political status and to aggrandize himself far beyond what was honest or helpful to his disciples.
Rajneesh, by contrast, seemed to believe that only his thoughts and ideas were of value because only he was "enlightened." This was a grand error in judgment and revealed a basic flaw in his character.
Rajneesh knew what kind of person Sheela was and he chose her because of her corruption and arrogance, not in spite of it.
rajneesh.info   (9365 words)

 The Ridiculous Teachings of Wrong Way Rajneesh
Rajneesh was an advocate of the ancient Hindu myths of "Tantra," and in a lecture he defended the ancient Tantric practice of parents having sex with their own children.
Rajneesh's lifelong teaching was that all human beings have souls which reincarnate form one lifetime to the next, and we are all trapped in a continuous cycle of birth and death (reincarnation) until enlightenment sets us free.
Rajneesh thus briefly admitted in essence that his entire life's teaching was false, based on myths and lies, and that he had no first hand experience of souls, reincarnation, ghosts, or "bodyless masters,"...all the attention grabbing headlines of his fairytale philosophy.
home.att.net /~meditation/wrong-way.html   (4192 words)

Rajneesh disciples once resided in large numbers at a 100 square mile ranch in Oregon, U.S.A. A large disbursement took place after the deportation of their late leader from the United States of America.
Rajneesh believed that his last previous birth was 700 years ago, and that he was 106 years old when he died.
Rajneesh told his followers, "I don't want you to become Christians--that is useless, that is a lie." (The Mustard Seed, p.508).
www.macgregorministries.org /cult_groups/rajneesh.html   (1289 words)

 APwa 12/15 1455 Rajneesh Conspiracy By BRIAN S. AKRE Associated Press Writer PORTLAND, Or
Rajneesh, 56, recently has been ill, and doctors concluded his symptoms were consistent with thallium poisoning, Niren said in a telephone interview.
Rajneesh has been suffering for the past two months from nausea, fatigue, pain in his extremities and a lack of resistence to infection, and was near death for a while, Niren said.
Rajneesh, who was arrested in Charlotte, N.C., in October 1985 while allegedly trying to flee the United States, was held overnight in Oklahoma City while being taken back to Oregon to face criminal charges.
www.skepticfiles.org /cultinfo/gurupois.htm   (574 words)

 Salon Books | Old Bhagwan, new bottles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Rajneesh's flock caught much of his meditative bon mots on tape, and now incessantly recycle these ponderings as spiritual wisdom under the author name of Osho.
Rajneesh and his followers settled on a 65,000-acre ranch near Antelope, Ore., wrestled political control from town office holders and renamed Antelope "Rajneeshpuram." But they were essentially the sect that couldn't shoot straight.
Rajneesh was deported on immigration fraud charges and died in Pune on Jan. 19, 1990.
www.salon.com /books/feature/1999/10/20/osho   (902 words)

 The Watchman Expositor: Guru Rajneesh Dead at 58
Rajneesh captured the nation's attention in 1981 when he moved his ashram community and 93 Rolls-Royces to Antelope, Oregon and advocated "enlightenment" through sexual promiscuity.
Oregonians were concerned when Rajneesh's followers, who outnumbered the permanent residents of Antelope, took over the small town changing its name to "City of Rajneesh." Critics charged that the Guru later tried to take over the county by bussing in street people gathered from the nation's inner cities to out-vote the regular citizens.
Rajneesh's physician with a poison-filled syringe and orchestrating a food poisoning outbreak that sickened more than 750 people in The Dalles, the county seat, as part of a plot to take control of the county," (Ibid).
www.watchman.org /na/rajneesh.htm   (409 words)

 Peter — SC Rajneesh aka Osho and Sannyas
Rajneesh’s dream was that eventually the world would be full of His sannyasins bringing the ‘light’ into the world and, of course, exactly the same dream underpins each and every religion in the world.
Rajneesh’s blatant stupidity and ignorance in taking on and deriding the American Christians and its inevitable failure was to ultimately crush any naiveté and enthusiasm in his followers, leaving a wimpish lot of faithful and loyal devotees to soldier on.
Rajneesh talks on anger, one of the fiercest of the instinctual passions, and a topic that is directly related to Gurus, their legacy (written words) and peace on earth (the eradication of human anger).
www.actualfreedom.com.au /actualism/peter/selected-correspondence/corr-rajneesh.htm   (13047 words)

 indiayogi.com - Indian Saints, Mystics, Philosophers & Gurus - Bhagwan Rajneesh
Rajneesh shared another quality with Shaw, a belief that man is not defined by his experiences but by his expectations, what he wishes to be is far more important than what has happened to him.
Rajneesh used to wear the standard saffron robes for many years but once in Pune he switched over to wearing amazing designer robes that cost a bomb and looked like they were inspired by a Marvel Comics fantasy of what a celestial being ought to wear.
Rajneesh had left India and America was to be the next stage of evolution.
www.indiayogi.com /content/indsaints/rajneesh1.asp   (1073 words)

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (1931-1990) was born Rajneesh Chandra Mohan in Kuchwara, a town in central India.
Rajneesh obtained a masters degree in philosophy from the University of Saugar.
Rajneesh's main influence now is through his voluminous writings; they are read by many New Agers as well as followers of Osho.
www.religioustolerance.org /rajneesh.htm   (1945 words)

 Topics — Chandra Mohan Rajneesh
Rajneesh was widely criticized by outsiders for his private security force and his ostentatious display of wealth.
By 1985 many of his most trusted aides had abandoned the movement, which was under investigation for multiple felonies including arson, attempted murder, drug smuggling, and vote fraud in the nearby town of Antelope.
In 1985 Rajneesh pleaded guilty to immigration fraud and was deported from the United States.
www.actualfreedom.com.au /library/topics/rajneesh.htm   (255 words)

 What does Boxing Day of a Test mean?
Rajneesh Gupta: There have been 19 Tests in which a result was achieved in two days -- the most recent being New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Harare in August this year.
Rajneesh Gupta: In Test cricket Steve Waugh is on the top with 64 century partnerships, followed by former teammate Allan Border (63).
Rajneesh Gupta: In a two innings match of 5 days or more, the side which bats first and leads by at least 200 runs shall have the option of requiring the other side to follow their innings.
www.rediff.com /cricket/2005/dec/29rajneesh.htm?q=tp   (1199 words)

 Excerpt: Osho Rajneesh
Thus, Mohan Chandra Rajneesh was born into a Jain family in Kuchwada, India, on 11 December 1931, the son of a cloth merchant and one of eleven children.
After this experience, Rajneesh began to regularly initiate individuals, especially those who participated in his meditation camps, into "neo-sannyas." This, he explained, was inspired by traditional Indian renunciation, but was to be a new and celebratory form centering on "the death of all that you were yesterday" (A Cup of Tea Pune, 85).
Shortly afterwards, we are told, Rajneesh advised her to take sannyas and gave her three days to deliberate the matter.
www.signaturebooks.com /excerpts/osho.htm   (3777 words)

 Cult News from Rick Ross » Osho Rajneesh
What’s not “laughable” is that Rajneesh or “Osho”; as he is now often called, still has followers, who unlike McCarthy have never ceased in their devotion to the guru.
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh also called “Osho”; by his devotees was thrown out of the United States in 1985 after spending time in jail and paying a $400,000 fine for immigration fraud.
However, back in Antelope, Oregon where Rajneesh tried to poison people with salmonella and sickened about 750 residents, the only remaining residue of his rule that still remains is a small plaque at the base of the post-office flagpole.
www.cultnews.com /?cat=117   (3156 words)

 The Rise And Fall of Rajneeshpuram, Sven Davisson (2:2)
The Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (later known simply as Osho) was born Chandra Mohan in the village of Kuchwada in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh on 11 December 1931.
In October 1985, Rajneesh himself was on a private plain headed secretly out of the country accompanied by his physician Amrito and new secretary Hasya.
Despite these facts, Rajneesh's attorney's conceded that a warrant existed, without having seen it, and the magistrate denied Rajneesh's bail on the grounds that he was a flight risk.
www.ashe-prem.org /two/davisson.shtml   (7957 words)

 The Seattle Times: Books: Brushes with the Bhagwan surface in memoirs
Rajneesh, as Guest notes, assigned most of the top jobs in his movement to women, believing them more trustworthy and less corruptible.
Rajneesh fled back to India, where he changed his name to Osho and soon died.
To her, Rajneesh's fleet of Rolls-Royces, his Uzi-toting bodyguards and his hordes of upper-class menial laborers encapsulated a decade when counterculture idealism collapsed before militarism and materialism.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/books/2002210804_orange20.html   (736 words)

 Glimpses into the life of the controversial 'guru'
The films capture the gradual transformation of Rajneesh over the 30 years of his public life (1960-1990) from Acharya to Bhagwan and then Osho, his earliest lectures in Mumbai and the birth of the Rajneesh "Ashram" in Pune.
The shifting of the commune from Pune to Oregon, USA, in 1981, his expulsion from America that was followed by a 21-nation tour in his private jet and his eventual return to Pune in 1987 are among the events chronicled in the documentaries.
Rajneesh's earliest discourses while sitting on a simple wooden platform at the Palm Beach high school, Mumbai, in 1968 show the firm following that he had in those initial years - a number of Gujarati, Maharashtrian and north Indian men and women.
www.rickross.com /reference/rajneesh/rajneesh15.html   (615 words)

 Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh - Religious cults and sects, doctrines and practices
Rajneesh founded the Rajneesh Foundation International, and is one of the most controversial of modern gurus.
In 1981 he was deported from Oregon under a bevy of serious criminal charges associated with his ashram, or spiritual community.
The Rajneeshees, followers of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, a self-proclaimed guru exiled from India, had moved into a ranch in rural Wasco County, taken political control of the small nearby town of Antelope, and changed its name to Rajneesh.
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 The Sikh Times - Biographies - Rajneesh Chandra Mohan: The Man and His Movement
Osho, formerly known as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (1931-1990) was born Rajneesh Chandra Mohan in Kuchwara, a town in central India.
The ranch was renamed Rajneeshpuram ('Essence of Rajneesh').
This 'small, desolate valley twelve miles from Antelope, Oregon was transformed into a thriving town of 3,000 residents, with a 4,500 foot paved airstrip, a 44 acre reservoir, an 88,000 square foot meeting hall.
www.sikhtimes.com /bios_092601a.html   (1635 words)

 Pain, Rajneesh, and Medieval Children
Furry cap, dark glasses, ashram in Antelope, 77 (or was it 87?) Mercedes, beautiful young ladies packing mean-looking rifles, rumors of poison sprayed on nearby salad bars, neighbors in an uproar, the master finally banished from the U. S., spending his last days in India.
Rajneesh, we find here, has come back again, disguised as "Osho" --- the name he gave himself before lapsing into his final silence.
You wouldn't know it was Rajneesh at first glance, so it's a bit like the editors at St. Martin's were thinking, "We know that people probably still find Rajneesh's reputation a little dicey.
www.ralphmag.org /briefsZN.html   (1484 words)

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