Poster - Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh - Hindu Philosopher and Yogi - India
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh - Hindu Philosopher and Yogi - India
Museum-quality posters made on thick and durable matte paper.
• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Giclée printing quality • Opacity: 94%
“You exist in time, but you belong to eternity.”
Rajneesh (Chandra Mohan Jain, 1931 – 1990), also known as known as Osho , was an Indian spiritual guru, philosopher and the leader of the Rajneesh movement.
He completed his B.A. in philosophy at D.N. Jain College in 1955. In the University of Sagar he earned his M.A. in philosophy (with distinction) in 1957.
At the age of 21 he had an intense spiritual awakening, which inspired in him the belief that individual religious experience is the central fact of spiritual life and that such experiences cannot be organized into any single belief system.
During his lifetime he was viewed as a controversial new religious movement leader and mystic. In the 1960s he traveled throughout India as a public speaker and was a vocal critic of socialism, arguing that India was not ready for socialism and that socialism, communism and anarchism could evolve only when capitalism had reached its maturity.
Rajneesh also criticised Mahatma Gandhi, and orthodoxy of mainstream religions.
Rajneesh emphasized the importance of meditation, mindfulness, love, celebration, courage, creativity and humour—qualities that he viewed as being suppressed by adherence to static belief systems, religious tradition and socialisation.
In advocating a more open attitude to human sexuality he caused controversy in India.
In 1970, Rajneesh spent time in Mumbai initiating followers known as "neo-sannyasins". During this period he expanded his spiritual teachings and commented extensively in discourses on the writings of religious traditions, mystics, and philosophers from around the world.
In 1981, the Rajneesh movement's efforts refocused on activities in the United States but was expelled and returned to India.
In 1989 Rajneesh adopted the Buddhist name Osho. After his death his disciples, convinced that he had been the victim of government intrigue, (some belief we has poisoned while in US jails) voiced their belief in his innocence and vowed to continue the movement he started. In the early 21st century it had some 750 centres located in more than 60 countries.