Written by Mohanji
Osho, Bhagwan Rajneesh, stood as a powerful Master, and like every Master of that stature, he was ahead of his time. When a person is liberated from within, their expressions and intensity become profoundly unpredictable.
In this light, Osho embodied freedom and liberation. His expressions were spontaneous and highly intellectual. Beyond the intellectual aspect, he broke all boundaries. His aim was to annihilate all concepts, dogmas, and philosophical constraints. His mission was to create 100% pure beingness within individuals. I don’t know how many people understood that, but his followers definitely experienced its transformative impact.
The very basics of Osho’s teachings are probably not understood. It is all about venting, letting go, and internal freedom through remarkably basic methods, leading to purification and ultimately, to Liberation.
The whole idea of being complete, being complete in oneness and beingness was so powerfully portrayed by one Master: Osho.
He addressed diverse topics, yet not all his statements conformed to societal norms. Like any liberated individual, he broke through boundaries and barriers, indifferent to societal constraints and intellectual norms of the time. The liberated exists in pure freedom, while guiding seekers through the path of pathlessness, releasing them from their bindings and blockages. Their boundaries diverge. Osho’s were explicitly different.
Moreover, the way he dressed up and portrayed himself in the world (with the amassing of countless high end vehicles for example), although possibly guided by his followers, was none other but a statement of his liberated and detached state. He conveyed to the world: “I have all these things, but I’m nothing, none of these, I have everything, but I don’t need anything.”
He was simply living the very truth that one can possess everything while remaining unattached, the essence of complete liberation. Osho remained unbound by people, places, time, or materials—a sign of complete Liberation.
Like many great Masters, Osho was misunderstood during his lifetime, a common occurrence. Just as with Jesus, Socrates, and others, his recognition as a great Master and the trendsetting nature of his teachings only emerged after his departure, prompting people to strive for understanding and interpretation.
Osho’s philosophies were so expansive that various individuals started exploring every facet of it, resulting in the formation of various factions.
In conclusion, Osho was walking freedom—a liberated being consistently free from the constraints of people, places, time, space, and philosophies. Remembering him is very important for every seeker. Through his example, we recognize what we lack— the freedom aspect. Then, we can strive toward that freedom. Freedom is our birthright, and it is not of the mind, but from the mind. Osho perpetually embodied that freedom.