OIF [OSHO International Foundation] cites financial loss during the pandemic as a reason for sale. Suffers a loss of ~Rs. 3.65 Cr while taking care of about 15-20 people in less than a year’s time. Without any transparency in accounts, no consideration of donations, leasing, or any other creative way to generate income.
Currently, under the name of Mr. Mukesh Sarda (OIF Trustee), an application seeking permission to sell has been filed at the Charity Commissioner, Bombay. An objection to the sale has been lodged by several disciples. The matter is sub-judice and the hearings are on the way.
To many, the picture is of a lucrative real estate in a posh area in Pune as Survey 15 & 16.
But, to the disciples and lovers of Osho, this is Basho, not a mere piece of property or a spa, rather an integral part of the Charged Buddha-field created naturally around a Buddha being
Osho says, a Buddha continues to radiate this field of energy for generations to come, working as a catalyst for seekers/meditators; even after leaving his/her body.
Is it a battle for property and power-struggle then?
No, It is a matter of deep spiritual connection and love for the Guru and his place built with love and devotion by several individuals and should not be at the mercy of a select few people running the place.
Indisputably Osho has been a controversial Guru from changing his name to Bhagwan Rajneesh to finally Osho to his modern meditation experiments. He has been the ultimate ‘misfit’ not enslaved by any organized religion or system. He sees through the crumbling structures of society, shatters through the -ism glass, and exposes the serpentine snares of the so-called civilization. The idea of heaven and hell dissipate in his presence, for Osho hammers on the ‘Now’ accepting all of you as you are, diseased and marred, not leaving a paralyzed limb or an injured toe-nail behind. All the taboos lose their anathema, freeing up the repressions step by step.
Many times, Osho has contradicted his own statements and admittedly so, as a device to engage and enrage the intellect so the watcher within can emerge. It is quite natural that there are several disagreements amongst his sannyasins because we all absorb Osho through our mind-noise, varying only in the degree of the inner cacophony. So, until the sannyasins have the aberration-free glasses, rather no glasses at all, then can any dis-agreements be resolved.
Having said that, it must be noted that there is no fight amongst the Sannyasins as to who understands Osho and his vision better.. it is a disapproval of the ways of operation of the few fellow disciples, at the face of striking digression from Osho’s way.
It is time to call for a change!