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Osho was born in kuchwada, madhyapradesh, India, on december11, 1931. From his earliest childhood, his was a rebellious and independent spirit, insisting on experiencing the truth for himself rather then acquiring knowledge and beliefs given by others.

After enlightenment at the age of twenty-one, Osho completed his academic studies and spent several years teaching philosophy at the university of jabalpur. Meanwhile, he traveled throughout India giving talks, challenging orthodox religious leaders in public debate, questioning traditional beliefs, and meeting people from all walks of life. He read extensively; everything he could find to broaden his understanding of the beliefs systems and psychology of contemporary man. By the late 1960's osho had begun to develop his unique Dynamic Meditation techniques. Modern man, he says, is so burdened with the outmoded traditions of the past and the anxieties of modern-day living that he must go through a deep cleansing process before he can hope to discover the thought-less, relaxed state of meditation.

 

In the course of his work, osho has spoken on virtually every aspect of the development of human consciousness. He has distilled the essence of what is significant to the spiritual quest of contemporary man, based not on intellectual understanding but tested against his own existential experience.He belongs to no tradition-I am the beginning of a totally new religious consciousness, he says. Please don't connect me with the past- it is not even worth remembering. His talks to disciples and seekers from allover the world have been published in more than six hundred and fifty volumes, and translated into over forty languages. And he says, My message is not a doctrine, not a philosophy. My message is a certain alchemy, a science of transformation, so only those who are willing to die as they are and be born again into something so new that they cannot even imagine it right not, only those few courageous people will be ready to listen, because listening is going to be risky.
 

Listening, you have taken the first step towards being reborn. So it is not a philosophy that you can just make an overcoat of and go bragging about. It is not a doctrine where you can fond consolation for harassing questions. No, my message is not some verbal communication, it is far more risky. It is nothing less than death and rebirth. Osho left his body on January 19, 1990. His commune in India, osho commune international, continues to be the largest spiritual growth center in the world attracting thousands of international visitors who come to participate in its meditation, therapy, bodywork and creative programs, or just to experience being in buddha field.