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Rajneesh on xtianity…

August 19th, 2015 · No Comments

The new atheism shows a mysterious downshifted influence of the Osho/Rajneesh movement: in 1985 the Osho/Rajneesh figure stated a series of discourses exposing xtianity and religion…but claimed to be a new, and the last religion… His critique of xtianity is one of the most caustic ever made public… http://www.oshorajneesh.com/download/osho-books/world_tour_talks/From_Unconciousness_to_Consciousness.pdf http://www.oshorajneesh.com/osho-discourses.htm I have started a critique […]

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Rajneesh, and Gandhi article

October 11th, 2012 · No Comments

http://rdln.wordpress.com/2012/10/02/creepy-old-gandhi-demystifying-the-mahatma/#comment-1521 This critique of Gandhi is important and we have made this kind of criticism here many times. Here’s the followup: http://rdln.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/how-successful-wasis-gandhian-peaceful-disobedience/ bhttp://darwiniana.com/index.php?s=rajneesh+gandhi But I can’t seem to find some of the original posts here from very early, ca. 2006? I was prompted by the figure Rajneesh to the fact that the public record on […]

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The Osho/Rajneesh legacy

June 24th, 2012 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2012/06/23/occupy-osho-communes-communist-xtianity-and-other-useful-revolutionary-projects/ One of reasons for yesterday’s post at the link, apart from its general interest, is to point to a genuinely ‘modern’ form of Indian spirituality, faithful to its roots, but also informed by and in the context of modernity. Osho was very definitely oriented toward the modern world, unlike too many tradtionalists who are […]

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Dawkins, and Rajneesh, on ‘destroying Xtianity’

January 9th, 2012 · No Comments

Professor Richard Dawkins makes a festive vow to ‘destroy Christianity’ Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2073985/Professor-Dawkins-makes-festive-vow-destroy-Christianity.html#ixzz1izOEPFeK The last person to attempt this was the buddha Rajneesh, who was murdered by the CIA for his pains. Dawkins is too confused to be much of a threat.

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Booknotes: The Rajneesh Bible

June 29th, 2011 · 6 Comments

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=rajneesh+bible The Amazon situation with Rajneesh’s The Rajneesh Bible is confusing, with some copies going for over $700! They should be reissued, for crying out loud, in the original inexpensive format. I have noted many times the way the ‘new atheists’ are mimicking Rajneesh’s attack on Christianity. I recall the successive volumes as cheap paperbacks […]

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Rajneesh and OIT/AIT

June 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

Two comments on Rajnessh, OIT/AIT: Richard is right, we can’t know for sure, and it is also true that the ‘dilemma’ is not two-fold. There are multiple hypotheses, with variants. 207.138.47.153 Submitted on 2011/06/23 at 10:12 am I admit that the man had a genius level intellect (and is constantly misrepresented in popular accounts), but […]

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Rajneesh and the real secular buddhism

June 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2011/06/20/comment-on-hinduismbuddhism-and-aitoit-debate/comment-page-1/#comment-358168 You must have missed him. He was just about the only genuine guru of the last fifty years. All the others seem to have bombed. His legacy deserves, therefore, a more cautious assessement, and he is in any case the real source of ‘secular buddhism’. I cannot however vouch for his Indian ashram which […]

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Comments on ‘rebirth issue’/Rajneesh discourse

June 21st, 2011 · No Comments

Two comments on Rajneesh and the rebirth question Richard said, June 20, 2011 at 3:58 pm · Buddhists and non-Buddhists get confused because the whole system is designed for only one purpose. I often see mistaken accounts that the Buddha was advocating “process” as an ontological description of the universe and rejecting “substance” thinking: “In […]

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Rajneesh on the rebirth question

June 20th, 2011 · No Comments

http://www.gurdjieff-con.net/2011/06/20/osho-on-reincarnation/ Given our discussions of buddhism and rebirth, an extended discourse from Rajneesh on self/no-self and reincarnation should be of interest. The text is scanned from the text cited today: Destiny, Freedom, and the Soul. Note: these books are recompilations with new titles created by the Osho publishing group. The relation to original texts by […]

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Rajneesh on reincarnation

June 20th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Destiny, Freedom, and the Soul: What Is the Meaning of Life? (Osho Life Essentials) [Paperback] Osho I notice this book by Osho with material on the question of reincarnation. In the edition I saw at Borders Books the book came with a disk, but this Amazon edition seems not to. This new series of the […]

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Rajneesh, early buddhism and rebirth issues

June 5th, 2011 · 1 Comment

http://darwiniana.com/2011/06/04/more-comments-on-butchering-the-suttas/comment-page-1/#comment-358035 We can resume our discussion of secular buddhism next week, but Star’s insistence that early buddhism was not about rebirth is puzzling, as is the whole stance of the so-called secular buddhists. I invite those who say this to examine the works and movement of Rajneesh: the issue of rebirth almost never arose in […]

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Rajneesh book with reincarnation details

May 26th, 2011 · No Comments

http://mmoutreachinc.com/cult_groups/rajneesh.html An ancient web page from the Bible Belt denouncing Rajneesh ironically contains the link to the tale of his previous lives. The book is now hard to obtain. REINCARNATION Rajneesh taught, not a strict reincarnation, but a form of progressive transmigration. Rajneesh believed that his last previous birth was 700 years ago, and that […]

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Rajneesh vs New Atheism

May 6th, 2011 · No Comments

http://www.gurdjieff-con.net/2011/05/06/rajneesh-legacy/ Anyone studying the New Atheists, including those atheists themselves (!), should be aware of the strange resemblance to the Rajneesh phenomenon, with extraordinary differences (!). Many of the new atheists echo the challenge to Christianity (and theism) initiated by Rajneesh, but with a far larger context of world religion and its history. The current […]

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Rajneesh and New Atheism

October 28th, 2010 · No Comments

http://www.gurdjieff-con.net/2010/10/27/rajneesh-book-on-christianity/ The strange resemblance of the New Atheism, in a distorted brand, to the critique of religion by the religionist Rajneesh in the eighties is striking. I think the New Atheist cult ought to understand this broader perspective compared to their own version that won’t work in the end.

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Rajneesh, Jainism, and the invention of atheism by religion

June 5th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I mentioned Rajneesh in the previous post because, however controversial or discredited he might seem now, he actually pointed to (without any explicit reference) the real history of atheism, which was religious, visible in the traditioin of Jainism, then Buddhism. The question of the god obsession is a very late creation of the Israelite Axial […]

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Link to some online rajneesh books

May 24th, 2009 · No Comments

I just received in an email a link to a series of online books: Free PDF Ebooks of Osho, J Krishnamurti, Ramana Maharshi and Gurdjieff Most of the books, except those of Rajneesh (so-called Osho), are old hat, ‘been around’. Here’s the sublink to the Rajneesh books. Osho books Whatever your opinion of Rajneesh, these […]

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Rajneesh/Gurdjieff

July 15th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Comment on ‘why so much guru stuff’:

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Comment defending Rajneesh

June 23rd, 2007 · 33 Comments

Comment from Jayen defending Osho.

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Four good comments on Rajneesh/Shah

June 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

Hitchens and Rajneesh, actually I can’t fault Hitchens for disillusion. It was obvious to a media person what Rajneesh was up to. And Rajneesh attracted a tremendous number of people from all walks of life, deceiving them with his tricky style. The more’s the pity for the way he blew the whole thing away. He […]

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Rajneesh and ‘Beyond Enlightenment’

June 19th, 2007 · 4 Comments

This discussion of Rajneesh and enlightenment could be missing the point, as one tries to understand the strangeness of his later life and its descent into chaos. But Rajneesh himself gave out a clue in one of his little known later books, out of print, lost and forgotten, Beyond Enlightenment (Paperback) by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

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Rajneesh and ‘enlightenment’, ‘reincarnation’

June 19th, 2007 · 5 Comments

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Hitchens and–?Rajneesh

June 18th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Christopher Hitchens targets God and faith

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archive: The global ‘conspiracy’ of anti-democratic stupido dictators…

May 11th, 2017 · No Comments

The global ‘conspiracy’ of anti-democratic stupido dictators… April 4th, 2017 · If we look at figures like Putin then the more recent Erdogan, and the Egyptian Sisi, we can detect (Putin gives the game away) a deliberate conspiracy to undermine democracy globally. Trump’s entry into this field is a dead ringer. We have also speculated/hinted […]

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archive: the global ‘conspiracy’ of anti-democratic stupido dictators…

May 1st, 2017 · No Comments

The global ‘conspiracy’ of anti-democratic stupido dictators… April 4th, 2017 ·

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