During the 1970s and ’80s, while most people went about their business, a strange phenomenon was occurring all over the world. Thousands of successful educated men and women left their homes in different countries to make the pilgrimage to India, and later the US, to meet a charismatic contemporary mystic whose controversial views and dynamic presence spoke to their hearts, minds and beings.
Here was a man who was not afraid to directly challenge the authority of organized religion; who confronted governments and worldly establishments head-on; who managed to raise hackles and provoke reactions among all political, intellectual and ideological factions. With his informally expressed insights into everything from the smallest personal issues to the greatest eternal truths, he uncovered seekers’ longings for a new way of being. His remedy for all the troubles in the world was both simple and ancient: meditation.
He became known as the most loved and the most condemned spiritual master of our time – so controversial that the United States government did everything in its power to destroy him.
This man was Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. Or as he is now known: Osho.
The 94 stories and anecdotes in the book – Encounters with An Inexplicable Man – Stories of Osho as Told by his People – take us into Osho’s world as experienced through the eyes and hearts of those who lived in his communes, sat in his presence and talked to him.