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Wild Wild Country

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:30 pm
by Onceler
Anyone watching this documentary on Osho? It’s on Netflix and is beyond fascinating. Only saw the first part and not sure where it’s going, but it seems fairly even handed......it has a lot of original footage.

Re: Wild Wild Country

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:29 pm
by eputkonen
I have finished it. It was interesting.

Re: Wild Wild Country

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 9:52 pm
by CaiHong
hi Oncler
I am 64 and we'll remember the events as they unfolded on the news. I used to hangout with the Rajneeshi's as they were known then.
I really enjoyed the doco, I came away thinking that as a doctor of philosophy and being at the right time he was able to put together his teachings that offered it all. That he was unaware of what was going on in his own community,that his strong denunciation of Sheila didn't sit well with me, there seemed to be something missing that I would like to have seen better explored.
The use and abuse of power is a theme that I find fascinating and how we can be swept along with it and compliant with the gradual loss of human rights for the greater good and protection of the community from outside evil.

ET in one of his talks made reference to some guntoting spiritual community was it that one?

Re: Wild Wild Country

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 11:57 am
by Onceler
Hi Carl,

I don’t know about the ET reference, unfortunately this may apply to a number of spiritual communities. I thought it a timely comment on our current xenophobia about anything different, immigrants, etc. the community and Osho were definitely on to something but imploded in a spectacular manner. I remember it as well, vaguely.....I was in my early twenties and had a friend in DC who was part of the community and always wore red.

I wonder about the allegations that Osho was drug addicted. A cautionary tale for sure.

Re: Wild Wild Country

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 10:43 pm
by CaiHong
To be quite honest I thought both communities quite awful in their behaviour. The saying "power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely".
I remember in history class the teacher favouring a benevolent dictatorship as the best form of government, personally a half jokingly say I would prefer a well programmed computer governing me.
The program held my interest because of how the communities dealt with each other and within themselves.
I think this is why I am still such a big fan of The Walking Dead, often defending the show saying it's not just about Zombies that's the subplot, anyway I digress.
Rajneesh comes off as too much of the showman to appeal to my sensibilities ET more to my taste.
As for Rajneesh being on drugs, what kind of drugs was he rumoured to be on?

Re: Wild Wild Country

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 1:17 am
by kiki
I pretty much blew off OSHO/Rajneesh when I first heard about him in the 70s because of the bad press he was getting. Plus, I couldn't really understand what he was saying. It wasn't until I had my breakthrough that was triggered by Tolle that I revisited the writings of OSHO, and I found them to be refreshing and quite profound. Suddenly, everything he was saying made sense to me, so I bought his "Book of Secrets" 15 or 16 years ago, and it's a treasure trove of pointers. His clarity was even breathtakingly beautiful at times, and he can be quite entertaining as well.