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~~May 19, 2014~~
Chandra Mohan Jain (11 December 1931 – 19 January 1990), also known as Acharya Rajneesh from the 1960s onwards, as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh during the 1970s and 1980s and as Osho from 1989, was an Indian mystic, guru and spiritual teacher who has an international following.
A professor of philosophy, he travelled throughout India during the 1960s as a public speaker. His outspoken criticism of politicians and the political mind, Mahatma Gandhi and institutionalized religion made him controversial. He advocated a more open attitude towards sexuality, a stance which earned him the sobriquet of “sex guru” in the Indian and (later) international press. In 1970 Rajneesh settled for a time in Bombay, initiating disciples (known as neo-sannyasins) and assuming the role of spiritual teacher.
In his discourses he reinterpreted the writings of religious traditions, mystics and philosophers from around the world. Moving…
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