"Wild Wild Country" - Osho documentary on Netflix

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Post by climb-up » Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:54 pm

I only just started this, but pretty fascinating.
It seems (so far) to not be a 'gotcha' piece, but to give free voice to both sannyasis/ex-sannyasis as well as the townspeople who were there before Osho, and (in a later episode) the people who actively worked to take the group down.

As a teenager I was quite enamored with Osho's commentary on the vijnanabhairavatantra, and with a "energized meditation," a practice based on Osho's 'active meditation.
I also grew up in a SYDA yoga ashram and so far see some fascinating parallels (pro and con) between the groups.

((Based on the trailers it's gonna get pretty dark, ...haven't gotten there yet)

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Post by krodha » Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:33 am

Just wait, it gets more insane by the episode. Unethical behavior disguised as spirituality all around.

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Post by Lhasa » Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:35 am

krodha wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:33 am
Just wait, it gets more insane by the episode. Unethical behavior disguised as spirituality all around.
In both groups.

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Post by climb-up » Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:52 am

Lhasa wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:35 am
krodha wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:33 am
Just wait, it gets more insane by the episode. Unethical behavior disguised as spirituality all around.
In both groups.
Ooh! Doubly intrigued!

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Post by Sherab Rigdrol » Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:04 am

Documentary was a huge let down as far as giving an indepth look into what day to day life was like at the commune, as well as going into Rajneesh’s story. Nothing new but for someone who knows nothing about this I could see why it’s amazing.

Great article about the more sinister aspects of the cult that were not addressed in the series.
https://newrepublic.com/article/147657/ ... n=sharebtn

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Post by Wayfarer » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:10 am

Really don’t want to know. I borrowed one of Rajneesh’ books from my Uni library in the late seventies before he was famous, and made him as a phoney. He had been a lecturer in Religious Studies at Indian universities and was obviously charismatic and highly educated, but I felt he was a phoney from the get-go. And what happened in the following decades only confrmed that, in spades. The depressing thing is how many people fell for his schtick when so much of it was transparently nonsensical.
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Post by Miroku » Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:14 am

Wayfarer wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:10 am
Really don’t want to know. I borrowed one of Rajneesh’ books from my Uni library in the late seventies before he was famous, and made him as a phoney. He had been a lecturer in Religious Studies at Indian universities and was obviously charismatic and highly educated, but I felt he was a phoney from the get-go. And what happened in the following decades only confrmed that, in spades. The depressing thing is how many people fell for his schtick when so much of it was transparently nonsensical.
And they still do. In Czech Republic there are always hug quantities of his books in bookstores, while dalailama has only one or two and some other great buddhist books can no longer be found. But OSHO sticks ... I distrust people who write so much on so many topics.
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Post by Grigoris » Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:41 pm

Rajneesh sold (and his followers continue to sell) sex, drugs and rock'n'roll as a spiritual path. Of course people get into it.
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Post by javier.espinoza.t » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:51 am

i watched the serie, sad thing... i learned to practice some sort of inconmessurable love from osho books, i'm really thankfull of him for that, enormously thankfull. he was my previous step to ChNN.

followers always screw things haha,

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Post by amanitamusc » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:01 am

Grigoris wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:41 pm
Rajneesh sold (and his followers continue to sell) sex, drugs and rock'n'roll as a spiritual path. Of course people get into it.
Rock?What songs in particular?

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Post by Grigoris » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:48 am

amanitamusc wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:01 am
Rock?What songs in particular?
Anything by the Beatles.

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Post by Ayu » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:00 am

The Rajneesh people I knew did not indulge in any drugs and intoxication. A healthy life was their religion.

But they advertised for alcohol with the slogan: "Champagne is vegetarian!"
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Post by Mantrik » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:03 am

Well, he can't have fed them very well.
When I was in Pune the restaurants and cafes were packed with escapees from the Osho ashram, all wealthy Westerners.
Maybe it was good sex, good trance dance, shit food.
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Post by amanitamusc » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:11 am

Grigoris wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:48 am
amanitamusc wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:01 am
Rock?What songs in particular?
Anything by the Beatles.

Wrong guy the Beatles liked Maharishi mahesh and osho is Rajneesh..

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Post by Grigoris » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:14 pm

amanitamusc wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:11 am
Wrong guy the Beatles liked Maharishi mahesh and osho is Rajneesh..
Six of one, half a dozen of the other...

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"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
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Post by Sherab Rigdrol » Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:27 pm

This was Rajneesh n Roll.....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8oauIAKq18

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Post by dzogchungpa » Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:53 pm

It's been a while since I looked at it but if I recall correctly, some of that Rajneesh stuff is very well spoken.
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Post by Sherab Rigdrol » Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:50 pm

It's all one big word salad. Empty platitudes. Edgy hypocritical statements.

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Post by Malcolm » Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:55 pm

dzogchungpa wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:53 pm
It's been a while since I looked at it but if I recall correctly, some of that Rajneesh stuff is very well spoken.
Your memory is failing you.
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Post by dzogchungpa » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:00 pm

Malcolm wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:55 pm
dzogchungpa wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:53 pm
It's been a while since I looked at it but if I recall correctly, some of that Rajneesh stuff is very well spoken.
Your memory is failing you.

Too much of that icky sticky I guess. :(
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