Osho is a revolutionary in the truest sense of the word. Born in India in 1931, he dedicated his life to teaching awareness in order to awaken us from old habits of thinking, living and being. His goal was to help us discover the universal divinity residing in all of us and our destiny within that. For the first time, a Master truly bridged the gap between east and west, making great knowledge and wisdom available and accessible to westerners. His teaching reached many people all over the world during his life and through his writings since leaving his body in 1999.
Never before has a Master left so much of the written word for us to enjoy and learn from, over 200 books, Before leaving body, he declared that he would dissolve in his people and that it would be through them that he would continue to teach the world.
Today, all over the world, there are Sannyassins, men and women, following in the footprints of his walking. If you have ever met a Sannyassin, you will have found that they generally are wonderful, joyous people of wisdom who live their lives free of neediness and in full responsibility for themselves.
This was one focus of his teaching, to teach men and women how to relate consciously and openly with one another, free of manipulation and dependence.
Osho did not teach a religion. On the contrary, he bridged the gap between all faiths, eastern and western, and his teachings can be beneficial, no matter what your religion is. His sannyassins do not form a new religion or faith and are not part of an organization, but are a loose group of people who have been touched by these teachings so deeply, that they have desired to walk in his footprints.
It was Osho who made Tantra accessible to the west.
Links to Osho websites
Osho Community in South Africa
Official international Osho website & Osho Retreat in Poona, India
Otoons (A lovely Osho inspired website with numerous worldwide links to Osho sanyassins and their work around the globe)