Trust: Living Spontaneously and Embracing Life
The author, Osho, is known by many names. A principal name for him is Shree Rajneesh. He also called himself “the rich man’s guru.” This slim volume has almost as many contradictions as aphorisms. It is a strange concept to publish a book by a spiritual leader who also was accused of rigging elections, bioterrorism, and assassination plots. His basic truth is to follow no commandments but rather to be inner-directed. This is the eleventh volume of Insights for a New Way of Living, so there must be readership for this philosophy. While his five thousand followers seem to have complete trust in him, he urges readers to only trust themselves. And that seems like good advice.
The husband of Rajneesh’s secretary bought him a sixty-four-thousand-acre ranch in Oregon and a fleet of from seventy-four to ninety-six Rolls Royces. Upon deportation, at least twenty-one countries denied him entry. He died at age fifty-eight in India. This book seems nonsensical to me, but for those seeking enlightenment, they may catch something I have missed.
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