Osho was a mystic, teacher and master. He established a community in Pune, India dedicated to sharing his dynamic meditations and other teachings, including the ideal of “Zorba the Buddha”, a man combining both spiritual pursuit and human enjoyment.
He is said to have attained enlightenment at the age of twenty one. Osho discoursed at length on traditions like Vedanta, Sankhya, Yoga, Tantra, Sufi, Hasid, Tao, Baul and Zen. He also discussed masters like Krishna, Jesus, Buddha, Mahaveera, Shiva and developed his unique dynamic meditation techniques to help mankind remove anxiety, stress and achieve more peaceful states of mind.
A prolific speaker and writer, he left behind more than 600 books of his teachings. At his ashram in Pune, India, his teachings are still shared and open to the public.
His followers include Deva Premal and Miten, whose music is greatly inspired by his spirit.
His epitaph reads:
Never Born – Never Died
Only visited this planet earth between
December 11, 1931 – January 19, 1990