Aug 5, 2013

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev on Osho

If you are one who knows both Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev and Osho, the first question that would arise, are they both ideologically the same? When this question was put forth before Jaggi, he came with his own answer which is below.

When a person is influenced by somebody and is in deep appreciation of someone he can see the same qualities in other people who he appreciates in a similar way. Many people come up to me and tell me I speak like Vivekananda, some say I speak like Krishnamurti, others think I speak like Rajneesh. I neither speak nor dress nor live like Rajneesh or anyone else. 

It’s the people’s love that makes them see things that way and that is fine. It's not that I have not spoken about Rajneesh-I have. It’s just that his approach was different than what we have taken so it is not necessary for me to speak about Rajneesh. I don’t speak of JK also because his approach is very different as well.

With all due respect to Rajneesh and all the phenomenal work he has done in his own way, some of the things they did were in reaction to the social situation in the world then. The society was at a certain stage at that time and he wanted to provoke people to change in a certain way. It is not my way because I don’t think it would produce the kind of result I want. 

You know my mission is to plant undercover yogis-there is a need to plant people who are at the peak of inner well-being to work in society and change the society from within rather than provoking and creating a reaction.