Last Nine Months

Osho’s health has been deteriorating markedly over the previous three years from the effects of the poisoning, and he finally stops speaking in public. He tells his caretaker and his secretary that he felt a disconnect happen in his body as he stood up to leave the auditorium after what becomes his final discourse.  This is almost nine months before he leaves the body.

In the sixties he had said that an aware person knows when they will die nine months beforehand; they feel a disconnect happening in the body.

In the nine months he has left, although he does not speak in public, Osho works harder than ever. He immediately sets up a committee (The Inner Circle) to be responsible for the practical aspects of his work. He initiates three-day meditation camps and creates the Osho Multiversity, with Schools for Creative Arts, a Mystery School, Tibetan Therapy, Healing Arts and a School for Centering.

He also creates a new concept for the commune – it is to become a Meditation Resort. He says the burden of the Commune caring for thousands of residents is too difficult, so it is better that people support themselves – staying only as long as they can afford. At the same time he describes in detail his vision for the physical appearance of the Meditation Resort – black pyramid-shaped buildings with blue glass, everyone wearing maroon robes, and resort-type facilities such as a huge swimming pool, tennis courts, spa and disco.

‘Osho advocated meditation for everyone, but his technique was revolutionary, beginning not with stillness and silence but with violent activity to release pent-up energy and emotions, leading to a state of calmness in which meditation can flourish. …This is an ideal place for people to learn the dozens of meditations he designed. There’s swimming meditation, dancing and martial arts meditation, smoking meditation, walking meditation, breathing meditation and meditation for couples.’ The Washington Post

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