Osho: The Luminous Rebel
Story of a Maverick Mystic
by Vasant Joshi
Often described as a rebel, an iconoclast, an enlightened mystic and an intellectual giant, Osho (also known as Acharya Rajneesh and Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh) is all this and more. He brought about a spiritual revolution in the lives of those who cared to grow intellectually. He spoke fearlessly against orthodox religions, priests, politicians, age-old traditions and anything he thought was a hindrance to the path of self realisation. This made him the most talked about and controversial mystic of the twentieth century.
Enlightenment of this stature is not attained in a few years or even in a lifetime it is spread over hundreds of years and over lives, as was with the case of Osho, who spoke about his previous life and birth. This is only one of the many astounding facts about Osho which this book reveals.
The book also takes the reader through those years of Oshos struggle with authority figures, his travels all over India, to the much-hyped city of Rajneeshpuram in the US, to one of the greatest mysteries of our timesOsho believes that he was poisoned by the US government when he was detained in various jails there; he was later denied visas in almost all countries across the worldevents, he reveals, that exposed the true face of democracy. Osho The Luminous Rebel is for all Osho lovers and admirers, for the uninitiated but spiritually inclined, and for those who are just curious to know more.