When a Real Lion Meets a Real Master
The word ‘unique’ is pale from overuse yet for describing this book there is no better adjective. As a record of the enlightened master Osho’s work with his disciples during the 70s and 80s it is certainly a ‘one-off’. Osho conducted an intense experiment, attracting seekers in their thousands from every corner of the globe, at a time when the Internet was embryonic and the only ‘search engines’ word of mouth, books and magazines. In working with the complex minds, polished egos, emotional and psychic armouring of 20th century seekers, Osho created powerful meditation techniques which he used alongside structures and processes from the thriving contemporary Western growth movement.
Osho’s sannyasins were adventurers – on the move, seeking depth, insight, connection, and meaning while shaking off cultural and societal conditioning.
Into the vibrant and dynamic community known as the Pune 1 ashram, swept a flamboyant Italian, Carlo Silvestro, who was swiftly renamed by Osho Swatantra Sarjano – Divine Creativity. Sarjano received more attention, commentary, feedback, grooming, stroking and Zen-whacking than any sannyasin ever documented in Osho’s work.
Why did this ‘crazy Italian’ get so much attention from the Master?
Was Sarjano ‘special’? This account of his life and journey as a disciple, his escapades, theatrics and adventures, provides compelling reading and fascinating insights into the playful profundity of the work of the extraordinary mystic master Osho.
- Paperback: 362 pages
- Publisher: Niyogi Books; First edition (18 June 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 938528536X
- ISBN-13: 978-9385285363
- Package Dimensions: 22.6 x 15.2 x 1.5 cm