EMINENT PERSONALITIES ON OSHO
Main be-qaid, main be-qaid - I am unfettered, unfettered am I "People like Osho are way ahead of their time. It is a good sign that the youth of today is reading more and more of Osho."
Shri. K.R. Narayanan, Former President of India
"To enable Indians and the world to appreciate the eternal India, Osho's insights contained in his discourses and books should be made widely available around the world and through all media. This will also make the world understand India much better. "I was surprised and very impressed by Osho's logic and how well he proved his points. When I was imprisoned during the Emergency for 19 months, I had the opportunity of reading Osho's books on Mahavir, Kabir and the Geeta. I concluded that Osho is perhaps the most original thinker of India."
L. K. Advani - Minister of Home Affairs, Govt. of India
"Osho is an enlightened master, who is working with all possibilities to help humanity to overcome a difficult phase in developing consciousness."
His Holiness, The Dalai Lama
"Osho - unmatched orator, unorthodox thinker and an original interpreter of ancient texts. His exposition of Japji Sahib and other teachings and philosophy of Guru Nanak Dev has deeply impressed me. I admire his courage, sense of conviction and spirit of adventure."
The late Giani Zail Singh, former President of India
"Osho gave a vision to this country and to the world of which any people can be proud. Osho has given us great strength. I bow down to his memory for giving us that strength."
Chandra Shekhar, former Prime Minister of India
"This book 'India My Love' by Osho brings together some of the choicest selections of the writing, the discourses of a great Indian, a great mystic, a great philosopher...In his own way, Osho captured the essence of ancient wisdom, related it to contemporary needs, tempered it with the modern times and became a powerful messenger of eternal Indian thought and Indian wisdom."
Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India while releasing Osho's book "India My Love"
"The hidden mysteries of India's rich spiritual heritage have been beautifully and simply explained in scientific and environmental terms by Osho. Osho has talked at great length, with great understanding and in great depth on most of India's 'sadgurus' and thus opened new doors to their teachings."
Vijay Goel - Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office
"I am an Osho disciple and student. I am glad his legacy is maintained with elegance which we have come to associate with his name."
Kartar Singh Duggal - Eminent author and Member of Parliament
"I believe that Osho was well ahead of his time in terms of his teachings, his thinking and as a practical man. This is very clear that the message of Osho are universal in nature. This also means that the right to His message is equally universal and should be available to any individual. In fact each one of the 6 Billion of us that inherit the earth today have a right to the words of Osho."
Padamshree Dr Raghunath Mashelkar - Renowned scientist, Director General CSIR and Chairman of the committee of World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
"Osho, undoubtedly, was the most original thinker and philosopher of the last century. He openly declared the death of 'the old man' bound to the chains of self-professed ideologies of the past centuries and the arrival of 'the new man' who is unbound and free to explore the joyful and creative nature of his existence. Osho's new man is both spiritual and scientific, simultaneously; he is not repressive and aggressive as in the past but tender and loving to embrace the joyful future. Let us rejoice and welcome the new man of Osho who is open and transparent, honest and truthful, authentic and self-disclosing. Osho's new man is not fragmented but integral, wholistic in the image of his creator. And, this new man is not going to fall from some alien space but he is arriving through each one of us as we start dropping the gross sheath of our existence and start reaching the essential nature of ourselves, which is pure existence, pure consciousness and pure bliss."
Padamshree Dr. Vijay Bhatkar - Eminent scientist, Former Director of C-DAC
"After Shankaracharya the master to influence me the most was Osho because his views are most knowledgeable and scientific. Osho is a wandering master of this country."
Khushwant Singh, noted writer and journalist, while releasing Osho's book: Life's Mysteries
"Today the messenger isn't there, and people are listening to the message: the message is something intelligent, useful. People find that it makes sense. So I think that's the real thing and people are actually listening to what Osho said."
Aroon Purie, Editor in Chief, India Today
"Osho is a fountain of wisdom that never goes dry..."
V.N. Narayanan, Former Chief Editor Hindustan Times
"Osho is one of the greatest mystics of all times who has a tremendous spiritual power to go into such a variety of subjects including Geeta, Nanak, Meera, Kabir, Sufism, Tantra, Yoga and Zen. He has given a new vision and direction to humanity."
Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, World renowned santoor player
"Where the dance of Meera and the silence of Buddha meet, blossoms the true philosophy of Rajneesh."
Amrita Pritam Renowned poetess
"I grew up with Osho around me. He was controversial because he had the courage to speak the truth."
Mallika Sarabhai, famous dancer
"...Love was at the core of everything that Osho believed in. It was the ultimate message that he left for us. To discover, experience, savour life through love."
Pritish Nandy, MP, Rajya Sabha and noted journalist
"With Osho, words flow endlessly. Provocatively. Challengingly. In a hundred years, more copies of Osho's books will have been printed than the Bible itself, till now the outstanding best-seller."
M.V. Kamath, Journalist, former editor of Illustrated Weekly
"Osho will long be remembered as a great philosopher - saint and mystic of the twentieth century. His life and work will continue to inspire future generations of humankind and his powerful message of essential unity of mankind will help us to evolve a new global code of ethics for the improvement of the human condition."
Dr. Manmohan Singh - Former Union Cabinet Minister - Finance
"Thank you again for making me a part of Osho's world of wisdom, joy and radiance once again. With gratitude!"
Shubha Mudgal -Renowned Classical Singer
"Osho's vast repertoire and insight into the finer aspects of every faith, every religion just illustrates with no ambiguity the universality of the teachings, the message, the WORD in all religions. Not everyone is blessed so, as to be able to fathom the depth of this wonderful essence, enjoy it and live it. Thank you for letting me touch the tip of this vast treasure."
Maxwell Pareira - Former Commisioner of Police - Delhi
Main be-qaid, main be-quaid
Na rogi, na vaid!
"Loosely translated, this line by the 18th century Sufi poet Bulle Shah, would go somewhat like this - I am unfettered, unfettered am I. Neither the sick nor the saviour am I. The line for me is a source of boundless creative energy and celebration. This is the irresistible feeling in the presence of Osho's aura. I can say no more."
Madangopal Singh - University professor and Sufi Scholar