I was actually in India when he died. Interestingly, the Indians in and around Poona thought of him as a shallow fraud and held him beneath contempt.
I read a couple of books attributed to Rajneesh in the days before I discovered the Dhamma and after I began practicing my interest in Rajneesh vanished.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725
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