Osho Net Worth – The Influence of the Indian Godman

Osho Liquid is an Indian religious guru and founder of the Rajneesh Movement. He was born on December 11 1931 and died on  January 19, 1990. 

Osho Net Worth

The net worth of Osho is reported to be over $10 million. In the late 20th century, he became a guru and a teacher of meditation.

He was a controversial religious leader and had millions of followers worldwide. However he also had a lot of detractors. He was confident and never scared of sharing his opinions on various topics, even the ones which are considered taboo by the society. 

He rejected institutional religions and advocated for open-mindedness towards sexuality. This earned him the title of “sex guru.”

He also traveled throughout India as a public speaker. Osho was a very vocal critic of Mahatma Gandhi.

He founded the Rajneesh movement. The members were called Rajneeshees or “Orange People.”

He is also an author who published several books including “Sex Matters: From Sex to Superconsciousness,” “Tarot Zen,” “The Book of Secrets,” “Zorba the Buddha,” “The Art of Dying,” “Meditation: the first and last freedom,” and many more.

Personal Life

Osho was born Chandra Mohan Jain on  December 11, 1931. He is also known as Rajneesh, Acharya Rajneesh or Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. He was born and raised in the Raisen District of Madhya Pradesh, India. Osho was the eldest of 11 children and lived with his maternal grandparents until he was 8. After his grandfather died, he moved to Gadawara to live with his parents.

During his time in school, he was a gifted student and was involved in a lot of activities. He was a good debater, an avid reader, and also played sports. He involved himself in traditional religion and did yoga exercises, fasting, meditation, breath control exercises, and many more.

At 19, Osho or Rajneesh started attending Hitkarini College in Jabalpur. He was asked to leave due to a conflict with a faculty member. He then transferred to D. N. Jain College, where he graduated in 1955 with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy. 

Professional Career

In 1958, he became a lecturer of philosophy at Jabalpur University. During this time, he also started traveling across India under the name Acharya Rajneesh, to give lectures on socialism, institutional religions and more.

At a meditation event in 1970, Osho introduced his Dynamic Meditation method for the first time. On September 26, 1970, he created his first group of disciples called neo-sannyasins. He later changed his name from Acharya to Bhagwan.

Osho moved to  Koregaon Park, Pune, and spoke at Pune ashram from 1974 to 1981. The property still houses the present-day OSHO International Meditation Resort.

The 64,000-acre Rancho Rajneesh (formerly Big Muddy Ranch) in Oregon was where he established Rajneeshpuram. Their commune however was in constant dispute with Oregon residents.

At 58, Osho died on January 19, 1990 at the ashram in Pune, India.

A number of documentaries have been made about Osho or Rajneesh’s life, teachings, and philosophy. Netflix also released a documentary about him called “Wild, Wild County” focusing on Rajneeshpuram.

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