Rajneesh, the Founder of the Osho Movement

Rajneesh Osho

Osho a famous Indian philosopher and the leader of the Osho movement. He was born on th11 Decemberember 1931 at Kuchwada, a small village in the Narsinghpur District, Madhya Pradesh. He was the eldest in the family, and their parents were in the cloth business. His father’s name was Babulal, and his mother was Saraswati Jain. They were the followers of Taranpanthi Jains.

Early Days

He spent most of his childhood days with his grandparents. They took care of his life, and this period played a significant role in his life. They move very intimate with him and are allowed him to live in his way, how to live in society. Mainly his grandmother didn’t impose any restrictions on his education. Instead, they encouraged him to do whatever his heart felt right. This freedom made his life very easy to learn what he was interested in. At the age of seven, his grandfather died, so again, he went back to his family to live. Again at the age of 15, his childhood girlfriend Shashi died. These two deaths affected him a lot in his childhood and youth. So that during his teenage, he spent most of his time lonely and did many things to attain hislife ambition. Generally, he was a gifted student and a good debater. He never hesitated to reveal his opinions on various issues while debates were continuing with the elders.


Rajneesh was a brilliant student; in 1951, he completed his school education and went to Jabalpur to join Hitkarini College. There his disruptive behaviour caused him to transfer to D.N. Jain College. In 1953 he left his instruction for one year for meditation to achieve enlightenment. After one year, he claimed that he had reached enlightenment. The following year again joined in college and completed my bachelor’s degree in philosophy. In 1957 he completed master’s degree in Philosophy at Sagar University and worked as an assistant professor. He opposed the theories of socialism, so he travelled all over India and gave lectures on his thoughts and socialism. He also started a meditation camp in Pune in 1964 and became a renowned spiritual leader.

Osho Movement

At the age of 21, he attained enlightenment and started preaching the philosophy of life.  After he got culture in 1970 and 1980, Chandra Mohan Jain became famous as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. Later the years he changed his name to Osho and began the spiritual movement, which was well-known as the Osho movement. This spiritual movement became very famous for enlightening the people’s thoughtsple for peace. In the meantime, the same activity falls into controversy.


Osho philosophical preaches discussed the three principles of consciousness, compassion and creativity. In his opinion, these three principles were the main reasons to know the quality of depth. Everyone has these three qualities. However, one cannot keep himself these three principles and save themselves from creativity. He also profoundly discussed the other four qualities of people which could make a man as well human being. Those are belief, perfectionism, intellectual level and consciousness.


He continued his teachings to the people, and finally, he died 19 Januaryary 1990 in Pune of heart failure. He was the founder of Osho Ashram in Pune which later became a popular destination for the people seekingce of mind. The Pune Ashram became very famous as International Meditation Resort. Every year 2 lakh people visit this place to know their spirituality. Still, his followers opened several meditation centres all over India to spread his beliefs.