Oshana is energetically of a high order
SannyasNews.Com's Secret Review
Oshana is a new boy on the block, giving satsang in the past six
months across the South of England, and to whom a lot of sannyasins seem
attracted. Sannyas News Editor, Parmartha, went along to take a look.
The model of Oshana's satsangs is pretty close to the Papaji format. No formal silence, not much of an introductory talk, and an emphasis on participation with him in a one to one on the sofa, except in Oshana's case it's a chair. In terms of the outward form, Oshana is great in that he seems totally ordinary, and is always full of what I take to be a ready London humour. You might get a little metaphysics with Oshana, but it won’t last for more than a minute. You will get though, a line from Pink Floyd or a pop song, that sums up all that Hegelian stuff in a single shot. And you wont get those long shakti stares like those from Mikaire or John de Ruiter, but shakti is there none the less. Energetically something is going on. As Osho used to say, I just keep talking and talking, but what is really going on here is not a talk at all.
choose different ways to describe it. Oshana uses the "consciousness"
rap. I prefer the "beyond mind " or rather the "before mind"
rap. But for me there should be no quarrel, for where it is authentic
it always seems to lead to the same place, an infinite flow of
love towards all the objects of experience. Oshana talks
Ramana 'who am I' self enquiry a fair deal, frankly I think it worked
for Ramana because he was "ready". I don't think it can be a pro
forma for everyone, and feel Osho was right in creating loads of life
situations partly through therapy, meditation and communal living,
that ripen the soul. However what is going on energetically
with Oshana is of a high order. In the face of a realiser it does seem
that it doesn't matter what they say, but some alchemy goes on
beyond ordinary consciousness. Such an alchemy is worth
more than rubies, and has a value beyond anything of this world.
No one has a monopoly of it, but it was good to come across it in
Some of these
where he gets into a discussion or whatever are good to taste his flavour.