Thursday, January 03, 2008

There is a very old Egyptian saying: Even the right thing becomes wrong in wrong hands. And the contrary is also true; Even the wrong thing becomes right in right hands. Ultimately things are decided by the quality of your being- not what you do but what you are; that has to be remembered.

OSHO.
Far Beyond the Stars:
Darshan Diary.
Monday July 25. 1977.

2 comments:

luke mitchell said...

I'm writing a novel that has a gay sannyasin character in it. I spent 7 years in Poona one and I don't remember Osho having much good to say about gays and lesbians. I'm not saying that he did not say positive things, just that I don't remember.
My gay character is in Goa in the mid-seventies and says that he does not want to return to Poona because he is fed up with Osho's narrow minded ideas about being gay. Although a work of fiction I want my story to sound authentic. Could such a scenario have existed? Would it have been possible for a gay sannyasin to have the impression that Osho had a narrow minded attitude about being gay.
Any feedback or comments on this subject would be most appreciated.
You can write to me directly at my e-mail address, which is:
luke.mitchell.author@gmail.com

parambodhi said...

i have been with osho since 1980 and it has always been my impression that osho's comments on homosexuality changed after the aids crisis ... before that he was quite positive ...

after a discourse at the ranch when he said that if the gays were not willing to change we would have to leave ... one swami freaked out and wrote a very angry letter to osho and we were all called in for a meeting and told that "i am not going to change what i'm saying publicly but dont take it personally"

on another occasion in 1987 i wrote to him and asked "i'm open to being with women but my sexual energy is very strong towards men and you say not to repress your desires ... so what to do" his reply was "no need to be with women you be with men"

my feeling is that as a heterosexual man with no experience of homosexuality he couldn't really understand it but he always hit at the identification rather than at the person ... cheers param