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Osh (, osh) is a Buddhist priest (in charge of a temple);[1] honorific title of preceptor or high priest (esp. in Zen or Pure Land Buddhism). The same kanji are also pronounced kash as an honorific title of preceptor or high priest in Tendai or Kegon Buddhism and waj as an honorofic title of preceptor or high priest in Shingon, Hoss, Ritsu or Shin Buddhism.

Osh is the Japanese reading of the Chinese h shang (), meaning a high-ranking Buddhist monk or highly virtuous Buddhist monk. It is also a respectful designation for Buddhist monks in general and may be used with the suffix -san.

According to the Kjien Japanese dictionary and the Kanjigen dictionary of Chinese character source meanings, it is originally derived from the Sanskrit upadhyaya, meaning "master" in the sense of "teacher".

The literal meaning is "self-taught Buddhist monk/teacher"[web 1] The Chinese term "he-shang" is derived from the Sanskrit word upadhyaya or acharya:

As the new Buddhist students and scholars, who eventually became teachers and practitioners, had to give a name to themselves, they came up with a name in Khotanese dialect that supposedly translated the Sanskrit word upadhyaya which

meant 'teacher". It is also possible that it is a translation (or transliteration) of the Sanskrit word acharya, an Indian word that has a higher connotation--a teacher of religion, or the truth itself.[web 1]

The standard English translation of osh has become priest, it has a somewhat different connotation in Zen:

While priest may be associated with ceremonial functions which cause many Western Zen practitioners to balk there is another way to read the term, simply as a "technologist of the spirit." Within the Zen tradition, this would suggest a certain mastery of one or more of the Zen arts of contemplation. If we consider the word priest literally means elder, from the Latin presbyter, a Zen priest would be both a trained technologist of the spirit and an elder with the community.[web 2]

According to the Kjien, the two characters making up the word are actually pronounced osh only in the Zen and Pure Land sects. For example, they are read kash in the Tendai sect and waj in the Shingon sect.

Osh became an honorific title for Zen-masters", meaning "harmonious respect":

When the Zen masters referred to themselves, or their disciples addressed them, they would often use this word, heshang. As it originally meant simply a "self-taught Buddhist monk/teacher" Zen masters would often speak of themselves in this vein - "this old heshang is going to sleep now."--indicating a kind of self-deprication in front of their students - as if "I am just like you, not more advanced or better, just a student really." But as it is with disciples, this is hard for them to accept, the master is of course much more evolved, much higher. When a Zen disciple used this word heshang to address his master, it took on a much more reverential connotation, as if combining high respect and love simultaneously.[web 1]

An example of its use is in Rinzai's teachings:

29.a. Followers of the Way, I hold the transmission of the generations from Mayoku Osho, Tanka Osho, Doitsu Osho, Rozan Osho, Sekikyo Osho. All have gone the same way. Nobody could believe in them, all were reviled.

Doitsu Osho's actualization was pure, it was not coarse. None of his three hundred or five hundred students could make out his meaning.Rozan Osho was free and true, master of his actualization, whether adapting it or going contrary. But none of his students could fathom his vast horizon and were startled.Tanka Osho played with the pearl (of wisdom, hidden in the sea), sometimes hiding it and sometimes revealing it. He was slandered by all students who came to him.[web 3]

In St Zen, to become an osh, teacher, two more steps are to be taken after dharma transmission, namely ten-e and zuise.[web 4]

Ten-e means "to turn the robe":[web 4]

Unsui (training monks) are allowed to wear only black robes and black o-kesa [...] [T]en-e is the point in the career of a Soto monk when you are finally allowed to wear a yellow-brown robe.[web 4]

After zuise one becomes an osh, whereafter one may become the resident priest in one's own temple.[web 4] Hereby one can gain the highest rank:

After you become the head priest at your own temple and hold a practice period there for the first time (with one student acting as the shuso), you will finally reach the highest rank of dai-osho.[web 4]

To supervise the training of monks, further qualifications are necessary:

The relatively low status of dharma transmission means that in and of itself it does not qualify one to accept students or to train disciples. According to the regulations, Zen students should be supervised only by a teacher who has attained supervisory certification (i.e. sanzen dj shike status), that is, someone who in the popular literature might be called a Zen master. To attain supervisory certification requires not just high ecclesiastical grades and dharma seniority but also at least three years' experience as an assistant supervisor at a specially designated training hall (tokubetsu sd), during which time one undergoes an apprenticeship.

The term became well known in the west when Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh started to call himself Osho.

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Osho not giving up on Remo Stars’ relegation battle –

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The Sky Blue Stars gaffer is still confident his side can still escape relegation this season despite going seven games without a win

Remo Stars coach Fatai Osho insists his side still have until the last day of the season to avoid relegation from the Nigerian topflight.

First half strikes from Nwagua Nyima and Sikiru Karma condemned the relegation-destined Sky Blue Stars to a 2-0defeat to Kano Pillars at the Sani Abacha Stadium.

And the former Crown FC handler has blamed fatigue and his players' inexperience for their loss to Ibrahim Musa's men and poor run this season.

"It's another bad result for us but regardless of the situation we may have found ourselves, we will fight till the last day," Osho told media.

"It's not easy playing with these set of players in the NPFL and at this level you have recruit the players yourself and work on them.

"I am not taking anything away from those players, this is first time most of my boys are playing at this level. We had some of our U19 boys in the senior team.

"Though we flew to Kano but the stress was still there because we came into Kano like three hours to the game.

"Until we are mathematically out, we shall continue to fight. I think we played below average against Kano Pillars, the boys are far better than this but I think they looked tired.

"We had to change tactics in the second half, it was like a damage control, we left them to play and tried to contain them if not, it would have been a complete disaster."

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Having grown up with Rajneesh (Osho) in our student days and as a family friend, I am often asked, what his teachings were! I don't think that even Osho could have given a straight answer.

Anon-conformer, Osho was different from other spiritual or religiouspreachers. Others generally focus on their own religion or any otherbelief system they subscribe to. Theirs is the only way, theyproclaim claim! But Osho had a bewildering assortment of interestsand he seemed to appreciate and criticise whichever prophet orphilosophy he spoke on. Over 600 books have been published, which arecompilations of his lectures, subject wise. The catholicity of hisviews can be realised from his lectures from just one compilation,viz. 'Books I have loved'.

'BooksI have loved' is a series of lectures on his 168 favourite books.As a self confessed bookworm, I was suitably impressed. They rangefrom 'Alice in Wonderland', to lesser known obtuse sects. Asampling of just 20 books he lectured on is:

Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche

Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Book of Mirdad by Mikhail Naimy

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu

The Parables of Chuang Tzu

The Sermon on the Mount

Bhagavad-Gita by Krishna

Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore

The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa

The Book of the Sufis

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

The Book of Lieh Tzu

Dialogue on Socrates by Plato

The Notes of the Disciples of Bodhidarma

The Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam

Masnavi by Jalaluddin Rumi

The Isa Upanishad

All and Everything by George Gurdjieff

In Search of the Miraculous by P. D. Ouspensky

Hisashram claims, that 'Having read more than 150,000 of theworlds greatest books on every conceivable subject, Osho shares thefragrance of some of his favourites, in these spontaneous andintimate talks. From the very first book, 'Thus Spake Zarathustra'by Friedrich Nietzsche, to the 167th entry a book by Alan Watts, hetakes us on a journey of discovery, sampling gifts from authors wehave known along with some surprises from mystics and poets neverheard of before'.

Generalisationsare odious, but if I were do so:

Hewas in tune with philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurthy and encouragedothers not to get into the groove, by adopting blindly the beliefsystems and life styles, handed down to us. But to test theprinciples oneself and tread 'the road less travelled', if needbe!

Myfather had concluded an article in 'Philosophy East West' bysaying, 'More harm is done to a religion, by its followers ratherthan by its worst enemies!' Osho echoed this repeatedly. In a bookon Kabir and other mystics, he wrote:

'Iwill speak for Christ, not on Christianity. Christianity has nothingto do with Christ. In fact, Christianity is anti-Christ, just asBuddhism is anti-Buddha and Jainism anti-Mahavir. I am all forChrist, but not even a small part of me is for Christianity. If youwant Christ, you have to go beyond Christianity. If you cling toomuch to Christianity, you will not be able to understand Christ.Christ is beyond all churches. Christ is the very principle ofreligion. In Christ all the aspirations of humanity are fulfilled.That's the beauty of Christ. Buddha is beautiful, superb. Krishnais lovable!'

Theinimitable writer Kushwant Singh, after meeting Osho wrote: 'Soonafter meeting him I began to read his books. I was very impressedthat there is one teacher who is highly erudite. He could talk aboutany subjects religion, psychology etc. His range and vision wasenormous and unmatchable. The strong point is his lucidity. There isno confusion about what he said. Also he impressed me as he liberatedpeople from their preconceived notions, superstitions and beliefs. SoI got more books to read. I kept reading. I have written anintroduction to one of his books based on whatever I have read. Hewrote so much that it is difficult to say that I have readeverything. I have not. I wrote this introduction because of agenuine admiration for the man who had the courage to speak hismind'.

Herewas a man, who delivered to you a recipe, within your own faith.However, not as your religion dictated it. But as Buddha, Mahavir,Christ and other founders had directly experienced it themselves!

Igave a copy of his Hindi book on Kabir, to my mother-in-law with sometrepidation, not knowing how a deeply pious lady would react to it.To my relief, she said, that the book had helped her to understandKabir even better, though from childhood we have been reading andreciting, 'Kabirke dohe' - 'Kahat Kabir suno bhai saadho ..

'Kabirajab hum paida huay,

Jaghanse, hum roay.

Aisikarni kar chalo,

Humhanse, jag roay'!


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OSHO – Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh – Acharya Rajneesh

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Here some pictures from OSHO, or Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh from before pune 1, Pune 1, the ranch, Greece and Pune 2.... India. Hope you love 'm as much as I do... You have some photo's from him or the Ashram, rare one's? Please send them to me. mail me

I have some rare stories on OSHO on this page.

In 1966, in the tradition of the old masters, he started to travel throughout his country, devoting himself to teaching the art of meditation. Everywhere he spoke, thousands listened to his talks about freedom of the individual, something never taught in other institutions.

He began to initiate his followers into "Neo-Sannyas," that's what he called his experiment of self-knowledge and meditation in daily life, and gave himself the Sanskrit name Bhagwan after what his students called him, meaning, "the enlightened one". And this name started to become well known in Europe, America, Australia and Japan. The monthly meditation camps became more crowded, and it was necessary to find a larger place to accommodate all that were knocking on the door.

Bhagwan was the Master who would not give solutions, but simply provide a space to let go of the madness caused by living a life where the body, mind, being and soul were not connected.

In 1989, he announced from his ashram that he didn't want to be called Bhagwan Shree, which invoked the meaning of "God." His disciples, or sannyassins, "ones who have renounced the world," decided to call him Osho, which comes from the root "oceanic"; and means dissolved into the ocean. Having previously removed his name from everything, he finally agrees to accept "Osho," explaining that it is derived from William James "oceanic." "It is not my name," he says, "it is a healing sound."

Never Born Never Died Only Visited this Planet Earth between Dec 11 1931 -- Jan 19 1990

With these literally immortal words, Osho both dictates his epitaph and dispenses with his biography.

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Osho segn Osho Osho habla del amor Osho habla de la espiritualidad Osho habla de la vida Osho habla de su trabajo Osho habla del Tai-Chi:Tai Chi 1 Osho habla del Tai-Chi:Tai Chi 2 La relacin Maestro-discpuloDel deseo de Dios Zorba el Buda Sobre el Nuevo Hombre Sobre un Mundo Consciente En qu se diferencian religin y meditacin? La mente, amigo o enemigo? Las prisas La envidia Es sombro nuestro futuro?La MeditacinEl arte del escuchar Deseo y ausencia de deseosQu puedo ofrecer a Dios?Diferencias entre voluntad y entregaCmo hallar la Luz?A qu tipo pertenezco?Dos caminos para la energa: sexo y meditacinLa muerte de mi abuelo materno La muerte de mi padre Muerte y meditacinOriente y Occidente: masa y levaduraVipassanaJess y la reencarnacinLa Iniciacin por el Maestro: La Tcnica SupremaLos cuatro pasos hacia el amorEs posible celebrar la tristeza?Es importante tener algn tipo de actitud ante la vida?Cmo es posible relajarse con la certeza de la muerte?Es el anhelo de amor una estupidez? Por qu dio Osho tantos discursos?Astrologia:La Ciencia de la Unidad CsmicaAstrologa: Una Puerta hacia lo Religioso

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Osho or Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh was born in 1931 in Central India. He was a charismatic and gifted speaker who became the leader of a worldwide new spiritual movement. It is said that at the age of 21 he attained enlightenment or Samadhi. At the time he was studying philosophy at the University of Saugar. On receiving a masters degree he taught philosophy at the University of Jabalpur for nine years. As well as teaching philosophy he also began to attract disciples to follow his own eclectic mix of philosophy and religion. In 1966 he decided to leave his teaching post and give full attention to his role as spiritual Master.

In 1970 he settled for a while in Mumbai. He began initiating disciples (known as neo-sannyasins) and took on the role of a spiritual teacher. In his discourses, he reinterpreted writings of religious traditions, mystics and philosophers from around the world. In 1974 he moved with his disciples to Pune, India. Here he established a new ashram in a comfortable setting of 6 acres. In 1980 he was attacked by a Hindu fundamentalist who disagreed with Oshos unconventional stance on religion and spirituality. It is said that due to police incompetence the assailant was never convicted.

In 1981, Osho relocated to the United States and his followers established an intentional community, later known as Rajneeshpuram, in the state of Oregon. Within a year the leadership of the commune became embroiled in a conflict with local residents, primarily over land use, which was marked by hostility on both sides. Osho's large collection of Rolls-Royce automobiles was also notorious. The Oregon commune collapsed in 1985 when the news spread that some members of the commune had committed a number of serious crimes, including a bioterror attack (food contamination) on the citizens of The Dalles.

Osho was arrested shortly afterwards and charged with immigration violations. He was deported from the United States in accordance with a plea bargain. Twenty-one countries denied him entry, causing Osho to travel the world before returning to Pune, where he died in 1990. His ashram is today known as the Osho International Meditation Resort. His syncretic teachings emphasize the importance of meditation, awareness, love, celebration, creativity and humour qualities that he viewed as being suppressed by adherence to static belief systems, religious tradition and socialisation. His teachings have had a notable impact on Western New Age thought, and their popularity has increased markedly since his death.

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Most of us live out our lives in the world of time, in the memories of past and anticipation of future. Only rarely do we touch the timeless dimension of the present-in moments of sudden beauty, or a sudden danger, in meeting with the lover or with the surprise of the unexpected. Very few people step out of the world of time and mind, its ambitions and competitiveness, and begin to live in the world of timeless. And of those who do, only a few have attempted to share their experience. LaoTzu, Buddha, Bodhidharma, . or more recently, George Gurdjieff, Raman Maharshi, J. Krishnamurti- they are thought by their contemporaries to be eccentrics or mad man; after their death they are called Philosophers. And in time they become legends- not flesh-and-blood human beings, but perhaps mythological representations of our collective wish to go beyond the smallness and trivia, meaninglessness of our everyday life Osho is one who has discovered the door to living His life in timeless dimension of the present He has called Himself a true existentialist and he has devoted his life to provoking others to seek the same door, to step out of the world of past and future and discover for themselves the world of eternity. Osho was born in Kuchwada, Madya Prades, India on December 11, 1931. From His earliest childhood , he was a rebellious and independent spirit, insisting on experiencing the truth for Himself rather than acquirng the knowledge and beliefs given by others. After His enlightenment at the age of 21, Osho completed His academic studies and spent several years teaching philosophy at the University of Jabalpur. Meanwhile, He traveled throughout India giving talks, challenging orthodox religious leaders in public debate, questioning traditional beliefs, and meeting people form all walks of life. He read extensively, everything he could find to broaden his understanding of the belief systems and psychology of contemporary man. By the late 1960s Osho had begun to develop his unique Dynamic Mediation techniques. Modern man, he said, is so burdened with the out-mooded traditions of and the anxieties of modern-day living that he must go through deep cleansing process before he can hope to discover the thoughtless, relaxed state of meditation. In the early 1970s, the first westerners began to hear of Osho. By 1974, a commune had been established around Him in Poona, India, and the trickle of visitors from the West was soon to become a flood. In the course of His work Osho had spoken on virtually every aspect of development of human consciousness. He has distilled the essence of what is significant to the spiritual quest of the contemporary man, based not on intellectual understanding, but tested against his own existantial experience. He belongs to no tradition- I am a beginning of a totally new religious consciousness , he says. Please dont connect me with the past-it is not even worth remembering. His talks to disciples and seeks from all over the world have been published in more than 600 volumes, and translated to over 30 languages. Osho left his body on Jan 19th, 1990 His commune in Nepal continues to be the spiritual growth center attracting many international visitors who come to participate in its meditation or just to experience being in Buddha field.

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Beginners Course Vedic Astrology

One feature of Vedic Astrology, also called Jyotish that makes it different from Western Astrology is the importance of yogas. Yogas are planetary combinations that result in a certain effect. In the Vedic ancient scriptures many such planetary combinations are described. In Vedic astrology, no chart analysis is complete without checking the chart thoroughly for yogas and assessing their effects.

In this article I will show the use of yogas (planetary combinations) that are indicative for spiritual development according to Vedic Astrology.

This is being done on the basis of the chart of the Indian guru Osho.

Many yogas that have to do with spiritual development have a rather strange character.

At first sight they seem to indicate something bad. However, if we look deeper and analyse the yogas more in detail more often than not something bad seems to turn out into something good. In the chart of a spiritual person we often find indications of problems in daily life. However, more often than not these problems have been the main source of spiritual wisdom. In addition a spiritual person may have problems with accepting the conventional rules designed by society. This is clearly the case with Osho.

Below you see the Vedic chart of Osho. The numbers after the name of the signs are the astrological houses. Below these names of the houses the planets are mentioned that are located in certain houses. These houses are parts of the Vedic astrological chart that gives insight into certain circumstances. For example according to Vedic Astrology the third house is the house of energy/initiatives, the eighth house is the house of death of the ego/transformations and the eleventh house is the house of gains.

To get a feeling for this let us analyse one house out of Osho's Vedic chart.

In the case of Osho the sign of Cancer falls in the third house in which Jupiter is placed. Therefore his initiatives and energy are influenced by Jupiter. This is a good thing since Jupiter is the most important benefic (good planet) in Vedic Astrology. In Osho's case the result is better than normal because Jupiter is in Cancer, which is a sign where Jupiter feels very good and is exalted. Therefore Jupiter will deliver outstanding results.

Rahu R. 9.03

Ascendant 19.12

Jupiter R. 29.44

Mars 8.09 Mercury D 13.29 Venus 19.18 Moon 22.37 Saturn 28.34

Sun 25.36

Ketu R. 9.03

1. Four or more planets in one house gives a sannyassi yoga.

In the chart of Osho we see five planets in one house. These planets are in the occult eighth house: one of the houses of moksha (spiritual liberation). Although this pile up of planets in his eighth house is the cause of many difficult events in his life it is also indicative of spirituality. It gives a so called sannyassi yoga.

His rather non conventional approach is also seen by these eighth house planets.

The eighth house is a part of the chart that has to do with transformation, psychology and death of the ego.

The yoga is in the sign of Sagittarius. The planet that belong to Sagittarius is Jupiter. We say that Jupiter is the dispositor of the planets in the sign Sagittarius and therefore has a lot of influence on how the yoga will surface.

In the case of Osho this sannyassi yoga is made exceptionally strong by the fact that the dispositor of the planets that make the yoga (Jupiter) is in the sign Cancer, where it is exalted and is stationary (it has 7% of its normal speed). This makes it more powerful.

The situation of the lord of the sign in which a yoga takes place (this is called the dispositor) is important in assessing the outcome of a yoga. For a yoga to have special effects there must be something remarkable about the planets that have to do with the yoga. In this case the fact that the dispositor, which is Jupiter, is exalted and stationary gave dramatic effects.

It is interesting to note that in the navamsa, which is the Vedic astrological chart of the soul, of Osho Jupiter (whose Sanskrit name is Guru) is in his own sign (Pisces) conjunct mokshakaraka Ketu.

Some astrologers may say that Jupiter is weak because it is in the last degree of a sign. If a planet is in the last degree of a sign this means the planet is in extreme old age. This is a good way to describe the soul of an enlightened person since he has come to the end of the cycle of birth and rebirth and therefore can be considered to be of extremely old age. Therefore this can be seen as a sign of wisdom and not just as a sign of weakness.

In the Vedic chart of Osho Jupiter is atmakaraka and therefore the indicator of the soul.

That planets who are in extremely old or young age are not necessarily weak can also be seen in the chart of Bill Clinton, who has Jupiter in the first degree of a sign (in extremely young age), yet who became president during Jupiter dasa. His wisdom was of a fairly immature (young) nature (Jupiter in young age). It was certainly not the more mature wisdom of a sage.

Another remarkable fact is that Jupiter is on the degree of the ascendant (of course in another sign). This means that Jupiter is right on the Most Effective Point of the third house (the house of courage). If a planet conjuncts or aspects the Most Effective Point of a certain house (the ascendant degree shifted to that house) it strongly influences that house. From this position in the third house it aspects the Most Effective Points of the houses 7 (relationships) and 11 (gains and hopes for the future).

This means that Jupiter and the eighth house (Jupiter is of course lord of the eighth) strongly influences the entire chart. Since the eighth house is bad for mundane matters this indicates many troubles at the mundane level, but since the eighth is a moksha house and Jupiter is the planet of religion it is good for spiritual development.

2. How Ketu turns out to be a Raja Yoga Karaka

Rahu and Ketu are shadow planets. They are not real planets but are points where the orbit of the Moon crosses the orbit of the Sun. Eclipses can only happen when Rahu and/or Ketu are in the vicinity of the Sun and Moon.

In most cases in Vedic astrology the nodes, Rahu and Ketu, are regarded as first rate malefics (planets that normally give bad effects) .

However under certain circumstances they turn out to be Raja Yoga Karakas which turn them into factors that can do good in the chart. This occurs when:

It is possible that case 1 occurs twice in a chart (simply because when Rahu is in a kendra house Ketu will be in a kendrahouse too), with case 2 that is not possible.

The reason that Rahu or Ketu become Raja Yoga karakas in the cases 1 and 2 is that just as in the case of an ordinary Raja Yoga in the cases 1 and 2 they absorb both male (kendra) and female (trikona) energy.

In the Vedic chart of Osho Ketu is located in the fifth house, a trikonahouse. Saturn, lord of the tenth, a kendra house aspects this Ketu. Therefore Ketu becomes a Raja Yoga Karaka.

It is interesting to see that Saturn is a Raja Yoga planet on its own, since it is lord of the ninth and tenth house. Saturn is the planet of spiritual discipline and aspects Ketu from the house of esoteric sciences. In addition Saturn participates in the sannyassi Yoga. Therefore seen from a spiritual point of view in this chart Ketu as Raja Yoga Karaka is powerful.

However, because Saturn is the planet of pain and aspects Ketu from the most difficult house of the chart (the eighth) this yoga was also the cause of troubles on a mundane level.

It is interesting that we see the same pattern as under 1. What is good for spiritual matters caused havoc on the mundane level.

3. How a shakata (cart) yoga can become a mukata (crown) yoga.

A shakata yoga is present if Jupiter is in a dushtana house (6,8 or 12th house) from the Moon. This yoga indicates a difficult life. It also indicates fluctuating fortunes. The fortune of someone with a shakata yoga fluctuates like a cartwheel.

However, sometimes according to Vedic Astrology a Shakata Yoga is transformed into a mukata yoga.

This occurs when Jupiter is in the eighth or sixth from the Moon and in its own or exaltation sign. A mukuta is a crown in the form of a crescent. The crescent is a symbol for knowledge of spiritual teachings

An interesting feature is that Jupiter and the Moon are in each others signs. This gives a strong connection between the Moon and Jupiter, which to some extent can make up for the difficulties indicated by the shakata uoga. Indeed, an exchange is an intense relationship between planets whose effect are comparable to those of a conjunction. Therefore this gives effects which are comparable to those of a gaja kesari yoga. A gaja kesari yoga is formed when the Moon and Jupiter are conjunct (or in a kendra to eachother). It gives wisdom.

I believe that not all the effects of the shakata yoga are cancelled, because Oshos life was full of difficult events and indeed his luck fluctuated. However, the mukuta yoga is also clearly visible.

Again we see the same pattern as under 1 and 2. Something bad turns out to be something good as far as spiritual development is concerned.

4. Dushtana lords in other dushtana houses.

A rather odd type of yoga is the vipareeta raja yoga. This yoga occurs when the lords of other dushtana houses (6,8,12) occupy other dushtana houses. It can bring benefics often due to a mishap. In Oshos chart the lords of both the sixth and twelfth are in the eighth house.

A vipareeta yoga that occurs in the eighth house is called a sarala yoga (straight yoga). This yoga gives a long life span, fearlessness, makes one prosperous, the person will overcome enemies and be well known.

In Oshos case the yoga is both tainted and strong:

It is tainted because for a pure vipareeta yoga to occur there should be no influences of other houselords on the planets that participate in the yoga. Obviously in Oshos case because of the pile up of planets in the eighth there are many other houselords that influence the planets involved in the vipareeta yoga. This is the reason why this cannot be called a pure vipareeta yoga.

It is strong and therefore could be called a Vipareeta Raja Yoga because it involves not one but two lords of dushtana houses and the dispositor of the yoga making planets (Guru) is exalted.

If we look at Oshos life he did not have a long life span because he died in January 1990. However, he was well known, did not have fear and did overcome his enemies.

In his life we can see both the problems (expelled from many countries, other problems of all kinds) and the benefits (being well known, fearlessness) which are typical for vipareeta yogas. Again something bad (certain houselords in the eighth) turned out to be something good (effects that belong to a vipareeta yoga).


The goal of this article has been to show how seemingly bad placements can have good results. In the case of Osho the problems seem to have focussed on the mundane level, yet the benefits were of a spiritual nature.

Osho was a non conventional master, who clearly stepped outside the framework of tradition. This is shown in the importance of the eighth house in his chart. In the long term the gurus that will be remembered will be the gurus that explore new avenues and step outside tradition, although that may be shocking for many people.

Spiritual development rarely comes wrapped in easy looking patterns. It pays to look deeper than the surface when exploring a chart. What lies below the surface may be more powerful than a person realises as has been shown by looking beyond the surface of Oshos chart according to Vedic Astrology.

Roeland de Looff

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Osho's vision is a new man. After his enlightenment in 1953, the evolution of that new man became his whole work. He focused intensely on developing tools for man's transformation. Modern man, he said, is so burdened with traditions of the past and anxieties of modern day living, that he must go through a deep cleansing process before he can begin to discover the thought-free relaxed state of meditation. In the course of his work, Osho speaks on virually every aspect of the development of human consciousness. His talks cover a staggering range from the meaning of life and death to the struggles of power and politics, from the challenges of love and creativity to the significance of science and education. Osho did not want his work to be considered a religion, nor his disciples to surrender to him. With love and non-judgment he invites us to reconnect with and surrender to our own inner guru, supporting us to move toward a more joyous and less stressful life. The unique Osho Active Meditations are designed to allow the release of accumulated stress in the body and mind so that it is easier to be still and experience the witness state of being: meditation. Osho characterized his new man as Zorba the Buddha: living in awareness, with a capacity to celebrate everything in life ~ one who's feet are firmly on the ground, yet whose hands can touch the stars. Osho was born in India in 1931 and left his body in 1990.

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