Myth: Osho was considered to be encouraging hedonism
Ma Sadhna: What is wrong with hedonism? Enjoyment is the most basic and natural need of a human being. Denying and suppressing it is unnatural. Suppression creates perversion. Osho stood for enjoyment and doing it with awareness. When you follow your desires, you will never go to extremes. There is no need to fear as the senses have their limitations. That is simple natural living.
|Myth: Osho was involved in clandestine operations when he was in Oregon, USA
Ma Sadhna: When Osho was in Oregon, thousands of Americans used to come to him, an Asian, to learn meditation. He exposed the establishment and their corrupt practices. He owned 93 Rolls Royce.
It was unacceptable to the Reagan government and so they created stories. Therefore, they accused him of creating a façade and for being involved in clandestine operations.
|Myth: The concept of free sex is what attracts people to Osho centres
Ma Sadhna: Is sex that difficult in the world that people have to get a visa and travel thousands of miles to an unknown country. If sex was the only reason for them to come here, why would they come to a country like India where there is poverty and AIDS?