the O-Shoah Project

Many have heard in the media about the Shoah Project, initiated by Steven Spielberg after  working on the film “Schindler’s List.” He became aware of how few survivors of the holocaust were still alive and who could tell others about their story. So he started to interview all those still living to give their testimony in front of the camera. For those, interested in this part of history, it is vital to have these records.

On the other hand, nobody seems to be aware that other important eyewitnesses are also around, witnesses of an events which rarely happens more than once in a century or even in a millennium: the presence of one of the most important Buddhas of all times.

It is absurd that those who have opened the door to Hitler’s car are being interviewed and their tale broadcast on various stations, whilst nobody is interested in hearing the story of those who have been together with a living Buddha.
But this might change in years to come, as future generations might remember personalities of the 20th century, e.g. Ronald Reagan or “Pope the Polack” only through Osho’s jokes, the same as we know about Pontius Pilatus through Jesus’s life story.

Researchers would have loved to be able to listen to a live interview with Mahakashyapa, Ananda, St. Peter or Judas. But this is possible today. Many of those who had personal contact with Osho are still alive to tell their tale. They have really something important to say.

It is my plan to interview these eyewitnesses and ask them to tell their story with Osho in front of the camera.

This is an invitation to participate in, and support the project in any way you wish!

Osho about the future:

I do not ordinarily make prophecies, but about this I am absolutely prophetic: the coming hundred years are going to be more and more irrational, and more and more mystical.
After a hundred years people will be perfectly able to understand why I was misunderstood -- because I am the beginning of the mystical, the irrational.

I am a discontinuity with the past.

The past cannot understand me; only the future will understand. The past can only condemn me.
It cannot understand me, it cannot answer me, it cannot argue with me; it can only condemn me.
 Only the future... as man becomes more and more available to the mysterious, to the meaningless yet significant.

After a hundred years they will understand.
Because the more man becomes aware of the mysterious side of life, the less he is political; the less he is a Hindu, a Mohammedan, a Christian; the less is the possibility for his being a fanatic.
A man in tune with the mysterious is humble, loving, caring, accepting the uniqueness of everybody.

But right now it is the crowd, the mob, that decides everything.
And it is the mob that is condemning me because I am asserting the rights of the individual -- and I am alone in asserting the rights of the individual.

And there are people, millions of people, but they are all divided into different kinds of mobs. In a Christian country it is the Christian mob which wants to burn me.

But the mob is afraid of individuals. The very assertion of individuality is a danger to the mobocracy; and it doesn't matter whether the mob is Christian or the mob is Hindu or the mob is Mohammedan. The question is not of the adjective; the question is that the mob is always against the individual.

And the truth is always individual
It is never in the hands of the mob.

The people who are to come after a hundred years will be perfectly able to understand what my crime was.
My crime is the assertion of individuality against any kind of mob and its violent pressures.

You have also asked how it feels to me to be persecuted.
As far as I am concerned, it just feels great! I have nothing to lose.
The mob is fighting a losing battle, its days are gone. I am fighting a battle which is going to be victorious -- if not in my time then some other time.
But I am on the right path.
It is tremendously fulfilling that I am not amongst the persecutors, that I am the persecuted; that I am not amongst those who crucify, but I am amongst those who are crucified -- because those who are crucified are the real salt of the earth. Only they have helped human consciousness to grow.
The people who have been crucifying are sub-human.

 Osho, The Osho Upanishad #16



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