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Osho’s View of Love Limited to Physical Aspect


Love, as represented by Osho, Indian mystic guru, is limited to a physical, unrestrictive desire which is far away from the holy image of love in the Islamic doctrine.

Speaking at the 5th session of the forum on “Pathology of False Mysticisms”‌, Hojat-ol-Islam Mohammad Taghi Fa’ali elaborated on the characteristic principles of Osho’s mystical school, the most important of which being ‘love’ as one of the main needs of modern man.

“Tranquility, love and inner joy that are respectively propagated in yoga, Osho’s school and Dalai Lama Mysticism are three important needs pursued by modern man; that is why they are much emphasized by the emerging mystical schools,”‌ he pointed out, adding that Islamic teachings are also filled with practical guidelines in this regard which prove to be more genuine and reliable.

He further referred to some of Osho’s books featuring the concept of love such as “The Great Secret”‌ that includes Osho’s famous quotations about love, adding: “Osho’s simple and fluent speeches are perhaps the main reason behind his success. Through his speeches, he can bewitch his audience for long hours.

“Osho maintains that men and women are both endowed with feminine and masculine traits that can culminate in their perfection once integrated in their soul; this requires their outer unification in the first place that will result in their spiritual growth.”‌

Hojat-ol-Islam Fa’ali also referred to Osho’s books propagating the spiritual aspect of sexuality such as “The Book of Tantra Secrets”‌ and “From Sex to Super-consciousness”‌ in which “he introduces sexuality as the most important and mysterious force in nature, claiming that it is the only way to reach the realm of metaphysics and spiritual perfection!”‌

Pointing to meditation as the second controversial topic in Osho’s mysticism, he noted that “in the Islamic doctrine, meditation refers to a constant connection with God through praying to Him and evaluating one’s deeds, while Osho’s view of meditation as to relaxing the body and soul and replacing all negative thoughts and forces with positive energy will make it more like dancing.”‌

“Rebellion is another principle in Osho’s teachings which, according to him, begins early at home by resisting the parents’ rules of discipline. The second stage of unruliness happens in society when the youth refrain from obeying the social norms and this leads to the third stage in which the disobedience will be directed against God and the Divine rules.

“Denouncing philosophy, science, technology and religion, Osho does not believe in any rules governing the universe and merely advocates free relationships among individuals, replacing the concept of family with ‘commune’ which, in his ideology, implies living a homosexual life.”‌

Hojat-ol-Islam Fa’ali further criticized Osho’s mean outlook toward love which is restricted to the physical and earthly dimension as well as his sarcastic evaluation of the relationship between men and women in Islam, adding: “Osho tries to analyze the issues using the idea of reincarnation or his false claims of propagating a new religious sect based on love, carpe diem and free sexuality.”‌

“A heterosexual love, according to Osho, is doomed to failure and the disintegration of families will eradicate mental diseases and political chaos,”‌ Hojat-ol-Islam Fa’ali asserted, noting that the reason of such absurd views can be traced in Osho’s childhood and his adult life which was characterized by asceticism, arrogant attitude, overconfidence, cynicism, and his impudent anti-religious behavior.

“Therefore, Osho’s theory of self-transformation cannot truly liberate man from all oppressions and enslaving boundaries because, instead of finding alternative ways to change the existing conditions in society, it seeks to uproot the basic foundation of family,”‌ he further noted.

Source: raheroshan.com

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