Re: Osho and Blavatsky
Feb 23, 2012 07:12 AM
by Mark Jaqua
Surprised you have any doubts about the bird-seed thing being anything but a made-up story. That book must be messing your head up. Spending time and money planting flowers is very "cute" but Blavatsky had weightier matters to consider. It is the type of polyannic harmless stuff Rajnesh-types use to hypnotise their followers and make them stupid.
- jake j.
>4a. Re: Osho and Blavatsky
Posted by: "Cass Silva" silva_cass@vtdQu1K8KbtQBYdWkjsqKVM97MKW8U-vihoMxbhErr32Jg1jg42_M7RMzJ1bXcdKLIrhzS5d5bU2y4JV.yahoo.invalid silva_cass
Date: Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:39 pm ((PST))
>Yes,a nice idea John
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>Sent: Wednesday, 22 February 2012 1:47 PM
>Subject: Re: theos-talk Osho and Blavatsky
> You should try it some time. Buy a bag of bird seed at walmart or wherever there and take a trip along a desert highway with a friend driving you, grab a a handful of birdseed and let the seeds dribble out between your closed thumb and forefinger as you speed down the road. Take note of the roadside, choose one that is desert or barren and next year at the same time of month and day take a trip along the same road and see what it looks like! You will see many, many flowers and new plant life that wasn't there before rejuvenating the barren desert with new life providing nectar for wild birds, bee's , insects, other life forms such as small animals who feed on the grai n seeds that were include in the birdseeds. Much life pa rticipates in a grand sy nergy that benefits all and harms few. I have done this action along in terstate hwy 70 out of LA going east to Barstow from L. A. and sure enough the rain showere d the seeds that reach the sand
and lovely plants and flowered appeared where one were previously. Those plants will all go to seeds and the wind each year will carry news seeds further returning life anf joy to the animal, plant, and mineral kingdoms replacing the barren with life anew. It was funn to do this free style seeding for many miles down the In terstate. I don't know what Madame Blavatsky carried in "all" her bags but mayber she had a small 5 lbs bag tucked away somewhere and easily on a train at the window could produce wonderful results for almost no investment and get lots of peasure to break the boring ride.
> Why don't all the members of this forum but a bag of bird sedd change the face of planet earth? lol!
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>Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 4:07:23 PM
>Subject: Re: theos-talk Osho and Blavatsky
>Somehow cannot imagine HPB scattering seeds through an open window in a fast moving train.
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>>Sent: Wednesday, 22 February 2012 10:54 AM
>>Subject: theos-talk Osho and Blavatsky
>>Some other day, while researching on the web, I found a webpage with some statements about Blavatsky made by Osho.
>>I must say that I have a very bad opinion about Osho. A few years ago, I read a book called "The Spiritual Tourist",(which is, by the way, one of my favorite non-theosophical books) written by Mick Brown, where he describes the life of Osho, or should I say, Rajneesh.
>>In the 70's he created a cult in India (in the city of Pune), calling himself Bhagwan. He advocated the practice of tantric sex amongst the members of the cult. Due to the scandal, the local authorities revoked the tax exemption of his Foundation and Osho ended up fleeing to the US. He then married a rich American woman and focused on accumulating wealth, especially Rolls-Royces (he had 93) and platinum and gold watches. Later we has arrested and deported to India, where he died in 1990.
>>His books still sell by the millions, at least here in Portugal, and the truth is that very few know his sordid story.
>>The quotes I found are here:
>>Most of them, if not all, are lies.
>>I just want to know if one of those stories has any truth in it. I have read a few of HPB's biography and I can´t remember seeing this story mentioned.
>>"She used to carry many bags with her, full of seeds of flowers. Her whole luggage was nothing but seeds of flowers. Sitting in the train by the side of the window she would go on throwing seeds outside the window, and people would ask, "What are you doing? You carry so much unnecessary luggage, and then you go on throwing those seeds out of the window for thousands of miles."
>>She said, "These are seeds of flowers, beautiful flowers. When the summer goes and the rains come, these seeds will become plants. Soon there will be millions of flowers. I will not be coming back on the route and I will never see them, but thousands of people will see them, thousands of people will enjoy their fragrance."
>>She actually made almost all the railroads in India full of flowers, and people said, "When you will not see them again, what is your joy?"
>>She said, "My joy is that so many people will be joyful. I am not a miser. Whatever I can do to make people joyful, happy, I will do; it is part of my love." She really loved humanity, and did everything that she felt was right."
>>I almost bet that he made this up, but I want to know your opinion.
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