Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Music from Osho's free-love playlist

Hearing is possible for everybody. Listening is only possible for those who are silent.
That quotes comes from Osho Rajneesh who is currently the subject of a six-part Netflix documentary - see trailer below. The Guardian's headline for a review of the miniseries sums up Osho's reputation: 'The free-love cult that terrorised America – and became Netflix’s latest must-watch'. But even though, as Krishnamurti told us, leaders destroy followers and followers destroy leaders, in common with many deviant gurus there are gems of truth in Osho's teachings. Most of those gems were pilfered from perennial wisdom, but, despite this, Osho's often astute observations should not be dismissed. He habitually referred to classical music in his teachings, usually meaning the Indian classical tradition, saying "The great classical music takes you higher, beyond your mind, to silences which can give you a taste of meditation, a taste of existence". Osho Rajneesh's record collection is documented, and among the Indian music is the LP seen above. Sorry, but positioning Sir Adrian conducting Mozart as the soundtrack for free-love is just too tempting even for this rabid opponent of click bait. Over to you Norman...



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1 comment:

Pliable said...

It is good to report that a significant number of readers have taken up the RSS/email feed option. When I decided to sever social media links my intuition was that Overgrown Path's readership would dwindle below a minimum acceptable level and that would be the end of the blog. But I may well be wrong - there does seem to be life after Facebook and Twitter.