OSHO meets the Shankaracharya of Puri.

Sannyas has to be a real break away. A loving surrender to the new....

OSHO meets the Shankaracharya of Puri.



OSHO meets the Shankaracharya of Puri.


He is such a hilarious fellow, we would love to welcome him here and enjoy the night,

it would be a festival time.

I met him only once, twenty years ago in Patna, at a world Hindu conference.

We were both sitting side by side on the platform. Looking at him I was thinking that perhaps Charles Darwin is right. And he proved it! When I started speaking, I was standing just on the corner of the platform, and he became so enraged, so angry, that he tried to take the microphone away from my hand and fell from the platform.

He fell twenty feet from the platform and survived.


He was the president of the conference and he wanted me not to speak at all.

I had to tell the one hundred thousand people who had gathered for the conference that if they wanted me to speak, they should raise their hands, so that the Shankaracharya could see whether people wanted to hear me or not.

When he saw a hundred thousand hands raised in favor of me, I said to him,

"This cancels you as a president. I don't care now about you.

The people who are here want to listen to me, and you can go and jump in any well that you want to."

Since then he has been angry…