Mistakes on the path
In 1976 Osho asked me to write a book called Mistakes on the Path. Here it is.
After an adventurous teenage-time, in 1973 I was summoned from San Francisco by my little sister Sarita, to Bombay – to meet the mystic Osho (then called Bhagwan.)
In this book I describe my 30 extraordinary years in Osho’s communes in Poona, India and Rajneeshpuram, Oregon. Internally I confronted and worked with OCD, sex addiction, anorexia; externally, relationships, the power clique running the Oregon commune, and the general snafus life throws our way.
My central issue though was one of the most fundamental questions of the spiritual journey: pushing the river vs letting it flow (Doing vs Non-Doing.) All of this involved what I call The Art of Blundering; and oh boy, did I bash into things…
Also explored here: the inner workings of an Intuitive healer; as I grew into this gift and began to hesitantly find something more resembling maturity.
Shocking, funny, sad, and transcendently joyful, this book gives a taste of life in a rare milieu; where the essence is spacious silence… and where human foibles rise up to meet it; and are (sometimes) transformed. The ambiance of an enlightened Master, in all its radiance and mystery, is portrayed.