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Allegations have arisen in Australia that the sill devoted followers of of a dead guru named Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh are attempting to recruit minor children.
The Rajneesh sect, often called a "cult," was linked to an infamous 1984 criminal case in which salmonella bacteria was used to contaminate a US restaurant's salad bars, 750 fell ill. American authorities later deported Rajneesh on immigration fraud charges. He died in Pune India on January 19, 1990.
Sheela, now Sheela Birnstiel, is a Swiss citizen and the owner and operator of two nursing homes.
PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) -- A cult leader of the defunct Rajneesh Ranch in central Oregon pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to murder a U.S. Attorney and was sentenced to a year in jail and a $10,000 fine.
In 1981, Rajneesh went to the United States (fleeing tax evasion charges in India) and bought (for $6m USD) a ranch in Wasco County, Oregon previously known as "The Big Muddy", but later renamed Rajneeshpuram where he settled for several years.
This chapter finally ended in 1985, when Rajneesh was arrested in North Carolina as he allegedly was fleeing the U.S. On October 23, 1985, a federal grand jury in Portland, Oregon had secretly indicted Rajneesh, Sheela, and six others of his followers for immigration crimes. Two days later, a Wasco County grand jury returned indictments against Sheela and two others, charging them with the attempted murder of Swami Devaraj, the Bhagwan's personal doctor. Rajneesh entered an "Alford plea," also called a no-contest plea, and was given a suspended sentence on condition that he leave the country.
Originally posted by thirddensity
I've had a book of his called "My Way" for about two years, but I have yet to read it. From what I remember reading off the back, it sounded somewhat like Pantheism.
What have you been reading?
Originally posted by twitchy
You guys are going to have stop posting on his ideas of sexual freedom, I'm starting to like this guy...
Originally posted by PeaceLoverYomen
it's my first time participating here!!!!!!!
I just want the largest Number of opinions about the thing - the strange dangerous thing I have in mind now.
have you ever heard about someone called : OSHO or the old name
( Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh)!!!!!????????
he's an indian Guru, spiritual leader or sth ..
I've been reading for him since a year , he creates paradise on earth ( only in your mind ) but now i'm hearing scandals about him ..
I live in syria, I've never been to india (where he lived ) nor USA ( where he lived )
I'm searching the net about him , but I need more information and opinions ..
tell me everything you can get to about this thing ..
or email me ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
and if you have an experience with his writings BETTER!!!!!!!!
I don't know if I actually LOST or FOUND myself with him ..