Osho’s Past Lives

Osho's past lives


This post on Osho’s Past Lives is culminated from his various discourses where he has talked about his past lives in bits and pieces.

But before starting, there is a question to the reader: Do you believe in past lives? Do you believe in reincarnation?

People according to their belief system, their religious ideas or from their personal experience either believe in reincarnation or not.

In some of the religions like Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism, it is a very well taught subject mentioning the different sort of techniques to use, to remember the past lives. But, followers of the religions like Islam, does not believe in re-birth. They only believe in single life.

So, who will decide the authenticity of this whole matter of past lives of his: Whether to believe in it or not? The judge is nobody else than you. Either you believe it or not.

Now, getting back to the topic: In all of his discourses, there is mention of three of his previous births.

Osho’s Past Lives: Most Recent Previous Birth

According to him, his most recent previous birth happened nearly seven hundred years ago. In that birth, he was on a spiritual process in which he was to complete fast for 21 days. While 3 days still left, he got killed by someone. Because of that un-fulfillment of this spiritual process, he had to take another birth, which is his current birth.

To read the whole incident visit our post: Did Osho get killed in his previous birth?

Osho’s Past Lives: Second Previous Birth

On second occasion, Osho talks about his second previous birth. According to him and Lama Karmapa, Osho’s body from this birth is still preserved in Tibet, after death. According to him, in hundreds or thousands of years, there occurs a special case in the process of spiritual awakening, and so they preserve the body of that special case. In this case, Osho was the special case.

To know the complete details about his this previous life visit: Is Osho’s body still preserved after his death in previous birth?

Osho’s Past Lives: third previous birth as contemporary of Bodhidharma

On third occasion, Osho talks of being contemporary of Bodhidharma. He said that he had traveled with him for three months or so and then parted away.

Visit our post: Did Osho knew Bodhidharma personally? to know about this birth of Osho’s, in complete detail.

What will you get from reading about Osho’s past lives? Will it change anything in you? Will it be of any use to you? Does telling about his past lives has any significance excepts taking some space in your mind?

Osho has talked about it also:

What little I have told you about my previous life is not because it has any value or that you may know something about me. I have told you this only because it may make you reflect about yourselves and set you in search of your past lives. The moment you know your past lives, there will be a spiritual revolution and evolution. Then you will start from where you had left off in your last life; otherwise you will get lost in endless lives and reach nowhere. There will only be a repetition.

There has to be a link, a communication, between this life and the previous one. Whatsoever you had achieved in your previous life should come to be known, and you should have the capacity to take the next step forwards….

Nowadays the difficulty is this: it is not very difficult to make you remember your previous births, but the thing called courage has been lost. It is possible to make you remember your previous births only if you have achieved the capacity to remain undisturbed in the midst of the very difficult memories of this life. Otherwise it is not possible….

When no memory of this life can be a cause of anxiety to you, only then can you be led into the memories of past lives. Otherwise those memories may become great traumas for you, and the door to such traumas cannot be opened unless you have the capacity and worthiness to face them.

So, directly it does not do anything to us but somehow it shows us the doors to the esoteric possibilities. Ofcourse, we will have to be at the level to  open this door of possibility.


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