Osho on Nirmala Srivastava
There are so many fools in the world that any Indian can find disciples.
It is not a problem at all. Just your being Indian is enough, and you
are a guru. I have seen such things happening before my eyes.
One of my disciples, Nirmala Srivastava, has now become a great
spiritual leader. Now her name is long: Her Holiness Jagatjanani -- "The
mother of the whole world" -- Mataji Nirmalaji Srivastavaji.
She was once traveling with me in a car, and I passed by Muktananda's
ashram. The people staying in Muktananda's ashram invited me to be there
for a five-minute stay, just to take a cup of tea. And it was a long
journey so I said, "There is no harm in it." Anyway I love a cup of tea!
So I stayed for five minutes.
Nirmala saw Muktananda. She could not believe that this stupid-looking
man -- disgusting, more or less a buffoon -- had become a great
spiritual leader. After the tea, when we re-entered the car she said,
"If this man can become a spiritual leader, then why can't l?"
I said, "You can." And she has become one.
There is one man here from Australia who asked me a question -- because
now she is in Australia, doing great spiritual work. He asked me: "Once
in a while you talk about a woman, Rabiya el-Adawiya. What do you think
about Mataji Nirmala Deviji? Is she also of the same category as Rabiya
el-Adawiya?" The man is here. I know her perfectly well -- for ten years
she was my student. There is nothing in it, no spirituality, no
meditativeness... but she got the idea from Muktananda.
Source: from Osho Book "The Goose is Out"
Osho - Muktananda is a very
ordinary person; I have met him. I was passing by his ashram and his
disciples invited me, just for a few minutes' stay, to take a cup of
tea. So I said, "Okay."
The man was so flat, just like a flat tire, nothing in him, nothing of
any worth, not even junk. And it was not only apparent to me: one of my
disciples, a woman follower, Nirmala Srivastava, was with me -- even she
could see, even she proved to be far more intelligent than Muktananda.
We stayed only fifteen minutes; it was a sheer wastage of time. And the
moment our car moved away, Nirmala told me, "This man is absolutely
common, very ordinary. Why did you waste your time? -- even fifteen
minutes is an unnecessary wastage!"
I looked at her, and immediately I knew that some idea had entered into
her head -- and it had entered. The idea was: "If such a fool like
Muktananda can become a saint, then why can't I become a saint?" And the
idea worked out well. Now Nirmala Srivastava is a great saint, is
traveling around the world, having many devotees. That day it
transpired, looking at Muktananda. Now she is 'Her Holiness, the World
Mother -- LAGAJJANANI -- Mataji, Nirmalaji Deviji Srivastavaji.'
Now she has many followers, doing the same thing that
Muktananda is doing -- raising people's kundalini. Once she could see
that this fool can raise people's kundalini, then "Why can't I raise
it?" And she is certainly far more intelligent than Muktananda, far more
capable, far more skillful, far more intellectual. Muktananda is not a
Source: from Osho Book "Philosophia Ultima"
Osho on -
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi,
Muktanand & Franklin Jones
Satya Sai Baba,
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