Facts you might want to know about Osho before watching Searching for Sheela


That Osho was a controversial man is no surprise, but before you watch Searching for Sheela, here are facts you must know. Read on Platocast.

Netflix has been on quite the roll as far as its docu-films are concerned. And now, the OTT platform is all set to release a docu-film on Osho’s closest aide, Ma Anand Sheela. In no time, the trailer of Searching for Sheela took over the internet.

Ma Anand Sheela was Bhagwan Shri Rajneesh’s secretary for a brief period of 4 years (1981-1985). Searching for Sheela will have inputs from her along with interviews post her return to the country in 2019. Even today, after all these years, people are rather divided about her. While some think of her as a criminal for having spent time in prison, others view her in a heroic light.

We have already seen Osho’s story in Wild Wild Country, with Searching for Sheela, a lot will be seen about her. While the docu-film releases on April 22, we thought we’d give you a rundown of some facts about Osho.

Before watching Ma Anand’s docu-film, here are some facts about Osho:

Osho aka Bhagwan Shri Rajneesh, has been extremely critical of Mahatma Gandhi for advocating socialism. As per his beliefs, socialism is going to be the cause of poverty. In fact, in his lectures, he has always spoken about it.

As a professor of Philosophy at Jabalpur University, he also gave lectures across the country. At his lectures, he called out orthodox Indian religions as oppressive and was critical of them. Something he also said was how they are hollo rituals to keep the followers in a sense of fear.

Before reading more, check out the trailer of Searching for Sheela here:

Among other things that Osho spoke about, he also felt the need for acceptance of sex. While that did seem to scandalize many, he also spoke about it in his lecture series” From Sex to Superconsciousness. While Osho has been called many things, he was also called a sex guru by many. In fact, he was also said to be a part of a cult, and called an alien cult when they established an Ashram in Oregon, US.


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