DELHI India -- An Osho University
should be established in India. This proposed was mooted at
the inauguration of an Osho Chair at the Veer Narmad South
Gujarat (VNSG) University in Surat, Gujarat, writes Swami Anand Kul Bhushan.
The VNSG University took the credit for establishing the
first Osho Chair at an Indian university on 22 January 2017.
The highlight of the day-long inauguration was a rousing
speech by the guest of honour and a well-known Gujarati
spiritual icon, Pujya Shree Morari Bapu, an avid Osho
He proposed the establishment of a full-fledged Osho
university to explore Osho’s vision for the benefit of
In addition to the main inspirational speakers, the music
and meditation sessions were also a great success as the
jam-packed convention hall of around 2,500 Osho-lovers was
enveloped by the Osho milieu.
Following the media coverage of this event across India,
other universities have expressed interest in establishing
Osho departments and academies for similar education
Similarly, a post graduate student at the Delhi
University wrote a thesis on Osho’s vision on education in
2004 and so did another student in 2011.
A national seminar on Osho’s unique concept, Zorba
the Buddha, was held at the department of philosophy at
the Government M. K. B. Arts and Commerce College for
Women, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, in 2011.
The Osho Chair for Research in Human Consciousness
and the Study of Individual and Collective Awareness at
V.N.G.S University will present, discuss and publish its
findings, host at least two seminars on Osho’s vision
and how it applies to the current scenario; organise
meditation events, and lectures on Osho’s vision by
renowned guest speakers.
In fact, the foundation of this work was laid in 2006
when a university scholar wrote a thesis on Osho’s
vision on education.
Since then, three other post-graduate students
undertook similar research work on Osho’s vision at this
A fortnight before this inauguration, a two-day workshop
on Art of Counselling, Managing Stress and Emotional
Wellness was held in the light of Osho’s vision at this
The inauguration of Osho Chair appropriately started with
a video of an Osho discourse watched in rapt attention by
In his address the Vice Chancellor of VNSG University,
Dr. Dakshesh Thakkar, said India is the birthplace of such
enlightened souls as Buddha, Mahavir, Kabir, Meera, Raman
Their words are not mere words but life transforming
‘mantras’ (spiritual aphorisms). Presenting the aims of the
Osho Chair, Swami Satya Vedant, a professor emeritus and
author, said that Osho is like a mega sun that lights our
lives and our potential.
Osho’s dynamic ideas and observations bring a revolution
in education system and motivate us closer to mediation for
realizing our full potential.
This is the real education that brings nirvana.
Award winning movie and TV scriptwriter Kamlesh
Pandey who has penned such blockbusters as ‘Rang de
Basanti’, among others, related his journey as an
Osho disciple said his whole life has been inspired by
Osho adding that he eats, drinks, sleeps and breathes
He believes that in future history will be defined by
two periods: before Osho and after Osho.
In his inaugural address, Pujya Morari Bapu recalled
how after reading Osho, he was motivated to attend the
discourses of the enlightened master.
Nobody in the world can speak Hindi like Osho.
He maintained that talking about Osho is sheer bliss
and when he talks about Osho, people criticize him but
this does not bother him at all.
Osho has revived many, many enlightened masters whom
we did not know at all.
He urged everyone to share Osho’s vision at every
He welcomed the establishment of Osho Chair and added
that an Osho university should be established as well.
After lunch, the event morphed into an Osho celebration
with live music from Swami Prem Arup from Chandigarh and
Swami Prem Anadi from Pune as the participants sang and
danced to meditative music.