Bodhena's Adventures in Samsara


A Sannyasin Memoir

From a review by Roshani:

Are you a longtime sannyasin who enjoys an occasional reminiscent reverie, or a newer sannyasin who wonders what life was like in Pune One or on The Ranch? Do you just like a good gossip over a cup of tea about the variety of paths people have taken to reach Osho and what life was like in His communes? If so, Bodhena’s book is for you. It is a clear, authentic, compelling read, which transports us to Pune One, Rajneeshpuram, Pune Two, and beyond through the everyday experiences of an ordinary sannyasin (if there is such a thing). [...]

 This book is really a series of linked vignettes, which when pulled together weave the story of an ordinary sannyasin outwardly working as a carpenter, guard, legal assistant, but also focused on his own spiritual work. Bodhena gives us a deep sense of the incredible love and mutual support in Osho’s communes that eased the hardships of outer life and the hard lessons of the inner. These are authentically told, bottom-up stories of a kind we have not yet seen in print. [...]

Bodhena’s book has some wonderful features in addition to his story. There are some beautiful black-and-white photos of Osho, the Ashram, the Ranch. The appendices include a lovely poem by Hakuin, the “Desiderata” by Max Ehrmann, and a full transcript of the amazing “Fuck” discourse by Osho. 

Softcover by Osho World, New Delhi

Price: $14.95
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