“No, reverse psychology is not my religion!”

Osho („Rajneesh“ Chandra Mohan Jain)

Osho („Rajneesh“ Chandra Mohan Jain) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Religion, at least in some forms, is about confusing terrified people, influencing, manipulating, guiding, directing- “here, the external authority will tell you what you should do (if you insist that you need someone to tell you what to do).” We give out devotion and trust because we are desperately terrified, so then we adore Mooji or Osho and put pictures of him as our Facebook profile picture- which is fine. Osho and Mooji may even clearly reference the dynamic. They may not be imperial gurus like the pope or the president or the mayor or the tv preacher.


They may say “there is no one” because it attracts those who are personally guilty. However, what if I have been told there is no one but my experience is that there are many? Then the rational mind has a new tangle of confusion-” if I worship the ridiculous linguistic model that there is no one, but a contrary experience arises, then what should I do to resolve this tremendous problem? How can I get rid of this evil horrible personal experience that I have been having??!?!? I am so desperately guilty! I know: I will ask the guru because they are the one who knows and I am the one who does not.”


English: Anthony Paul Moo-Young

English: Anthony Paul Moo-Young (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Then the guru says “there is no such thing as reverse psychology and there is no you and no personal experience and no personal guilt and no conflict between language and personal experience, which would be impossible because I am the authority and you believe everything I say unquestioningly even if it is clearly gibberish. Also, there is no confusion and never has been. There is no sincere naïveté either. There is just whatever I tell you to help you cope with the desperate terror of guilt for your own condemnation of your own past as having somehow been how it should not have been. But there is no condemnation now, no more guilt and never was, no terrified desperation to avoid the guilt, and no terror or anxiety, because those are very bad and should not exist because they do not exist,




English: Mug shot of Osho (Rajneesh) in 1985 t...

English: Mug shot of Osho (Rajneesh) in 1985 taken by the Oregon Department of Corrections, Multnomah County, Oregon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Tags: ,

4 Responses to ““No, reverse psychology is not my religion!””

  1. erickuns Says:

    When are people finally going to realize this guy was a megolomaniacal fraud? 90 Rolls Royces?! He says he’s “the rich man’s guru”! Guess people need someone to believe in. Thanks for the link to my blog post.

    • jrfibonacci Says:

      You’re welcome. “Fraud” implies that he explicitly said he was something which he clearly was not, but what did he ever say that he was? He hosted events and published books and so on. Maybe there was hype about him that did not fit reality, but that is true of all hype, which is why it is called hype, right?

  2. jrfibonacci Says:

    That would not surprise me if he did say that. So what does that word “enlightened” mean to you?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: