"These helped me very much: Released my suppressions and blocks
as positive energy flowed.
"I was fully in the world and yet
not in it.
"Wanted to stay in ashram."
The superstar was gradually transforming into a sanyasi.
"As his search became more intensive, he started to spend
more time in Pune.
"Due to deep meditation and imbibing the vision of Osho from
the discourses, Vinod started to transform.
What happened to him in meditation? Osho says, 'In
meditation, you have to empty yourself of yourself.'
"You are full of stress, traumas, worries, dreams,
aspirations, and above all, ego.
"Osho’s active meditations mostly start with hectic physical
activity and continue until the body is completely exhausted.
"This exertion is also the best chance for Catharsis or
cleansing and release of all embedded tensions.
"Then you sit still or lie down with fatigue.
"When you collapse totally tired, you become empty of all
"You do not remember who you are, where you are as there no
"As you are empty and enter no-mind state, something
mysterious starts happening, which is unexplainable.
"Something of the beyond starts descending on you, some
unknown energy starts singing in you, dancing in you.
"That’s how this alchemy works with you.
Vinod remembered," One day in 1977, Osho suddenly said, ‘You
can come in ashram.’
"I then went to Bombay and held a Press Conference announcing
my leaving films at the peak of my career and staying with Osho.
"This was a shocker! Created a storm.
"Film producers were angry as they had lot of money invested
in films under production with me.
"I promised to complete all these films and fulfill all my
"Osho got lot of criticism for my action.
"I tried to bring my family to Osho but they were not
interested in Osho.
"My inner explosion could not be expressed or reported by the
"My ashram life Pune was meditating and working in Osho’s
"In Osho’s garden; no trees or plants could be cut; I bruised
my body and got thorns when working in under-bush, and was full
"I slept in a very small room in which I could hardly stretch
my six-foot frame and was just about cramped.
"Facing my fear of death, I was told two people had died in
"But I was at peace at the chance of living with Osho.
"And, I still went to Bombay for shoots.
"By 1981, I completed all my films and went to USA to be with
"At Rajneespuram in Oregon, I worked as a gardner in Osho’s
garden with peacocks, looked after them, looked after plants and
trees, cleaned the place.
"I enjoyed the hard work.
"Sometimes Osho called me to his room.
"Mostly meditating, going deep into my inner space, all masks
dropped, didn’t know what else was going on in the world.
"Osho remained silent for three years but was communicating
"Then he started to speak and created a storm.
"In 1984, I returned to Bombay.
"Before coming back, Osho asked me to manage Pune ashram in
Pune, I replied, I will think about it.
"At this time, I had no money, no career.
"But my comeback in films was very successful.
"I was always with Osho," he said.
In 1998, he was elected as the Member of Parliament and later
appointed a minister in the union cabinet.
In the hurly burly of politics, he was always centered with
Osho in his heart.
Media asked him, ‘Have you left Osho?’
He firmly answered 'NO'.
He embodied what Osho says, "Be blissful within and loving
"You can be blissful and miserly; then bliss starts dying.
It has to be shared to keep it alive and flowing to keep it
fresh and young.