RAJNEESH:: Rajneesh Chandra Mohan Jain (December 11 , 1931 - January 19 , 1990 ), better known during the 1970s as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and later as Osho, was the founder and leader of a controversial new religious movement who lived in India and the United States .
Osho (Rajneesh) opposed the established religions, saying they are no longer appropriate for the accelerated pace of modern life, and vowed to do everything possible not to let his followers create an organization around his teachings. He claimed that the greatest values in life are (in no specific order) love, meditation and laughter, and that the sole goal of human life was to reach spiritual enlightement.
He extracted and expounded truth and techniques from various spiritual sources. He has spoken extensively in Hindi and English on various spiritual tradtitions including Buddha , Krishna , Jesus , Socrates , Zen masters, Hassid's etc. He was a voracious reader and his lectures were mixed with wit and jokes. A powerful orator, he used it to convey his message, but insisted that the only reason he kept on talking was to eventually convince his listeners to start on a path of meditation. He re-hashed and re-introduced hundreds of old meditation techniques from various traditions, and developed several unique meditation techniques ("Dynamic Meditation", "Kundalini Meditation", "Nadabrama", etc.)