Monday, October 26, 2009

Cult Video Interlude, Part 5: "The Bliss of Debt"

In this clip, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (renamed "Osho" before his death) justifies "selling bliss" to the poor saps who cannot appreciate that which they cannot pay for. Such sophistry mixed with his obvious charisma and skillful verbal delivery apparently kept his luxury motor pool fully stocked. It also kept him in glittering glam-suits and high-backed chairs like something out of Lost in Space (and check out his gold watch). Hey, if people bought what he was offering while he was so openly solicitous about it, then caveat emptor! It astounds me that Osho's been dead almost 20 years, but the followers are still there, here, everywhere! I mean, can you argue with success? Of course you can! But even I find myself sort of mesmerized by the guy. OK, next?

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