What I most appreciate about Wild Wild Country — the Netflix documentary about Osho’s Oregon community — is that it poses all variety of interesting questions (social, psychological, spiritual, legal, constitutional) while resisting the temptation to offer heavy-handed answers to any of them. It’s a fascinating — and in moments, quite mind-blowing — story, with lines between the “good guys” and the “bad guys” consistently blurry, and perpetually shifting. Definitely worth a look/listen!
Within the context of this far-reaching film, my heart always warmed to the clips of Osho (aka Sri Rajneesh) himself, whose written and audio-visual teachings I’ve long appreciated. Such a rascally, luminous, freedom-loving being! At least this has been my impression of him.
I very much admire his attempt to implement his utopian vision — even if it turned out to be less than fully successful. And this tongue-in-cheek portrayal of the Christian Trinity (beginning at around the 5:00 minute mark of the video) remains an all-time favorite …