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  • Osho was not against science but he found that science had limitations. 'I don't stop where sciece stops; I go on, I go beyond,' he said.
    He did hail technology though, because it helped man to avoid a lot of labour and since machines could replace animals that was a good thing because animals could also be free of drudgery.
    'If human beings are free from work only then can they grow spiritutally,' he said. 'Only then will you have the time and energy to advance in art and spirituality.'
    Now I understand why Osho aka Rajneesh catered to the rich. He said that the poor man didn't really have the time for spirituality. He had to think about his next meal, the next day. The poor man needed to learn how to survive. The poor man doesn't have the time or space for spirituality. If he prays, then he mostly prays for material things, or for things that he needs for survival. He doesn't have the time for trivial pursuits or to devote to God if he is worried about his job, his family or his next meal.
    Osho quoted Jesus who said 'Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They toil not, they spin not, and yet I say unto you, that Solomon, in all his glory, was not arrayed like one of these.' Osho asks, 'But honestly, can you really tell a poor man that? No,' said Osho. 'If the poor man doesn't think of the morrow their tomorrow is death.Comparing himself to the lilies of the field would be suicidal. He has to think of his wife, children, debts to repay and so on.'Ihere is really no advantage in being poor. Poverty is the cause of crime.'
    I always wondered why the rich were attracted to Osho and disliked him for that. But he makes a valid point when he said that he catered to the rich because he he believed that spirituality was the ultimate luxury. It is only when you have all the luxuries you realize that there is a vacuum inside, an inner emptiness that can be filled by spirituality.
    So that's it then, in a nutshell. Everyone on earth should be rich. Only then can man turn spiritual, only then will crime be eradicated.
    Once we have everything outside then maybe we can go on that long inward spiritual journey.
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