Beloved Friends, when I talk about 2-4 Western Megalomaniacs, I am not talking about the whole Western world of Osho sannyasins–I am simply talking about some gentlemen, who have been equally nasty to Indian and Western Osho lovers.
I’d like to point out a story written by a Canadian journalist about Jayesh. I had asked Yogendra ( Jayesh’s younger brother) about this story, he told me–This story is a killer. I told him to write a rebuttal to refute this story. Yogendra had a lawyer background and could argue well, but he was unwilling to deny this story.
First the opening lines of this story, then the link to the whole story by Rick Dolphin:
“Whether O’Byrne was as wealthy as most sannyasins believed him to have been when he came to Oregon is uncertain. On March 2, 1987, an Alberta court issued a default judgment against O’Byrne for non-payment of a series of Bank of Montreal demand loans totaling $1,318,069.96. By the time the bank’s lawyers and private eyes had traced him to Oregon, O’Byrne could not be found, and the debt – like so many Edmonton debts then – became derelict. A member of the bank’s special SWAT team had concluded in his report, “I believe prompt personal service upon the Defendant, Michael W O’Byrne, is impractical. . . ‘
“Wyninegar says he helped bring O’Byrne to the attention of one of the prominent Hollywood members – Francoise Ruddy, a striking woman of about fifty who was one of the larger financial contributors to Rajneeshpuram anal genuinely devoted to Rajneesh. Hasya, as she was called, had taken Sheela’s place as his assistant. Hasya and O’Byrne became lovers. O’Byrne soon gained a regular audience with Rajneesh. Watching through a Valium- and nitrous-oxide-induced daze as his utopia collapsed around him, Rajneesh is said to have been unhappy with what he saw as the sheep-like acquiescence of his latest followers. Jayesh, the smooth Canadian deal-maker, presented some hope.
“It is said that Jayesh was one of the few people that said `no’ to Bhagwan,” remembers Sunny Massad (Ma Prem Sunshine), one-time chief of public relations for the commune. “He told him to let others handle the money and the politics.” When, in September 1985, Rajneesh appointed a new group of leaders to supplant Sheela and her gang, O’Byrne took on the position of trustee with the Rajneesh Financial Services Trust.
After Rajneesh’s ejection from the States, the ranch was sold to pay creditors. Rajneesh, with a group of stalwart followers that included O’Byrne, traveled by Lear Jet and stayed in posh villas in a vain search for a new home. How they funded themselves is unknown. They may have used personal money. (Records kept at Companies House in London show Rajneesh Services International to have had a balance of £647,339 on September 30, 1985.) Twenty-one countries refused them admission.”
Now the whole story: