Swami Chaitanya Keerti
Osho disciple Vinod Khanna was a multi-dimensional personality–better to say that he was a man of individuality. Personality means persona–which is not the real self, but what you show to the world. It can be totally false also. Politicians have a personality which is not a real face that they show to world–it is a mask. They make this mask very colourful and appealing and finally become fully identified with the mask. Happyho also provide best Meditation classes in Noida and Delhi NCR India area.
Vinod Khanna was a wonderful and colourful personality–with one great difference, that he was a great meditator who did not get identified with any colour of personality. At the feet of his beloved master Osho, he learned the art of becoming a pure witness–Sakshin, in the words of Lord Krishna. A witnessing consciousness is transcendental to all worldly identifications. In the earlier days of his filmy life, he had asked Osho how to be a successful movie-star, and Osho gave him a wonderful life-sutra: Act as if it is your life and live your life as if it is just an acting in a movie–and you would succeed in both the dimensions. And Vinod did succeed in both. And at the same time, he remained unidentified with all this success. He remained untouched–like a lotus in the mud. He was in politics–and he was not politician. He was simply a friendly human being without the ego that poisons relationships. He was always approachable who would share whatever he could, with anybody who came to see him. Ultimately he was sharing his enlightened master Osho’s vision with all.
Vinod started living in Rajneesh Ashram in seveties as a very simple human being and meditating in the presence of his master, when he had attained to the peak of his career, and later in eighties, he followed Osho to Rajneeshpuram where he worked as his gardener.
Five years later he returned and decides to end the sabbatical, Vinod not just bounced back with romantic outings like Chandni and Jurm. He emerged as one of the msot successful actor plotiticians during his multiple Lok Sabha re-elections. By that time he got married again and started his family life. From the second marriage, he was blessed with a son and daughter.
Based on the vision of his master, he gave a name Sakshi to his son from the second wife, and later his daughter got the name Shraddha. He distributed the cassette of Osho Hindi discourse–on the topic of Witnessing (Sakshi) and Trust ( Shraddha) to his friends in Bollywood. Vinod was always a trustworthy friend.
Recently Vinod Khanna has received the Dadasaheb Phalke award for outstanding contribution to Indian cinema. This award catapults him into the league of personalities like Dilip Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Raj Kapoor and Satyajit Ray. Lata Jha writes about him in Mint newspaper: For a star who possibly never looked to awards functions to validate his popularity, the Dadasaheb Phalke recognition may have come as a surprise to Vinod Khanna, were he alive. The legendary actor, who died at the age of 70 this time last year, was conferred the highest film honour by the Directorate of Film Festivals for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema, catapulting him into the league of personalities like Dilip Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Raj Kapoor and Satyajit Ray, recipients in the past.
During all such happening, Vinod shines as a sannyasin star all along who has a very different understanding of life and career. Osho concludes: Understanding is not of the mind: understanding is of the heart. You will have to fall in love. That’s what sannyas is all about. Falling in love with a Master, for NO reason at all – just for the sheer joy of falling in love with someone who has disappeared, who is no more, who has become a great nothing. Who has become a silence.
Swami Chaitanya Keerti