A fascinating record of the spiritual experiences of Ma Prem Shunyo and her transformation through Osho. This book has the lovely quality of both revealing glimpses of higher energy flow and author's responses to down to earth events in her life with Osho. The most interesting thing about this book is that although it is a personal diary of a devotee, reading it gives us the joy of reading a beautiful novel.
This memoir has three powerful things going for it. First: it describes the inner path of a 20th century bhakti with such innocence and literacy that it speaks to everyone who has ever tried going inwards regardless of their path. Second: for those who haven't, and wonder what this enlightenment bit is about anyway, it's a record of what it's actually like to be a high mountaineer of the often cynically referred to consciousness movement. Third: her tale is a sobering and valuable contribution to our time.
This is the diary of the roller-coaster ride of Shunyo's inner and outer adventures, which proved to be both life and sanity threatening yet profoundly rewarding. The story is told of how a western woman became a disciple of the greatest Mystic of this century. In its simple style she takes the reader through hair-raising adventures from prison, to attempted murder and finally to the truth of Osho's death by thallium poisoning by the American authorities. Running parallel with these outer adventures are her intimate accounts of life with Osho, and her own self-discoveries.
About the Author:
Ma Prem Shunyo worked in a wide range of professions including theatre, graphics, health care and psychology in her childhood. In 1975 she met Osho, and became a disciple of Osho and has remained with him ever since. At present she is living in India and is writing and designing a second book.