The Only Life

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"Osho and his work - that is the only life that Laxmi has."
A one of its kind biography, The Only Life is the story of a woman who blazed a path for herself and others in the presence of one of the greatest mystics, Osho.
Growing up an ordinary Indian girl in British India, and rendered powerless in a domineering world, Laxmi went on to become Osho’s first disciple and secretary.
What follows is an account of not just a life, but of the massive international movement which grew around Osho in the 1970s and 80s—one that Laxmi was at the helm of. Equally, what unfolds is a narrative, full of pathos, where her protégé usurps her place. Heartbroken, ostracised and later banished, she wanders the wastelands of America in isolation, seeking to rediscover herself by choosing devotion for her master over despair.
The Only Life is an extraordinary account of a life of starkly contrasting ups and downs. Laxmi’s journey and the way she lived continues to serve as a crucial illustration for dealing with life’s adversities. It shows that the path of kindness, devotion and awareness trumps all in these present chaotic and precarious times.
Rashid Maxwell
The Only Life: Osho, Laxmi and a Journey of the Heart - review by Bhagawati on Rashid Maxwell's book
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The Only Life

Osho, Laxmi and a Journey of the Heart

Year of publication : 2017
Publisher : Simon & Schuster, India
Edition no. : 1
ISBN 978-93-86797-04-9
E-book 978-93-86979-05-6 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 320
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
Edition notes : Copyright © Rashid Maxwell, 2017. Photograph copyright © Osho World Foundation.
Foreword: Subhash Ghai (Film-maker)
Prologue: author
Typeset in India by SÜRYA, New Delhi
Printed and bound in India by Replika Press Pvt. Ltd.
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  • Pages 148g - 148h.

  • Pages 148i - 149.