Book by Osho. Shree Rajneesh (born Chandra Mohan Jain, 11 December 1931 ? 19 January 1990), also known as Osho, Acharya Rajneesh, or simply Rajneesh, was an Indian "Godman" and leader of the Rajneesh movement. During his lifetime he was viewed as a controversial mystic, guru, and spiritual teacher. In the 1960s he travelled throughout India as a public speaker and was a vocal critic of socialism, Mahatma Gandhi, and Hindu religious orthodoxy. He advocated a more open attitude towards human sexuality, earning him the sobriquet "sex guru" in the Indian and later international press, although this attitude became more acceptable with time.