Osho and the colleges
Osho was being expelled from one college, another college, but he was enjoying it -- and that's what was shocking to them. When all the colleges refused him, Osho was living in Jabalpur with one of his father's sisters who was married. She started crying and her husband was in tears. They said, "We have been telling you; why do you unnecessarily get into trouble? And it is not just one college -- in four years how many colleges have there been? And you again do something. It surprises us that whatever you do you are righteous about it. And in fact we cannot say that you are wrong; you are right too. We have never seen such a thing happening to any student -- who is always right and is expelled. If you are wrong and expelled it is understandable." Osho said, "This is the beauty in my case. I am never wrong; but in this whole wrong society, to be right is to be wrong. Here, wrong is acceptable, right is not acceptable; hence I don't feel that it is any insult. These are all certificates for my character." And that's how it turned out to be. Osho moved to another city, Saugar, and gave all his certificates of expulsion to the vice-chancellor of the university. He said, "But why are you telling me all these terrible things?" Osho said, "I am telling you: these are my character certificates. And I don't want to keep you in the dark; first you should know about me, only then give me admission. Otherwise it is safer not to give me admission, rather than expel me later on, because then it will be your responsibility. And you will be condemned for it, because I always do the right thing; perhaps at the right moment, the right thing done rightly is too much, and the people who have been continually doing wrong things freak out. So I am telling you these are my character certificates." He said, "You are a strange young man but I cannot refuse you, because who else would give such character certificates? And I am the last to think of expelling you, because each time you are right. I am not going to deny you admission." He gave Osho admission -- not only admission, he gave him scholarships. He gave him free food, lodging, boarding, everything free. He said, "You should be given all respect, because so much injustice has been done to you." Osho told him, "One thing you should remember: you are doing all these things; it is so compassionate of you; but if sometimes a problem arises then I am going to give you a tough time. I will not think of your favors -- that you must keep in your mind -- I cannot be bribed." He said, "l am not bribing you, these are not bribes. I really am impressed." He was the only person who did not expel Osho for two years continuously. And those two years were the hardest for his professors because those were the two last years, the post-graduate years. So many complaints.... But that man, Doctor Tripathi -- he was a very great historian. He was a professor of history at Oxford, and from there, when he retired, he became vice-chancellor of Saugar university. He kept his word. He simply went on throwing all complaints into the wastepaper basket, although every day when Osho used to go for a morning walk, passing his house, he would tell him, "So many complaints came yesterday; they are all in the wastepaper basket." And he was so happy that he had been able to keep his word against all odds. It was really difficult for him; there were complaints from students, from superintendents, from the proctor, from professors. But he went on inquiring, "Was he wrong or right?"