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Ricky M Fairs's comment on Osho: A man for all seasons

Ricky M Fairs's comment on Osho: A man for all seasons
Does the ashram really claim Osho read 150,000 books? That would mean 3000 books each year of his life, or neraly 10 books a day. Ridiculous.
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Sure, that statement is a hyperbole, from his followers! The following may not be relevant to your comment, but may be of interest to any one fond of reading: Since I knew him for years, I can vouch that he was reading all the time. He must have been one of the best read persons in the world. Many people are known to have literally, a photo graphic memory. They do not read line by line, but register the page, for later recall. At the mundane level, my role model for fast reading, comprehension and recall,was late President John F Kennedy: "Following in the Roosevelts’ footsteps, John F. Kennedy made speed reading a personal priority during his tenure in the White House. With practice, he cultivated a rate of 1,200 wpm, as he wanted to be able to read two or three books daily. JFK wanted his brother Bobby to learn to speed read, too, and the pair of Kennedys took classes together to that end." I found out, which classes the two brothers were attending. That led me to 'Better Reading Foundation in the US (1965). In India, I received their Home Study kit. It tested you on speed, comprehension and recall. Once you go through the exercises and tests, at the end you can test yourself again. I improved by at least a factor of 10! Ref. Daliyah of Gainesville, Ga.: " Now 4 years old, Daliyah has read more than 1,000 books and has managed to read certain college-level texts. And the preschooler’s skilled reading and passion for literature impressed even the leader of the nation’s library, Carla Hayden, the 14th Librarian of Congress. On Wednesday, Hayden hosted Daliyah at the Library of Congress, giving the 4-year-old a chance to shadow her as “librarian for the day.” Every now and then, there are prodigies in every field, and Osho (for better or for worse) was one of them! Cheers!
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