Grown up as an ordinary Indian girl in British India, and rendered powerless in a domineering world ‘The Only Life’ is the story of Laxmi who blazed a path for herself and others in the presence of one of the greatest mystics, Osho- who went on to become went on to become his first disciple and secretary.
This is not just an account of life of Laxmi but of the massive international movement which grew around Osho in the 1970s and 80s.
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’ unfolds an extraordinary account of a life of starkly contrasting ups and downs. Laxmi’s journey and the way she lived continue to serve as a crucial illustration for dealing with life’s adversities.
Rashid Maxwell is a poet, artist, environmentalist, writer of fiction and biography, designer and builder of buildings for meditation, carpenter, art therapist, ornithologist, gardener, landscape designer, lecturer in fine art, beekeeper, playmate of many grandchildren and agnostic as well.