Tao is very simple; and hence very difficult because we are very complex people. Simple things don’t appeal to us. Tantra appeals to many people but Tao has not that much appeal. Tao appeals very rarely. If Tao appeals to you, consider yourself to be fortunate. The very possibility of your getting interested in Tao is a great blessing. Osho, Tao: The pathless path
Swami Shailendra Saraswati was born in June 1955 in Gadarwara (MP), India as younger brother of Osho. He joined Osho’s Neo-Sannyas movement in 1971. He joined a Mandali in Gujarat where he distributed Osho's handbills to the public until Osho asked to discontinue the feature of Kirtan Mandali. In 1978, following Osho's suggestions, Swami Shailendra studied Bachelor of Science in Medicine from Jabalpur University.
He lived in the Osho Commune in Pune from 1978 - 1981, after which he went to Rajneeshpuram, Oregon, USA and lived with Osho till 1985. When he returned to India, Swami Shailendra Saraswati served in the Orient Paper Mills at Amalai (MP) as Chief Medical Officer from 1986 - 1999. In August 1989 till September 1990 Swami Shailendra Saraswati went to the Osho Commune and stayed there during the last days of Osho leaving his body.
May 1998, after experiencing glimpses of eternal truth, Swami Shailendra Saraswati started sharing with others through meditation camps and stress management workshops. For the first time he started giving public discourses, answering questions from the public and interviews to press media.