Do you know any older people who got involved with spirituality at a young age but who now appear to have reached an impasse? My mother is one of these, she has cherry picked some of Osho’s statements to make it appear as if there is nothing left to do. When you talk to her about practice or meditation then she says she doesn’t need to do any of these things, or something like ‘anything can be meditation’. It causes me sadness.
I know a number of other older sannyasins who haven’t fallen into that trap. They tend to be lively people, many of whom still like to travel to India and Nepal for their holidays, even while in their seventies.
On the other hand if I recall my grandmother, who was an ardent Christian, she held on to aspects of her faith for a long time. While she lived independently she went to the church once a week and prayed before every meal. But I think she held on more to the idea of heaven than anything else. It only declined in her eighties when she started to get delirium.
It would be interesting to see some research about this, whether older people do at a certain point stop searching.