Dhyan Hareesh (aka Madhukar, Berthold Happle-Thompson) dies on 23rd May in an accident
Mega writes: “Swami Madhukar aka Swami Dhyan Hareesh (Berthold Happle-Thompson) was involved in a fatal traffic accident on 23rd May. In an email from a couple of days ago he wrote “All is well. Today I will visit Outy on my scooter (100 km), a cool Hill Station. It is 34 degrees Celsius here.” This morning I was inmdformed that his scooter collided with a another vehicle and that he passed on at the scene of the accident.
Madhu was born in Germany 22nd June 1949 and actively participated in Osho’s communes. He has been living recently in Ainakatti (Tamil Nadu) and felt at home in his chosen “Motherland India”. He had committed to a 3-year Vedanta study at Swami Dhayananda’s ashram and was devoted to the spiritual life. His body was cremated on a funeral pyre and his ashes will be scattered at the ashram.”
Mega also gathered the pictures to make the slideshow below:
A question Hareesh wrote to Osho and his answer:
Beloved Osho, In my mind I am writing to you almost every day. All these questions and statements boil down to the following: Gratitude – I want to say thank you, Osho, beloved master – and attention. Could you say in discourse, one single time, “Hello, Hareesh,” so everybody can hear it, so that I am certain that you and everybody else knows I am existing as your lover and fellow dance-partner?
I cannot say anything against your question. Your question is so full of love, gratitude, that I can repeat as many times as you want, “Hello, Hareesh.” It will not strengthen your ego, it will weaken it. And so many people here, hearing me calling to you, “Hello, Hareesh,” are also repeating the same. Then it becomes a tremendous energy field, a brotherhood of spirituality, where everybody is to share his abundance.
It is perfectly right. Many would have liked the same, but could not gather the courage.
You are a courageous man. And you are asking “… and everybody else knows I am existing as your lover and fellow dance-partner.” Here we are not gathered to talk about nonsense – about God, heaven and hell. Here we have gathered to rejoice, to sing, to dance together in such an ecstasy that individualities melt into each other and it becomes one organic whole.
Read the full question here…
Osho, Osho The Great Pilgrimage From Here to Here, Ch 8, Q 2
New Kerala: German national killed in road accident
Travel well, Beloved, I will miss you.
Hareesh, Beloved fellow traveller. Thank you for the recent sharings and your passion to live and seek the truth of who you are so totally. I know that you were not afraid to travel the path of return. Who needs to be afraid to merge with the divine? You know the way to let go. Namasté!
Wishing you well for your journey. Prepare a place for me, a fellow traveler… My love,
All my love for your journey. Maybe – as so often these last 25 years –
there will be the chance somewhere some-when to greet you again with these magical words: Hallo Hareesh…
Hello Hareesh … hello … dance all the way … Home … Madhukar, Hareesh … I loved your craziness.
Gute Reise. I so enjoyed sharing insights with you, about the late pune 2 and your lightness … all along … may our paths cross again. Much love
Farewell, Hareesh-ji, I’ll never forget summer ’83 at the Ranch. Already back then you had dedicated your life to the search, as you told me newcomer over one of the hugest pizzas I ever experienced in my life… Funny memory full of fondness. Fly high! xxx
Ma Atmo Anasha
Hello Madhukar, Denise misses you. We just found out about what has happened and are shocked at the news about your death. We all love you.
Your family (Happle)
Hello, Hareesh! What a joyful dancing partner you have been on the journey we shared. Bertl – Hareesh -Madhukar, in whatever station of the journey I just loved your joy, fun, divine madness. It’s been such a pleasure to meet you again and again and again. Farewell!
Thank you for the adventures, fun, passion and love. Knowing you were in the world made my world happier. I’ll miss the physical Madhu and hope to keep connecting. Love always,
Thank you, Madhukar, for sharing..!