Anand Kul Bhushan reports from Osho’s birthday celebration at Oshodham: “The open-air Buddha Hall became a space vehicle for a journey into inner space in total silence despite the presence of 400+ meditators.”
Osho lovers turned up in hundreds at Oshodham, 35 miles from South Delhi, to celebrate the birthday of their master on Tuesday, 11 December 2018 despite the fact that it was a weekday and election results for five states were to be announced.
As the sun played hide and seek in crisp weather, the day started with Dynamic Meditation followed by breakfast. Soon after, it was time for the morning discourse and silent meditation. The open-air Buddha Hall became a space vehicle for a journey into inner space in total silence despite the presence of 400+ meditators. In this Buddhafield, as Osho terms the powerful energy of meditation, everyone was dissolved into light and energy.
After everyone had landed and recovered, it was time for a tea break – followed by lively kirtan or dancing and singing meditation until lunch time. As everybody danced boisterously, they shed off their warm outer garments and just gyrated with closed and half-closed eyes, lost in the love of their master with the waves of devotional music. The peaks of energy were absorbed with brief periods of silence to become still. Before dispersing for a sumptuous lunch, a Sitar recital was announced for 2.30pm.
Renowned sitar player, Pandit Sunil Kant Saxena, who has won many accolades and performed in dozens of countries in Europe, North America, North Africa and Asia, was the star for the first of its kind event at Oshodham. Gallantly, he agreed to perform without the accompaniment of a Tabla (percussion) player, which is normally essential. He managed well as his sonorous music guided everyone into deep meditation. Remember, Osho says that music and meditation are very close; if music is the body, meditation is its soul.
Kundalini meditation followed and before the White Robe meditation, Oshodham was all lit up with thousands of lights. This evening meditation was especially significant as many newcomers took the jump into Sannyas on this auspicious day.
With apologies to Rumi, one sannyasin summed it up, “Love flowed like blood in my body, rushed through my veins and encircled my heart. Everywhere I looked, I saw his love.”
Kul Bhushan is a regular contributor
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