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A letter by Osho to Krishna Saraswati, dated 2nd April 1971.

Letter to Krishna Saraswati, in Hindi, dated 2nd April 1971.

Letter to Krishna Saraswati, in Hindi, dated 2nd April 1971.
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Dear Krishna Saraswati,

Love. Sleeping through life is generally the way people live.

And this habit is so deeply ingrained that it is not even recognizable!

Also, with continuing practice, proficiency is achieved, too.

A religious preacher at a church began his sermon by saying, “I am extremely delighted to be at your city, Johnstown…”

He paused for a moment…

That’s when a person, bewildered, remarked, “Johnstown? No Sir, this is Greensburg!”

“I am aware of that,” said the preacher, “I just wanted to know if anyone here is awake or not!”

Rajneesh’s Pranaam

Translation by Sunil Shah

Hindi original

acharya rajneesh
A-1 WOODLAND PEDDAR ROAD BOMBAY-26 PHONE : 382184

प्रिय कृष्ण सरस्वती,
प्रेम। सोया हुआ होना साधारणतः लोगों का जीने का ढंग है।
और आदत इतनी गहरी है कि स्मरण भी नहीं आता है।
और फिर निरंतर अभ्यास से कुशलता भी उपलब्ध होजाती है।
एक धर्मगुरु ने एक दिन किसी चर्च में बोलना शुरू किया तो कहाः “मैं आपके नगर जोहन्सटाउन में आकर अत्यंत आनंदित हूँ –”
और फिर वह क्षणभर को रुका।
तभी एक व्यक्ति ने चौककर कहाः ” जोहन्सटाउन ? नहीं, महोदय “ग्रीनवर्ग ” ! ”
धर्मगुरु ने कहाः ” मुझे ज्ञात है लेकिन मैं जानना चाहता था कि यहां कोई जागा हुआ भी है या नहीं ? ”
रजनीश के प्रणाम
२.४.१९७१

Image and Hindi original thanks to sannyas.wiki. Osho wrote many letters to Sw Krishna Saraswati both in Hindi and in English, some of which were published in various letter collections. This one, in Hindi, has been published in Ghoonghat Ke Pat Khol (घूंघट के पट खोल) as letter #94.

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