Four more excerpts from Bhagawati’s book serialized this month on Osho World.
Read intro by Bhagawati and get links to first episodes: Past the Point of No Return
Recollections of Osho Disciples on how they became his sannyasins
“I have found my people. I have found my world. I have found a small planet of my own, where love is the only law, where laughter is prayer, where dancing is divine, where every moment is sacred, and where to be natural is the only spirituality.”
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MA PREM AMRITA (Love and Nectar of Immortality)
Born in 1970 in Bangalore, India. Amrita took sannyas in 1988 and presently lives in Uttarakhand, India
SWAMI DEVA ANANYA (One with the Divine) (aka Mahendra)
Born in 1956 in Munich, Germany. Ananya took sannyas in 1976 and presently lives in Walchensee, Bavaria, Germany.
PART OF THE GAME
It is the winter of 1975-76 in Munich. I am 19 years old, finishing the last year of high school. Very frustrated with life, especially sexually, and suicidal, with no exciting prospects in sight. I am basically anti-establishment. I am living in a house with a couple of other young people. One day, one of them, a woman, brings along a strangely dressed street musician who has a guru. Later on I get to know him as one of the main ashram musicians called Govindas, but at that time I just gather a sense of strangeness about him and find out that he will soon be travelling to a place called Poona in India. It sounds kind of interesting, but too far away from my perspective on things…
MA DEVA SNEHA (Divine Love)
Born in 1947 in Würzburg, Germany. Sneha took sannyas in 1979 and presently lives in Munich, Germany
THE COURAGE TO JUST BE
In the summer of 1978, I spent six weeks in California, near Palo Alto, to participate in trainings that would enable me to become a yoga teacher. I also spent about 10 days in Esalen, taking part in a Tai Chi course by Al Huang. All this touched me deeply and inspired me to start teaching yoga and tai chi when I was back in Germany. And so it happened: pretty soon after my return I taught my first classes in yoga and meditation…
MA ANAND BHAGAWATI (Bliss and Divineness)
Born in 1947 in Vienna, Austria. Bhagawati took sannyas in 1976 and is presently living in Bali, Indonesia
The paperback might still be available from oshoviha.org or oshoworld.com
- Past the Point of No Return: Inner and Outer Journeys – Reviews and feed-backs on Bhagawati’s compilation of stories (June 2012)
- The serialization on Osho News
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