David came to darshan some weeks ago. A friend of the English novelist, Pankaja, David is a potter, and at his first darshan told Bhagwan that he has been involved in Subud, writes Maneesha.
Osho speaks in darshan to Krishna Saraswati; “Jealousy can remain only if you are unconscious of it,” and to Leela; “he should observe – and for you, be involved in things and move moment to moment.”
In a darshan Osho says to Veet Asmi, “Make it a point to remember every day. Whenever you can find a place and a space to be silent, sit, relax the body, and just start going in.”
Answering a question in darshan, Osho declares with regard to saving the environment and ecology from the damages of technology that “the only way left is to go into technology far more deeply but with a new orientation.”
Osho talks in darshan to an art professor: about Objective Art and about banning tourists from sacred places, unless they meditate first.
“Man alone is misery. Man plus god, and all misery disappears; misery is transformed into ecstasy,” states Osho.
“No need to hide, no need to cover oneself. No need to be afraid: God is love and God is the judge,” says Osho to an initiate in darshan.
Osho gives the name Deva Prayoga to the new sannyasin, which means divine experiment. “From the known one has to go always into the unknown and one day from the unknown into the unknowable.”
Vipassana’s body died this afternoon. Most of this chapter contains a description of the death and sannyasins’ reactions to it. Then follows a description of the celebration and Osho’s discourse about her death.
Osho speaks to a new sannyasin very supportively about hypnosis and declares that once a person is capable of going into the past, he becomes automatically capable of going into the future, because the process is the same: “…ordinarily everything about the past and the future of a mechanical man can be known.”
Osho gives Prabhupad, Parmartha’s brother, a name for a center in Ireland: “It is just as when the gardener sees that one of his trees has bloomed – he is tremendously happy.”
A sannyas darshan: “Shreyas … means ‘the ultimate good’ – and that’s the only approach towards God. If you become good you become godly, and when the good becomes total, you become God himself.”
Osho gives sannyas to Anutosh and says, “Nothing ever succeeds with the mind. It can’t afford it, it can’t allow it. It lives in the tension between that which is and that which should be. … To understand this is to get out of it.”
In Samvado’s sannyas darshan Osho says, “Becoming a sannyasin means that now the world of communion starts. Now you will not only be hearing my words but my silence too.”
Sannyas darshan of Veet Nisha, from Believing the Impossible Before Breakfast, Ch 27, dated 27 February 1978: “To open your eyes needs courage because you may have to see things that you never wanted to see in yourself.”
A sannyasin says: I’m going back to pursue my study of astrology and to try to use it as a medium to communicate with people – not for its predictative qualities but just as a psychological tool…. in pointing out blocks and indicating how best we can use our energy.
In darshan, Osho speaks to Prito: “One has to be two things: at the center, bliss, at the circumference, love; inside, bliss, outside, love.
Tonight Sagar came to darshan, telling Osho that Laxmi (the secretary of the organization) has asked him to leave the ashram. He asked Osho if he were really to leave or if this was a message to indicate that he should apply himself more to the work.
Osho gives sannyas to Prem Gathen and explains that his name means a beautiful love story. He then tells him about Tansen, an extraordinary musician in King Akbar’s court.
Osho explains to a new disciple that the people who come to a master can be divided into four categories.
“Down the ages man has been searching to find how to conquer death. And in fact there is no need to search, because death is an illusion,” says Osho
In darshan, Osho says, “A man without meditation never comes to know the blessedness of life. He can only feel complaints against life.”
Osho says to a new sannyasin, “It is the greatest altruistic act one can do – to become aware – because by becoming aware you release awareness into existence…”
Osho says in darshan, “Listen to people. You will learn much about them, about you. Listen to people and you will feel an opening.”
During sannyas darshan, Osho says to Anand Maria (Praveeta), “Rebel against all that is untrue, rebel against that which is imposed by others. Rebel against the status quo, rebel against all the vested interests. Rebel against the past.”
During a darshan Osho says, “Whenever you start thinking of the future and the past too much, just relax and pay attention to your breathing.”
In a darshan, Osho speaks about the different reflections of bliss that we know as pleasure, happiness and joy, and refers to Leonardo da Vinci and Pablo Picasso.
Deva Ashoka wrote the introduction to the darshan diary ‘The Open Door’. He elaborates on the two Bhagwans he perceives, the one who speaks in discourse and the other, in darshan.
Osho speaks to a sannyasin about the meaning of his new name and the human soul’s suffering and longing to go back to god.
Samudaya’s sannyas darshan. “Sat means being, samudaya means arising. Up to now you have lived as a becoming, as a desire: doing this, doing that, trying for this, trying for that. You have never given yourself any rest in being.”
Gramya: I would like to ask about prayer, because I was taught as a child to pray and the prayer was of thanksgiving.
Neeraj is going back to Devon, England. She is unsure whether to spend her time travelling around England, or starting a meditation centre where she lives.
Prem Gaffar, a new sannyasin, says: “I’ve started to stand off and observe things and it looks as if… people are destroying themselves… The world is destroying itself.”
Sarito has just come too; he’s the architect from America. He is grey-haired, has glasses; his energy feels young, in touch.
Having given sannyas to a man from England, the twin brother of a sannyasin, Osho explained the meaning of his name – Anand Bhagwata – to him, and then went on to talk about the significance of having a new name….
A couple, newly returned from the West, are present. The man says that whenever he has to deal with authorities – for example to get a visa – or even sees a policeman, he feels tense.
A sannyasin, who is a dancer, says: Since I came to Poona I have been sick four times. There is no desire to do any activities. I thought I was going into a more devotional path but now I think I can go into meditation.
“Before you go to sleep in the night, just lie down, turn the lights off, lie down under your blanket, and feel your body is dying…. Start feeling that great light is entering from the head, golden light – as if suddenly a sun has risen and it is pouring all its gold into you,” suggests Osho to a visitor in darshan.