Thank you Osho: 20 Years On

20 Years ago today Osho left his body.
Shantam offers thanks for His life.

Life on earth is like a big transit lounge. Every second of the day, people are getting born and dying, a continuous traffic of souls. Among them, once in a while someone like Osho joins all those billions. A very ordinary man with immense uniqueness, a lion who motivated others also to roar; an awakened being who introduced dozens of kinds of alarm clocks so that we could also experience the sunlight of his blessing.

Whilst billions of others are in the transit lounge looking for bread, butter, cars, sex or power, is it not one of the rarest of the rare events that someone is standing amongst them simply out of compassion, out of immense caring for the hidden potentials of others.

This man left His body 20 years ago at the age of 59 only, but in those years he was alive he lit the light of love and laughter in many, many human hearts.

As one of the beneficiaries of His grace, I wish to say THANK YOU to the memory of this man, the one, and the truly only one, OSHO.

I don´t expect that world at large to give space and recognition to this man yet, as it is being done with the established names of Krishna, Buddha, Jesus and a few others.

I won´t feel offended when the majority of people laugh and say that yes, Osho had great oratory skills, he could recycle the old stories and philosophical ideas in the new format. Or we can recognise Osho as one of the scholars, a prolific author or a reality star – but to put His name in such company – ” No, Never.”

Sometimes the stones of others don´t hurt that much. It is much more the indifference of loved ones.

I request the multidude plus of people who dared to surrender to Osho´s concept of sannyas, that they take notice that Osho deserves a celebration of His last day on the earth. This is a small gesture of gratitude on this day of 19th January. It is not just one amongst all other days in the calender of 365 days.

I am sure the sun itself blinks and pauses on January 19th.

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19 Responses to Thank you Osho: 20 Years On

  1. Utsav says:

    Beautiful :) . Lets celebrate this day by spreading the ineer perfume all around howsoever little it is .

  2. Krishnananda says:

    Shantam! So true. I Love your expression.

  3. Chinmaya says:

    Well summarized.

    It becomes difficult for the common man to accept as God, sitting at the ultimate abode to any Enlightened Master -OSHO- People are blind fold and are ready to accept any person of ancient times or any idiot with too many insignia and clever language on the advice of their parents, elders and seniors and society but not the person like Osho of their own time without casting their time, energy, passions and intelligence because they like the cheap pattern and methods than to energize themselves because they themselves do not want to become enlightened.

    Let us celeberate this auscipicious day with Osho in our heart through Silent Mode – Meditation.

    Love to all fellow Sanyasins.

  4. Kartar says:

    Beloved Osho

    I was sort of hoping,
    That you would come along,
    Like the answer to a prayer,
    And the music to a song.

    Like the kind of thing that happens,
    At a special place and time,
    That will change my life forever,
    Like a fantasy of mine.

    The fantasy was there before,
    I ever knew your name,
    And now that I have found you,
    I will never be the same.

    So, pardon, if I look at you,
    Forgive me if I stare,
    At the fantasy I knew before,
    I saw you standing there.

    For I was always hoping,
    That you would come along,
    Like the answer to a prayer,
    And the music to a song

    Love
    Kartar

  5. Dilruba says:

    Osho is the ‘ Lion’ who reminded many other lions to roar .. and will continue to do so till eternity .. gratitude to him and all fellow travellers .. known & unknown .. who keep on roaring ..

    Chareveti … Chareveti …. !

  6. Chetna says:

    This man left His body 20 years ago at the age of 59 only, but in those years he was alive he lit the light of love and laughter in many, many human hearts.

    And he continiues to do so Shantam, he certainly does!

    Thank you, Oshooooooooooooo

    Yahoooooooo

  7. frank says:

    it was twenty years ago today
    sargeant pepper told band to play
    they`ve been going in and out of style
    but they`re guaranteeed to raise a smile…..

  8. oshobob says:

    It was 20 years ago today
    Osho Pepper taught the band to play
    They’ve been going in and out of style
    But they’re guraranteed to raise a smile
    So let me introduce to you
    They band you’ve known for all these years
    It’s Osho Pepper’s Alone Be Hearts Club Band…!

    ….What would you do if I sang out of tune,
    would you stand up and walk out on me…?

  9. frank says:

    whoah.
    synchronicity city oshobob!!!

    6.38pm
    exactamento!

    namaste etc

  10. oshobob says:

    yeah, right frank
    i’m still catching my breath here in States on this one!
    we both even spelled ‘guaranteed’ wrong.
    holy jeesuz…that was really weird!

  11. frank says:

    must have both plugged into some non-local dreamtime thing there for a moment!

    just another day in the life,i guess…..

  12. Prem Abhay says:

    duplicity city

  13. Harri Om says:

    intensity incites synchronicity, duplicity, and multiplicity city

    crimes against osHomanity

    http://oshodemocracy.blogspot.com

  14. Lokesh says:

    Very good, Shantam. Lovely piece of writing.
    Oh–oh, there is one wee fly in the ointment.

    I am sure the sun itself blinks and pauses on January 19th.

    Sorry I can’t agree with that one. If you want a cosmic metaphor for God, just look up at the sun. Keeps us alive and nourishes us every second of every day, without even being aware of our existence. Hey, that is really something!
    We are everything and we are nothing. Lets leave the sun in peace. Like Osho, it gives so much and asks nothing in return. No need for the sun to blink for a human concept like time keeping. The sun shines. That is more than enough for today.

  15. shantam prem says:

    Lokesh,
    whether the sun itself blinks and pauses on January 19th or as one writer wrote in Hindi Weekly,”Dharamyug” in their obitury issue, ” Sun did not sat alone on that day of 19th January”, these are just poetic expressions, not factual but closer to heart.

    I hope to see the vast celebrations Osho style if not next year than at least on His Silver Jubilee day of leaving the body and fractured dream.

  16. Lokesh says:

    ‘fractured dream’. Yup, I know what you mean. I find it amusing that a man who spent his life waking people up from their dreams should, in the end, leave us his as an inheritence.

  17. Very arduous to dipict what is the final call

    But one thing can be said:
    It’s not possible that the world can escape from the greatest Master ever walked on our planet— OSHO

    Dear Friends!!!
    Here I would like to tell the whole world that Ragging is pure violence. There are other ways to be playful. There’s a very famous Osho book: Shiksha Me Kranti, Revolution in Education, which has been in circulation for last 40 years. The 3 Idiots script and film is based on the Osho vision. Read the book and you wud find it out yourself. Another book in English is Glimpses of Golden Childhood by Osho. Osho shows us the way, specially those of us who are teachers and students. We are happy to see Osho vision unfolding thru movies and novels and stories.

    I say the success of THREE IDIOTS is none other than OSHO

    Poets, politicians, painters, philosophers, journalists, directors…steal as much as you can, from me and my literature regardless of whether you mention my name or not. What I am speaking is not mine though it is happening through me. I happen to be the medium. What I am speaking is eternal and everlasting. I am simply the empty flute and the song of existence is flowing from it. But really what I am speaking is important, not the one who is speaking. But remember those who love me, know me and understand me, they will simply recognize it. You can not hide it in any way. My statements will surface from the whole orchestra; they will pulsate; they will be radiant enough to eclipse the eyes of the intelligent ones. Osho, the 20th century mystic from Indian soil, knows very well the very nerves of human Nature and it is why he has already spoken everything that one is yet to know, accomplish and execute.
    When for the very first time I glimpsed the trailor of the movie Three Idiots, and there I saw Madhavan (FARAHAN) speaking as: even to be born I had to fight with three hundred million sperms. The one that won in that race was me. I simply recognized the voice of our beloved Master OSHO.
    And when I watched the movie, Osho was found everywhere blowing the walls of our dreams. Even the lines composed in the song:
    Bahati hawao sa tha wo,
    Odati patang sa tha wo…
    Hamko to thi raah chalati
    Wo khud apni raah banata
    Humko kal ki fikra satati
    Wo bas aaj ka jashn manata…
    Hum sahame se rehata kue me
    Wo nadiyo me gote lata
    Ulatee dhara cheer ke chalta tha wo…
    Badal Awara tha wo
    Pyaar humara thaa wo…
    The biographical sketch of Rancho Ranchhor Das Chanchad is aslo derived from the Master. We should here be reminded of Osho having been called in America as Rancho Rajneesh.
    After the movie got released, I became very surprised at the claim made by Chetan Bhagat that the story is derived from His famous novel Five Point someone.
    Surprised- because this sort of story can be found from any College. The great writer’s hankering for being recognized simply indicates that his own world is so poor that he needs them to get compensated.
    OSHO has always been telling us that if anyone is impressed by any poetry or good piece of work, then never try to go to meet the man who has written them. Because your whole sense of poetry will be marred. You will get all your sense of receptivity spoiled. What they do is to fill the gap through them and it becomes a sort of consolation to them. And it is because of this they never fail to cling to it, for that is their only treasure.
    Generally the poets, novelists, great writers live their life just opposite of what they write. Once OSHO gave an example of one of the best poets in Hindi Sahitya, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar who is known to have written great heroic poems and who was a regular visitor to Osho Discourses. He always tries to know the ways of how sweets and diabetes can go together. Always talking to Him about politics, sons having gone astray and the likewise. Osho used to tell him: Dinkar! my whole sense of poetry is spoiled when I read your poems because you come in between the lines talking about all the rubbish. Dinkar said,”Bhagwan, I am not twenty four hours a Poet.” Osho said,”Come, when you are!” Actually the inner life should flower. The man should be recognized by not what he writes or speakes but by what he is and how he lives. But Dinkar was personally very timid man .
    So far as the content of the movie is concerned, I have asked just one question to the people at large whether the dialogue delivery of the film is also there in Chetan Bhagat’s book to whosoever has read his Five Point Someone. I was responded from every corner: No. I contemplated that anyone can easily manage to make a story like the movie Three Idiots if he goes to any reputed Engineering College of the Country and tries to know the life and the milieu there. But I can say for sure that the philosophy rendered behind that movie is not possible than to have already gone from the teachings of the Master Osho.
    Though I say that if one could understand the basic message of the movie, one will only stept on the first ladder of the whole world of Osho; the world that is everybody’s birth right. The Buddhahood that is everyone’s essential Nature. We have not yet been able to make ourselves even to understand the first step of the whole ladder.
    Three Idiots is great in this sense as it can prove a stepping stone to move towards the whole ocean of Freedom, Bliss and Love.
    It was in this sense Osho spoke a book entitled Sambhog Se Samadhi Ki Aur which people totally misunderstood. They did not even read it and they critisized. Every step of a ladder has got equal importance and place. No one can be replaced.
    Appraisal of Three Idiots is a good sign as it indicates that perhaps people can understand. And of the greatest importance is to understand oneself.Understanding oneself is very simple but because of man’s incessant sifting from this very moment has made him hereft from it. The whole exercise of Science, the total effort of mankind in making the world better, the complete Education system if they do not let us dwell into reaching our Essential Nature, everything done in the world is simply a stupid and idiotic game which will keep man weeping, crying, frustrated and compelled to live a life of meloncholy.
    The movie has become the greatest hit ever. But I have asked to so many movie watchers as to what is the principal message intended to be conveyed by the movie. I am surprised. Not even a single individual I could find who could be able to confer the real message. They liked, loved and are influnced by it but they are found confused and bewildered at the very living philosophy shown in the movie.
    Osho says: there is no difference between the character and understanding. Understanding is that part of character which is not visible; and character is that part of understanding which is visible. So it never happens that one understands and does something else other that what he understands. We know anger is not good but we never give up any chance of expressing them when the moment comes. Therefore, as far as I am concerned, Three Idiots is a turning point which can pave the path for the world to understand OSHO whom the world has still been missing. In fact, we are not understanding what we are missing.
    Soon the moment will come when the world will face its final collapse if Osho is not understood. As Bertrand Russell in one of his essays Science and War says that man is such as he will choose death if he has an alternative between death and understanding. At last, he says: I hope I am wrong.
    I appreciate the brilliant attempt of all the characters and the director that they all have done a great job in portraying the message of the Master adroitly.
    The only thing lacking in the movie is the name of Osho being told to the world openly. The money can be made; entertainment can be done but when it becomes the matter of Death and Awareness, it shouldn’t proceed likewise. Swami Rajneesh’s saying in His mystical book Tears of the Mystic Rose that the World has gone really mad at Osho having been handcuffed in America is enough for world that it has really been missing Him.
    I totally agree with Maa Amrit Sadhana saying: Why man can’t feel gratitude?
    Aamir Khan, Rajkumar Hiraani and all the great ones who are able to convey the message should tell the world that
    This is OSHO
    This is OSHO
    This is OSHO
    The Master of Masters
    ***Read many more things and get offers from the Cosmos of Osho
    Visit the original sourse of it: http://loveaffairsgalaxy.webs.com/hridyansh.htm

  18. OSHO BEHIND THE SUCCESS OF THREE IDIOTS

    Very arduous to dipict what is the final call

    But one thing can be said:
    It’s not possible that the world can escape from the greatest Master ever walked on our planet— OSHO

    Dear Friends!!!
    Here I would like to tell the whole world that Ragging is pure violence. There are other ways to be playful. There’s a very famous Osho book: Shiksha Me Kranti, Revolution in Education, which has been in circulation for last 40 years. The 3 Idiots script and film is based on the Osho vision. Read the book and you wud find it out yourself. Another book in English is Glimpses of Golden Childhood by Osho. Osho shows us the way, specially those of us who are teachers and students. We are happy to see Osho vision unfolding thru movies and novels and stories.

    I say the success of THREE IDIOTS is none other than OSHO

    Poets, politicians, painters, philosophers, journalists, directors…steal as much as you can, from me and my literature regardless of whether you mention my name or not. What I am speaking is not mine though it is happening through me. I happen to be the medium. What I am speaking is eternal and everlasting. I am simply the empty flute and the song of existence is flowing from it. But really what I am speaking is important, not the one who is speaking. But remember those who love me, know me and understand me, they will simply recognize it. You can not hide it in any way. My statements will surface from the whole orchestra; they will pulsate; they will be radiant enough to eclipse the eyes of the intelligent ones. Osho, the 20th century mystic from Indian soil, knows very well the very nerves of human Nature and it is why he has already spoken everything that one is yet to know, accomplish and execute.
    When for the very first time I glimpsed the trailor of the movie Three Idiots, and there I saw Madhavan (FARAHAN) speaking as: even to be born I had to fight with three hundred million sperms. The one that won in that race was me. I simply recognized the voice of our beloved Master OSHO.
    And when I watched the movie, Osho was found everywhere blowing the walls of our dreams. Even the lines composed in the song:
    Bahati hawao sa tha wo,
    Odati patang sa tha wo…
    Hamko to thi raah chalati
    Wo khud apni raah banata
    Humko kal ki fikra satati
    Wo bas aaj ka jashn manata…
    Hum sahame se rehata kue me
    Wo nadiyo me gote lata
    Ulatee dhara cheer ke chalta tha wo…
    Badal Awara tha wo
    Pyaar humara thaa wo…
    The biographical sketch of Rancho Ranchhor Das Chanchad is aslo derived from the Master. We should here be reminded of Osho having been called in America as Rancho Rajneesh.
    After the movie got released, I became very surprised at the claim made by Chetan Bhagat that the story is derived from His famous novel Five Point someone.
    Surprised- because this sort of story can be found from any College. The great writer’s hankering for being recognized simply indicates that his own world is so poor that he needs them to get compensated.
    OSHO has always been telling us that if anyone is impressed by any poetry or good piece of work, then never try to go to meet the man who has written them. Because your whole sense of poetry will be marred. You will get all your sense of receptivity spoiled. What they do is to fill the gap through them and it becomes a sort of consolation to them. And it is because of this they never fail to cling to it, for that is their only treasure.
    Generally the poets, novelists, great writers live their life just opposite of what they write. Once OSHO gave an example of one of the best poets in Hindi Sahitya, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar who is known to have written great heroic poems and who was a regular visitor to Osho Discourses. He always tries to know the ways of how sweets and diabetes can go together. Always talking to Him about politics, sons having gone astray and the likewise. Osho used to tell him: Dinkar! my whole sense of poetry is spoiled when I read your poems because you come in between the lines talking about all the rubbish. Dinkar said,”Bhagwan, I am not twenty four hours a Poet.” Osho said,”Come, when you are!” Actually the inner life should flower. The man should be recognized by not what he writes or speakes but by what he is and how he lives. But Dinkar was personally very timid man .
    So far as the content of the movie is concerned, I have asked just one question to the people at large whether the dialogue delivery of the film is also there in Chetan Bhagat’s book to whosoever has read his Five Point Someone. I was responded from every corner: No. I contemplated that anyone can easily manage to make a story like the movie Three Idiots if he goes to any reputed Engineering College of the Country and tries to know the life and the milieu there. But I can say for sure that the philosophy rendered behind that movie is not possible than to have already gone from the teachings of the Master Osho.
    Though I say that if one could understand the basic message of the movie, one will only stept on the first ladder of the whole world of Osho; the world that is everybody’s birth right. The Buddhahood that is everyone’s essential Nature. We have not yet been able to make ourselves even to understand the first step of the whole ladder.
    Three Idiots is great in this sense as it can prove a stepping stone to move towards the whole ocean of Freedom, Bliss and Love.
    It was in this sense Osho spoke a book entitled Sambhog Se Samadhi Ki Aur which people totally misunderstood. They did not even read it and they critisized. Every step of a ladder has got equal importance and place. No one can be replaced.
    Appraisal of Three Idiots is a good sign as it indicates that perhaps people can understand. And of the greatest importance is to understand oneself.Understanding oneself is very simple but because of man’s incessant sifting from this very moment has made him hereft from it. The whole exercise of Science, the total effort of mankind in making the world better, the complete Education system if they do not let us dwell into reaching our Essential Nature, everything done in the world is simply a stupid and idiotic game which will keep man weeping, crying, frustrated and compelled to live a life of meloncholy.
    The movie has become the greatest hit ever. But I have asked to so many movie watchers as to what is the principal message intended to be conveyed by the movie. I am surprised. Not even a single individual I could find who could be able to confer the real message. They liked, loved and are influnced by it but they are found confused and bewildered at the very living philosophy shown in the movie.
    Osho says: there is no difference between the character and understanding. Understanding is that part of character which is not visible; and character is that part of understanding which is visible. So it never happens that one understands and does something else other that what he understands. We know anger is not good but we never give up any chance of expressing them when the moment comes. Therefore, as far as I am concerned, Three Idiots is a turning point which can pave the path for the world to understand OSHO whom the world has still been missing. In fact, we are not understanding what we are missing.
    Soon the moment will come when the world will face its final collapse if Osho is not understood. As Bertrand Russell in one of his essays Science and War says that man is such as he will choose death if he has an alternative between death and understanding. At last, he says: I hope I am wrong.
    I appreciate the brilliant attempt of all the characters and the director that they all have done a great job in portraying the message of the Master adroitly.
    The only thing lacking in the movie is the name of Osho being told to the world openly. The money can be made; entertainment can be done but when it becomes the matter of Death and Awareness, it shouldn’t proceed likewise. Swami Rajneesh’s saying in His mystical book Tears of the Mystic Rose that the World has gone really mad at Osho having been handcuffed in America is enough for world that it has really been missing Him.
    I totally agree with Maa Amrit Sadhana saying: Why man can’t feel gratitude?
    Aamir Khan, Rajkumar Hiraani and all the great ones who are able to convey the message should tell the world that
    This is OSHO
    This is OSHO
    This is OSHO
    The Master of Masters
    ***Read many more things and get offers from the Cosmos of Osho
    Visit the original sourse of it: http://loveaffairsgalaxy.webs.com/hridyansh.htm

  19. Anand says:

    I totally agree with Swami Dev Nartan……………Anyone who reads OSHO will understand that the under current philosophy behind d movie 3 IDIOTS was something that impressed & influenced millions of people in this country & still continues to do so………But it is such an intangible thing dat only people who have listened(not just heard) OSHO can understand & that too somewhat……..becoz to totally understand him & life one has to be at his plane……….It’s amazing that whatever he said two decades ago holds true even today……They say that people like OSHO are ahead of their time but i think that they r not ahead but in fact out of time………in whichever century they come they will b misunderstood…….gr8 sincerity & gr8 intelligence is required to even come close to understanding this type of people………..They r like light from the bulb.It’s difficult to catch the light so people generally catch the bulb.Exactly d same has happened with d movie 3 IDIOTS.It’s difficult to get hold of the under current philosophy,the way of life,the altruism arising out of deep love & compassion….hence people get impressed by the actors(Aamir Khan & co),characters,director,story etc….But any way how great that man (Bhagwaan Rajneesh) was that even 20yrs after his death he changed the whole outlook of this world through that movie 3 IDIOTS……….Thanks OSHO or should i say Thanks RANCHO….