What Music did Osho listen to?


We figured not so many of our bloggers will know this information.  We are grateful to musicologists, and dJ’s alike, should they know, to tell us where this music can be currently obtained.

Osho’s Collection of Music, film music,etc,   he used to play after his evening meal from 1962

Taken from the “Osho Source Book”

The records have been preserved by Osho’s old Secretary in Jabalpur, Arvind Kumar Jain, who collated as follows:
A)  34 Gramophone Records – 78 rpm Shellac Discs.
‘Consisting of Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd. Rafi, Jagmohan – Singers of Indian Vocal Music with Flute & Sitar which Osho used to hear after his evening meal at his resting period from 1962 onwards’.
Most of these lacquer discs (31 items) have been donated by Anand Vijay in July 2005, the private owner of Osho Amritdham Neo Sannyas Ashram in Jabalpur.
* Asha Bhosle. Hindustan Film: Do-Badan. Recording First Published 1965. His Master’s Voice. N.54882.
* Asha Bhosle & Usha Manoeshkar. Hindustani Film: Devar.
Recording First Published 1965. His Master’s Voice. N.55073.
* Mannadev. Hindustani Film: Mother India.
The Twin. FT. 17694.
* Lata, Usha & Meena Mangeshkar. Hindustani Film: Mother India. The Twin. FT.17695.
* Lata Mangeshkar. Hindustani Film: Upkar.
Recording First Published 1967. His Master’s Voice. N.55513.
* Lata Mangeshkar. Hindustani Film: Saraswati Chandra.
Recording First published 1967. His Master’s Voice. N.55533.
* Lata Mangeshkar. Hindustani Film: Mari Surat Tori Ankhen.
Recording First Published 1963. His Master’s Voice. N.54131.
* Mohd. Rafi. Hindustani Film: Pyaasa.
His Master’s Voice. N.52207.
* Lata Mangeshkar. Hindustani Film: Sadhna.
His Master’s Voice. N.52683.
* Shri Pannalal Ghosh. Tabla accompainment by Lalji Gokhle. Instrumental.
His Master’s Voice. N.94760.
* Talat Mahmood. Hindustani Film: Sujata.
His Master’s Voice. N.52981.
* Manna Dey. Hindustani Film: Seema.
His Master’s Voice. N.51672.
* Hemant Kumar. Hindustan Film: Shart.
His Master’s Voice. N.50457.
* Rafi, Bhupender, Talat, Mannadev and Chorus. Hindustani Film: Haqeeqat. Recording First published 1963. His Master’s Voice. N.54404.
* Theme Music from the Film: Devatar Grash. Instrumental Orchestra. Recording First Published 1965. His Master’s Voice. N.77064.
* Kuhu Kuhu Bole. Anjali Pictures: Svvarna Sundari. Hindi Film. Columbia. GE.32322.
* Mohd. Rafi. Hindustani Film: Neela Akash.
Recording First published 1965. His Master’s Voice. N.54977.
* Mahendra Kapoor. Hindustani Film: Hamraaz.
Recording First published 1967. His Master’s Voice. N.55501.
* Mubarak Begum. Hindustani Film: Madhumati.
The Twin. FT.17685.
* Shri Pannalal Gosh. Tabla accompaniment by Lalji Gokhle. Instrumental.
His Master’s Voice. N.94762.
* Mohd. Rafi & Talat Mahmood. Hindustani Film: Sushila.
His Master’s Voice. N.54437.
* Mohd. Rafi. Hindustani Devotional.
His Master’s Voice. N.88326.
* Suman Kalyanpur. Hindustani Devotional.
His Master’s Voice. N.88338.
* Manna Dey. Hindustani Modern.
His Master’s Voice. N.88329.
* Talat Mahmood. Urdu Modern (Ghazal).
Recording First Published 1963. His Master’s Voice N.88389.
* Talat Mahmood. Urdu Ghazal. Recording First published 1963. His Masters Voice. N.88340.
* Mukesh. Hindustani Film: Madhumati.
His Master’s Voice. N.52431.
* Jagmohan. Hindustani Song.
His Master’s Voice. N.16546.
* Pandit Ravi Shankar. Tabla played by Inan Ghosh. Instrumental.
His Master’s Voice. N.16996.
* Pt. Ravi Shankar. Tabla accompaniment by Chatur Lal.Instrumental sitar.
His Master’s Voice. N.94758.
* Manik Varma. Hindustani Devotional.
Columbia. GE.39024.
* Hindi Film: Dil Ek Mandir. Lata Mangeshkar, singer.
Columbia. GE.33561. Recording first published 1963.
Osho was very fond of this one. (Arvind Kumar Jain)
* Panna Lal Ghosh. Flute. 9 Ragas.
His Master’s Voice. EBLP 1752. Recording first published 1963.
* Pt. Ravi Shankar. Instrumental Sitar. Tabla: Chatur Lal.
His Master’s Voice. N.87554.
B) 14 Gramophone Records – 45 rpm Extended Play Shellac Discs.
‘Classical Romantic Music & Vocal Music
* Pandit Ravishankar. Sitar. Ustad Allarakha. Tabla.
His Master’s Voice. 7EPE 1238.
* Hari Prasad Chaurasia. Flute-Thumree in Mishra Pahadi.
His Master’s voice. 7EPE 1291. First recorded 1966.
* Shehnai-Nawaz Bismillah Khan of Banaras.
His Master’s Voice. 7EPE 1237.
* Hindi Film: Dharam Karam.
His Master’s Voice. 7EPE 7186.
* Talat Mahmood. Hindustani Modern.
His Master’s Voice. 7EPE 1283. First published 1966.
* Talat Muses. Talat Mahmood. Hindustami Modern.
His Master’s Voice. 7EPE 1260.
* Hindi Film: Julie.
Polydor. 2253 007. 1975.
* Hindi Film: Abhimaan.
Odeon. EMOE 2319. 1973.
* Hindustani Film: Baiju Bawra.
Angel Records. TAE 1265.
* Ghazal. Mohd. Rafi. Hindustani Modern.
Angel Records. TAE 1363. First published 1967.
* Hindustani Film: Dekh Kabira Roya.
Angel Records. TAE 1437.
* Ustad Alla Rakha. Instrumental Classical.
His Master’s Voice. 7EPE 1252. First published 1962.
* Sitar-Christmas Music. Jayram Acharya. Instrumental.
Odeon. EMOE.503.
* Gujarati?
His Master’s Voice. 7EPE 1319.
C. 13 Gramophone Records – 33 1/2 rpm Long-Playing Vinyl Discs.
* S. Hazarasingh. Electric guitar. Instrumental Film Tunes.
Angel Records. 3AEX.5071.
* Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The Master Speaks.
World Pacific Records. B938/WP-1420(B).
* Balsara and his Singing Sitars. 
Odeon. MOCE-2002.
* Pannalal Ghosh. Raag Yaman. Raag Shri.
His Master’s Voice. EALP 1252.
* Ustad Vilayat Khan. Sitar. Raga Tilak-Kamod. Raga Bhairavi.
His Master’s Voice. EALP 1259.
* India’s Master Musician Ravi Shankar. Accompanied by Chatur Lal, Tabla, and N.C. Mullick, Tamboura. His Master’s Voice. EALP. 1283.
* Ravi Shankar. Sitar. Shanta Prasad. Tabla.
His Master’s Voice. EALP 1273.
* Classical Music From Pakistan. Nazakat Ali. Salamat Ali.
His Master’s Voice. EALP 1282.
* (In Hindi)
His Master’s Voice. EASD 1511. 1973.
* Premaniali. Hindi Devotional Songs. Hari Om Sharan.
His Master’s Voice. ECSD 2783.
* Kabhi Kabhie. Yash Chopra. Original Soundtrack.
His Master’s Voice. PEALP 2001. 1975.
* Pushpanjali. Hari Om Sharan.
His Master’s Voice. ECSD 2721. 1972.
* Mozart. Piano Concertos. Annie Fischer.
No. 20 in D Minor. K. 466. No. 23 in A Major. K. 488.
Columbia. 1686. Mono.

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48 Responses to What Music did Osho listen to?

  1. Lokesh says:

    Osho was driving one of his Rollers on the Ranch with the radio on. ZZ Top came on and he asked, “Is this jazz music?”

    Osho was obviously not familiar with Miles Davis’s In a Silent Way, but he knew that every girl is crazy about a sharp-dressed man

    “Top coat, top hat,
    And I don’t worry coz my wallet’s fat.
    Black shades, white gloves,
    Lookin’ sharp, lookin’ for love.
    They come runnin’ just as fast as they can
    ‘Cause every girl crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man.”

    (ZZ Top)

  2. samarpan says:

    Interesting, Lokesh, that Osho would ask if ZZ Top was jazz. I always thought it strange Osho did not cotton much to jazz, since some jazz incorporates elements of soul and gospel and some jazz exhibits the freedom of improvisation.

    “This question comes from two jazz musicians:
    “Is our love of jazz music an obstacle on the path to enlightenment?”

    It depends on you. You can make your jazz music free from the lower gravitation of sexuality. You can make it connected with your higher centres of being, and then it will not be an obstacle on the path to enlightenment.

    In fact, as far as my people are concerned, they are going to enter enlightenment with jazz music! It has never been tried; hence it is a great challenge and must be tried.

    Nothing is wrong in the world if it is used in the right direction – with awareness, with clarity. You can purify anything, just as you can make anything impure. It is wholly a question of your clear understanding. If your meditation goes on growing side by side with your music, soon you will find that even jazz music starts having some quality of meditativeness.

    And if the distinction between music and meditation drops, then whatever classical music was able to do, you can also do it. And you can do it more rejoicingly, more dancingly, with a greater celebration.

    So I don’t say that there is any obstacle, but meditation must become part of your music; otherwise just your music cannot help you to go beyond the lower instincts, biological drives. It will keep you closer to the earth, but far away from the stars.”

    Osho, ‘Hari Om Tat Sat’ (chap. 9)

    “There is something alluring about the idea of the jazz musician; a creative soul channelling the intangible through their instrument, essentially creating something out of nothing.

    However, despite all of the attention, we still can’t seem to define this creative endeavour. You can get a degree in jazz studies, you can study the philosophy behind improvisation and creativity, and you can even scan the brains of improvising musicians to discover the secret pathways of the mind in its most creative state, but there still seem to be more questions than answers. Alas, improvising continues to remain an elusive mystery.”

    Eric O’Donnell, ‘Is Improvising Really Improvising?’

    • Lokesh says:

      Interesting post, Sammy.
      Osho says, “That even jazz music starts having some quality of meditativeness.”

      The fact that he says “even” betrays Osho’s lack of understanding of this particular form of music, which contains some of music’s most meditative elements. Somehow one has to educate one’s self in order to fully appreciate what jazz music is all about, something Osho never did.
      Jazz musicians often got into drugs to get out of their minds in order to let the music flow. Miles Davis was a big drug user. perhaps the greatest jazz musician and composer of all time, much of his music is timeless. Nivadano used to play in Weather Report and he once told me about going to Miles Davis’s house for jam sessions, where a kilo of coke would be snorted before the session ended, which was one of the reasons he left the band and eventually became a sannyasin.

      John Maclaughlin went in a more spiritual direction along with Carlos Santana and became a disciple of Sri Chimnoy. During their guru trip both of those musicians produced some of the most soaring electronic music ever.

      I have been a music lover all my life and my favorite album of all time is Miles’s ‘In a Silent Way’. I also love Charles Mingus’s ‘Goodbye Pork Pie Hat’. For me, these tunes are timeless. Pork Pie Hat was composed in the late 50s and still sounds fresh to me.

      Looking back at the music scene in Poona 1 it had its highs and lows. I loved the Sufi Dancing but often felt some of the songs to be on par with nursery rhymes for retarded infants. It was the heartfelt delivery of the songs that lifted the whole thing off. During the late 70s, some of the Music Group jams and sessions for energy darshans sounded like the Grateful Dead on a good night. Utterly fantastic.

      I don’t think Osho had a clue what was going on musically. All he understood was that the music added elements to these events that made them cosmic happenings and that was what he wanted. At energy darshans, when it was your turn for blast-off, Osho was the still centre in the middle of a chaotic musical cyclone. Osho loved theatrics and the music was part of that.

      Osho and his sannyasins essentially wrote the book for what was to become New Age music. One thing I might mention in this regard is that the musicians who created the music back then never received much recognition, especially in regards financial reward. Others, in the music production business, did. It’s an old story as far as artists are concerned.

      • Arpana says:

        You are confusing being in a trance place with being in a meditation place, and if you don’t know the difference then you only know the trance place, which it’s very easy to get into using music and drugs, and some music more than other music.

        (I have been in a trance place, straight, listening to ‘Rainbow In Curved Air’, by Terry Riley, for example,the other side particularly, before I even heard of Osho, although on reflection maybe I did touch a meditative place one morning, and maybe that’s because I wasn’t using drugs).


        • frank says:

          That’s a difficult one: trance versus meditation.
          How to tell the difference?
          Is there a difference?

          Answers on a postcard.
          Personal experience only.
          Quote-tossers will be disqualified.

          • Arpana says:

            Trance is forgetting yourself.
            Meditation is remembering yourself.

            • Lokesh says:

              But like Arps, man, if meditation is remembering yourself, who is it doing the remembering? Is it important to remember that or is it easier just to identify with remembering whilst forgetting to remember who it is that is doing the remembering and why it is important to remember that?

              Man, I just went into a meditative trance writing that. Maybe because I forgot to remember who or what it is that does the writing…and…er…who it is reading this.

              • Arpana says:

                More tricksies. I know what you’re doing!!!

                • frank says:

                  Glad to see you guys taking quiz night at the Finger and the Moon advaita theme-pub seriously. The first prize is an all-expenses paid trip to Tiruvannamalai.

                  And the winner is…
                  As there is no one to go anywhere….

                • Arpana says:

                  Hilarious. After I took sannyas, a guy I know started reading books on meditation and nagged me constantly about using the word ‘I’, which he studiously avoids doing to this day, although he doesn’t attempt to lecture me anymore.

                • madhu dagmar frantzen says:

                  Thanks for this of your contributions, Tan. We saw it already, didn´t we? But yet have to wait for its good effect?

                  The first very warm summer night here; clear sky above full of stars, they even show up amidst the city, a city which does not really know the velvet darkness of the night.

                  Jasmin and roses blossom and sharing their intoxicating flavour.

                  I am listening to violins and a cello on the radio (a contemporary composer).


        • Lokesh says:

          ‘Rainbow In Curved Air’, by Terry Riley, a real classic, way ahead of its time and a great soundtrack to trip to back in the day.

          Arps says, “You are confusing being in a trance place with being in a meditation place.”

          That is debatable. Whatever gets you through the night.

  3. Parmartha says:

    Though Osho attracted many westerners who would have been very familiar with jazz, folk and pop music, it looks like he never listened to it himself.

    The only one on this list that has the word electric and guitar in it is S. Hazarasingh. Electric guitar. Instrumental Film Tunes. 
Angel Records.

    I like the fact he listened to music, seems somehow a normal thing to do.

    This list of music he loved is, as it were, a mystery to me; the only familiarity I had was with the last Mozart piece.

    I remember when ‘Books I Have Loved’ was published, I think in 1985, it was ‘hot; for a while. People were interested in the books that Osho loved. That was indeed in tune with his disciples; own reading and interests, and I remember at the time knowing at least a score of the volumes he mentioned.

    I suspect that Osho knew almost nothing of the musical tastes of his disciples.

    • madhu dagmar frantzen says:

      “I suspect that Osho knew almost nothing of the musical tastes of his disciples.” (Parmartha)

      I wouldn´t say that, Parmartha; He was present to the numerous creations of the music departement of the commune, wasn´t He? Daily and for decades too. Or looked (listened) after the creation of ´music for meditation.

      From the long list presented here, like you I am familiar with Mozart, but I am familiar too with the tune of Hariprasad Chaurasia, who is a worldwide Master of his own kind and was a beloved friend of Osho from pretty much childhood on, as far as I know.

      Hariprasad shared his Meditative Art on a regular basis, also visiting and sharing in Sannyas centres or concert halls in big cities, especially during the nineties. I loved to attend the concerts as long as I was able to.

      What did amaze me in the long list presented here was the amount of film-music and I was wondering if He loved going to the movies too in former times?


      All in all, I would say one can dissect a Flower and/or a Flower of a Human Being (as a chronicler, somebody or a team who is/are working on a biography using all kinds of sources, including ´hearsay´ and one will never grasp the mystery about it.


      • frank says:

        Yes, Osho loved going to the movies. Here`s a taster from a soon to be released book:
        ‘Movies I Have Loved’, chronicling the master’s tastes on the silver screen…

        The Ten Commandments
        A prophetically bearded religious leader frees his chosen people from tyranny and leads them into the desert in search of the promised land.
        Crazy adventures ensue, involving evil usurpers to the prophet’s throne, some mysterious tablets and classic scenes of de Nile.
        Most of the chosen people never make it to the promised land and 40 years later, they`re still wandering around, wondering what happened.

        Zorba the Greek
        Crazy, larger-than-life amoral small town guy sweet-talks rich spiritually-minded westerner into living with him and paying for his mad schemes, which include playing pranks on the Church, getting wrecked, chasing widows, dyeing his hair, winding up the locals, and culminate in his biggest and craziest doomed project, which ends in total collapse and bankruptcy, with everyone running for their lives. The crazy guy just laughs it off.

        Outspoken commander of army makes incredible advances due to his charismatic aura, audacious tactics, massive self-confidence and his uncanny ability of eliciting unswerving loyalty from his troops. He takes Germany by storm, taking town after town, but his uncompromising attitude gets him into trouble with the higher-ups and his advance eventually stalls when he runs out of fuel.

        Woodstock the movie
        Thousands of hippies dance around wildly, shake, get down and get their rocks off in a soul sacrifice and freak-out with a little help from their friends, while God famously appears on stage and pronounces it`s a new dawn…

        …Osho sits in crowded cinema in Pahar Ganj ND, turns to his friends and says: “These are my people.”

  4. Parmartha says:

    Just to elaborate on the last post:

    I was familiar with Nietzsche, Doskoevsky, Richard Bach, Lao Tzu, The Sermon on the Mount, Gitanjai, The song of Solomon, The Outsider (by Colin Wilson) Waiting for Godot, I and Thou (Martin Buber) Das Kapital (Marx) Zen Buddhism (C Humphreys) Listen Little Man (Wilheim Reich), Principia Ethica (G E Moore), etc.

    It made me feel that Osho was my kind of guru!

    • Arpana says:

      He apparently enjoyed Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movies as well. (Yay).

      • swamishanti says:

        I remember hearing about Michael Jackson speaking about performing his music live somewhere, how he talked about reaching a state where he got “totally lost” in the dance, and once he had a vision of a small man with a long white beard appearing alongside him on the stage, waving his hands enthusiastically along with him to the music (this would have been in the late 80s).

        So perhaps Osho had become fond of Michael Jackson at some point in Poona 2.

        • Arpana says:

          You’re making that up!!!!!!

          • Arpana says:

            Just like those Photoshops you do, but saying is different, and less ok, than obvious photo-shopping. (Although that sounds as though I’m making more of this than I am).

          • swamishanti says:

            Remember, Michael was a Jehovah`s Witness at that time, but still came out with this quote:

            “The awareness is expressed through creation.
            This world we live in is a dance of the creator.
            The dancers appear and disappear
            at a glance
            but the dance is still living.

            On many occasions when I’m dancing,
            I am touched by something sacred.
            In these moments I feel my spirit is raised and
            become one with all there is.
            I become the winner and the subjugated,
            I become the master and slave,
            I become the singer and song,
            I become the expert and the known.
            Still dancing and then this is
            the eternal dance of creation.
            The creator and creation merge
            in one of joy.

            Still dancing…and dancing…and dancing…
            until there is only the dance.”

            Michael Jackson

            Here`s the thread:


            • Arpana says:

              I’ll give you that, Shanti. At his best, very early on, he was to the dance of his time, as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers were to the dance of their time:



              • swamishanti says:

                I was never a fan of Michael Jackson, but have enjoyed some of his songs from time to time. I never realised he had a bit of a mystical side to him. Not bad for a Jehovah’s Witness.
                Another quote:

                “You and I were never separate
                It’s just an illusion
                Wrought by the magical lens of

                There is only one Wholeness
                Only one Mind
                We are like ripples
                In the vast Ocean of Consciousness

                Come, let us dance
                The Dance of Creation
                Let us celebrate
                The Joy of Life

                The birds, the bees
                The infinite galaxies
                Rivers, Mountains
                Clouds and Valleys
                Are all a pulsating pattern
                Living, breathing
                Alive with cosmic energy

                Full of Life, of Joy
                This Universe of Mine
                Don’t be afraid

                To know who you are
                You are much more
                Than you ever imagined

                You are the Sun
                You are the Moon
                You are the wildflower in bloom
                You are the Life-throb
                That pulsates, dances
                From a speck of dust
                To the most distant star

                And you and I
                Were never separate
                It’s just an illusion
                Wrought by the magical lens of

                Let us celebrate
                The Joy of Life
                Let us dance
                The Dance of Creation

                Curving back within ourselves
                We create
                Again and again
                Endless cycles come and go
                We rejoice
                In the infinitude of Time

                There never was a time
                When I was not
                Or you were not
                There never will be a time
                When we will cease to be

                Infinite — Unbounded
                In the Ocean of Consciousness
                We are like ripples
                In the Sea of Bliss

                You and I were never separate
                It’s just an illusion
                Wrought by the magical lens of

                Heaven is Here
                Right now is the moment
                of Eternity
                Don’t fool yourself
                Reclaim your Bliss

                Once you were lost
                But now you’re home
                In a nonlocal Universe
                There is nowhere to go From Here to Here
                Is the Unbounded
                Ocean of Consciousness
                We are like ripples
                In the Sea of Bliss

                Come, let us dance
                The Dance of Creation
                Let us celebrate
                The Joy of Life

                And You and I were never separate
                It’s just an illusion
                Wrought by the magical lens of

                Heaven is Here
                Right now, this moment of Eternity
                Don’t fool yourself
                Reclaim your Bliss”

                Michael Jackson in his book, ‘Dancing The Dream’

  5. Kaivalya says:

    Osho also liked Noor Jahan, a Pakistani singer and Nirmala Devi. He mentioned Noor Jahan in ‘Glimpses Of A Golden Childhood’.

  6. Prem martyn says:

    Police release details of pervert video muck from previous search on Jackson’s home, latest news.
    He looked like a complete psychotic and was a very disturbed plastic surgeon’s nightmare. His music was absolute shit. His father fucked him over real well with beltings regularly. Many black Americans can move better than he could. Check youtube for evidence.

    Enough off-topic bilge, thanks.

  7. Prem martyn says:

    You trusted his thin-as-glass, studied, controlled speaking voice? Tf he’s gone.

    • swamishanti says:

      Perhaps Osho would have been  interested in MJ as a disciple. I think that MJ was the richest man in the world at the time, and after all, Osho was the rich man’s guru.

      And MJ had shoulder-pads that Osho would have admired.

      But I think it was a bit cheeky for Osho to turn up at one of Michael’s shows without a ticket, and I’m sure that MJ wouldn’t have approved, he was a Christian and if he had been aware of some of Osho’s talks, ie ‘Christianity, the deadliest poison….’

  8. shantam prem says:

    When mature people discuss the music and food and textile choices of some departed one does not it imply a new religion is formed, albeit a small one, and everyone getting entangled will go on discussing the above issues till the time immortal?

    When past screws present, religion is born!

    • Arpana says:

      Says Shantam, the ridiculous fool, who believes if he only goes on nagging, carping and manipulating, badgering, for long enough he can turn the clock back so that the Poona ashram will give him endless sexual opportunities with beautiful young western women.

      • frank says:

        Other useful words: cretin, idiot, imbecile, dolt, halfwit, arse, ass, dunce, dullard, simpleton, nincompoop, tosspot,blockhead, ignoramus, clod; dope, thickhead, ninny, chump, dimwit, dummy, dum-dum, dumb-bell, jackass, bonehead, fathead, numbskull, dunderhead, airhead, pinhead, lamebrain, pea-brain, birdbrain, dipstick, donkey, noodle; nit, nitwit, twit, numpty, clot, muppet, plonker, berk, prat, pillock, wally, wazzock, divvy; bozo, turkey, goofus; knobhead; asshat

  9. shantam prem says:

    Because “Osho Ji” is a master so it is joy to discuss his choice of music. Most of the western disciples are not aware that his last Hindi book based on the interviews with Indian media in Mumbai in 1986 is titled on the opening line of a song. Pakistan´s maestro gazal singers, Mehndi Hassan and Gulam Ali, are remembered fondly by Osho in one or two of his talks in Rajneeshpuram.

    Here I am sharing the link of this song. Even if you don´t understand the lyrics, try to feel the melody and inner world of our beloved master Osho.

    Osho had started the talks with the mention that he was just listening this song before coming for interview. Post-debacle and humiliating prison, exile and deportation, the song seems to be specially written for Osho by Mr. farhad Shehzad.

    I try to create basic translation also to understand the essence.

    konpalen phir phoot aayeen, shaakh par, kehnaa useh
    Sprouts have blossomed, on the branch, Tell Him
    woh na samjha hai, na samjhega, magar kehnaa useh
    He has not understood, he won´t, but Tell Him
    waqt ka tuufaan har ik shai bahaa kar le gayaa
    Hurricane of time has taken everything with
    itni tanhaa ho gayi hai rahguzar kehanaa useh
    The path has become so solitary, Tell Him
    jaa raha hai chhod kar tanhaa mujhe jiske liye
    Escaping and ditching me lonely for someone
    chain na de paayega seem-o-zar kehanaa useh
    Wealth and richness won´t bring ease, Tell Him.

    ris raha ho khoon dil se lab magar hanste rahe
    Blood oozes from heart but lips remained smiling
    kar gaya barbaad mujhko yeh hunar kehnaa useh
    This art has destroyed me, Tell Him.

    jisne zakhmon se mera ‘Shehzad’ siina bhar diya
    That which has filled my chest with wounds
    muskuraakar aaj pyaare chaaragar kehnaa useh
    By smiling face. Call Him today, beloved healer.



  10. Parmartha says:

    News, what is “news”?

    Earlier this week, one of Pakistan’s most respected musicians was shot and killed by the Taliban in Karachi. His name was Amjad Sabri. He was a Sufi. Just the sort of music that Osho liked.

    The Taliban issued a statement saying he was killed because they considered his music blasphemous.

    The songs Sabri developed and performed went back to the 13th Century. They are know as Qawwalis and steeped in mysticism. Some of these songs focus on the life of Mohammed. That is the stupid core objection of these extreme conservative moslems, and also of course their objection to music itself.

    Why on earth they feel they have a right to take life because of such an idiotic view is beyond me. But sadly, it has happened.

    But who knows about it? I know, because I keep my eye open for such things, but will it be reported in the press today – no, the English press will be full of Brexit stuff which is such a nonsense to a mystic, it only deserves our neutrality and lack of interest.

    The death of Sabri should colour our day and give us a proper emptiness, to allow our full-hearted bereavement for such a man and musician.

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