The following early story by Swami Amrit Pathik on his way to initiation maybe recognized by other followers too: “At the time I took sannyas (on June 6, 1971), I was a lonely Peace Corps volunteer from New York…A villager, Maheesh Joshji, had given me a book, Path of Self-Realization, by Osho, who was then called Acharya Rajneesh, and I had discovered Osho’s address in Bombay (now Mumbai) through some relatives of His in Jabalpur, a few hours away from Kapurdha by bus.
In June 1971, I met Osho in His apartment at Woodlands in Bombay. His serenity and His love were overwhelming. One morning, another American had taken sannyas, and Osho turned to me, saying something like, “Why not you, too?” During the day, it struck me that this was an offer I could not refuse. So a few days later, I appeared in my newly purchased orange robes, and Osho gave me sannyas and the name Swami Amrit Pathik. He said He would be with me when I returned to the village. A few months later, in October, after hopping on and off a variety of trains, I landed in Mt. Abu for my first meditation camp, where Osho orchestrated all the meditations – Dynamic, Kirtan, Tratak – amidst the hills and temples of this ancient place. As the meditation camp came to an end, I was among the many who stood on the side of the road as Osho was driven to the railroad station. When the car passed me, He reached out and gave me a flower – a symbol of His love forever implanted in my heart.” (22)
Karuna and Taru were both part of the household at Woodlands, and also Ma Dharam Jyoti was one of his several caretakers, as she later was to become to full extent for his mother Mataji in Poona. She remembers Osho was reading 4-6 books in two hours in his small study where also his bed was standing. (38)
When speaking at Cross Maidan Bhagwan always had to estimate the number of listeners, as he could choose between big scale in Cross Maidan near Churchgate or the smaller Cross Maidan near Dhobi Talaoa. Sometimes bookstalls were set up for the sale of Osho’s booklets and magazines: “I have to take care of maintaining the bookstall at Cross Maidan. We are hardly eight to ten friends who are actively involved in this work during Osho’s discourses and Bhagawati is one of them…This week passes very fast and Osho is back from Mount Abu. Tonight at 6:30pm He starts a new series of discourses. Nearly ten thousand people have gathered to listen to Him at Cross Maidan. The bookstall is very busy and I am worried about Bhagwati who has still not arrived to help me. Discourses continue for nearly one and a half hours and still there is no trace of Bhagwati. Somehow, with the help of a few friends, I manage the bookstall.” (Jyoti 1994 #74 & #75)
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“By this time a few westerners had come to stay with Osho. Meditation camps were a major attraction for overseas visitors. Keeping this in view Osho began conducting a ten day camp once in three months in the mountains. Most were held in Mount Abu, Rajasthan. Not as far away as Kashmir, Mt. Abu despite its not as high peaks is exquisite and only two-hour drive from base. As more and more overseas visitors and sannyasins came Osho began to hold meditation camps in English. Frequently he spoke on the Upanishads, a holy book of the Hindus…
Also the master transmitted energy to them. This transmission process is called shaktipat. Uncommunicable in words, Osho rarely spoke of it as it is an experience. He gave a taste of oneness to his sannyasins. This came to be known as communing/communion.” (Laxmi 2002)
A gradual march in the direction of socialization will follow." (Rabbi Victor Eppstein, Opinion April, 1937)"Arrangements have been completed with the National Council of Churches whereby the American Jewish Congress and the Anti-Defamation League will jointly...aid in the preparation of lesson materials, study guides and visual aides...sponsored by Protestant organizations." (American Jewish Yearbook, 1952)"There had been observed in this country certain streams of influence which are causing a marked deterioration in our literature, amusements, and social conduct...a nasty Orientalism which had insidiously affected every channel of expression...The fact that these influences are all traceable to one racial source [Judaism] is something to be reckoned with...Our opposition is only in ideas, false ideas, which are sapping the moral stamina of the people." (My Life and Work, by Henry Ford)"I am not an American citizen of Jewish faith.
the retaliatory measures would be terrible, apart form the outbursts of the a vengeful populace.' The fact remains that in Russia anti-Semitism obtains now in the same degree as in the Czarist days with the sole difference that now it is driven underground, which aggravates the malady." (The Patriot)."It is quite evident that the key of the solution of this hoary problem lies in finding ways how to overcome the obstacles of the formidable, both numerically and energetically, revolutionary section of Jewry." (The Patriot)."World War II was fought for the abolition of racial exclusiveness, equality of nations and the integrity of their territories, liberation of enslaved nations and restoration of their sovereign rights, the right of every nation to arrange its affairs as it wishes, economic aid to nations that have suffered and assistance to them in attaining their material welfare, restoration of democratic liberties, and destruction of the Hitlerite regime." (Stalin in a speech on November 28, 1942, on the 25th anniversary of the October Revolution; War!
An early western sannyasin was Sw. Smrit Pathik who met Osho when he was a Peace Corps volunteer working in agriculture extension in Madhya Pradesh: “A villager, Maheesh Joshiji, had given me a book, Path of Self-Realization, by Osho, who was then called Acharya Rajneesh, and I had discovered Osho’s address in Bombay (now Mumbai) through some relatives of His in Jabalpur, a few hours away from Kapurdha by bus. In June 1971, I met Osho in his apartment at Woodlands in Bombay. His serenity and His love were overwhelming. One morning, another American had taken sannyas, and Osho turned to me, saying something like, “Why not you, too?” During the day, it struck me that ths was an offer I could not refuse. So a few days later, I appeared in my newly purchased orange robes, and Osho gave me sannyas and the name Swami Amrit Pathik. He said He would be with me when I returned to the village. A few months later, in October, after hopping on and off a variety of trains, I landed in Mt. Abu for my first meditation camp, where Osho orchestrated all the meditations – Dynamic, Kirtan, Tatrak – amidst the hills and temples of this ancient place. As the meditation camp came to an end, I was among many who stood on the side of the road as Osho was driven to the railroad station. When the car passed me, He reached out and gave me a flower – a symbol of His love forever implanted in my heart.” (78)
The whole discourse series Vigyan Bhairav Tantra was tape recorded as remembered by Veena, and she tells how she finally managed to carry the tapes with her back to Europe for copying to the new centers popping up: “A few days after that meeting in Bombay, Bhagwan embarked on the first of his famous Vigyan Bhairav Tantra series. To say we were ‘gob smacked’ would be a crude but highly appropriate description of our state. At that time the discourses were recorded by anyone who could manage to stick a mike up on the stand in front of Bhagwan. Primitive, to say the least. The only tapes of Bhagwan’s discourses that I had were some Nirvano had recorded by dint of sticking the mike of her tiny tape-recorder up there too. I may be wrong, but I have a feeling that until that time, Bhagwan had never given solely English discourses – they had hitherto been either in Hindi or a mixture of English and Hindi. I had to have the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra tapes – but at that time things were run by a kind of syndicate which grimly held on to all the tapes and the few booklets which had been printed. Despite my efforts there was no way I could get hold of them…
In those days there was no quick means of copying tapes and only one Indian sannyasin had a spool machine sophisticated enough to do an extensive copying job – at talking speed, no fast duplicating button. The master tape was purloined, and a night session of taping began. The discourses lasted eleven hours – it was twelve hours until my plane took off. I had checked in and was waiting at Immigration when the sannyasin ran into the airport brandishing the precious spool. I scooped it up, hugged him and ran for my plane.” (Veena 2012, p. 28)
The decisive hour will arrive." (A statement made by Stalin, at a session of the Third International of Comintern in Moscow, in May, 1938; Quoted in The Patriot, May 25th, 1939; The Rulers of Russia, Rev.