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am om pm xm

Abbreviations for an approximate time of day:

  • am = ante meridiem: before noon
  • pm = post meridiem: after noon

The discourses of Osho often happened in the morning, starting about 8am (here called am), and in the early evening, starting at 7pm or 8pm (pm).

This pattern held for more than 98% of his discourses. For the events at other times, the makers of the CD-ROM invented two more approximate times:

  • om = some time later in the morning or in the afternoon
  • xm = later at night

These codes are in use in the timecode.

See also: archivecode.


A code, used in the CD-ROM to give the date and approximate time of Osho's discourses, and thereby also uniquely identify that discourse.

e.g. I Am the Gate, lecture 1 is 7104140, i.e. 1971 April 14 morning,
The Zen Manifesto: Freedom from Oneself, lecture 11 is 8904105, i.e. 1989 April 10 evening
The last digit represents the time of day, where morning = 0 ("am") and evening = 5 ("pm").
More rarely used are these last digits:
3 : later in the morning or afternoon ("om")
7 : later at night (also designated by ("xm")

Although the archivecode was intended to be used as a key value to identify all discourses, this does not work where date and time of events are unknown. That was already apparent on the CD-ROM, and is even more problematic when one tries to identify the Hindi discourses. The CD-ROM also has the "ShortTitle". For purposes of unique identification this Wiki uses the eventname.

Another problem is that the ArchiveCode uses zeros when no data is known, also for the last position, which makes "am" ambiguous.

See also: am om pm xm and timecode


The ShortTitle is a short code, introduced on the CD-ROM to uniquely identify bookchapters. Example: ZENMAN01. The maximum length of 8 characters is an artifact of the MS-DOS file system which was in use at the time (8.3), and the ShortTitle was used for the filename of the relevant chapter.

The CD-ROM's also introduced "MiniTitle", to identify English discourse-series / first-edition-books (and the translations from Hindi that existed at the time). Example: ZENMAN. The MiniTitle could be a maximum of six characters, see above paragraph for the reasons for this.

For purposes of unique identification this Wiki uses the eventname, as that works for Hindi events and celebrations too.

As an equivalent to the MiniTitle, this Wiki uses "Series", i.e. the name of the series of events, without the number.


In this Wiki, we use "EventName" to uniquely identify all events where Osho was present: discourses, interviews, darshans, writings, letters and celebrations. This is (mostly) derived from the first edition book-title, or an abbreviated version thereof. We use this unique identifier rather than the shortTitle, mentioned above.

Those EventNames are used for the Wiki-pages that show all information about those events. Examples: Anant Ki Pukar ~ 01 , Press Conferences ~ 01 , Scriptures in Silence ~ 01 , Third Annual World Celebration ~ 08.

Here are the rules that we used to make the event names: Help:Contents Books#Rules for event names.

Not translated yet

This Hindi discourse, letter or manuscript has not been translated yet into English or any other language.

For a list of non-translated titles, see category:Not Translated to English (hi:अंग्रेजी में अनूदित नहीं).


A code to represent the date and time of events (like discourses, interviews, satsangs etc.), in so far as known.

Like the archivecode, it consist of a date (YY.MM.DD) followed by a time designation. Where data is unknown, it is left as a "-" hyphen. Some examples:

timecode meaning
69.11.02 1969, Nov 2, time of day unknown
(There can be more of these, when the order is not known) 1969, Nov 2, morning
(There can be more of these, when the order is not known) same, first event of that morning same, second event of that morning
69.11.02.(1) 1969, Nov 2, time of day unknown, first event of that day 1969, Nov 2, at 19:00h (7 pm)
69.11.-- Some time in Nov, 1969
(There can be more of these, when the order is not known)
69.--.-- Some time in 1969 Some time in 1969, in the morning
*60 ~ 69 Some time in the sixties (* designates uncertainty over the year)
*69 ~ 73 Earliest in 1969, latest in 1973

See also: am om pm xm

under revision

On the Event-pages, the audio and video recordings have a description of their quality. We have not been able to fully determine the best available quality.

Instances where a better quality recording may be available have been marked "(under revision)".

source of quotes in the synopsis

On the event-pages, the source of questions and sutras in the synopsis is Osho Books on CD-ROM, version 1.01.

Where applicable we made small edits: corrections of typos, quotation marks and repaired gaps in words and paragraphs.

Please note that on the CD-ROM all salutations have been changed to "Osho". For more info on the salutations, see the table in From Bhagwan to Osho: Publications table.

OIF video clips

OIF provides, on YouTube, small clips of videos of Osho's lectures and interviews. These have often been edited to limit the conversation to a specific subject.

Also, often references to "Rajneesh", "Bhagwan", "Rajneeshpuram", "commune", sannyas names have been edited out.

Sometimes background music is added (not part of the original video records).

OIF also seems to censor: for example when questions were being read by Ma Anand Sheela, OIF voices them over. (Example There Is No God, but I Have Found Something Far More Significant in From Unconsciousness to Consciousness ~ 03.)

In this Wiki these clips have been added to their respective event-pages in the field "online video", and also in the synopsis. For a (juicy!) example see this one: The Last Testament (Vol 1) ~ 18.