Letter written on 12 Dec 1962
This is one of hundreds of letters Osho wrote to Ma Anandmayee, then known as Madan Kunwar Parakh. It was written on 12th December 1962.
The letterhead reads (in Devanagari):
- Acharya Rajneesh [in a large, messy font to the right of and above the rest below]
- Darshan Vibhag [Department of Philosophy]
- Mahakoshal Kala Mahavidyalaya [Mahakoshal Arts University]
- 115, Napier Town
- Jabalpur (M.P.)
Osho's salutation in this letter is a fairly typical "प्रिय मां", Priya Maan, Dear Mom. There are none of the hand-written marks that have been observed in other letters except a mirror-image number in the bottom right corner, probably 156. The 1 and 6 are readable, the 5 presumed.
The letter has been published, in Bhavna Ke Bhojpatron Par Osho (भावना के भोजपत्रों पर ओशो) (2002 Diamond edition, p 183). There it is not dated but it is clearly the same letter. In fact, the letter is also cited on p 46, where the date IS given as 12 Dec. The letter appears to be almost entirely about upcoming events and recent past ones.
रजनीश के प्रणाम
The letter reads: "Dear Ma, Pranam. I am unable to come to Chanda in December. Ask forgiveness on my behalf, from Shree Parakh Ji. But you have to come on the tour with me. I will be starting for Nandurbar by Bombay Calcutta Mail in the evening on 22 Dec. By this train, 'will reach Bhusawal at 5 in the morning on 23 Dec and at 8:30 from Bhusawal - would start for Nandurbar by Surat Passenger (train). You meet me at Bhusawal. By any train in the night of 22 Dec you reach Bhusawal. We will reach Nandurbar in the afternoon of 23 and stay there on 23-24 and till afternoon of 25. Will start for Surat on 25 a/n and after a halt of 5 hours at Surat, have to reach Bombay on 26 Dec morning by Dehradun Express. The program will be on 26-27 and 28 at Bombay. Especially there is a plan for the meditation. It is better that Shree Parakh Ji also comes - though I want to take him along during Paryushan. It can't be predicted how the programs at Bombay would be. Where is Shree Shukla Ji, these days - have received the letter of Shree Ratilal Ji Gosaliya from Nandurbar that it would be better if he reaches one day before me. Writing also to Shree Bhikhamchand Ji Kothari to reach. Send (your) acceptance letter soon. I am going to Satna on 14 Dec - 'am to speak: 14th night at Satna and 15-16 Dec at Chhatarpur. Will be returning on 17th. Rajneesh Ke Pranam." (letter ends).