Letter written on 15 Aug 1957
From 1957 to 1968, Osho wrote many letters to Babulal Ji Deriya, of Babai (MP), India. The wiki has images of thirteen, believed for now to be all of them. Most are written on postcards. See Deriya Ji's page or Osho's manuscript letters for links to all these letters.
For the Post Office, Osho used his full name as above. In addressing him personally, he wrote "Poojya Deriya Ji" or "Shraddheya Deriya Ji" (venerable, honoured), only later using the more familiar "Priya Deriya Ji" (dear, beloved), but all following his sometime custom of addressing male friends by their last names. See also Lashkariji, Punglia Ji, etc.
This postcard is dated 15th August 1957 and sent from Gadarwara. An English translation was published in Sw Ageh Bharti's book Beloved Osho, and likely the Hindi original version was published previously in one of Ageh's Hindi books. It is said also to be in line to be published eventually in a larger edition of Prem Ke Swar (प्रेम के स्वर) (as letter #61), though this development appears not to be fast-tracked. In the letter, Osho mentions a visit to Bhopal and discusses details of an upcoming get-together in Gadarwara and family matters.
गाडरवारा.... १५ अग. '५७
- "Gadarwara… 15 Aug. '57 (Note: it was Thursday)
- Venerable Deriya Ji,
- I had returned back home on Saturday night. It was OK to stay in Bhopal. I have met Dr. Shankar Dayal and Takhtmal Ji. They have taken my application letter and also assured to do something. You might have been engaged in the matter of Gilla Ji after reaching home and perhaps that’s why it would be difficult for you to be at home even after reaching home!
- After arriving at home, I have been thinking to go to Bombay-Poona and I am feeling that it would be useful only for you to come along if you can find time. If there is an intention to come along, inform it soon and write about the program. But it would be nice that you come here only till 20th August – because Dadda also is enthusiastic to meet you and then we will start for further journey from here itself..."
- See also
- Letters to Deriya Ji ~ 03 - The event of this letter.