Letter written on 25 May 1971 (Veetaraga)

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Osho wrote many letters in Hindi and English to Sw Chaitanya Veetaraga, some of which were published in various letter collections. This one is an English original dated 25th May 1971. It was published in The Silent Music as letter #29, and later in A Cup of Tea as letter #284.

The letterhead reads:

acharya rajneesh on top in lower-case
A-1 WOODLAND PEDDAR ROAD BOMBAY-26 PHONE : 382184 in blue ALL-CAPS

The logo in the upper right corner is a "standard" Jeevan Jagriti Kendra logo in two colours.

The whole letter is written in black ink except for a bright red signature.

acharya rajneesh

A-1 WOODLAND PEDDAR ROAD BOMBAY-26. PHONE: 382184

dear chaitanya veetraga,
Love. To explore truth one must be free of one's prejudices.

That is : from oneself.

Otherwise one goes round and round in circles.

Because the known can never be the door for the unknown.

And the known is the mind.

So mind becomes the barrier.

Look attentively at this fact.

Be alert of the vicious circles of the mind.

And, then there is transcendence.

The known must be rare for unknown to be.

The known must go for the unknown to come in.

And this creation of the known is meditation.

Rajnish ke pranam

25.5.1971

Letter-May-25-1971-CVeetaraga.jpg


See also
The Silent Music ~ 29 - The event of this letter.