Letter written on 25 Sep 1968
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. This one is written on a paper which appears to have an original hand-made letterhead-like "logo" in the upper-right corner, which is currently undecipherable. See Deriya Ji's page or Osho's manuscript letters for links to all these letters.
For this letter, no envelope or address / postmark is available. Moreover, he has not addressed Deriya Ji by name as he has in most of his other letters. For example, he would write "Poojya Deriya Ji" or "Shraddheya Deriya Ji" (venerable, honoured), later using the more familiar "Priya Deriya Ji" (dear, beloved), but here he has begun his letter only with "Chidatman", a "generic" greeting he has used in a number of his letters to other people.
This letter is dated 25th September 1968. An English translation was published in Sw Ageh Bharti's book Beloved Osho ch 2 with incorrect year ("1962"), 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 #68), though this development appears not to be fast-tracked. In the letter, Osho says he is very happy to hear of a recovery from a significant illness.
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- See also
- Letters to Deriya Ji ~ 10 - The event of this letter.