Letter written on 26 Jan 1961

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This is one of hundreds of letters Osho wrote to Ma Anandmayee, then known as Madan Kunwar Parakh. It was written on 26th January 1961 in Sagar on his personal letterhead stationery of the day: The top left corner reads: Rajneesh / Darshan Vibhag (Philosophy Dept) / Mahakoshal Mahavidhalaya (Mahakoshal University). The top right reads: Nivas (Home) / Yogesh Bhavan, Napiertown / Jabalpur (M.P.). Many of his letters on this letterhead have had the number 115 added in by hand before "Yogesh Bhavan" to complete his address, but not this one.

Of the various hand-written numbers or marks that have been found in earlier letters, this has only a pale blue squiggle, whose significance is not yet understood. Osho's usual salutation, "प्रिय मां", Priya Maan, Dear Mom, has been modified to "पूज्य मां", Pujya Maan, Revered Mother.

The date has been put up top, along with "Sagar" and "Ganatantra Diwas", or Republic Day. Osho arrived here to give a lecture and to inaugurate a house of commercial establishment. Then he will visit a college in Damoh for delivering lecture on "Jeevan Sadhana aur Adarsh Shiksha ka Svarup". Finally he will return back to Jabalpur on 30th after inaugurating a Exhibition on Literatures at Kundalpur.

This letter has been published in Bhavna Ke Bhojpatron Par Osho (भावना के भोजपत्रों पर ओशो), on p 76 in the 2002 Diamond edition. The book, or at least that edition, has some transcription errors, including putting the year as 1969 and rendering the salutation as "प्रिय मां", Priya Maan.

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रजनीश
दर्शन विभाग
महाकोशल महाविद्यालय

निवास:
योगेश भवन, नेपियर टाउन
जबलपुर (म. प्र.)

सागर
गणतंत्र दिवस
२६ जन. १९६१

पूज्य मां,
सादर पद-स्पर्श। आपके दोनों पत्र मिल गए हैं : पारखजी की चार सतरें भी! मैं अभी अभी यहां पहुँचा हूँ : आज बोलना है और एक व्यावसायिक प्रतिष्ठान के भवन का उद्‌घाटन भी करना है। कल दोपहर यहां से दमोह जाऊंगा। वहां के कॉलेज में "जीवन साधना और आदर्श शिक्षा का स्वरूप" पर एक व्याख्यान देना है। दमोह से कुंडलपुर। वहां एक साहित्य प्रदर्शनी का उद्‌घाटन और तब ३० तारीख तक जबलपुर लौट पाने को हूँ। पत्र तो घर लौटकर ही लिखूँगा : यह तो सूचना मात्र है ताकि आप चिंतित न हों और पत्र की बाट न देखें। लोग घेरे हुए हैं। इससे इतना ही बात। सबको मेरे प्रणाम। आपके आशीर्वाद से स्वस्थ और प्रसन्न हूँ।

रजनीश
के
प्रणाम

See also
Bhavna Ke Bhojpatron ~ 017 - The event of this letter.
Letters to Anandmayee - Overview page of these letters.