Letter written on 4 Jan 1961

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This is one of hundreds of letters Osho wrote to Ma Anandmayee, then known as Madan Kunwar Parekh. It was written on 4th January 1961 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.

This letter is unusual in a number of respects. It does not have any of the numbers, red tick marks and so on that have been described with previous letters. It does not even have Osho's usual salutation, "प्रिय मां", Priya Maan, Dear Mom. What it does have is a layout headed apparently with the word "परिशिष्ट", parishisht, "Appendix", followed by three sections: "to Shanta", "to Parakh ji" and "to Mom". It must be stressed that these readings are tentative and may not be correct, save the last. The paper, fwiw, has a backwards watermark

Finally, there IS a pale blue, non-circled two-figure thingie in the middle right which MAY be a backwards number (87), possibly from having got imprinted from another letter due to inadequate storage. But really this is just a guess.

We are awaiting a transcription and translation.


See also Letters to Anandmayee