Letter written on 4 May 1961 am

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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 in the morning of 4th May 1961 on an apparently new letterhead, ie new in the Anandmayee series and the earliest known use of it, but strongly resembling that of Letter written on 25 Feb 1963. See that letter's Talk page for a discussion of issues arising concerning this resemblance. The letterhead's form, briefly, has only "रजनीश" (Rajneesh) in the top left area, in a heavy but florid font, and "115, Napier Town, Jabalpur (M.P.) in the top right, in a lighter but still somewhat florid font.

Osho's salutation in this letter is "पूज्य मां", Pujya Maan, Revered Mother, apparently the new normal for this period. The letter is written sideways relative to the top, just for a change. There is a blue number (2) in a circle in the top right corner, the only hand-written "extraneous" mark on the page.

Osho informs: visited convention of "Katchhi Oswal Jain Association" yesterday at Parola near Jalgaon. Spoken on "Jain Darshan aur Sadhana" - there.

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११५, नेपियर टाउन
जबलपुर (म. प्र.)

पूज्य मां,
सादर पद-स्पर्श। मैं कल जलगांव से एक सम्मेलन में भाग लेकर वापिस लौटा हूँ। आशा थी कि लौटकर आपका पत्र मिलेगा, पर पत्र तो नहीं निराशा हाथ लगी।

क्या मेरा पत्र नहीं मिला है? अरविंद को लिखा पत्र जरूर मिला है। यह आप क्यों लिखी हैं कि मैं नाराज हूँ? यह तो मुझे स्वप्न में भी ख़याल नहीं है कि मैं आपसे नाराज होसकता हूँ। वह हक तो मेरा नहीं, आपका है!

जलगांव के निकट पारोला गया था : कच्छी ओसवाल जैन संघ के एक सम्मेलन में। सुन्दर आयोजन था। मैं “जैन दर्शन और साधना” पर वहां बोला हूँ।

पचमढ़ी का क्या हुआ? जल्दी पत्रदें। आप स्वस्थ तो हैं न?

सबको मेरे विनम्र प्रणाम।

४ मई १९६१)


Partial translation
"With due regards I touch your feet. I have returned back after taking part in one function at Jalgaon. I hoped to have received your letter on return – (but) instead of the letter I got disappointment.
Whether my letter is not received? Certainly the letter written to Arvind is received. Why you have written that I am angry. I haven’t got a thought even in a dream that I can be angry with you – that is your privilege – not mine!
I had been to Parola near Jalgaon – in the function of ‘Katchhi Oswal Jain Sangh’. The arrangement was beautiful. There, I have spoken on “Jain Darshan and Sadhna”. What happened to Pachmadhi? Send letter soon. ‘Hope you are healthy.
My humble pranam to all!"
See also
Letters to Anandmayee ~ 01 - The event of this letter.
Letters to Anandmayee - Overview page of these letters.