Letter written on 5 Jul 1957

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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. See Deriya Ji's page or Osho's manuscript letters for links to all these letters.

For the Post Office, Osho used his full name as above. In addressing him personally, he wrote "Poojya Deriya Ji" or "Shraddheya Deriya Ji" (venerable, honoured), only later using the more familiar "Priya Deriya Ji" (dear, beloved), but all following his sometime custom of addressing male friends by their last names. See also Lashkariji, Punglia Ji, etc.

This postcard is dated 5th July 1957 and sent from Gadarwara. An English translation was published in Sw Ageh Bharti's book Beloved Osho, 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 #59), though this development appears not to be fast-tracked. In the letter, Osho mentions a visit to Pachmarhi in Satpura National Park, where he developed a headache that prevented him from carrying on to Babai to visit Deriya Ji. He also mentions he will go next to Sagar.

५ जुलाई १९५७

श्रद्धेय डेरियाजी,
आपका पत्र। मैं आपकी बाट में था और इसलिए यह जानकर दुख हुआ कि आप नहीं आरहे हैं। इस बीच मेरी खुद बाबई आने की बड़ी इच्छा थी और पचमढ़ी के बाद मेरा वहां पहुँचने का निश्चय भी था किंतु पचमढ़ी में अनायास मेरे सिर में पीड़ा होआई और उसके कारण मुझे सीधा घर वापिस आजाना पड़ा। समय के साथ विचारों के न मालुम कितने पत्ते पीले होकर झड़ जाते हैं और न मालुम कितनी नई कोपलें प्रगट होजातीहैं और इसलिए समय के कुछ अन्तराल के बाद मिलना और नये ख़यालों के लिए झगड़ना निश्चय ही सुखद होताहै। अब तो मेरा आना संभव नहीं है; क्योंकि मैं आजकल में ही सागर जा रहा हूँ। आप जरूर निमंत्रित हैं और जब अवसर मिले सागर आजाइयेगा। शेष फिर।

सबको –

रजनीश के प्रणाम.

To -
श्री बाबूलाल जी डेरिया
मु. पो. बाबई
जिलाः होशंगाबाद (म.प्र.)

5 July 1957
Revered Deriya Ji,
Your letter. I was waiting for you and hence became unhappy – knowing that you are not coming. In the meantime, I had a great desire to come to Babai (Hoshangabad Dist; M.P.) and after Pachmarhi my reaching there was also decided. But in Pachmarhi, there was a pain in my head spontaneously and due to that I had to come back home.
With the time we don’t know how many leaves of the thoughts turn to yellow and fall and don’t know how many new buds get manifested – and hence it’s definitely pleasant to meet after some interval of time and fight for the new thoughts. But now it’s not possible to come for me as I am going to Sagar in a day or so. You are definitely invited and whenever you get time come to Sagar. Rest, later.
Everyone -
Rajneesh Ke Pranam."
See also
Letters to Deriya Ji ~ 01 - The event of this letter.