Letter written on 6 Sep 1960

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From 1957 to 1963, Osho wrote many letters to Babulal Ji Deriya, of Babai (MP), India. The wiki has images of some of them, all so far written on postcards. See the Letters section of Osho's manuscripts for links to all we have.

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 6th September 1960 and sent from the Napier Town sub-Post Office in Jabalpur. It is not known to have been previously published but is said to be in line to be published eventually in a larger edition of Prem Ke Swar (प्रेम के स्वर) (as letter #64). In it, Osho mentions having recently returned from talks in Vidisha (MP) and possibly getting together with Deriya when he comes to Wardha (MH), Mahatma Gandhi's long-time HQ, on Sep 10.

A transcription and translation may become available.