LoveOsho podcast E081 Prartho

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This is one of the LoveOsho podcasts. It was recorded on 9 June 2020.


Episode E081: The story of Osho's logo
with Ma Prem Prartho
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Prartho had the honour to design the stylised swan chosen by Osho as his official Logo. In this interview, Prartho talks about the story of how the swan came about, its meaning and symbolism, and the Logos before the final version of the swan. Prartho also shares how Osho influenced her as an all-around and multidimensional artist, as well as how Osho is perceived today by new generations.
Today our guest is Ma Prem Prartho. Prartho took sannyas in 1980 and is a poet, designer and all-around artist. Prartho offers poetry and creativity workshops in a variety of venues, including the College of Marin in California.
Prartho had the honour to design the stylised swan chosen by Osho as his official Logo. In this interview Prartho talks about the story of how the swan came about, its meaning and symbolism, and the Logos before the final version of the swan. Prartho also shares how Osho influenced her as an all-around and multidimensional artist, as well as how Osho is perceived today by new generations.
Here’s what you’ll learn in this episode:
  • 01.05 - How Prartho came across Osho
  • 03.25 - Prartho designs the swan chosen by Osho as the official Logo
  • 08:50 - Osho’s Logo before the swan
  • 10.40 - The meaning of the swan’s symbol
  • 12.35 - The previous Osho Logo
  • 13.10 - The swan and Buddha leaving Osho’s body
  • 15.15 - The origin and meaning of the new name: Osho
  • 17.00 - How Osho chose Prartho’s swan design
  • 21.00 - Osho declared that he designed the Logo
  • 22.00 - How Osho inspired Prartho as an artist
  • 27.10 - The form of art that represents Prartho the most
  • 28.40 - Osho’s biggest contribution to humanity
  • 30.35 - How Osho is embraced by new generations
  • 32.35 - The fear about Osho as a cult leader and why he is largely unrecognised
  • 40.05 - Prartho’s morning routine
  • 41.40 - Prartho’s favourite meditation
  • 43.40 - Prartho and Osho today
Music and Voice by Chinmaya Dunster.


see also
Prartho’s website
The LoveOsho podcasts