Name-paper Yoga Shanta 1971

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Letterhead is from CCI Chambers. It reads, in Devanagari script:

Acharya Rajneesh
27, C.C.I. Chambers Bombay-20. Phone No. 293782

The logo in the upper left corner is the familiar Jeevan Jagriti Kendra logo. It is signed with the date somewhat illegible, best guess being Sep 20 1971. See discussion for some ruminations on all that.

The name written in black ink is Ma Yoga Bhadra, which was crossed out with red ink and replaced by the new name Sadhvi Yoga Shanta. It appears that the crossing-out is what is dated. The previous name was likely written well before that, especially given the stationery: he left CCI Chambers in Dec 1970 and is unlikely to have been using stationery so old.

This name-paper appears to be an unusual example of someone changing from a "full-sannyas" name to Sadhu or Sadhvi. See "Sadhu" and "Sadhvi" for more on this.