Sw Prem Prasad

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Prasad with Vivek, image from Osho News' excerpt of Sarjano's book linked on left

Prasad was a German sannyasin, the much-loved leader of the Centering Group, a gentle play-awareness group given to nearly all new arrivals in Pune One. He was a member of the original Inner Circle but left it early and left his body about six months later, in 1990, due to a brain tumour.

He has a long, ecstatic darshan with Osho reported in The Madman's Guide to Enlightenment, material not included in the CD-ROM. Images of an interview about this with him conducted by Maneesha have been uploaded to the Madman's Guide page, from p 355-359 of the book. In addition, we have a short description below from p 353, in Maneesha's voice. Prasad's Centering group in is darshan that night, as was done in those days upon completion of a group.

Prasad, how was the group?
And instead of his customary,
It was gut! uttered with a variety
of inflections and accompanied
by appropriately enthusiastic grins
or misty blue-eyed gratitude,
he murmurs,
It was really beautiful.
Come here! you order him chucklingly,
and I imagine he starts with astonishment
before he begins to crawl toward you, head down
Vivek's head is down now too,
her eyes closed,
her nose already turning pink
with emotion
as Prasad kneels at your feet,
his head just inches away.
As you place a foot on his hands
his breathing becomes deeper, louder,
and then more so,
as if he is in orgasm.
You motion someone forward
to place her hand on his back,
and help this loving annihilation.
When you call him some aeons later
he remains where he is,
and Vivek reaches for a handkerchief
(one of yours!)
and blows a sympathetic nose.

He finally crawls back to his place
accompanied by collective group chortles
and there he lies
while Christa, from his group,
begins to talk to you.

After Osho's words to Christa, Maneesha resumes her commentary on Prasad's experience. That part and her interview with him can be found in the images on the Madman's Guide page. During the interview, Prasad refers to an earlier interview published in the Nov-Dec 1977 issue of Sannyas Magazine wherein he describes his experience of being conscious under anaesthesia. Images of that interview have also been uploaded there (some scrolling needed).

see also
The Inner Circle