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===Shaktipat Experiment===  
 
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Eventually we might be able to get a transcript and translation of parts of this Ch 10, where Osho is guiding the Shaktipat event. For now we can share a couple of things, an audio and a bit of [[Sw Chaitanya Sagar|Laherubhai's]] report of the event from his memoir ''[[Blessed Moments with Osho]]''.  
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The 10th chapter features a unique record of the aforementioned Shaktipat event guided by Osho. A translation of most of Osho's words during this event can be found at [[Talk:Geeta-Darshan Adhyaya 12 ~ 10]]. Also here we can share a bit of [[Sw Chaitanya Sagar|Laherubhai's]] report of the event from his memoir ''[[Blessed Moments with Osho]]''.  
  
 
Laheru notes first that Osho had started doing occasional shaktipat sessions at Birla Kreeda Kendra in Chowpatti in Mumbai involving 7-800 friends, then wanted to do something much larger-scale. [[1973-06-01 Shaktipat-Dhyan Energy Meditation ~ Number 5|The audio]] is from one of those smaller events in BKK, from Jun 1 1973, apparently the fifth in the series. It has some instructions, Osho speaking in English and Hindi, and some crowd let-go sounds in approximately equal proportion.
 
Laheru notes first that Osho had started doing occasional shaktipat sessions at Birla Kreeda Kendra in Chowpatti in Mumbai involving 7-800 friends, then wanted to do something much larger-scale. [[1973-06-01 Shaktipat-Dhyan Energy Meditation ~ Number 5|The audio]] is from one of those smaller events in BKK, from Jun 1 1973, apparently the fifth in the series. It has some instructions, Osho speaking in English and Hindi, and some crowd let-go sounds in approximately equal proportion.

Latest revision as of 23:28, 29 August 2020

Chapter numbers and dates

Are fairly well confirmed now. The Contents 4 image shows a numbered Ch 9 with the title भक्ति और स्त्रैण गुण (Devotion and Feminine Qualities), with various subheadings. The Contents 5 image shows what comes next; first there is what appears to be a non-numbered chapter also missing a title, and having only one line of subheadings. When its form is compared to all other chapter headings, it is clearly missing one line. After that, the Contents 5 image also has the full display of what it is calling Ch 10, with title आधुनिक मनुष्य की साधना (Sadhana for a Modern Humanity), along with its various subheadings.

Antar has located a pdf of Geeta-Darshan, Bhag 6 (गीता-दर्शन, भाग छह), which is a later version, the 6th volume in the eight-volume model, combining Adhyayas 12 and 13. Its TOC shows clearly that there are eleven chapters in Adhyaya 12, and that Ch 9 is called भक्ति और स्त्रैण गुण and Ch 11 is called आधुनिक मनुष्य की साधना. Its title for Ch 10 is सामूहिक शक्तिपात ध्यान, which happens to be precisely the title offered for the non-numbered apparent chapter in the Contents 5 image of Adhyaya 12. How cool is that?

Moreover, it now appears that the "missing line" and number in Contents 5 is not a mistake. At the beginning of Ch 10 in the pdf, it declares IN ENGLISH: "(NOTE-Today Bhagwan did not talk on Sutra or Questions, he conducted experiment of divine energy descending on the audience.)" This note has likely been inserted by the maker of the pdf, but that needn't trouble us. Osho does talk on this day and there are words duly transcribed and published, but he is conducting his "Shaktipat-experiment", not commenting on the Gita/Geeta. For that reason, it has not been assigned a chapter number, and so there are only ten "official" chapters in the 1977 edition of Adhyaya 12, while there are eleven in later editions.

About the dates, we have in the Contents 6 image, the last page of Contents, we see that it is opposite the "title page" of Ch 1, complete with its proper title as per the Contents 1 image and supplying also the date of the event, 12 Mar 1963. Hard not to be pretty pleased with that. -- doofus-9 18:09, 25 August 2019 (UTC)

Shaktipat Experiment

The 10th chapter features a unique record of the aforementioned Shaktipat event guided by Osho. A translation of most of Osho's words during this event can be found at Talk:Geeta-Darshan Adhyaya 12 ~ 10. Also here we can share a bit of Laherubhai's report of the event from his memoir Blessed Moments with Osho.

Laheru notes first that Osho had started doing occasional shaktipat sessions at Birla Kreeda Kendra in Chowpatti in Mumbai involving 7-800 friends, then wanted to do something much larger-scale. The audio is from one of those smaller events in BKK, from Jun 1 1973, apparently the fifth in the series. It has some instructions, Osho speaking in English and Hindi, and some crowd let-go sounds in approximately equal proportion.

Then Laheru launches into the main event ...

On Osho's instructions, arrangement for chapter 12 discourses of Geeta was done, on big scale, in big Cross Maidan near Churchgate instead of the smaller Cross Maidan near Dhobi Talao. Banners and posters were put at various places in Mumbai. Advertisements were published with great elaboration in newspapers. Beautiful arrangements were made in the Maidan for seventy to eighty thousand people. A huge stage was decorated beautifully. [...]
Osho had decided that on March 21, 1973, he was going to do a mass shaktipat experiment [(सामूहिक शक्तिपात प्रयोग)]. On March 20 during the Geeta discourse, he invited people and asked them to come with certain preparations.
During the shaktipat experiments at Birla Kreeda Kendra, Mumbai, people used to express their repressed emotions by shouting, crying loudly, jumping and leaping and laughing uncontrollably. I had the fear that if, at a place where such a huge crowd is gathered, any disturbance or commotion happens then what to do? We had not arranged for any security or such kind of thing, and we did not have enough volunteers.
The ground was filled with about eighty to ninety thousand people. A crowd had gathered outside on the road also. In the beginning, Osho explained about the experiment of shaktipat and gave some instructions. And as he started the experiment and the music started, people stood up and started jumping, leaping and dancing. Moreover, when Osho stood up on his chair and raised both his hands towards the sky it felt as if some divine power had filled the whole Cross Maidan. People were expressing their repressed feelings by dancing, jumping, laughing, crying and shouting. The one-hour experiment was completed in three stages of 20 minutes each. No disturbance happened as I was afraid of. And when Osho was standing with his hands, the vision that I saw was so amazing and immense that today also it often appears before my eyes. After finishing the night meeting when I came back to Woodland, I went to Osho, bowed down my head in his feet, and cried a lot. He moved his hand on my head with great love, consoled me and blessed me.

Laheru then mentions that Osho has discussed shaktipat in great detail in Ch 9 and 10 of Adhyaya 12.