Talk:Jyoti Shikha (ज्योति शिखा)
(Older, from 2014, some of which may be obsolete, predates more specific info below and all the issue images from Anuragi)
Most of the information for this page comes from Neeten. His Osho Source Book has a whole lot more scattered about in many of his pages (search for Jyoti, since title is rendered in various ways) but a good deal can be found in more concentrated form in the Periodicals subsections of his Jabalpur and Bombay sections, respectively 2.10 and 3.9. Neeten in turn got much of his material from Sw Gyan Bhed and Sw Ageh Bharti.
A few details: Individual issue images are not currently available but the collage may do nicely, photo by Neeten. <== now obviously obsolete
"Jyoti Shikha" has been translated in various ways, "Lamplight," "The Divine Flame," "Life Awakening" and (by G**gle) "Crest of the Flame." "Life Awakening" looks like a crossover error, since that's what "Jeevan Jagruti" means, so take yer pick.
Jyoti Shikha was published from Bombay by Jeevan Jagruti Kendra for eight years, fulfilling its function of connecting Osho's people fairly well and coming to an end because Osho's move to Pune meant a big shift in everything. After a couple of years, a need was seen for more frequent publication so another newsletter / magazine was launched from Jabalpur, Yukrand, which ran from 1969 to 1975.
First issue details: Jyotishikha. Vol.1, Issue 1. June 1966. 110 pages. Editor: Jattu Bhai Mehta. Publisher: Raman Lal Shah, Bombay. Printer: States People Press, Bombay. Quarterly magazine. Subscription: 5 rupees for one year. Also given editorial credit are Durlabhji Khetani, Gulab Chandra Seth, Rishabh Das Banka and Purima Bahin, perhaps for subsequent issues. Later on it was edited by Bollywood actor Mahipal.
In a Facebook post, 2 Aug 2017] (https://m.facebook.com/rajendra.swami.7/posts/1485474511509638#), Rajendra Swami Osho Wala quotes the Sep 1966 issue. Translation by Sw Shailendra Saraswati.
Osho resigning from university
doofus-9 22:30, 12 October 2019 (UTC):
- See note (*1) in the table-header above. Shailendra has correctly translated this FB post but the original headline does not contain "1 August" or any date. It is true that "1 August" does appear in the original text but there is some context to understand to make this more accurate.
- First, the same editor in the same "News Department" of the same issue has already assigned Aug 1 to two other events: the last day of a three-day satsang in Chanda, in upstate Maharashtra and then in the evening, a talk in Gondia, also in extreme upstate MH but closer to Jabalpur. It is not possible that he could have handed in his resignation on that day.
- So the question remains, well then, when? We cannot know with 100% certainty, but reading the circumstances as described above, he had his aha moment on the train back to Jabalpur, probably the next day. Depending on train schedules and such, he could have reached Jabalpur early enough on Aug 2 to have done it then, but the view has been taken (by this writer) that more likely would be the next day, Aug 3, and so that date has been entered in the 1966 Timeline. There is no need to favour Aug 2 solely because it is closer to Aug 1. There was no aha moment until he was on the train, whenever that was, and that was at least the 2nd.
DhyanAntar 15:39, 4 September 2020 (UTC):
- In Letter written on 3 Aug 1966 xm Osho himself tells "Yesterday itself I have given information to leave (resign) from the service of the University. Now it has become difficult to drag it any more. It has felt like as if a load is released."
- Also, in Letter written on 2 Aug 1966, Osho writes "I am leaving my services from the University so that I get engaged in the service of God on a vast scale."
- Together with that "I have given information" seems to suggest that he has announced his resignation to the university on August 2.
Couple of tidbits from the Jan 1968 issue: The subtitle was found on the back cover and translates roughly as "Dedicated to the spiritual resurrection of man".
And the title of the discourse on the first page, "स्वतंत्रता की ओर", means roughly "Towards Independence". It is a somewhat generic title but so far in the wiki's not too shabby collection of titles, it has shown up only in one other place, as a chapter title of Satya Ki Pahli Kiran (सत्य की पहली किरण). Talks for Pahli Kiran are also of an appropriate vintage, Aug 1967, but after that, any likely match falls short, as they are said to have been given in Ghatkopar, a suburb of Mumbai, not at Cross Maidan. Not impossible of course, but for now this will have to remain a stray infobit. -- doofus-9 05:58, 4 July 2017 (UTC)