Talk:Surya Ki Or Udan (सूर्य की ओर उड़ान)

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उड़ान can also be transliterated as Uran. Not that that gets a lot more search results. Citations of the title are few when searching using Roman characters, and all in Neeten's Osho Source Book. Neeten has five mentions: of the three in his Jabalpur section, two date it as having already been published in the 60's and the third is inconclusive about dating, but published, yes. A fourth citation is in Neeten's Bibliography section, describing it as being published in 1970, a lecture in Rajkot later included in Neti-Neti. The fifth is a caption on an image in his Bombay section, citing publication in 1970 and showing the cover of that edition as part of the image.

Once upon a time on the net there was a citation from Osho's long-time friend Ram Chandra Prasad in his book Rajneesh: The Mystic of Feeling but that is gone as of this update. For details of that see that book's Talk page.

When searching using Devanagari characters, one more result comes to light, but it's a discourse title in Path Ki Khoj (पथ की खोज) (not Neti-Neti, nor is Path Ki Khoj one of its components, so no cigar there). And actually, to split a hair or two, it's only one version of Path's discourse titles that includes Surya, so really no cigar, and in any case, that talk in Path may have nothing to do with this Surya. See Path's discussion page for more details. -- updated doofus-9 05:18, 1 March 2016 (UTC)

Above attempt to piece together Surya's history from the few bits of flotsam on the net was fairly speculative, taking liberties with connecting far-flung dots. But occasionally the results of such explorations are not too far off, and so it has turned out to be in this case, incomplete as opposed to inaccurate. Osho's brother Shailendra has consulted his extensive library and knowledge of Osho's books and supplied a detailed reckoning of a significant part of Surya's trajectory:

1. Surya did indeed get packaged with Neti-Neti, as the last of its 24 chapters.
2. It also got added (as ch 6) to at least two editions ofPath Ki Khoj, the latest being 2015.
3. Neither of these arrangements are guaranteed to be permanent.

But we haven't learned much yet about its early pub history ('69, '70, Rajkot . . . ?) -- doofus-9 22:49, 4 June 2017 (UTC)


Surya Ki Or Udan, date.jpg

Handwritten date 24 Jan 1965 (image on the right) appeared in the end of first edition booklet. It can be date of discourse. We will use it for our Timeline, but the date requires the confirmation by other source.--DhyanAntar 05:40, 5 May 2020 (UTC)


Shailendra mentioned third edition where place stated as Bombay, see Talk:Neti-Neti (नेति-नेति). I checked first two editions and did not notice any note about place. I will combine above date and this place, but it needs confirmation.--DhyanAntar 06:04, 19 December 2020 (UTC)