"Nanak's path to supreme realization, to godliness is scattered with song and flowers," says Osho. "Whatever he has said was said in verse. His path was full of melody and soft, filled with the flavor of ambrosia. Nanak says there is music at His door. No, music is His door."
Osho World dedicated a week to Guru Nanak from November 11 till 17, to mark the birthday of the enlightened mystic.
Osho shares, "Nanak attained God by singing to him; Nanak's quest is very unusual - his path was decorated with songs. The first thing to be realized is that Nanak practiced no austerities or meditation or yoga; he only sang, and singing, he arrived. He sang with all his heart and soul, so much so that his singing became meditation; his singing became his purification and his yoga."
Mahant Ratan Singhji presented devotional renderings as offerings to Guru Nanak during the occasion.
Renowned Sitarist Ustad Usman Khan paid tribute to Guru Nanak by presenting a special concert during the inauguration of Nanak Week on November 11, 2005 at 6.00 pm at Osho World galleria, BG-09, Ansal Plaza, New Delhi.
Ustad Usman Khan is the grandson of "Sitar Ratna", Ustad Rehmat Khan of Dharwad - who was a disciple of the legendary Bande Ali Khan, of the Beenkar Gharana. Rehmat Khan was renowned as one of the "Navratnas"- the "nine jewels" - in the court of the Maharaja of Mysore. Ustad Usman Khan was initiated into and schooled in the family's tradition of music, by his father, Ustad Karim Khan, Head of the Faculty of Music at Karnataka University, Dharwad. With music inherent in his very genes, this rich heritage finds full expression in Ustad Usman Khan, through the inspiration of his teacher -father and his own uncompromising quest for perfection.
Ustad Usman Khan's performances have featured in most of the important music festivals in India, as well as in Europe, the United States, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Canada, Japan etc.