To celebrate the birthday of an Awakened One, a Buddha, is the most significant feeling in the life of disciples, who are on the same path of illumination.
The Birthday of a Buddha reminds of a state of consciousness, which is beyond birth and death, which is eternal.
Gautama the Buddha says: BLESSED IS HIS BIRTH. BLESSED IS THE TEACHING OF THE WAY. A man who one day becomes a Buddha, even his birth is blessed. His coming into the world is a blessing to the world, to himself and to others too. BLESSED IS THE TEACHING OF THE WAY. And then spontaneously he starts teaching; it is a sharing. He has come home and he starts calling others who are still wandering in the darkness.
Having this feeling in their hearts Osho disciples around the world celebrated Osho's birthday on December 2005.
The Master's Birthday celebrations began at Osho World Galleria, New Delhi on 5th December at 6.00pm and the week was inaugurated with celebrative Sufi songs rendered by Rashmi Aggarwal.
A special five -day meditation camp was organized at Oshodham, on the outskirts of New Delhi, where famous music composer Milarepa performed live to take the seekers deep into meditation. Meditation techniques devised by Osho for the modern man, such as Dynamic, Kundalini, Nadbrahma, Natraj, Vipassana, No-Mind and evening satsang was conducted during the five day meditation camp.
Osho was born in Kuchwada, Madhya Pradesh, on 11 December 1931. Rebellious and independent from childhood, he insisted on experiencing the truth for himself rather than acquiring knowledge and beliefs given by others. He attained 'enlightenment' at 21 and went on to complete his academic studies. He spent several years teaching philosophy at the University of Jabalpur. Meanwhile, he traveled throughout India delivering talks and meeting people from all walks of life.
By the 1960s, Osho had begun to develop his unique dynamic meditation techniques. He felt that modern man is so burdened with the archaic traditions of the past as well as the anxieties of modern-day living that he must go through a deep cleansing process before he can hope to discover the thought-less, relaxed state of meditation.
In the early 1970s, the West first began to hear of Osho. By 1974, a commune had been established around him in Pune, and the trickle of visitors from the West soon became a flood. Osho spoke of every aspect of life and on the development of human consciousness. Based on his own existential experience rather than on intellectual understanding, he distilled the essence of what is significant to the spiritual quest of contemporary man.
Osho World Foundation, based in Delhi is dedicated to the vision of the enlightened mystic Osho and the galleria offers complete works of Osho consisting over 9,000 discourses, 650 books, lifestyle products created by different artists, like sculptures, ceramics, paintings, paper products, candles and textiles. In its effort to bring out the creativity in an individual to the fore, Osho World organizes exhibitions, performances, presentations and expositions by artists.
"The roses may come and go,
the expressions of beauty may come and disappear,
but the experience of beauty is always there exactly the same."