Osho World galleria was houseful on the evening of 5 th January, as renowned Sufi singer Zila Khan performed and dedicated a melodious evening to Osho, to mark the beginning of Osho's 75 th birthday celebrations.
The performance began with Osho's discourse on Sufism. As people immersed themselves in the performance, Zila Khan promised to visit again and said " it's an honour to be a part of the Osho family and perform under the blessings of such a divine persona."
Music and dance performances, theatre and various other programmes will be presented by Osho World throughout the year 2006.
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 left His body on January 19, 1990.