As the elusive monsoon plays the game of hide and seek, the sun and the clouds struggle for a place in the same sky, Osho World celebrated the pitter patter of raindrops to mark the birth of the dancing mystic Krishna, on August 10, 2009.
Padma Vibhushan Sonal Mansingh dedicated an evening to the Lord of Love through a “baithak” enacting episodes from the life of Krishna through dance and music. She brought a bubbling verve and joy to the performance in praise of Krishna.
Osho says, “Krishna is far closer to life. The flute is the symbol of life. Dressed beautifully, standing in a dancing posture, the flute in his hands on his lips, it looks like he is going to sing a song at any moment. He looks so alive, and he is wearing a beautiful crown of flowers with peacock feathers. This is far truer to life. That's how life is. It is tremendous joy.”
Osho brings out the essence of Krishna as the symbol of all that is life affirmative, beautiful and celebrating. Krishna stands for “Samyama”, that middle state where there is neither renunciation nor indulgence.
Osho says, “Krishna is the only person in the whole history of human consciousness who is tremendously in love with life, with the poetry of life, with the music of life, with the dance of life. He is not at all life-negative, he is very affirmative. And he accepts life as it is; he does not put god and the world as opposites.”
Osho’s vision of the New Man incorporates Krishna’s playfulness known as Raas Leela and living life totally without escaping from formidable situations. Osho says “The flute is life, love, song, signifying celebration. Krishna is the only god in the world's mythology who is a dancing god, and the world needs a dancing god.”
A new collection of Haiku Home celebrating the colours blue and green was launched during the occasion. Cushion Covers, Table mats, Runners and Stoles in Blue, the colour of the sky and sea; and green, the colour of silence and tranquility with abstract designs inspired by Osho art is on display at the galleria thereafter.