Time and Ahead of his Time
Time stands still when Osho talks. He is always on time
and ahead of his time. He keeps time with the beating of
your innermost being and takes you on a journey beyond
time. Here an Osho disciple, Swami Prem Anubudha,
introduces one of Osho's very beautiful book - The
Beloved Vol-1&2 with these words:
says, "This moment proves just how much existence
loves you the way you are - for it has placed The
Beloved in your hands here, now and always!
When Osho's meditative International Commune was in its
formative stage, thousands of people from all over the
world, including myself, came to meet, listen to and be
with Osho for the first time. Active dynamic
meditations, love, music, totality, humor and creativity
became the fabric of his experiential commune.
In this context I first heard this series of spontaneous
commentaries and responses to questions in which Osho
brings to life the profound love and awareness of the
Baul mystics from Bengal, India. You are about to meet
some sane-crazy poets, singers, dancers and lovers! The
Bauls really know how to trust themselves and how to be
in the moment!
The wisdom contained here, which Osho is sharing with
us, is atomic… If you play with these rebellious
concepts and go inside with the many meditative secrets,
you will find in yourself "the beloved."
These discourses will introduce you to Osho's vision of
the body and of human consciousness. I've seen that this
vision has already helped transform many thousand of
people's attitudes and inner awareness about the body,
inner sensitivity, love, music, sexual energy, and
spontaneous living. So for me and many other body
workers, The Beloved is a vast well of inner joy and
When Osho gave these discourses, only some twenty
Sannyasins were working in the field of bodywork. Now
there are over ten thousand Sannyasins doing bodywork
throughout the world, helping people to go inside and
celebrate life in this moment. (With this tidal wave of
energy, perhaps it is still possible to create a new
authentic version of the body and to live in contact
with "the essential man" inside.)
The beauty of Osho is that he can be "on time"
and "ahead of his time" simultaneously. The
Beloved is an example. "On time" in the sense
that with Osho we could immediately begin transforming
and living our understanding of the Baul mystics.
"Ahead of his time" in the sense that the
education systems around the world (religious, secular
and New Age) are still missing the point, and
unknowingly sowing the seeds of comparison, tension and
Today, in 1999, I'm very happy to introduce the second
edition of this "beloved" book. It has been
one of the most important teaching aids in my life for
all Osho Rebalancing Trainings and other Osho
Multiversity programs I have been involved with. The
understandings, love humor, and very subtle simplicities
Osho shares through the songs of the Baul Mystics are
ground alone for receiving the Nobel peace prize! -
because once you have truly met the adhar manush, the
essential man inside yourself, only a life of peace and
celebration is possible.
The Bauls sing:
"Nothing has happened,
and nothing will happen.
What is there, is there.
Scanning the cosmos
you waste your hours.
He is present
in this little vessel.
in this little body
He has made His abode.
He is here
in this little vessel;
in you -
He is there,
the God of Gods,
the King of Kings,
See… for yourself.
Osho International Academy of Healing Arts