Issue 3

Issue 3, January 2002

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Issue 3

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Olga Kowalski comes bouncing enthusiastically downstairs in her new Kung Fu outfit. Kowalski takes one look at her, and puts his hand over his face. "Good God, Olga!" groans Kowalski. "Now what are you doing?" "I'm taking Kung Fu lessons," says Olga, proudly -- and she playfully slices the air with her hand, giving Kowalski a punch on the neck. "It is just in case," explains Olga, "some sex-fiend tries to rape me on some dark night." "Why bother?" remarks Kowalski, slurping his beer. "It will never get that dark!"

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On the occasion of 70th Birthday of Our Beloved Master Dept. of Posts. Govt. of India launched a Special Day Cover at a special function in the capital. 'Prem Ki Madhushala' - a concert by Shubha Mudgal was also held.

 

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Osho’s Life

An Anthology of Osho’s Life*
From His Own Books


1500 pages of Osho’s own words, in chronological order, about his past lives, his life from 1931 to 1990, his own death and what would happen after his death

*The extracts in this anthology are taken from Osho's books. They comprise parts of Osho’s books in which he refers to himself, his family and friends, and his vision. Osho’s books were not written, but are verbatim transcripts of Osho’s discourses; darshans, interviews with disciples, visitors, and journalists; letters written by Osho; and personal talks which Osho gave. 

Serial book ‘Glimpses of A Golden Childhood’ is being discontinued from this issue of Osho World Online due to unavoidable circumstances. Nevertheless, the book is available in a downloadable format on this site. To download and read ‘Glimpses of A Golden Childhood’ click here 

Introduction

Notes to help the reader

1. The extracts in this compilation are taken from Osho's books. These books were not written by Osho, but are verbatim transcripts of his discourses; darshans (intimate talks with disciples), interviews with disciples, visitors, and journalists; letters written by Osho; and personal talks which Osho gave. The books are published over a period of thirty years, and many are translations from Hindi books.

2. Because of their diversity of origin, the style of consecutive extracts may vary.

3. Since Osho's words are recorded only since the early 1960's, the earlier part of his life is told in retrospect. After 1960, extracts are more immediate: what Osho says at the time of certain events; his teachings as he develops them; his guidance on meditation as it is given.

4. Osho tells thousands of stories about himself. The selection in this compilation is based on those stories, which he most often repeats.

5. Osho's stories were told, not just to entertain, but to illustrate a point, which is also included where possible.

6. Osho requested that his words not be edited, so there is some unavoidable repetition in extracts; especially where Osho talks in one discourse about several periods in his life.

7. Osho explains that he uses very simple everyday language that everyone can understand. And wherever he uses terminology, which may be unfamiliar, he explains it. A glossary is given for words, which are not self-evident from the first context in which they appear.

8. Notes are given to help the reader. These are kept to a minimum and are of three kinds: Notes in the text introduce dates and events; footnotes at the bottom of page explain part of the text; notes at the end of the book are additional information. These are mostly in the present tense, as Osho requested.

9. During his life, Osho was known by several names: Raja, as a child; then Rajneesh; Acharya Rajneesh in the 1960's; Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh from 1971; from December 1988 there are four name changes; and from September 1989, he is known simply as 'Osho'. He requested that his name be changed to Osho in all new editions of his books. In this compilation the name Osho is given throughout, except for specific public references to earlier names.

CONTENTS

PART I Osho's Past Lives

PART II 1931-1939 Kuchwada

Osho’s parents’ marriage

Unusual events while Osho is in his mother’s womb

1931 Osho is born in the village of Kuchwada

Osho’s grandparents, Nani and Nana

The family servant, Bhoora

Osho argues with Nana's guru

 

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