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Chapter 66

By and by, people have started to understand us. My office people don't give me any funny looks. Some have started reading Osho's books and are coming to listen to His discourses also. The whole atmosphere has changed. My boss is no longer angry at me. On the contrary, he helps in whatever way possible.

Morning discourses are arranged in Patkar Hall for eighteen days from 8:30 to 10:00am. Osho is going to speak on Mahavira. My office starts at 9:00am and I have no leave to my credit. I feel desperate and go to see Osho. I tell Osho about my office timings and ask Him what to do. He is never in favor of resigning my job.

He asks me, "What is the name of your boss and how does he look?"

I tell Him the name and describe his personality. I don't understand at all what Hi is up to. He closes His eyes for a couple of minutes and then tells me to inform my boss that I will be coming at 10:30 for eighteen days. I am surprised. It looks impossible. I tell Osho, "It won't work. We have a time card punching system in the office. Only one minute late is allowed." Listening to this, Osho again repeats the same message and asks me to do what Hi is saying.

I go to the office, working out how to put it to my boss. I know him as a very strict man of discipline in the office. My mind says, "He will think that I have lost my sanity, asking for such a concession."

Somehow, I gather courage and go to see him. He greets me with a smile on his face, which is very unusual, and asks me what he can do for me. Hesitantly, I ask him if I can come one hour late in the morning and work one hour more in the evening for a few days. To my great astonishment, he says he has seen the advertisement in the paper and knows that Osho speaking from 8:30 to 10:00 every morning for eighteen days. Then he asks me, "How will you manage to reach by 10:00 in the office?" I tell him, "I will leave the discourse a little early and will manage to reach by taxi."

He laughs and says, "There is no need to leave the discourse early. You can come by 10:30 and don't punch your time card. I will take care of it and don't sit late also."

I can't believe my ears! What a miracle! I am sure that Osho has done some telepathy with this man which I can't conceive.

When I tell Osho about this, he laughs and does not comment on it. I think He is not in favor of making any gossip about His miraculous powers.


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