Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Darshan Diaries

Osho arrived in the ashram in Pune in 1974 and left in 1981.

During these “Pune One days,” Osho would talk intimately to individuals and small groups of disciples in “darshan” – the evening meetings. During these meetings Osho would initiate seekers into sannyas, giving them the mala (wooden necklace with the locket) and a new name and explaining this new name to the seeker.

During these darshans sannyasins could also ask Osho all kinds of questions: about their relationships and love lives, their meditation, their participations in therapy groups, going back to the West, etc.

If you ever wanted to get an up-close and personal look at how a modern Zen Master works with his disciples, these darshan diaries present a beautiful opportunity.

They are a wealth of wisdom and a mystic’s clear-sightedness, colored with compassion and lit up with an unstoppable sense of the humorous.

Sourced from Viha Connection magazine.