Osho World Celebrates
New Delhi, Date 28 June:
“I can abandon God, but I can never abandon my guru,” sang the famous mystic Sahjo Bai about her guru Charandas. With these sentiments in mind three Members of Parliament Shri Vijay Goyal, Ms. Chandrika Jain and Shri Vinod Khanna will inaugurate Guru Purnima Week at Osho World at 5:30 p.m. on 1 July 2001 at Osho World Galleria, Ansal Plaza, New Delhi.
With monsoon, comes the full moon of seeking blessings showered by every guru on his disciple. Monsoon Full Moon, says Osho, is very special for the MAD or Master and Disciple Game. Osho explains the symbolism of July’s Full Moon: the moon (guru) has no light but reflects the brilliant, indeed destructive, light of the sun (God) but cools it down for the disciple; hidden by rain clouds, the moon (guru) can never be seen in full just as the disciple is clouded by confusion or tears of gratitude; the moon (guru) has passed through the same confusion and so he understands the inadequacies of the disciple; and finally, just as the partly hidden full moon showers its benign glow, so does the guru.
With this meaning, Osho World launches a week of Daily Meditation, devotional music and Osho discourses at 6.00 p.m. Osho’s discourses on the significance of Guru will be featured and the Book of the Week will be ‘Showers Without Clouds’ a compilation of Osho’s discourses on Sahajo Bai.
“The word ‘guru’ is untranslatable,” maintains Osho. “Neither does the word ‘teacher’ nor the word ‘Master’ have that beauty. In fact, the phenomenonof the guru is so deeply Indian that no other language of any country is capable of translating it. It is something intrinsically Eastern. The word ‘guru’ is made of two words, ‘gu’ and ‘ru’. ‘Gu’ means darkness, ‘ru’ means one who dispels it. Guru literally means ‘the light’. And you have the light within you, yes!
“If you come across a Buddha or a Jesus or a Krishna or a Mahavir, it will be of tremendous help to you in finding your inner guru, because seeing Buddha, suddenly a great enthusiasm and hope will arise in you: “If it can happen to Buddha” – who is just like you, the same body, the same blood, bone, marrow — “if it can happen to this man, why not to me?” The hope is the beginning. Meeting with the Master on the outside is the beginning of a great hope, a great aspiration,” says Osho.
Here’s the translation of the complete song by Sahajo – Ram Tajun Guru Ko Na Bisaroon:
“I can abandon God, but I would not forsake my guru.
God is not the equal of my guru.
God has given me birth into this world.
My guru has freed me from the cycle of birth and death.
God gave me five thieves.
My guru freed me from them when I was helpless.
God threw me into the net of family.
My guru cut away the chains of attachments.
God ensnared me in desire and disease.
My guru has freed me from all this by initiating me.
God made me to wander in the illusion of doing.
My guru showed me my being.
God hid himself from me.
My guru gave me a lamp to illuminate him.
Above all, God created this duality of bondage and freedom.
My guru destroyed all these illusions.
I offer myself, body, mind and soul
At the feet of my Guru Charandas.
I can abandon God, but I can never abandon my guru.”
Sahajo Bai is singing in praise of her guru who liberated her from all the bondage and worldly illusions.
For further information contact
Swami Chaitanya Keerti
Osho World Foundation
New Delhi 110049
Tel. 91-11-626 1616