PHOTO OF CHILDHOOD
My childhood was very intense in Osho commune. Some childhood photos are rare photos to share with everyone.
Interview questions for magazine “SENSA” In SERBIA
Interview questions for magazine “SENSA”
1.Your parents were Osho’s disciples and they introduce you in the spiritual world. In what sense your childhood was different from other children and also from today’s ways of raising up children.? How was your upbringing (education) inside your family and your growing up?
My childhood beginning is very unique , it can divide in to two parts
Before coming to osho commune, before age 7
My parents life is totally change meeting with osho , by reading his books, listening to his discourses they got interested in knowing them self, I saw them everyday doing mediation, also encourage me to do so…, they encourage me to sit silently with them,at that time I am not so much interested in what they do...i just pretend to do meditation with them , repeat what they do…
One time, one evening, during dinner ,electricity cut off for few moment, my parents utter “o light is gone” I suddenly realize that light is within me, light is here now, light is not gone. For a moment it was totally silent, as if time stop, That was my first glimpse of meditation.
We have also small osho meditation center affiliated by osho commune, its name was Nartan Rajneesh Dhyan Kendra, Osho that time was called Rajneesh, Nartan is name of my mother given by Osho, Dhyan means Meditation, Kendra means center.
So as Having meditation center my father and mother usually arrange meditation camp, in our small town (sirsa) Haryana India. Many people near by town come to attend the 3 days camp.So in childhood I was surrounded by many osho lovers, mediators, come n go in our home for meditation, for sharing and get together.
My parents in childhood give me total care, she usually persuade me to read osho articles, but I was not interested neither in school education or Osho teachings. I do go to school but I did not like it so much.
2. You were 5 yrs. with a great master OSHO. How was it to live in Osho’s commune? WHAT influence made it on your life after?
After 7 , at 1983-84
My father decide to left job, wanted to go to pune Osho commune forever. So he sold his house, left job and we shift to Pune osho center, along with the family. We become the resident of osho commune international. This time was most beautiful time in my life, because first 2-3 years I no go to school. More play more freedom to be my self, and dancing ,singing , playful environment. Life no any worries, it seems we were in heaven…!!
Being in budha field, being in beautiful environment I slowly come interested in osho meditation technique. Experimenting with different Osho technique and play with them, to understand his teachings.
After when Osho come to back to Pune in 1986, Osho commune was filled with all his eastern and western disciple…commune was filled with orange people.
My parents , specially mother worried about my and my brother education. At that time I was not interested in society education at all. I feel that I will be going to live in commune forever…
Finally after many time mother pushing me to go to school, I decide to write letter to osho, regarding my education. I say to mother if osho said study then only then I will go to school, otherwise I am not going to study at all.
So I write letter to him, asking him about my school education is necessary for me , that I not interested in society education, I want to live in commune forever…!!
After I got his beautiful response ,
That my sanyas is not escape from society,
Sanyas mean to be in society and to be your own master.
Not to escape from the world, but be in it, live it.
I gave my disciple name swami , that means to be master of oneself ,
Not to depend on me, or any ashram.
After getting his letter I decided to study…
And in 1988 our family decide to go back our home town in north India.
As per influence of living in osho community is very great, because it gives me taste of meditation, taste of playfulness, taste of His presence .
3.Beside several different Osho’s spiritual techniques you have been trained by several other masters and become skillful in many techniques for MIND and consciousness development. HOW to choose… and NOT to get lost (confused) on that holistic “market” of sooo… many different “spiritual” techniques?
All osho teaching and other master Teaching essence is meditation. Meditation means awareness. All technique purpose is to become more awareness and witness of our body mind and emotions. There are many meditation technique ,
To choose technique is very simple, experiment with one technique 3 days continuously , if it fits with your spiritual growth, you will feel more happy, alive, loving, meditative , if it do so, go on continuing with same method as long as it feels good.
After 3 days, If it does not feel good, instead one become angry, frustrated , unloving, definitely that technique is not work for you, choose another that fit you.
The technique one chose , must enjoy it first, if one enjoy it then one become total and whole hearted.
4. HOW important it is for a human being to plunge into “work on yourself”? Is it possible to get some good results just by reading books or listening to words of masters or is it necessary to seriously “roll up your sleeves” and ACTUALLY practise chosen spiritual technique BY YOURSELF?
Work on yourself means to know your self more, to understand your self ? To know who you are ? What is purpose of ones life ?
It is only thing that is most important in life, otherwise why one live in this life ?
Off course one can get good result just by reading books, listening to masters, one process of growing can be faster.
But it can also make other way around, that one get more confuse, agitated..
If any book uplift your conscious, create deep gratitude for existence , for life that is very beautiful things can happen.
Good books have power to make one come close to one self, create deep longing for meditation.
It is not necessary to do hard work if one is already very simple, innocent, playful.
Hard work is needed when one is burden by many thoughts, emotions, painful memories.
Then some powerful method is needed to let go pain body.
If some one have deep longing and deep desire to know himself or herself, by reading books, listening to master… right thing , right people , right environment , right situation , right teachings will happen…because universe listen to your deep desires.
5. Your program could be summarised as including laughter yoga, meditation and breathing exercises. IS THAT the BEST combination for beneficial transforming of the MIND. WHY you have chosen (prefer) these 3 practises?
This time for Serbia I choose this simple and playful practise.
Laughter yoga is not traditional laughter yoga, it is much more than that, one can fully become playful , child like innocent with in one hour, Any body hearts will open with uniquely designed program. When one person is playful , childlike total, innocent meditation happen by it self, no need put so much effort to to go in to meditation.
Meditation happens naturally.
2nd program is,
Breathing Exercise is actually 7 chakra breathing exercise for each and every chakra.
These are also very simple yet powerful practise to let go 7 chakra blocked energy and experience vitality and life force energy of universe.
And 3rd meditation program is of meditation, There are thousand of meditation technique,
But this time will work on force of nature , work with 5 elements of nature, coming in touch with our self more deeply with earth, water ,fire, air and space.
I choose this practise it is simple, powerful, and effective. Any body can do it.
6. Your meditations begin with music and dance, very dynamic, and then pass into quietness and silence. That is so called “dynamic meditation” is’nt it? WHY Osho introduced that kind of meditation and why they are so effective?
Yes my meditation begin with music, dance…because music and dance change chemistry of your body, our aura and cells of body start becoming one with rhythm of music and flow of energy. When one come in flow , one can easily go beyond boundary of body and mind.
Osho introduce this kind of meditation, because modern man is much complex , burdened than 2500 year before man. At that time man was simple, just sitting and doing meditation was so simple , but today modern man is filled with many information , Internet, TV, video, many invisible harmful waves surround us, man mind is much faster n complex than before. So in order to clean unnecessary burden one must go for active meditation, then slowly move towards passive meditation.
7. You have said that LIFE is a PLAY (Lila)….that we should be spontaneous and flowing with the river…BUT what to do IF we encounter obstacles, dangerous quick streams ..and IF we start drowning (dying) in that river?
Life is play is deep secret of universe, one come to know this secret by and by ,as one start journey in to meditation, understanding emerge. As one goes deeper in to meditation every things become lila, even all the worries, obstacles not seems worries and obstacle . How it happen ?
As one go deeper in into meditation , one become observer of all his action, thoughts, and slowly one become unidentified with the obstacle, When one become witness, observer it have much more power to deal with the problem, to deal with obstacle. Even when one dies, get dangerous quick, one can be witness. That is power of meditation.
8. Also you have said that life is an “EHO” ..and that we always get what we have sent in etar…and what we focus On …that will grow in our life. HOW to maintain strenght of FOCUS on positive, really useful side of life? Is it OK to focus on getting desirable mundane things …OR to educate ourselves to liberate ourselves from all kinds of cravings and traps of wishes?
Life is echo, who you are in this moment , universe response according to that. If you are blissful you feel bliss, you see bliss all around, you spread bliss around , and if you are in anger , hate you can not see beauty all around, u can not listen the sound of birds, universe response accordingly.
Strength of positive only can be maintained by focusing on your self, by meditation one discover what is necessary and uplifting in your life, what makes you feel good, what make you feel conscious. And naturally as one enjoy the most , focus the most.
It is perfectly okay to fulfil all your desires, wishes, without identification with them. Once you identified with them then you come in to circle of hate, anger, jealousy, greed etc.
When you use things, and not used by them, play them but not played by them then it is fine, otherwise one come in to trap.
9. HOW essential is gratefulness in your teachings? IS it possible to advance AT ALL (on path of liberation) if we cannot reach that state of gratefulness???
My teaching is very simple and natural , to be playful, to be aware, to be total . and if you are playful, aware, total, you can enjoy anything in front of you, by being total , aware and playful you become childlike innocent. In order to advance in any practise one should be like child like, and one can experience beauty and bliss within oneself. When you are in beauty and bliss ,you attract more joy and beauty come in to your life. hence it is great and essential for everyone natural, playful, aware and total.
Yes it is possible, if one still living in mind, can not go beyond it, can not witness it, it is absolutely possible to advance at all on the path of liberation.
In order to go beyond your boundary of your body n mind one should be loose and natural to let go unessential burden, block energy, so that essential can come in.
10. WHAT is the real spirituality for YOU? HOW to balance life between purification of mind, raising up of consciousness and spirituality with material NEEDS of body and mind ….and fulfilment of so many duties that society and family has placed on you???
For me there is one spirituality that is to know your self. To recognise and remember who you are. By meditation you become more silent, conscious. In that silence moment of consciousness , ask your higher self , who am I ? why I am here ? what I can do to best for myself and everyone surround me.
You will get answer, or message or intuition or direction in the form of feeling or sensation…listen to that sensation, feeling, and intuition to guide your life more abundance, more nourishing, more fulfilling life style way.
Each person is unique, have some gifted talent, has to share something in this world, one has to search this talent and expressed with his total heart.
Once you start expressing your gifted talent, and hidden treasure , universe blessing shower on you…because you fulfil your destiniy…which no other can do instead of you.
So by meditation you become more conscious, by being conscious you create what you want to experience in this life time, when you are aligned with your higher self, divinity in you, all your material needs will be fulfilled, all the duties and family responsibility become more loving and playful.
Love n light