Your objective for this portion of is to draft the body paragraphs of a standard five-paragraph essay. A five-paragraph essay contains an introduction, three body paragraphs, and a conclusion. If you are more comfortable starting on paper than on the computer, you can start on paper and then type it before you revise. You can also use a voice recorder to get yourself started, dictating a paragraph or two to get you thinking. In this lesson, Mariah does all her work on the computer, but you may use pen and paper or the computer to write a rough draft.
Using the topic for the essay that you outlined in , describe your purpose and your audience as specifically as you can. Use your own sheet of paper to record your responses. Then keep these responses near you during future stages of the writing process.
In Gyan Bhed’s presentation the status for the publishing of Rajneesh’s booklets was as follows in October 1969 before Rajneesh made his move to Bombay in 1970, and he mentions four titles in Hindi published in 1970 along with translations into Marathi and Gujarati (by Shri Durlabhjaibhai Khetani) also starting to appear.
“After the establishment of Jeevan Jagriti Kendra, its branches automatically were opened in each big town or city whereever he gave a sermon. Volunteers came forward themselves to work in the branch and requested for instructions. The number of subscribers of ‘Jyotishikha’ (a monthly published magazine) was increasing rapidly in which the sermons of Archaryashree and his programmes were published. The head-office of Jeevan Jagriti Kendra was in Bombay and now it was planned to publish his sermons in book-form in Marathi and Gujrati other than the Devnagiri.” (Bhed 2006, p. 235)
Gyan Bhed has listed some of the key members of Jeevan Jagriti Kendra in Jabalpur. “In my book Osho Hi Osho, I had taken the interviews with the following members of Jeevan Jagriti Kendra (Life Awakening Centre):
See, Bhurabai got the blank book released by me. How many of you could understand the mystery of that Blank book. The holy book of the sufies is also blank. Nothing is written in that. This gives the message that truth cannot be explained in words.” (Bhed 2006, p. 222)
After the meditation camp at Matheran and home again in Jabalpur, Rajneesh started persuading people around him to leave behind all knowledge to be found in books, and instead gain knowledge and insights that were based on their own experiences. In this respect a new format for meetings was introduced, a Gyan Satra (Knowledge session), and the first Gyan Satra was organised by Lala Sunderlal for three days, December 12th to 14th 1964. Welcoming the questions from the meditators Rajneesh has said according to Gyan Bhed:
Most of Gyan Bhed’s writings on Osho are based on interviews and early articles in Hindi from Yotishikha and Yukrant, and although it is not to be denied that his whole approach in writing on Osho may in parts be labeled fictitious, it is obvious that a lot of material is still hidden in the pages of these early magazines, waiting patiently to be translated into English and possibly causing some rewriting of what we have been relying upon op to now. It may one day even come true that what Westerners call fiction may turn out to be nothing but reliable sources hidden in Hindi magazines.
Ageh Bharti and Gyan Bhed are both mentioning that Yukrant was marketed as a fortnightly magazine already in March 1969, although the first issue of Yukrant evidently has the publishing date 15.6.1969. According to Ageh Bharti Yukrant was released at the Matheran meditation camp on March 20th, 1969, where Rajneesh started the series ‘Sound of Approaching Possibilities’ (Sambhavnaon Ki Aahat). Here he pointed to meditation as the only way not leading us astray, and on this camp Ajeet Kumar was to read his laudatory poem on Acharya Rajneesh to a reportedly enthusiastic audience:
After Rajneesh’s stay in Poona September 1964, Sohan Baphana, her husband and Pungalia Ji had accompanied Rajnesh to the three day meditation camp in Matheran where they participated in the meditations and listened to his speeches. From Matheran they accompanied Rajneesh to the Nairal station from where they were to return to Poona. Before parting Sohan Baphana was weeping emotionally, and she asked Rajneesh if he would answer her if she mailed some letters to him. Rajneesh looked at her and said in the words of Gyan Bhed: “Your tears are invaluable. I can see that these are coming out of your heart and not from your eyes. They can’t be paid back in any kind. I consider you my sister so I must give you something or the other. I’ll write you one hundred letters in return for these tears, no matter whether you write to me or not.” (Bhed 2006, p. 199)
The correspondence between Rajneesh and Mrs. Madan Kunwar Parikh, the wife of Mr. Rekhchand Parikh who had been providing Rajneesh with his Olympia typewriter, tape recorder, fountain pens and other items for his work, was published as Kranti Beej containing Rajneesh’s letters to her, a collection of Krantisutras. The publication was suggested by the Parikh couple when Rajneesh had come to Chanda to meet them, but whether Parikh was himself sponsoring also the publication of Kranti Beej we cannot tell with any certainty. (Bhed 2006, p. 188)
Gyan Bhed describes how Osho’s secretary Arvind Kumar Jain also recorded some of Osho’s lectures already in 1962-1963 immediately after they received their fist tape recorder from Shree Rekhchand Parikh. These tapes are said never to have been published, but their quality is questionable. (150)