Thirty-two years ago while in India, I stumbled across a man who would change my life forever. Meeting him was to look in a mirror at my own destiny. I could see flowering in him what was still lying dormant as a seed in me. Hearing him speak was like listening to the music of a mountain stream as he gave words to my innermost thoughts and feelings. His name was Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. He was to become my spiritual master.
Falling in love with this remarkable man was to fall in love with my own inner lover. His eyes were windows to my soul and the skies beyond. In meeting him, I ultimately met myself. On March 28, 1976, he gave me “sannyas” and new name, Anand Milarepa, explaining that Milarepa was a yogi/saint who lived in Tibet during the tenth century AD and that I find the book called “The One Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa” and tune into it.
On January 19, 1990, the master left-his-body. Shortly before, he dropped his name, asking that people refer to him simply as “Osho”, a word used to describe someone who has become one with the oceanic experience of existence. Since this time, my connection with him has deepened and expanded. His light shines throughout my inner and outer world like a rainbow — always bringing new insights, new understandings and greater ecstasies. My disciplehood has become what he himself would call a “Great Affair” – a love affair with the whole Existence.
Osho continues to be the greatest inspiration in my life. I am and will be forever grateful to him. To this day, I experience him at the core level of my being. The longing that took me to his feet so many years before continues to take me ever deeper within myself. It is an eternal voyage of self discovery. My music reflects my understanding of love and meditation. Its themes are universal and can be appreciated by all fellow travelers on the Path.
In Osho’s vision, we are only on this beautiful planet to celebrate and rejoice the great mystery of life – with our songs, our dances, our silences of the heart. As humanity moves into the twenty-first century, this message could never be more relevant.