Forty-seven years ago in India, I stumbled across a man who would change my life forever. Meeting him was like looking in a mirror at my own destiny.
I saw what had flowered in him 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 falling in love with my own inner lover. His eyes were the windows to my soul and the skies beyond. In meeting him was to ultimately meet myself.
On March 28, 1976, he gave me “sannyas”. And, a new name: Anand Milarepa. He explained that Milarepa was a yogi/saint who lived in Tibet during the tenth century AD; and that I should 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 this, he dropped his name and asked people to 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 (or should I say myself) has both deepened and expanded. By this, I mean his light shines throughout my inner and outer world like a rainbow — always bringing new insights, new understandings, and greater ecstasies. My disciple-hood has become what he himself would call a Great Affair: a love affair with the whole of 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 of my being. The longing that took me to his feet so many years before continues to bring me ever deeper within myself. It is an eternal voyage of self-discovery.
My music reflects my personal understanding of love and meditation. Its themes are universal and can be appreciated by all fellow travelers on the Path. For, in Osho’s vision, we are on this beautiful planet for one thing only: to celebrate and rejoice in the great mystery of Life — with our songs, our dances, our silences of the heart. This message could never be more relevant as humanity moves into the twenty-first century.