Meditation camp at Manali has started. Today, I go to see Osho in my regular clothes. He asks me, “Where is your orange dress? Why have you put it on?” I tell Him, “I will put it tomorrow.”
Next morning, I am dressed in my orange lunghi and kurta and have come to see Him before discourse with my girl friend Veena from Bombay. We both are waiting in the living room with much excitement. After a few minutes, He comes out of the bathroom. His face is very radiant with an aura of light around Him. He greets me with a big smile as I go neat Him to touch His feet. He blesses me placing His hand on my head.
As I get up, He
says, “You look good in this dress. Now you are a Sannyasin. What
name should be given to you?” He places a huge Mala with big beads
around my neck. I am just surprised, not knowing
what is going on. I take it all as
a joke and simply laugh. He looks at Veena, and the name ‘Jyoti’ slips
out of her mouth. Osho likes this name and
says, “It is good name but not complete.
‘Dharm Jyoti’ will be the right name for you.” It all happens standing
in the living room. That is how I am initiated into Sannyas. Not a
big deal. I feel pulled towards Him and hug
Him. He receives my hug, showering
all His love on me by placing His hand on my head. I feel drowned
in utter silence and joy.