Osho is giving discourses on Mahavira at Patkar Hall in Bombay. It is the eighteen-day religious festival of the Jainas called Paryushan.
Today Osho’s mother
and aunt, who have arrived from Gadarwara, will be taking
Sannyas before discourse. The auditorium is over-full. Osho has
arrived two minutes early today, and after
greeting everyone with folded hands,
sits in lotus posture with His eyes closed. Suddenly, two elderly
women in orange saris, walking through the
auditorium, reach to the podium and
bow down to Osho. Osho slowly gets up and touches their feet first and
then puts Malas around their necks. The whole
scene is so touching; many friends
in the auditorium start sobbing. It blows my mind away, watching Osho
touching the feet of His mother and aunt.
I feel as if the sky has come down
to touch the earth. Such a man of heights and so simple and humble, is unbelievable. I guess it has never happened in the past history that a mother gets initiated by her enlightened son. Thank you beloved master, for giving me this opportunity of being a witness to this memorable event.