“Osho had His unique way of bading friends. When the train moved, He used to stand at the coach gate for a while, and return to the berth after nodding His head with a smile.” (Bharti 2007, p. 139)
Finally on Gandhi Jayanti Day, October 2nd 1957, Jabalpur University was formally inaugurated by Pandit Govind Vallabh Pant, and already from 1959 a scheme was approved for the establishment of also post-graduate studies and research in the Humanities. This development scheme for Jabalpur University included the founding of a new university library, an institution which proved most beneficial to Rajneesh’s extensive reading during the 1960s. It was at this newborn university Rajneesh was teaching philosophy in the Faculty of Arts from 1958 until he finished his teaching career as an ass. professor in 1966 to devote more time to his traveling and lecturing. (3)
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“Rajneesh’s chief pronouncements concerning the right kind of education are essentially similar to those of Krishnamurti and have been presented in Towards the Birth of the New Man, one of his most brilliant and lively addresses; in Random Thoughts, a collection of his important instructions, and in the numerous volumes of Jyoti-shikha, a quarterly published in Bombay to disseminate his views.” (Prasad 1978, p. 45)
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A new meditation to stop the stream of thoughts was introduced by Rajneesh to the meditators and developed during the camp. Sitting in Sukhasan posture looking at the tip of the nose they were told to ask themself the question Who am I, and to ponder upon this question over time, not to let the first superficial answers satisfy their quest, but to keep on asking until one day the answer will emerge which opens to their very being. This fundamental question was to be pursued and pondered upon in later therapy groups in Poona – Enlightenment Intensive – where the participants were listening for days to each other’s understanding of their self. At a meeting with young participants during the camp Osho starts a movement Yuvak Kranti Dal (Youth Revolution Party / Youth Force) which he intended to spread all over the country. (187)
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After the camp at Nargol in May 1968 Rajneesh proceeded in a rather busy schedule for more meditation camps in the following months in the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madya Pradesh, Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Bihar. Then again in October he returned to the seashore of Nargol where on October 30th, 1968, Rajneesh inaugurated his second meditation camp at Nargol lasting until November 3rd. At this camp he again urged the participants in the camp not only to listen to his words, but rather do something with themselves here in the present moment:
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Starting on May 2nd 1968 Osho had organized a three day meditation camp in Nargol, Balsad District, Gujarat, with its parole Shunyata Ki Nao (Boat of total voidness) written on a board above the entrance of the camp. The campsite was a beautiful place on the seashore in Saru forest, where also lodging and boarding were offered for the seven to eight hundred participants. The discourses from the camp were published as Shunya Ki Naav and Neti-Neti dotted with small parables on meditation, emptiness and shunyata. In his opening lecture on the first evening Osho spoke on the empty boat and clarified the significant difference between an assembly of listeners and a meditation camp with people eager to act and do something to help their spiritual growth: