“A disciple becomes almost a part of the very being of the master. There arises an invisible connection between the two hearts. They dance together.” Osho
A born rebel or a freedom fighter or a highly educated person or a top corporate executive or a sannyasin? Is it possible to find such a versatile being?
Yes! All is possible with Osho and the blessed ones who came to Him and remained at His feet before taking the highest flight and merging with the ultimate. Swami Om Prakash Saraswati is one such blessed being who touched the heights of materialism and yet bowing at the feet of the master dissolved into the master. Lovingly known as “Swamiji”, he was the personification of total, absolute and unconditional surrender to His guru, Osho.
Born on December 31, 1918, in Faridnagar near Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, Swamiji was a born rebel, notwithstanding any injustice or violence. As he was growing up in an atmosphere of struggle for India’s independence, his spirit of patriotism shone when he and his friends joined in the fight for freedom of the country. Nonetheless he continued his studies and completed his BA, an honour in those times. As an accomplished young man, Swamiji joined the government service and was soon married.
The very bondage of government service made him leave his job and join a renowned company, DCM, as an executive. While he worked as the head of accounts department in the company, he was inspired by a series of articles of Osho, then known as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh in various magazines.
Pulled by the magnetism of Osho, Swamiji attended meditation camps and got initiated into sannyas in 1971. He remained at his job yet he took tender care of his family and continued on his inner journey. An inspiring story of a meditative life balancing work, family and aloneness. Later, he took pre mature retirement to totally devote himself to the work of Osho and moved to the Pune Ashram to live with his guru.
Swamiji was sent by Osho to Delhi in 1978 to start a meditation center and the Rajyoga Meditation Center served as a meditation center while he conducted meditation camps all over north India. The center also started distributing Osho discourses in the form of cassettes, and books for northern part of India. In 1981, when Osho went to the United States, the center began publishing a newsletter by the name of “Rajneesh Buddhafield” to connect people with Osho and to inform the latest developments in Rajneeshpuram. Rajyoga Meditation Center also started to publish books including several titles in Punjabi.
Under the love and tender care of Swamiji, Oshodham, a meditation campus was created in the outskirts of Delhi to provide a meditative environment for seekers. Swamiji’s inspiration and love has helped realize the vision of Osho to bring meditation to the market place when Osho World Galleria at Ansal Plaza, was opened making Osho available in one of the happening places in Delhi, the website “www.oshoworld.com”, and the publication of monthly magazines Osho World Patrika and News.
While Swamiji blossomed in meditation, his inner growth manifested in his work. He remained an inspiration to young disciples on the journey of meditation.
Swamiji attained enlightenment on May 21, 2001.
Swamiji remained in constant work and gave vision for the future work to meditate and spread the message of his beloved master till he attained his Mahaparinirvana on March 27, 2003. Like a drop that dissolves into the Ocean, Swamiji merged with the vast ocean of Osho.