– Mahaparinirvana Day –
Sep 8, 1983

Conventions for melody notation are as follows:
Basically, the letters a to g have been used for the notes, one for each syllable of the words, separated by spaces. Sharps and flats (# and b) have been kept to a minimum by transposing the songs to simple keys, so notes are relative, not absolute. When they are for songs i have done chords for, they will be aligned with those chords. In addition:

1. Where more than one note is to be sung with a given syllable, its notes will be run together without spaces.
2. To eliminate ambiguity regarding octaves, a + or - is used to indicate jumps of six or more semitones. The absence of these indications will mean that the nearest note up or down (five or fewer semitones) will be the one.
3. Previously a system had been described in an attempt to reckon with timing and length of notes. As this came to be seen as unwieldy and difficult, it has been dropped in favour of this simpler presentation. FWIW, timing flows fairly naturally in most songs, making precise indications mostly unnecessary.

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Links are provided to versions of
songs with chords, where applicable.
Song order is as on the printed programme.
Full audio available in the Osho Music Archive
in this order, with some extra tracks, alt-titles as noted.

The Way of the Heart ~~  chords  ~~ (by Ruparahi)

Let the way of the heart ~~ d e f f e f
Let the way of the heart ~~ g f e e d e
Let the way of the heart ~~ d e f f e d
Shine through ~~ c d
{repeat verse}


Love upon love upon love ~~ f e f g f g a
All hearts beating as one ~~ f f g f e d
Light upon light upon light ~~ f e f g f g a
All disappear into one ~~ f f f g f e d

Master of Masters (alt-title: Bhagwan, Master of Masters, by Maniko)

Bhagwan ~~ d e
Master of Masters ~~ e f# g f# d
Your call ~~ f# f#
Is waking the hearts of man ~~ f# f# g a g f# e
With You we rise ~~ e f# g f#

Madman (alt-title: Dance Like a Madman, by Suresha)

Dance like a madman ~~ c g g a c
Sing like a madman ~~ d d d e d
Play like a madman ~~ c g g a c
Here and now ~~ f e d
{second voice} ~~ f a g

Celebrate tonight ~~ +a f a b cag
Our Master's here inside ~~ g a f a b cag
Celebrate tonight ~~
a f a b cag
Tonight is the only night there is ~~ g a a a a a g f e
                            {second voice} ~~ g a a a c c b a g
So dance like a madman ~~ d c g g a c
Sing . . .

With Love in Our Heart (alt-title: We Rejoice in Your Presence)

With love in our heart
With love in our soul
With love in our heart
With love in our soul

We rejoice in Your presence
We rejoice in Your song
We rejoice in each other
Bhagwan

Your Blessings  ~~ chords ~~ (by Maniko)

Your blessings have filled my life ~~ f# e f# d d f# g
Your being moves my heart to singing ~~ d e d d d e d f# d

{Note: this song evolved over time.
Above was the form printed in the 1983 programme.
Additional words to later version continue below.}
{Verse above repeated, then . . . }


Here I am, and here you are ~~ d e fe -g +e f# g
So patiently, waiting for me to wake ~~ a f# d b +g e e c#ba ad d
Here I am, and here you are ~~ d e fe -g +e f# g
So silently, giving to me your love...  ~~ a f# d b +g e e c#ba ad d
{leading into verse above first time through, thusly:}
(...has filled my life...) ~~ d d f# g

The Beauty That Surrounds You  ~~ chords ~~ ( by Suresha)

The beauty that surrounds you ~~ a a f# f# e ef# f#
The love that surrounds you ~~ a af# f# e ef# f#ede
Brings joy to my heart ~~ f# ed d ed f#ef#

God is Absolutely Wild (alt-title: LIfe is Wild, Love is Wild, God is Wild)

Life is wild, yes!
  Life is wild, yes!

Love is wild, yes!
  Love is wild, yes!

God is wild, yes!
  God is wild, yes!

Absolutely wild!

Every Time I Look into Your Eyes (by Gulabo, no chords yet)

Every time I look into Your eyes, Bhagwan
I fall in love again
{repeat verse}


You are the man that is rising in our hearts
And in Your love we fly
With You, Bhagwan, we fly with You, Bhagwan
We fly with You, Bhagwan, so high

Yes, Bhagwan, Yes  ~~ chords ~~ (by Maniko and/or Anubhava)

Yes, Bhagwan, yes ~~ a f# g a
We dance at Your feet ~~ a a g a b
Yes, Bhagwan, yes ~~ b g a b
This great mystery ~~ b b a b c#
Yes, Bhagwan, yes ~~ c# a b c#
We celebrate everything ~~ c# c# b c# d a a

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