They worship money

They worship money

"Indians are so obsessed with money: money seems to be their god. No other country worships money; in India it is worshipped," says Osho.

Diwali – Festival of Lights

Diwali – Festival of Lights

Diwali celebrates the victory of Good over Evil and Light over Darkness. Article by Kul Bhushan.

Lack of wisdom among world leaders and governments

Lack of wisdom among world leaders and governments

When looking at the world today, one gets the impression of living on a sick planet, with sick world leaders in an ailing democracy. Peter van Els looks at the situation and larger picture.

Decisions

Decisions

To be or not to be, to act or not to act, to re-act or not to re-act; those are questions for all of us. Marc delves into the topic of decision-making.

There is no need of any government

There is no need of any government

Osho answers questions asked by a member of the press in Mumbai after he returned from his world tour. "I am an anarchist. I want to see humanity without being governed by anybody, because each government basically means slavery..."

An Open Letter from Guam to America

An Open Letter from Guam to America

Following the increasing political war speeches on this planet, it is obvious that we, the people, are forgotten in all those grand schemes and threats. Victoria-Lola M. Leon Guerrero, an inhabitant of long-suffering but little-known Guam, writes an open letter, expressing her take on the events. Published in the Boston Review on August 11, 2017.

Dark humour

Dark humour

It appears to be the funniest sign of high intelligence; result of a study published on PsyBlog and SOTT on October 15, 2017.

It’s in the eyes that see

It’s in the eyes that see

For those who participated in Enlightenment Intensive (now Who Is In), wisps of memories will arise - and tears - then as now. A four minute experience to look beyond borders in a video created by Amnesty Poland.

Osho’s Bardo: your travel kit

Osho’s Bardo: your travel kit

Bodhicitta talks to Nirbija about how to invite Osho’s presence, being with dying friends, letting go, trust and relaxation. "The essential point of the Bardo is the insight that everything that happens between birth, death and afterwards is a projection, when parts of our mind are unravelling."

The Emotional Center in Human Design

The Emotional Center in Human Design

Shantamo explains the significance of the Emotional Center, be it Defined, Undefined or Open. He also talks about decision-making according to Emotional Authority, as an individual as well as in a group.

Man is immortal

Man is immortal

"Down the ages man has been searching to find how to conquer death. And in fact there is no need to search, because death is an illusion," says Osho

Not here – Alan’s choices

Not here – Alan’s choices

Phyllis Shacter shares a very personal story about love and courage - and her husband Alan's choice to die with the aid of VSED, voluntary stopping eating and drinking. Recorded at TEDxBellingham.

Gap-land

Gap-land

A seasonal contemplation with a poem by Priya Huffman: "There appears to be a natural ebb and flow between the active and the passive elements that have to be negotiated and respected in every creative project..."

Be a light unto ourselves

Be a light unto ourselves

Why did Osho change the traditional order used for 'The Three Jewels'? Purushottama inquired within.

Three types of listeners

Three types of listeners

"For understanding to come one has to one day unlearn all that one has learnt," states Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

The Lotus Sutra

The Lotus Sutra

"First, recite the sutra; second, understand intellectually; third, give a sign that you have lived it. These are the three stages," says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

Mantra is a subtle drug

Mantra is a subtle drug

"If you repeat a certain mantra for a long time, that too creates subtle chemical changes in your being. It is better than drugs, but still, that too is a subtle drug," says Osho.

The more we arrange to protect ourselves, the more we expose ourselves to danger

The more we arrange to protect ourselves, the more we expose ourselves to danger

Osho declares, "If we examine the course of human thinking in the last 300 years, we find a steep increase in doctrines of humanity and justice. But never, in all the history of the world, has mankind indulged in such terrible warfares or committed such heinous atrocities."

Celebrating Meera’s Legacy

Celebrating Meera’s Legacy

After Meera's death there have been various events worldwide to celebrate and remember her life and work. We asked Svagito, who has been organising many of them, to let us know more.

Trio exhibition, an homage to Meera

Trio exhibition, an homage to Meera

Three Dutch artists; Abhilasha, Pathika and Meera; showed their artwork recently near Amsterdam.

Trees and leaves

Trees and leaves

Nirav's most recent creations exhibited in our online Art Gallery.

Autumn: a time of golden leaves and delicate mushrooms

Autumn: a time of golden leaves and delicate mushrooms

Two photo slide shows by Allan to celebrate the present season.

When People Walk

When People Walk

A poem by Madhuri.

Fire

Fire

A poem by Priya Huffman.

‘Osho can never be reduced to a brand’

‘Osho can never be reduced to a brand’

“Please note that Osho can never be a brand; he is a Buddha, an awakened one, an enlightened mystic. He belongs to the whole humanity. Nobody or no institution can monopolise his vision,” says Swami Chaitanya Keerti. Published in the Hindustan Times on October 15, 2017.

‘Osho’ brand belongs to Zurich entity, rules European Court

‘Osho’ brand belongs to Zurich entity, rules European Court

The court dismissed the petition by Osho Lotus Commune, Cologne (Germany), against the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) on the trademark case. The Cologne commune had bitterly contested the ownership of the ‘Osho’ trademark by the OIF, Zurich. Abhay Vaidya in Hindustan Times, Pune, on October 13, 2017

We all are different

We all are different

"Osho points out that the educator, from kindergarten to university, is in the service of the vested interests, is in the service of the establishment," writes Keerti in the Asian Age on October 11, 2017.

Too scared to let go?

Too scared to let go?

Overcome your fears, let go and see yourself blossom and grow, writes Pratiksha Apurv in Speaking Tree, India.

A train passenger’s view of India

A train passenger’s view of India

Shanu Babar loves train journeys so much that he began documenting his. Soon, others joined him. Published on BBC on September 23, 2017.

The avid watchers of India’s old school travelling cinemas

The avid watchers of India’s old school travelling cinemas

For seven decades now, travelling cinemas have been transporting the magic of movies to audiences across rural India. Published on BBC on September 27, 2017.

Love prohibited to be listed as an ingredient

Love prohibited to be listed as an ingredient

Of all the bizarre moves federal US agencies (and many also in other countries these days) came up with in the last few years, this one beats them all! Published in The Kansas City Star and SOTT on October 4, 2017.

Dalit women breaking stereotypes

Dalit women breaking stereotypes

Savita Devi is leading a group of 10 Dalit (formerly known as untouchable) women who have broken stereotypes by coming together to form a drum band. Published on BBC on October 2, 2017.

Are we heading towards a godless society?

Are we heading towards a godless society?

No one believes God exists because it is a 'preposterous' idea, according to Graham Lawton, in 'How to be Human' by the New Scientist. Phoebe Weston in Mail Online, UK, September 29, 2017.

God has been your prison

God has been your prison

Osho answers the question, "To us, are the words 'god' and 'no-mind' synonymous?"

Stunning 30-day time-lapse taken from a cargo ship

Stunning 30-day time-lapse taken from a cargo ship

The vastness of the world's oceans is something not many ponder on. Watching this spectacular time-lapse of a cargo ship's journey over the course of a month will infuse you with just one aspect of the oceanic magnificence of Gaia and the Universe.

A ‘hidden portal’ to another world

A ‘hidden portal’ to another world

An underground cave in Vietnam is probably beyond anything you’ve ever come across! It’s mesmerizing, it’s mysterious, it’s beautiful and magical. Published by Ivan in Ancient Code.

Those who are able to see

Those who are able to see

Plato (428 - 348 BCE), ancient Greek philosopher, student of Socrates, teacher of Aristotle; best known as the author of philosophical works of unparalleled influence.

Treating others

Treating others

A quote by Ramana Maharshi (1879 – 1950).

Bottle on the beach

Bottle on the beach

Four men were walking together along a beach.

Tombstone wit forever

Tombstone wit forever

Famous last words carved for eternity... who says cemeteries are grim places? By Abby Heugel, published on SOTT, October 5, 2017.

Leela (aka Waduda)

Leela (aka Waduda)

...left her body on 30th September 2017.

Om (aka Omprakash)

Om (aka Omprakash)

(22.11.1957 - 21.9.17)