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.
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..."
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.
It appears to be the funniest sign of high intelligence; result of a study published on PsyBlog and SOTT on October 15, 2017.
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.
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."
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.
"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
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.
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..."
"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.
"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.
"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.
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."
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.
“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.
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
"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.
Shanu Babar loves train journeys so much that he began documenting his. Soon, others joined him. Published on BBC on September 23, 2017.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.