Newsletter — 16 February 2017

Articles from 1st till 15th February 2017.


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Profiles: People

Eternal youth in the here and now – an interview with Sam (aka Samvado), a sannyasin in his eighties, with a very special life story


Healing & Meditation

Myself only smaller – Shaida (aka Catherine Auman) discovered a way to better understand events that happened in our childhood



Mighty Muscle – also called the ‘muscle of the soul’, is the principal muscle associated with physical stability, Bhagawati finds out


On the Go – Photography

Travel notebook: Brittany – Suha visits the north-west tip of France in winter

Buddhas and Friends – Surendra continues his recollections of his search for ancient sites in Japan, visiting Sado, Nara, Kamakura, and Kyoto

Gran Torino – Navyo invites with words and photographs to visit the capital of Piedmont region in northern Italy


Remembering in the HereNow

Happiness is not available wholesale – Ageh Bharti asks a personal question while waiting for Osho’s train to arrive – an Aha moment ensued


Osho Chair at Universities worldwide

A quantum leap for academia – Prem Geet writes on the significance of establishing Osho Chairs worldwide and the support needed for the early phase of the project


Film Review

The coming war on China – Bhagawati reviews John Pilger’s 60th documentary, which presents an urgent wake-up call to humanity


Book reviews

When A Real Lion Meets A Real Master – Caro Osho ti scrivo – Paritosh Yogena reviews Swatantra Sarjano’s recently published book

The Queen’s Code – Sarita reviews Allison Armstrong’s book, recommending to embrace the wisdom in it to help positively transform our relationships


Commune / Sangha

Osho and his Communes (4th edition) Kaiyum reviews the collection of Marc’s articles, previously published in Osho News (PDF file updated 14.2.17)

The whole world can be transformed into a Buddhafield – Osho states, “I would like to create a chain of communes all around the world…”


1001 Tales

The elephant, the horsefly and the sparrow – “That’s how the ego exists. We magnify our virtues, we magnify our sins, we magnify everything,” says Osho

On which side of the shoes have you left your umbrella? – Osho comments on Zen master Ikkyu’s question


Hidden Mysteries

There are hidden meanings not visible from the outside – Osho speaks about the alchemical secrets of places of holy pilgrimage. Part 1 of 9

The whole purpose of the places of pilgrimage – Osho speaks specifically about the meaning of the tirthankaras. Part 2 of 9


Media Watch

‘If this is a dodgy hippie love-cult, sign me up!’ – Jane Alexander attends ‘The Path of Love’ retreat and experiences real transformation. Published in the Daily Mail

India – a very special video by Neal Howland with a surprise commentary

Stop! Meditate… – “We think we are awake, but we continue to live as if we are asleep,” states Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle



Facebook negatively affects mood and well-being – Dr. Mercola on a Danish study about the impact of exposing oneself to FB. Published in Wake Up World

People Are Obsessed With Doing – Osho: “When the tree is overflowing with vitality it blooms and flowers…”


Here & Now

The Power of Presence – How ‘living in the now’ can change your life, writes Allie Stark in Collective Evolution

To Be There! – Osho: “Power is your own state. When you are full of energy, you are powerful…”



Of Sodawaterbottleopenerwalas and other Walas – It is no exaggeration to say that Parsis take their food seriously – Parinaz Madan and Dinyar Patel on BBC


Ice and Sound

Ice music on Lake Baikal – VIDEO: frozen spectacle in Lake Baikal creates its own beautiful music

Coolest Concert Ever – VIDEO Ice instruments, a creation of ice sculptor Tim Linhart, in concert, by National Geographic


More from Osho

Trust and Know – A Cup of Tea (89)

America is in a Hurry for the Third World War to Happen – Osho: “These people who are in power are almost on the brink of destroying the world, rather than lose their power…”


Humour and Satire

Overnight stay at the farm – A lawyer and two friends, a rabbi and a Hindu holy man, had car trouble

20 Great Euphemisms – Lynn Schneider’s crucial list of euphemisms

Doctor’s prescription – A little old lady goes to the doctor

A Load of Corn – A farm boy accidentally overturned his wagon-load of corn

The Dead Cow Lecture – First-year students were attending their first anatomy class with a real dead cow

A push – A man and his wife were awakened at 3:00 am by a loud pounding on the door

Last will and testament – A lawyer meets with the family of a recently deceased millionaire

Marylou – Fred was sitting at the breakfast table reading his paper

Sound advice – A young man asked an old rich man how he made his money



Being is herenow, it is what you are right now – Samudaya’s sannyas darshan. “Sat means being, samudaya means arising. Up to now you have lived as a becoming, as a desire: doing this, doing that, trying for this, trying for that…”



Samudaya: 4th February 2017