Newsletter — 16 April 2017

Articles from 1st till 15th April 2017.

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Profile: People

Ants in My Pants – Lani talks to Punya about events during her young adulthood and seeing Osho for the first time. After receiving her brother David’s letter from Rajneeshpuram she says: “My brother is working on the farm? Getting his fingernails dirty? There must be something happening there.”


Nature & Science

Reverence for life: rivers are declared human – Whanganui River in NZ, Ganges and Yamuna in India have been granted legal status of a person, writes Bhagawati

Windows 10 – This is not another joke on the new Windows version but a quite alarming and sinister bit of information, writes Bhagawati


Healing & Meditation

Transomatic Starlight and Akashic Work – Devika’s experiences in Devageet’s new mystery school

The nine states of your being – “Modern psychology has discovered a few things which are significant,” says Osho


On the Go

Dozo Kura,
a unique tradition in Japanese architecture
– “Dotted around rural Japan are black and white buildings known as dozo kura,” writes Surendra



A darshan diary is a pageant, a festival – Deva Ashoka’s introduction to the darshan diary The Open Door where he elaborates on the two Bhagwans he perceives…



The High Way – Priya Huffman on the vulnerability of people who have just moved to a new city, of migrants and refugees. “I find that steady stream of highway disconcerting, a reminder, a constant reminder, of impermanence….”

At close range – From Suha’s series ‘Beware: Slippery…Sacred Ground’ – on losing one’s hearing. She writes, “I asked myself: when I could hear well, was I able to listen? No, I really think I wasn’t…. ‘Good,’ I said to myself, ‘I can start straight away, now that my hearing is worse…’”


Learning the Enneagram

Krishnamurti: a classic spiritual Five? – Subhuti continues his series ‘Famous Enneagram Figures’, this time discussing numbers Nine and Five



Surrounded by Water – Petra Huber’s love for water shows in these stunning photographs she took in Corfu, Greece


New book on Human Design by Chetan Parkyn

Book of Destinies – Chetan Parkyn and Carola Eastwood (Nishtha) co-wrote The Book of Destinies; Shantamo wrote the review

Life Theme: the intended storyline of your life – Three excerpts from ‘The Book of Destinies’, the recently published latest book on Human Design


Compilations of Osho’s words

Osho – the Art of Enlightenment – Prem Geet reviews Osho Tapoban’s latest publication – and calls it a feast for the eyes and the soul

Power, Politics and Change (with DVD) – Donna reviews a compilation of excerpts from Osho’s talks on a very contemporary topic


Film review

Silence – Ghoshen reviews the latest film by Martin Scorsese, starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson; “For me it is a well-meant piece of filmmaking that nevertheless ends up being a gruesome and tedious spectacle that offers little reward…”


Osho on Germans, Italians and Indians

To be German Means to be Perfect – “It is not a question of following me; the real question is of following your own light,” says Osho

From Italy to Nirvana there is a Direct Route – Osho on Italians and Indians: “I must have been an Italian; otherwise whatsoever I am now today would not have been possible.”


1001 Tales – compiled by Shanti

A Rabbi drives into Father Murphy’s car – “The mind is very cunning. Everybody’s mind is the mind of the Jew,” says Osho about this ‘joke’

The Sufi master who did not want to speak – “All asking is unnecessary, because whatsoever answer I give to you is really there inside you,” says Osho


Hidden Mysteries (last in the series)

The tirtha and the temple have their own science – “and that science has specific rules for the whole process. The second step follows the first, and the third follows the second; even if one step is missed, the result will not be the same,” explains Osho



To love – breathe in, breathe out – A person full of love will breathe differently than a person full of fear, writes Keerti in The Asian Age

Rhythm of breathing affects memory and fear – electrical activity in the human brain enhances emotional judgments and memory recall. Published on


Health & Nature

The Metaphysical Meanings of Specific Physical Pains – Aleksa Erickson in Collective Evolution lists a number of general pain observations as a guide to help healing

April Fools? No – this fuzzball is real! – Instead of a joke about fake news, here’s something real, in the third dimension!


‘Orange Sannyas’ exhibition in Fremantle, Australia

Fremantle’s Orange Sannyas Period Revisited – A fascinating exhibition on the history of sannyasins in Fremantle by Elodie Bouttier in ECU Daily

Orange-tinted world of free love – Annelies Gartner in The West Australian writes about the sannyas movement arriving in Fremantle in the late 70s


Media Watch

Can happiness be defined? – “Osho says, whatever is appealing to you makes you happy, whatever doesn’t appeal to you makes you unhappy,” writes Sadhana in the Deccan Chronicle

Laughter, the real mantra of life – Indians complain: “A sannyasin has to be a serious person, almost dead, a corpse.” Keerti in The Asian Age


A Cup of Tea

What Is Is – (92)

Surrender, Surrender, Surrender! – (90)



Sewing hope – 12 year old Campbell spends his time making hundreds of teddy bears for sick children in Tasmania (video)



Surgeons’ assessments – Five surgeons are discussing who make the best patients to operate on

April Fools articles in media abolished this year – Nobody saw this coming…

Who wants to be a millionaire? – A contestant reached the final plateau

Two boys – David, a Jewish boy, and Ali, a Muslim boy, are having a conversation

The prophecy – A medieval astrologer prophesied to a king that his favorite mistress would soon die

Rattlesnake and his friends – A cartoon by Liz Climo

Time to marry again – A lonely 70-year-old widow decided that it was time to marry again