Newsletter — 31 May 2017

Articles from 17th till 31st May 2017.

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Profiles: People

That Haunting Sound – flutist Manose answers questions at a gathering during the Gayatri Festival on Corfu in July 2016. “When I was eight, one night I heard a sound come from Boudhanath, the stupa opposite our house. I sat up on my bed in the dark. I heard this amazing sound, amazing… so powerful that I could not sleep the whole night.”

 

Insights

“Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose…” – Pravasi’s vivid impressions of life in jail, going through the dark night of the soul, until he started a healthy routine of yoga, silent meditation, reading and writing. “Once you are free inside external freedom is extraneous and illusory…”

A great teacher – From Suha’s series ‘Beware: Slippery…. Sacred Ground – Small flashes of real life’: “I realised that if everything can be transformed and it depends on me, life becomes interesting, hilarious…”

 

On the Go

A visit with the dead – During his travels in Eastern Europe, Subhuti visits the cave of the mummified saints in Kiev-Pechersk Lavra Monastery, Ukraine

 

New book by Satya Vedant

Spectrum of Mindfulness – Anand Haridas reviews Satya Vedant’s latest book subtitled, ‘Osho insights into inner ecology’

The enlightened mystic: Osho – an excerpt from Satya Vedant’s book

 

Film Review

Hidden Figures – Madhuri reviews a film that came out in January this year, showing the story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program.

 

Photography

Trees – Petra Huber’s photographs of olive trees and others that grow on the Greek island Corfu. “Trees give me a feeling of peace and protection…”

 

Aliens

UFOs – a brief look at their well-documented history and the ongoing denial by most governments that they exists; by Bhagawati

They may be sending us signals – Osho states, “You may not be aware, but within the last hundred years scientists have discovered that there must be at least fifty thousand planets in the universe on which there may be life.”

Unacknowledged – A new documentary by Dr. Steven Greer exposes a huge cover-up, maybe the largest in our history so far. Arjun Walia has the story; published in Collective Evolution

…you will do something stupid! – “You can be here, you can be on the Moon, you can be on Mars, you can change outer things – it makes no difference,” says Osho

 

Events

Meditation matters! – Prem Geet reports on a life-transforming meditation retreat at Osho Niranjana in California, facilitated by Arun: “According to Osho, only 100 enlightened souls are needed to steer humanity towards love and avoid a world war.”

Searching for Peace in Poona – Journals, sketches and paintings by Cyril Mount and paintings and poems by Madhuri Z K Ewing, exhibited at ArtsMill, Hebden Bridge, UK, from 11 June – 9 July 2017

 

1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti

Baal Shem’s parable: two men on a tightrope – “How did you manage to cross?” “Whenever I felt myself toppling over to one side, I leaned to the other.”

A poet meets a mystic while contemplating the moon in a bowl of water – “Seeking truth in scriptures, seeking truth in philosophies, is looking at the reflection.”

 

Osho A-Z

Cancer can exist only in a certain neurotic state of mind – Osho on the subject of ‘Cancer’. “When the mind becomes very tense, so tense that it is intolerable, it starts affecting the body tissues. That’s why cancer exists only when civilization becomes very, very sophisticated.”

 

Positive thinking is bullshit

Why “positive thinking” won’t help you out – “When asked what he thinks of the ‘positive thinking’ movement, Osho believes that it’s doing more harm than good. Why? Because it means we’re denying reality and being dishonest to ourselves.” Sott.net quotes Osho at length

 

Psychology

The importance of hugging each other – Sannyasins are widely known for their spontaneous loving hugs. Yet who knew the significance of touch for the emotional and physical health for all humans – from newborns to old persons? Thanks to Dr. Mercola who provided the research

 

Lifestyles & Nature

The hidden world of EMF bombardments made visible – Colourful yet hauntingly disturbing images of EMF’s have been brought to light. By Alanna Ketler at Collective Evolution

106 year-old Indian woman stars in cooking videos – Mastanamma from Andhra Pradesh has millions of followers who can’t have enough of her recipes and #GrannyWisdom (video)

 

Gems

It is rash to set limits – an excerpt from a recently uncovered 11-page essay by Sir Winston Churchill about the search for alien life

The meaning of human life – a quote by Albert Einstein

 

Your June Horoscope

Horoscope June 2017 – June is the month of Gemini, and this year, entirely to the Gemini’s fancy, it provides a wealth of different constellations. Sitara says, “What is being offered is inexhaustible!”

 

Humour

Three wishes – A guy was in a cave, looking for treasure

Dead turtle – Little Freddie is crying and his mother asks him what is the matter

I got an underwater camera – a cartoon by Liz Climo

13 questions and the answers – Brilliant student thinks out of the box

The voice – Samir was walking down the road, busy looking at his mobile phone

Health problem – The nurse asked Bob to remove his clothing before he gets checked by the doctor

Lexophiles at play – “Lexophile” is a word used to describe those that have a love for words and word plays

 

Tributes

Vinod’s spiritual safari – What transformed a Bollywood superstar, Vinod Khanna, into Osho’s sannyasin, Swami Vinod Bharti? Kul Bhushan traces his bumpy journey

 

Voyages

Satya Priya: 24th May 2017

Dharmen: 16th May 2017

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