Spectrum of Mindfulness

Spectrum of Mindfulness

Anand Haridas reviews Satya's Vedant latest book subtitled, 'Osho insights into inner ecology'

The enlightened mystic: Osho

The enlightened mystic: Osho

An excerpt from the recently published book, 'Spectrum of Mindfulness' by Satya Vedant.

Meditation matters!

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."

In loving remembrance of Vinod

In loving remembrance of Vinod

Oshodham in New Delhi conducted an Evening Satsang & Celebration on May 6, 2017, in loving remembrance of Swami Vinod Bharti.

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

Madhuri reviews a film that came out in January this year; 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.

Silence

Silence

Ghoshen reviews the latest film by Martin Scorsese, with Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson as actors, "For me it is a well-meant piece of filmmaking that nevertheless ends up being a gruesome and tedious spectacle that offers little reward..."

A poet meets a mystic while contemplating the moon in a bowl of water

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." From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

Chuang Tzu finds a bullock cart upside down

Chuang Tzu finds a bullock cart upside down

"Conflict you have always been in. Now try accord. And suddenly you will see – the whole meaning changes. Then you are no more in antagonism with nature," says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

The meaning of human life

The meaning of human life

A quote by Albert Einstein.

Sewing hope

Sewing hope

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

Cancer can exist only in a certain neurotic state of mind

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."

A moment’s reverence is enough

A moment’s reverence is enough

Osho speaks on the topic: Surrender. "The buddha is a mirror: when you bow down you see your original face reflected in the buddha."

That Haunting Sound

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."

Osho’s World Ambassador – Ma Shantam Lani

Osho’s World Ambassador – Ma Shantam Lani

Lani speaks about her life after leaving Rajneeshpuram; her travels (Israel, Greece, India, Korea and Russia during Gorbachev's time), to promote Osho's books at fairs and to find suitable publishers and, of course, about how she 'became' Osho's World Ambassador.

“Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose…”

“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…"

LSD and Meditation: The Turning Point

LSD and Meditation: The Turning Point

Subhuti talks about his experience with LSD, and its limitations, and reminisces about Pravasi who died a few days ago.

UFOs

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

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."

Why “positive thinking” won’t help you out

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, on May 12, 2017.

Why the Law of Attraction Doesn’t Work

Why the Law of Attraction Doesn’t Work

Anando writes, "Dr. Lipton's research proves that positive thinking does not work, because it is done with the conscious mind - which is NOT running our lives."

106 year-old Indian woman stars in cooking videos

106 year-old Indian woman stars in cooking videos

Mastanamma from Adhra Pradesh doesn't have a birth certificate to prove her 106 years but has millions of followers who can't have enough of her recipes and #GrannyWisdom.

Bend it like granny

Bend it like granny

Feeling stiff when you get out of bed? And you are not even 'that' old? Here's an inspirational woman who hasn't even been to consult a doctor her entire life.

The hidden world of EMF bombardments made visible

The hidden world of EMF bombardments made visible

Colourful yet hauntingly disturbing images of EMF's have been brought to light. Alanna Ketler at Collective Evolution has the story and encourages your body to take breaks from the all-invasive frequencies.

Springtime exuberance

Springtime exuberance

A stunning time-lapse video showing spring flowers blooming, by New York-based visual effects artist Jamie Scott.

Prince Harry: a high-flying Number Seven comes down to earth

Prince Harry: a high-flying Number Seven comes down to earth

Subhuti continues his Enneagram series and takes a British Royal as an example of Number Seven's 'everything is fine' attitude.

Madonna & Lady Gaga: they are performers, sure, but are they Threes?

Madonna & Lady Gaga: they are performers, sure, but are they Threes?

While Subhuti examines the lives of both performers, we learn about the Enneagram numbers Three and Six.

Temples bare of idols

Temples bare of idols

Naina discovers the historical background and significance of Assam's Namghars, the ethnic community prayer halls.

The temple is a symbol of God’s dwelling

The temple is a symbol of God’s dwelling

While commenting on a sutra by Nanak, Osho speaks of the importance of music and to see it as the door to the divine. "Our temples are designed for sound to reverberate inside, their construction based on it."

Summer festival: colourful drive-by

Summer festival: colourful drive-by

Subodhi's photographs taken during the 1984 World Festival in Rajneeshpuram, Oregon.

Narendra with his Orange Tibetan Hat

Narendra with his Orange Tibetan Hat

Punya remembers working as a bus driver in Rajneeshpuram.

Horoscope June 2017

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!"

Health problem

Health problem

The nurse asked Bob to remove his clothing and put on a gown before he gets checked by the doctor.

I got an underwater camera

I got an underwater camera

A cartoon by Liz Climo

Vinod’s spiritual safari

Vinod’s spiritual safari

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

Remembering Vinod Khanna, the truth-seeker

Remembering Vinod Khanna, the truth-seeker

Shobhaa De writes in the 'Ahmedabad Mirror' on May 5, 2017.

Man is a stranger on the earth

Man is a stranger on the earth

Pravasi’s sannyas darshan on December 5, 1978.

Dreamworld and reality

Dreamworld and reality

A selection of quotes where Osho talks about LSD, drugs in general, alcohol and meditation.

Dharmen

Dharmen

...left his body on 16th May 2017.

Pravasi (May 10, 1941 – April 24, 2017)

Pravasi (May 10, 1941 – April 24, 2017)

...left his body on 24th April 2017.