Horoscope April 2017

Horoscope April 2017

Intriguingly, Sitara states that in this and the next month is a turning point for a development that began at the end of 2016 and will come to an end this November.

The Road East to India

The Road East to India

Ghoshen reviews Devika's recently published travel book, "Devika’s style is simple and direct ... this gives her story a freshness and immediacy that brings the journey to life for the reader."

Herat – what a beautiful little town!

Herat – what a beautiful little town!

From chapter three (Adventures in Afghanistan) of Devika's recently published book, 'The Road East to India', a diary of her journey in 1976 that eventually brought her to Osho.

Impressions from Sanchi

Impressions from Sanchi

A video by Mahendra from an ancient place of Buddhist worship in Central India.

Where everything is music

Where everything is music

Magic India is well and alive, says Videha after his latest visit during which he also participated in the 2017 World Sacred Music Festival in Jodhpur.

Child Monks of the Himalayas

Child Monks of the Himalayas

India-based Irish photographer Cathal McNaughton shows his images of boy monks who live in the 15th-Century Thiksey monastery near Leh in Ladakh. Published on BBC on 9 January 2016.

Bhutan’s humorous and caring road signs

Bhutan’s humorous and caring road signs

Related to the humorous road signs in India, Bhutan has put up very caring warnings with the help of India's Border Roads Organisation. Chris Dwyer has the story and photos; published on BBC on February 28, 2017.

The <em>tirtha</em> is a mass experiment

The tirtha is a mass experiment

"There is one other thing to be understood. Ordinarily we have the illusion that we are all separate individuals. This is a wrong belief," declares Osho. From ‘Hidden Mysteries’, Ch 2, Part 7 of 9.

All methods of helping a seeker were found in <em>tirthas</em> and temples

All methods of helping a seeker were found in tirthas and temples

"The pyramids of Egypt are tirthas of some old, lost civilization. One interesting fact about the pyramids is that there is complete darkness inside," says Osho. From 'Hidden Mysteries', Ch 2, Part 6 of 9.

Blessing or misfortune? The man without judgment

Blessing or misfortune? The man without judgment

"If you ever want to get out of the mind - and without it there is no possibility of your inner growth - then, 'Judge ye not,'" says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

The samurai who felt inferior

The samurai who felt inferior

"Simple means no inferiority, no superiority... one simply is - no comparison," says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

Dropping the Mask

Dropping the Mask

Deva Indra’s journey inside.

In the master’s buddhafield

In the master’s buddhafield

In the second part of the interview, Maneesha talks to Bhagawati about her time in Pune 2 and Sedona.

A mystical adventure

A mystical adventure

Yogananda's journey that led him to crystallize a teaching that is a synthesis of Taoist Inner Alchemy and Human Design.

From Pulsation to the Forest Years

From Pulsation to the Forest Years

Aneesha shares insights she has gained in her life, and particularly in recent years, as she is moving from an extrovert to a more introspective life in preparation for the ultimate adventure.

Casablanca: Great Acting, Lousy Ending

Casablanca: Great Acting, Lousy Ending

A Number Eight romantically linked with a Number Nine? Subhuti continues his series 'Enneagram Famous Figures' to help us grasp the types.

What type is Adele?

What type is Adele?

The first in Subhuti's new series 'Enneagram Famous Figures'.

Politicians [and] religions don’t want you to become <em>one</em>

Politicians [and] religions don’t want you to become one

Almost every person is split - for such silly and stupid things you cannot believe. You will not allow a saint just a little bit of smoking?

The intoxicating drug of an Indian god

The intoxicating drug of an Indian god

The cannabis plant’s role in Hindu mythology has authorities turning a blind eye to India’s drug shops, writes Charukesi Ramadurain on BBC on March 13, 2017.

A rabbi, a priest and an atheist smoke weed together

A rabbi, a priest and an atheist smoke weed together

Two religious men and an atheist agreed to smoke together, and while doing so and getting high, they discuss spiritual and religious aspects.

How to smoke a joint

How to smoke a joint

...from Milos Forman's film 'Taking Off' (1971)

Cause and effect is a blind relationship

Cause and effect is a blind relationship

You cannot see enlightenment, you can see only the consequence of it.

I rejoice in the waves of your love

I rejoice in the waves of your love

An Enlightenment Day Celebration in Bhagwan's silent presence held in Pune 1. The following are quotes on the occasion of the celebration - and a song.

Am I perhaps a poet?

Am I perhaps a poet?

"Or is it the poetry of life that is painting my eyes and heart with its mystery and beauty?" asks Suha.

What the dark does

What the dark does

A poem by Prartho.

Anandipa Took Sannyas Today

Anandipa Took Sannyas Today

A poem by Madhuri.

Mirror mirror

Mirror mirror

A poem by Priya Huffman

Answer to 17 things to know when flying

Answer to 17 things to know when flying

People when flying in a plane from here to there to nowhere usually take it in stride, thinking they know all about it. Well, maybe not. This Infographic by SilverDoor.co.uk might have answers to questions you never asked.

Smartphones ARE dumbing us down — here’s how

Smartphones ARE dumbing us down — here’s how

Carolanne Wright's essential article on the subject. Published in Wakeup-World.

The unseen effects of embracing someone

The unseen effects of embracing someone

Intimacy is one of the most elementary human needs. Its wealth nourishes the human soul, writes Frank M. Wanderer, PhD, in Wake Up World on December 17, 2016.

Hugging is the way of the heart

Hugging is the way of the heart

Osho, Why is hugging such an incredibly effective therapeutic tool? P.S. I used to think that clarity, wit and analysis was the way, but they are all garbage alongside hugging.

Finding our life’s compass

Finding our life’s compass

We should follow our heart and love our life as a precious gift of God, not to be wasted for superficial and imaginary goals, writes Keerti in The Asian Age on February 17, 2017.

Drop that frame!

Drop that frame!

Religions have created frames to help you look for the Divine, but they act like blinkers, preventing you from looking at the larger picture, writes Pratiksha Apurv in this editorial published in Speaking Tree on March 4, 2017.

Journey into the Sunrise

Journey into the Sunrise

Upcoming public performance of Gurdjieff Dances by Amiyo’s group (with pianist Alan Kremski) on 2nd April 2017 in Munich - video of 2015 event filmed by Hamido.

Gurdjieff Movements: The Radiance of Presence

Gurdjieff Movements: The Radiance of Presence

Amiyo shares the story about one of her biggest love affairs

Want me to make a snowman?

Want me to make a snowman?

A cartoon by Liz Climo - dedicated today to our friends in Canada and Scotland.

Words of wisdom

Words of wisdom

There was a nun whose old body began to surrender to time.

Gayan from Italy

Gayan from Italy

...left her body 14th March 2017.

Sarvam

Sarvam

...left his body on 12th February 2017 .