Archive for Essays

Hermann Hesse: I have been and still am a seeker

Hermann Hesse was a German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Demian, Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an [...]

Osho Chair: Significance

A brochure written by Satya Vedant about the Osho Chair, its meaning and importance in today's world.

Osho’s 1001 Tales to his Nani – A Finger Pointing to the Moon

Introduction to a new series compiled by Shanti, to be published weekly.

Share your Buddhahood to Save this Planet!

Surendra looks at radiation poisoning unleashed onto humanity and ponders the end of Kali Yuga and Osho's vision of a possible buddhahood outcome. Part 2 of 2 of his essay, [...]

‘Atoms for Peace’

With humankind now being constantly exposed to radiation, Surendra looks into the chilling status quo. Part 1 of 2 of his essay, 'Radiation and the Nuclear Nightmare'.

Ludwig Wittgenstein: I’ve Had a Wonderful Life

Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein (26 April 1889 – 29 April 1951) was an Austrian philosopher who worked primarily in logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of mind, [...]

From the Five Senses to the Sixth

Antar Marc comments on moving from the five senses to the sixth, consciousness.

Approaching Death

In 2009, Prem Sarito wrote this insightful essay for publication in Osho World, India.

Bees, Light and Shadow and the Kali Yuga

Sarita says that if we find a harmonious alignment between all aspects of our being (conscious, subconscious and unconscious) we will live a balanced life, even during Kali Yuga.

The Extravert and the Introvert

Marc looks at Carl Gustav Jung's division of humanity.

Jesus in Kashmir

Much evidence has been shown in books and documentaries about Jesus not having died on the cross but having traveled to India where his remains are kept, writes Bhagawati.

Self-compassion

Marc explores self-compassion in order to overcome his self-criticism and judgements.

Earworms and Meditation

Purushottama writes about a frequent experience many people have and offers some good advice.

Consumer Craze for Assault Rifles

With soaring sales of military assault rifles for personal use, the gun debate is still sharply divided in the USA, writes Prem Geet.

Inner Ecology: The Only Way to Building a Healthy Humanity

Full transcript of Satya Vedant's speech at the International Medical Conference and Health Festival in Poland on April 16, 2016 in Wroclaw, Poland.

Stillpower

Prem Geet explores stillpower vs. willpower

Row, Row Your Boat

Srajan reflects on nursery rhymes in general and one in particular...

NFL 2016 Super Bowl 50 Halftime: The Chakra War

Super Bowl 50 is an American football game to determine the champion of the National Football League (NFL).

In Praise of Poetry

Priya Huffman's thoughts on a not-much-talked-about subject.

Surrender – the Disappearing Act

Leela relates how surrender can happen in many ways.

Playing with Words

Language is a great tool that offers many fascinating possibilities beyond simple daily communication. Here, Kaiyum's playful way with words.

Celebrate Life – Celebrate Death

On the occasion of celebrated Indian classical dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai's death, Kul Bhushan reflects on Osho's vision about celebrating death as much as life.

Morning Reflections

Avikal on American / Japanese imperialism, selfies and narcissism

Love

In this three-part series, Kaiyum clarifies widespread confusion about the difference between feelings and emotions. Part 3: Expanding on the one key feeling and some additional [...]

False Feelings

In this three-part series, Kaiyum clarifies widespread confusion about the difference between feelings and emotions. Part 2: More facets of the subject of feelings and emotions [...]

Feelings and Emotions

In this three-part series, Kaiyum clarifies widespread confusion about the difference between feelings and emotions. Part 1: Providing the essential answer about the part played [...]

Wine of the Ultimate Poured Freely

Prem Geet reflects on Thanksgiving how beneficial Osho's Mahamudra meditation is.

The Sacred Bael

Naina explores the history of the wood apple, a fruit tree native to the Indian subcontinent and considered as being very sacred.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Jiddu Krishnamurti was an enlightened Indian speaker and writer on philosophical and spiritual subjects.

Invitation to the Mother Goddess

Naina writes about Durga Puja, the worship of the mother goddess, one of the most important festivals of India.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Lucius Annaeus Seneca (aka Seneca the Younger, 4 BCE – 65 CE) was born in Cordoba, Spain and raised in Rome, Italy.

George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff

An essay by Marc and Bhagawati.

Celebrating Togetherness

Kul Bhushan on the outdatedness of marriage per se.

Partnership or Possession?

Leela looks at the difference between relationship and partnership.

Still Interested In Enlightenment?

Sitara tackles what is rather widely considered a hot potato in our sangha.

Full Independence with Total Dependence

Kul Bhushan explains the 'Mad Game' of total surrender.

Power

Marc explores power in social actions and concepts.

Kahlil Gibran

Marc explores Kahlil Gibran's life and work.

Three Minutes to Midnight

Kul Bhushan reports on the latest setting of the Doomsday Clock.

The Laughing Philosophers

Marc states that although they never met, Heraclitus and Democritus are often linked together as the weeping and the laughing philosophers.

Take Jesus Down From the Cross

Sarmad writes about a morbid Christianity.

Celebration Dissolves Terror

Prem Geet on how only continuous global celebration can dissolve the error of terror.

Muslim Society Needs a Lysistrata

Can Muslim Women Defuse their Testosterone Crazed Men, asks Sarmad

Aristotle

Marc points out how Greek philosopher and scientist Aristotle’s views about men and women influenced later Christian and Islamic thinkers.

Greco-Buddhism

Marc documents the little-known interactions between Greece and India 2,000 years ago: East meets West, West meets East.

Tending the Roots in a STEM-Crazed World

Prartho's essay on poetry and creativity in education - and the capability of amazement.

Ecoside Is Suicide

Chapter contributed by Rashid Maxwell to the recently published book, 'Ecolibrium Now'...

Dear Piero

Shanti writes to Piero Ferrucci, author of the book 'Inevitable Grace'.

Waking up is not enough!

An essay by Avikal.