Archive for Interest

Praises of the Creatures

St. Francis composed The Canticle of the Creatures during the spring of 1225, when he was sick at San Damiano.

Whatever is Destined…

A quote by Ramana Maharshi.

An offering of love

Quotes and photos by Anandamayi Ma, a widely recognized eminent spiritual being. She is said to have been the embodiment of a joyous self-sufficiency which enraptured the hearts of [...]

The hidden dangers of euphemisms

An increase in bizarre euphemisms has been sneaking up on an unsuspecting public in recent years. Mark Peters wrote the essential update. Published on BBC on January 27, 2017.

20 Great Euphemisms

Lynn Schneider's crucial list of euphemisms.

Ice music on Lake Baikal

Frozen spectacle in Lake Baikal creates its own beautiful music - a blend of the sound of water with the tinkling of glass shards.

Coolest Concert Ever

Ice instruments, a creation of ice sculptor Tim Linhart, in concert - a National Geographic Short Film.

Facebook negatively affects mood and well-being

Dr. Mercola, always on the forefront about improving health and well-being, writes about the results of a Danish study on the impact of exposing oneself to FB. Published in Wake [...]

Stop! Meditate…

We think we are awake, but we continue to live as if we are asleep, states Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle on January 10, 2017.

Of Sodawaterbottleopenerwalas and other Walas

It is no exaggeration to say that Parsis, the Zoroastrians of India, take their food seriously - very seriously, report Parinaz Madan and Dinyar Patel on BBC on December 25, 2016.

The Power of Presence

How 'living in the now' can change your life, writes Allie Stark in Collective Evolution.

India

A very special video by Neal Howland with a surprise commentary.

‘If this is a dodgy hippie love-cult, sign me up!’

Jane Alexander attends 'The Path of Love' retreat and experiences real transformation. Published in the Daily Mail on January 29, 2017.

I worship you for your own sake

A quote by Rabia al-Adawiyya.

Around the world in 80 ways…

Candida Baker writes in the online magazine Verandah, Byron Bay, Australia about Dev Lengjel's life and work.

Sound of silence

It’s only when the mind is silent and you are absolutely calm that you can hear the sound of Aum. Editorial by Pratiksha Apurv in Speaking Tree, India, published on January 15, [...]

Osho, My Friend!

S. K. Saksena writes about meeting Osho after many years at the Hotel Oberoi in Kathmandu, Nepal. Published in 'merinews' on June 11, 2008. This article includes a letter to the [...]

Letting Go

Quote by Hermann Hesse.

In a first, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University to set up Osho Chair on January 22

Report about the upcoming inauguration of the Osho Chair at VNSGU published in The Times of India, January 20, 2017.

Astroturf and manipulation of media messages

'Fake news' is the latest catchword describing manipulative and false stories that are presented so real that many people believe them. Published on TED February 6, 2015

Vinod Khanna to Spin Off a Franchise on Osho

Vinod's nephew Akhil Kapur will co-produce it along with Abhishek Kapoor who will also direct ithe movie. Reported by Sanyukta Iyer in the Pune Mirror on January 10, 2017.

Cashless with Osho

S. K. Saksena writes about a trip he made together with Osho to Connaught Place in New Delhi. Published in 'merinews', India, on January 7, 2017.

Letting Go of Attachment

Six noteworthy reasons to let go - listed by Andrew Martin. Published in Collective Evolution on July 12, 2016.

From Hands to Heads to Hearts

Thomas L. Friedman in 'The New York Times' on January 4, 2017.

Laugh and lighten up

proposes Chaitanya Keerti in The Economic Times, India, on January 5, 2017.

Consciousness Rules, Okay!

by Michael Roads, Guest Writer for Wake Up World (excerpt).

“Fake News”

The latest catchword and current manifestation of global manipulation. Glenn Greenwald puts it in a nutshell.

The Strange Footprint

A quote by Sir Arthur Eddington, from the book, 'Space, Time and Gravitation'.

Truth

A quote by the 14th Dalai Lama.

Recalibration Of Your Mind-Body-Soul System

Morag O'Brien explains the ten signs that you are experiencing calibration. Published in Wake Up World on October 30, 2016.

The History of Urbanization

3700 BCE - 2000 CE: This map visualizes the history of urban settlements over 6,000 years.

The Mysterious Secret Society of Ancient India

and 'The Nine Unknown Men' of Ashoka. Kerry Sullivan writes in Ancient Origins on September 26, 2016.

What Matters

Published in Wake Up World on December 11, 2016.

Some Cults Are Actually Pretty Great For Women, Expert Says

Steph Bowe interviews Dr. Elizabeth Puttick (aka Ma Bhadra) for 'Broadly' on December 19, 2016.

Orange Rules!

Persimmon drying season in south-eastern China paints many towns orange. Published on BBC on December 16, 2016.

Sociologist claims cults can be empowering for women

Some cults consider women to be superior to men, writes Rachel Hosie in The Independent, UK, on December 20, 2016

Heal Your Energy

The energy affects our consciousness both in the negative and positive way, writes Chaitanya Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle, India, on December 20, 2016.

Restaurant Has a City Eating Out of Its Hands

Bangalore restaurant that many say serves the"world's best dosa". Geeta Pandey writes in BBC on December 15, 2016.

The Ass and the Elephant

Iam Saums writes about the illusion of choice, reality and fear, ultimately resulting in manipulation and the totalitarian approach. Published on October 21, 2016.

Bhagwan – Between Philosophy and Capitalism

A documentary about Osho shown on German TV ZDF on December 12, 2016.

Osho – The Master of Meditation and Silence

On the occasion of Osho's birthday, Naina writes about Osho and his work in the Assam Times, India, on December 7, 2016.

The Supermoon

A supermoon will appear in the night’s sky (December 13 into December 14, 2016). In case you cannot see it, here's one that was captured on video last year in Australia.

8 Traits for a Long Lasting Relationship

Wise and spot-on healthy relationship pointers by Mark Denicola. Published in Collective Evolution and SOTT on June 28, 2016.

The River of 60 Million People

Although the Mekong river slides through six countries and various climates, its geographical and spiritual source is said to lie on the high, dry Tibetan plateau. Text and [...]

Mathematical Law

A quote by George Ivanovich Gurdjieff (1866 - 1949)

A Final Warning

George Orwell's acute and chilling vision of the future - excerpt from the 2003 BBC 4 Television docudrama.

Everyone is Unique

Deep down everyone continues to realise one’s own uniqueness, writes Chaitanya Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle. Published on December 5, 2016.

Suicidal Wasps

In this fascinating, hilarious and ever-so-slightly creepy talk, British science journalist Ed Yong tells the story of his favorite parasites. Shown on TED.

Alan Watts Interviews Laura Huxley

A radio broadcast of Alan Watts talking with Laura Huxley about her biography of Aldous Huxley.