Archive for Interest

When the Rajneeshee sex cult turned Fremantle orange

'Orange: Sannyas in Fremantle', is an upcoming exhibition in Fremantle, Western Australia. It will be shown at the Fremantle Arts Centre from April 1 to May 21, 2017. Brendan [...]

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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

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; [...]

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.

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!

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 [...]

Mad splashes of colour on Holi

Spring is here and to celebrate the vibrancy and joyful hues all around, people in India play Holi, the festival of colours. Published in the Indian Express on March 14, 2017

Smartphones ARE dumbing us down — here’s how

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

The importance of ‘the moment’

Past and future are created in our mind. They are distractions... writes Jon E. Dougherty in mindbodyscience.news and SOTT on May 20th, 2016.

Stephen Hawking: Without a ‘world government’ technology will destroy us

Hawking says, "This aggression may destroy us all by nuclear or biological war. We need to control this inherited instinct by our logic and reason." By Aatif Sulleyman, published [...]

Graceful steps in pink to literacy

Every afternoon, the grandmothers of Phangane village wrap pink saris around themselves and slip abacuses and chalkboard into their backpacks. They are going to school. Satyaki [...]

Mystic Mantra: In search of a new woman

"Man and woman attract each other; this mutual attraction stems from their desire to be united and one," writes Sadhana in Asian Age on March 8, 2017

Meditation under trees

Trees are the real givers as they are the most spiritually-advanced beings on earth, writes Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle on February 27, 2017.

These pains you feel are messengers

Pain messages travel along the peripheral nervous system until they reach the spinal cord, explains Amrit Sadhana in Asian Age on February 23, 2017.

Five new brain ‘disorders’ born out of the digital age

Tammy Kennon explores the rather unsettling changes happening in our brains, minds and emotions with the constant exposure to the internet and electronic gadgets. Published on [...]

Himalayan remedy to neutralise electro-smog

Protecting yourself from electro smog and EMF toxins from wifi, cellphones and computers that bombard our bodies is actually simple and very effective. Carolanne Wright writes in [...]

Spectacular collision of suns will create new star in night sky in 2022

The light from a 1800 year old star collision will arrive to be seen from Earth in 2022, writes Sarah Knapton in The Telegraph, UK. Published on January 7, 2016.

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.