On the Edge: Living with an Enlightened Master

On the Edge: Living with an Enlightened Master

A review by Roshani of 'On the Edge' by Yoga Punya. The book has been re-published in India and will be launched on 27th July on the occasion of the Guru Purnima Celebrations at Oshodham in Delhi.

Maybe something did happen to me

Maybe something did happen to me

An excerpt from chapter 5 of Punya's 'On the Edge'. The scene: we are on a rattling bus driving from the Saswad commune down to the Pune ashram to have darshan with Osho.

History is taking a great turn – it is moving on another plane

History is taking a great turn – it is moving on another plane

Osho says, "A real man has no nostalgia at all. He never looks back because it is no longer there."

Living is the real challenge

Living is the real challenge

Osho answers the question, "Beloved Osho, If you depart on the 6th of July *) of any year, are we all going with you?"

Google allows 3rd-party app developers read your emails

Google allows 3rd-party app developers read your emails

Big brother alive and well. A new report throws a damper on their claims that they protect their users' privacy. Published in SOTT and RT on July 4, 2018.

It’s not a conspiracy theory – your phone is really watching and listening to you, research finds

It’s not a conspiracy theory – your phone is really watching and listening to you, research finds

If you've ever had the sneaking suspicion that your phone might be watching you, new research suggests you're not being paranoid. Published on SOTT and RT on July 4, 2018.

Thai soccer team’s secret of survival was meditation

Thai soccer team’s secret of survival was meditation

Anand Kul Bhushan reports how meditation helped twelve Thai boys and their coach to overcome emotions and fears during their long ordeal of being trapped in a cave.

Can You Really Be Silent?

Can You Really Be Silent?

Swaram writes about the fourth, the silent stage in Osho's Dynamic Meditation, the benefits of silence in our busy world and how silence can be easily reached through this meditation technique.

Dump the script and step off the stage!

Dump the script and step off the stage!

Divakar (Mark Itzler) uses the metaphor of stage and auditorium to clarify why we hesitate not to follow the script (what is expected of us) and the difficulties we get into, once we have left the stage but need to go back to be part of society.

Sacred movements – Gurdjieff’s approach

Sacred movements – Gurdjieff’s approach

Chandrakala, former Osho Multiversity staff member, highlights her personal experiences with Gurdjieff’s major work to awaken consciousness.

A jet speed meditation

A jet speed meditation

Keerti writes about the world's most powerful meditation. Published in the Deccan Chronicle on June 6, 2018.

Tathata – the way of tathagata

Tathata – the way of tathagata

One who lives in that space of tathata (suchness) is called tathagata, which is also one of the names of Buddha, writes Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle. Published on May 28, 2018.

The Power of Determination

The Power of Determination

If we want transformation to happen, it can take place in a moment. Just one moment of will, of complete determination is enough. writes Naina in The Sentinel, Assam, on June 24, 2018.

Alan Watts: Business

Alan Watts: Business

A lecture (audio) by Alan Watts: "If you can’t trust other people you cannot have a community, not even a corporation."

Love Osho Podcast: Osho News Team

Love Osho Podcast: Osho News Team

Swaram's podcasts continue: interviews with Bhagawati and (separately) with Punya on Osho's media coverage, his meditations and the music, how they came to Osho and, of course, about Osho News online magazine.

Love Osho Podcast 2

Love Osho Podcast 2

A fortnight ago we introduced Swaram's podcasts. Here are the next three interviews: Sudas on centres, Leela on Osho Mystic Rose and Dwabha on her children's home in Rishikesh.

A lot of control but no heart at commune, says former spokesperson

A lot of control but no heart at commune, says former spokesperson

Michael Gonsalves interviews Swami Chaitanya Keerti with questions about the Osho Commune in Pune. Published in mydigitalfc.com, India, on July 1, 2018.

Keeping Osho’s legacy alive

Keeping Osho’s legacy alive

Financial Chronicle's Michael Gonsalves spent two days inside the secretive Osho Commune in Pune where the godman once stayed to bring a story of devotion, intrigue and a death shrouded in mystery, Published on mydigitalfc.com on July 1, 2018.

The child that only wanted to eat sweets

The child that only wanted to eat sweets

"If you cannot follow your own advice, what right have you got to give it to somebody else?” states Osho.

A lion meets a sheep at the stream

A lion meets a sheep at the stream

Osho states, "Lust for power is the foundation of all wars. If you look at human history... the whole of human history is nothing but a history of wars, man killing man."

Lunacy

Lunacy

A quote by Aldous Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963)

Profound truth

Profound truth

A quote by Dave Sim.

Playing the piano for a century

Playing the piano for a century

Colette Maze is a French pianist of classical music. In this video, she speaks on how much music matters to her (French with English subtitles).

The woman with an unspeakable name

The woman with an unspeakable name

I’d like to introduce you to a wonderful old woman whose age is indeterminable and whose name is unspeakable, writes Mike Eveleigh on BBC on June 20, 2018.

Intermezzo in Kashmir

Intermezzo in Kashmir

Ageh Bharti visited Kashmir from May 23–29, 2018, and had a surprising experience.

Mild Mild Country – Run! Run!

Mild Mild Country – Run! Run!

A promising-looking four-month retreat at the late Swami Satchidananda's Yogaville in Buckingham, Virginia, USA, presented surprising obstacles to Mahika Mahiya.

Unheard, invisible – widows face plight and poverty worldwide

Unheard, invisible – widows face plight and poverty worldwide

On the occasion of International Widows' Day, Kul Bhushan reports on the plight of an estimated 258 million widows worldwide (46 million in India alone), who face an uncertain future and poverty.

Make it a law that any man who wants to marry a second time has to marry a widow

Make it a law that any man who wants to marry a second time has to marry a widow

Osho says, "In India for thousands of years the woman has suffered so much because of this idea that she has to remain a widow."

How social media ruins your life

How social media ruins your life

Jaron Lanier, Silicone Valley's ‘computer philosopher', explains why.

FB patents system that can use your phone’s mic to monitor TV habits

FB patents system that can use your phone’s mic to monitor TV habits

System would allow Facebook to identify what adults and children are watching based on ambient noise. Published in The Guardian on June 29, 2018.

At Dimitri’s Restaurant

At Dimitri’s Restaurant

A poem by Madhuri.

Watching Your Vision & Blown Away

Watching Your Vision & Blown Away

Miten sings two of his devotional songs - recorded on video by Rishi in an old chapel in Peru.

More reasons why you should take a nap

More reasons why you should take a nap

Who doesn't know the feeling of an intense tiredness descending on one's body - for example just after lunch? The head droops slightly, the eyelids struggle to remain open and the couch beckons! Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D., shows how naps can protect your health and boost your waking performance. Published in Psychology Today on May 7, 2018.

I enjoy my afternoon sleep

I enjoy my afternoon sleep

Osho answers personal questions by Nathan Wood, The Rogers Cable System, Portland, Oregon about his typical day: "I have always slept from eleven till two for the simple reason that if you sleep in the day for one or two hours, you have two mornings instead of one. And why miss the other? And sleeping is just a beautiful activity."

OSHO Life and Vision

OSHO Life and Vision

A contemporary new online information site about Osho, the creative result of a group of sannyasins who were with Osho from the seventies on, most of them working for his publications.

Celebration in Downtown Manhattan

Celebration in Downtown Manhattan

July 1, 2018: Opening of the new Padma Meditation & Holistic Centre in New York City.

Mars will appear three times larger by end of July

Mars will appear three times larger by end of July

Stargazers are in for a treat come July! Mars' orbit will be closer to Earth than it has in more than ten years, in what is called a perihelic opposition.

Spectacular dance of two galaxies merging

Spectacular dance of two galaxies merging

NASA has published a photo of two spiral galaxies twisting and embracing each other until they ultimately collide. Published on SOTT on March 12, 2018.

Boogie Woogie Rockabillie Jive

Boogie Woogie Rockabillie Jive

Elderly couple and their amazing dance routine went viral on video.

A blast from the past into here-now

A blast from the past into here-now

A video showing famed Late Late Night host James Cordon heading to Liverpool for a special day with Paul McCartney. Shown recently on Sky One, England.

The name of the rose

The name of the rose

An elderly couple had dinner at another couple's house.

The Yiddish parrot

The Yiddish parrot

Hershel Meyer, a lonely widower, was walking home one day.

Gyan Moksha

Gyan Moksha

...left his body on 22th May 2018.

Shreyas

Shreyas

(2 May 1935 - 10 June 2018)