Steve Bramucci in Uproxx on April 13, 2018: "The tale of the Rajneesh commune in Oregon is a tale of regular people (and some extraordinary ones) in all of their beautiful, violent, loving, greedy, generous, selfish, ecstatic, manipulative, messy glory."
Cameraman Milt Ritter, who covered events at Rajneeshpuram for KGW News, is interviewed by Steve Bramucci for Uproxx, published on April 6, 2018.
The statement caused a public and media uproar, with the minister being mocked and ridiculed. But there is much more to this story, writes Bhagawati.
What do the activities of our sun have to do with the increase in extreme weather, public scandals, mass tragedies and social unrest that we are experiencing? Therese Wade is giving possible explanations.
A strong spiritual vein runs through the art of Pratiksha Apurv, a national award-winning painter and niece of spiritual master Osho, who is presently showcasing her collection of artworks titled ‘Mystical Moments’ in the capital. Published in Asian Age, March 20, 2018.
Osho comments: "His reasoning was so absolutely correct: If people go on gathering money on one side, then who is creating the thieves?" From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
Kaiyum takes a brief look at two radically different approaches to humanity's physical and mental health on a global scale.
From Suha's series 'Beware: Slippery.... Sacred Ground - Small flashes of real life': "Which is the note, the frequency that makes the strings of my soul vibrate, that makes me feel in harmony with the great symphony of the universe?"
From Suha's series 'Beware: Slippery.... Sacred Ground - Small flashes of real life'. "Once I used to ask myself what I wanted and where I wanted to go. ... Then I understood that everything is already given to me, even before I become aware of my needs."
Madhuri reviews Paul Prem Nadama's lastest album: "This music takes us to a place we all want: falling into the moment and being caressed by it. The album is human, unpretentious, yet so laid back it gives us courage to relax too."
Paul Prem Nadama sings (on video) one of his compositions from his last album 'There are Times': "This song was written last year in gratitude to everything Arillas has given and continues to give me whenever I return."
We publish Arhat's artwork in our Gallery on the occasion of his departure on 9th April 2018.
Nirvi Bennich shows her paintings in our virtual Art Gallery and says, "I am feeling so lucky for having been part of Meera's creativity for so many years - now I feel I can include both Meera’s influence and what I learned in Art School."
Osho speaks about the creation of Israel by politicians and the resulting constant conflicts and suggests, "Move the Jews from Israel and give Israel to the Mohammedans; it belongs to them," and adds, "And as for me and my people, we offer our commune land as a beginning."
Osho states, "The centers that exist deep within this body alone, which Yoga calls chakras, are the accumulated forms of many lives." From 'Hidden Mysteries', Ch 5, Part 6 of 6.
Sometimes irreverent, sometimes tongue-in-cheek, a delightful account of Damini's viewing of Wild Wild Country that led her to dive deep into the underlying reasons why this docuseries was created NOW and what it has to do with America per se.
Surendra found some passages in Maneesha's book from the eighties, 'Osho: The Buddha for the Future' that throw more light on the 'edited and missing' parts of discourses given by Osho in Lao Tzu House, Rajneeshpuram, to small groups of sannyasins in 1984/1985.
Excerpt from Deva Abhiyana's recently released book, 'The Long Reach of the Dharma'. "I needed peace of mind – and 30 years – to understand the lessons of Rajneeshpuram. So here I move into uncharted territory, by reporting things that were not always my direct experience."
Niyam's take on the showing of the Netflix series Wild Wild Country and the resulting global interest in Osho and his books.
Bhagawati's take on the Netflix docuseries, Wild Wild Country: "The enigma that wasn’t even remotely touched by this series: the deeply significant meaning of the master-disciple relationship."
NewsThump is a satirical and spoof news website, taking a daily swipe at current affairs from the UK and around the world. Published on April 13, 2018.
Vada pav is synonymous with the city of Mumbai, with almost every resident, from factory workers to Bollywood stars, unabashed in declaring their love for it, writes Charukesi Ramadurai. Published on BBC on April 2, 2018.
From Maria Carin Gala's Organic Kitchen: "When strawberries and rhubarb are in season what heavenly combination these flavours create. Juicy, soft, sweet, interesting, and not to forget, healthy."