Podcasts: Shanti and Anubuddha

Podcasts: Shanti and Anubuddha

Swaram's interviews from these last two weeks: on sharing Osho's meditations and on bodywork.

Podcasts: Madhuri, Pratiksha Apurv

Podcasts: Madhuri, Pratiksha Apurv

Swaram interviewed Madhuri and Pratiksha Apurv, two well-know writers on Osho News, on the subjects of poetry and art, how objects can connect with Osho and how Osho's words can be put in colour.

The best birthday gift: our ego

The best birthday gift: our ego

Our ego is an iceberg, only one-tenth is visible. To confront it, dissolve it and offer it as our gift to Osho for his birthday on 11 December is the best gift for him and us, writes Swami Anand Kul Bhushan.

I celebrate myself

I celebrate myself

"When you celebrate, the whole existence participates with you. Only in celebration do we meet the ultimate, the eternal," says Osho.

Taiwan’s Rainbow village

Taiwan’s Rainbow village

When a 96-year-old former soldier learned that his village was going to be demolished 10 years ago, he picked up a brush and started painting – and he hasn’t stopped since, writes Eliot Stein. Published on BBC on November 29, 2018

An ancient engineering feat harnesses the wind

An ancient engineering feat harnesses the wind

Iran’s wind catchers stand as a reminder of how ancient civilisations have adapted to the region’s harsh desert environment, writes Shervin Abdolhamidi on September 27 on BBC.

Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions

Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions

In this video, Russell Brand, widely-known firebrand (pun intended) and comedian, introduces his recently published book about overcoming addiction.

Illuminations for 2019

Illuminations for 2019

Padma presents her Calendar for 2019, showing artwork she did between 1998 and 2018, and reminisces about the time Osho told her to drop all ideas of sitting silently, but rather abandon herself in creativity. He had said to her, “Creativity is your meditation.”

A Sufi story about Jesus

A Sufi story about Jesus

Osho says, "Neither those who are living through fear nor those who are living through greed are going to enter into the kingdom of God, but only those who are living in tremendous joy, thankfulness and gratitude."

The doctor and the patient

The doctor and the patient

"I believe that man is both together, spiritual and material ... In fact man is psychosomatic, not material and spiritual, because that ‘and’ creates duality ... Man is materialspiritual," says Osho.

In the flow and in the fire

In the flow and in the fire

An insider's account of an encounter group, with an unexpected transformation through processes that would appear horrifying when watched from the outside - by Shivananda.

That’s my name!

That’s my name!

Shivananda takes sannyas in February 1978, and Osho gives him his new name.

‘The Cosmic Madhouse’

‘The Cosmic Madhouse’

Bhagawati reviews the English translation of Satyananda’s bestseller, published in German in 1979 ('Ganz entspannt im Hier und Jetzt'): "[It] has lost nothing in its intensity over those four decades; the colourful narrative of Satyananda’s keen and witty observations are as fresh as they were when he penned his experiences."

It is his eyes that fascinate me from the first moment

It is his eyes that fascinate me from the first moment

Excerpt from Satyananda's book, The Cosmic Madhouse. It is 1977; Jörg Andrees Elten and Jay Ullal from 'Stern' magazine arrived in Poona the day before and met with Arup in the ashram. She invited them to go/come for the morning discourse.

Seven points of mindfulness

Seven points of mindfulness

A person who lives a life of devotion has a certain direction in life - will not go astray, writes Keerti in the Asian Age. Published on November 26, 2018.

Book Review: Meditative Art

Book Review: Meditative Art

Editorial by Bhagawati with a review of Pratiksha Apurvs' recently launched book, 'The Mystic and Her Colours. Published' in The Speaking Tree on November 17, 2018.

The Inter-Parliamentary Union: are they running the planet?

The Inter-Parliamentary Union: are they running the planet?

Apparently there's a rather unknown world government group that was established in 1889 and in operation since then; its background and implications are explained by Aaron Dykes in this video by Truthstream Media, published on June 2, 2018.

America is one of the greatest destructive powers in the world

America is one of the greatest destructive powers in the world

In a press interview in Rajneeshpuram, on 26 July 1985, Osho replies to a question by Swami Shanti Prabhu of the Rajneesh Times.

The insect apocalypse is here

The insect apocalypse is here

Many people have noticed a decline in the insect population over recent years. What does it mean for the rest of life on Earth? Brooke Jarvis explores the dire findings about the decline in The New York Times. Published on November 27, 2018.

Rare white reindeer found in northern Norway

Rare white reindeer found in northern Norway

Sara Malm reports in The Daily Mail on December 3, 2018.

These holy ones can reveal many things

These holy ones can reveal many things

Osho speaks about those who are called 'the Masters' in theosophy, with reference to Mabel Collins' book, 'Light on the Path'.

Osho speaks about the mala

Osho speaks about the mala

A selection of quotes by Osho about the meaning of the mala and orange/red clothing (in chronological order).

Even death is preferable to losing one’s soul

Even death is preferable to losing one’s soul

Ageh Bharti recalls the time when he was suspended from work as a Locomotive Pilot with Indian Railways, facing charges for causing a derailment.

World’s first Death Parks in Nepal

World’s first Death Parks in Nepal

After a recent visit to Osho Tapoban in Nepal, Deva Dosa writes that the parks are so compelling, one seeker no longer asks if there is life after death, but is there death after life?

A visit to Japan

A visit to Japan

Shantidharm and Deepa sent us captioned photographs of their visit to Japan: Osaka, Kyoto, Lake Biwa, Nagahama, Arashiyama, Fushimi-inari, Uji.

The best birthday gift: our ego

The best birthday gift: our ego

Our ego is an iceberg, only one-tenth is visible. To confront it, dissolve it and offer it as our gift to Osho for his birthday on 11 December is the best gift for him and us, writes Swami Anand Kul Bhushan.

The Great Pilgrimage: <em>from</em> Here <em>to</em> Here (2)

The Great Pilgrimage: from Here to Here (2)

The second part of three of Shanti's essay: How long is that road from the man we are to the man we can be, from our present state to our potential as a human being and as mankind?

50.000 Euro

50.000 Euro

A lawyer in a court in Naples, Italy was cross-examining a witness.

In a sleepy Midwest backwater

In a sleepy Midwest backwater

Ma was in the kitchen fiddling around when she hollers out...