Archive for Essays

Meeting Harada Tangen Roshi in Obama, Japan

Srajan recollects his travels and life in Japan during the early seventies, and the impact meeting Harada Tangen Roshi had on his life.

Indian Minister claims internet was invented in India thousands of years ago

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.

Two worlds of health divided by one common body

Kaiyum takes a brief look at two radically different approaches to humanity's physical and mental health on a global scale.

Billy Graham, chauvinist

Marc looks at Billy Graham's life, purpose and impact he had on former leading statesmen and many other followers - and also quotes what Osho says about him.

Riding the storm: Does the sun trigger hurricanes and social uprising?

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 [...]

Where are all the aliens?

A question that is being raised again and again is, "Are we the only living things in the universe?" The Fermi Paradox explained in simple terms in this animated video.

Iceland and its enchanting caves

This island in the North Atlantic Ocean was first inhabited by Nordic and Celtic people in the 9th century CE. It is not well known that it harbours magic caves, writes Bhagawati.

Universality

Humanity’s way of life has become lethal to itself and nature, writes Iam Saums. He also insists that we are not victims of our circumstances but have extraordinary opportunities [...]

Merry Christmas! Merry Krishna!

Kul Bhushan looks into the mounting evidence of many curious similarities between Jesus Christ and Krishna.

Oh Lord in Heaven

Marc's rude awakening when he found out as a child that he was duped to believe in the existence of a Father in heaven.

The echo chamber

The effect, that an echo chamber has, reinforces a person's own present world view, making it seem more correct and more universally accepted than it really is, says Marc in his [...]

Gossip

In these times of fake news, gossip and chatter on Twitter and Facebook I am reminded of what Osho said on gossip in the ‘good old commune times’, writes Marc.

What is cancer?

Grahi presents an in-depth look at what causes cancer, why it is so widespread and lists remedies and treatments in detail.

Slaughterbots

Small drones that neatly fit in the palm of a hand can be unleashed at the push of a button and will unfailingly find their target - humans. They are killer robots, writes [...]

Nothing is good, nothing is bad – encouraging bacteria

Surendra explores the importance of bacteria for our health, how they took detrimental blows through our lifestyle, antibiotics and 'modern food', and how to easily increase them [...]

Indians’ uneasiness with sex

Prof. V. Santhakumar tries to fathom the origins of this, for women, very uncomfortable trait of Indian culture, that does not seem to die off even after years of modernisation and [...]

Lack of wisdom among world leaders and governments

When looking at the world today, one gets the impression of living on a sick planet, with sick world leaders in an ailing democracy. Peter van Els looks at the situation and [...]

Decisions

To be or not to be, to act or not to act, to re-act or not to re-act; those are questions for all of us. Marc delves into the topic of decision-making.

Let’s Roundup those GMOs!

The hazards of the chemical glyphosate for all living entities and the sinister role Monsanto has been playing in a macabre death waltz is illuminated by Surendra’s in-depth [...]

A source of energy

As essay by Iam Saums; "Energy is not produced from what we do, it is created by who we are. Energy is our soul's currency."

Hinkley Point: a nuclear mystery

Further to his article on the impact of the Fukushima disaster, Surendra addresses the ongoing dramatic concerns about the global nuclear industry which are widely being kept mum [...]

Joy of sharing

In India, the sharing of food with others is an ancient important concept; yet sharing does not stop there, writes Naina.

The swarm! The swarm!

Having taken care of bee hives for many years, Rashid relates his latest adventure with bees on the summer solstice.

Rivers no longer considered living entities

In an unexpected turn of events, India's Supreme Court has ruled that the Ganges and Yamuna rivers are not 'living entities', revoking a recent decision by a High Court in [...]

The halo – vibrations from the third body

The halo is a universal symbol, having been depicted in various art forms for millenia. Marc has a look at the history and what Osho says about it.

Climate change – not for the first time

Climate change has become a huge catchphrase. Concerned individuals and environmental groups, politicians, big businesses and the often anonymous ‘stakeholders’ have joined the [...]

The enlightened mystic: Osho

An excerpt from the recently published book, 'Spectrum of Mindfulness' by Satya Vedant.

UFOs

A brief look at their well-documented history and the ongoing denial by most governments that they exists; by Bhagawati.

Temples bare of idols

Naina discovers the historical background and significance of Assam's Namghars, the ethnic community prayer halls.

There are always two sides to any story

Excerpt from Arjuna’s (John Hogue’s) recently released book, 'Trump Strikes Syria: and North Korea?'

Every day is an Earth day

Does Earth Day really mean anything to the 7,5 billion people who crowd this planet? - asks Bhagawati.

Leonardo da Vinci – the universal man

Essay on the Italian Renaissance artists and scientist by Marc and Bhagawati.

Windows 10

This is not another joke on the new Windows version but a quite alarming and sinister bit of information, writes Bhagawati.

Reverence for life: rivers are declared human

Whanganui River in NZ, Ganges and Yamuna in India have been granted legal status of a person, writes Bhagawati.

The Fukushima disaster will never go away

Surendra's chilling update on the continuous radiation poisoning of the entire globe.

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 [...]

Hermann Hesse: I have been and still am a seeker

Hermann Hesse was a German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Demian, Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an [...]

Experiences of a Pancha Karma Retreat

Sarita, and some of her friends, share their experiences of a 5-week long Ayurveda Pancha Karma Retreat in India.

Crop Circle Mystery

The mystery isn't going away - on the contrary, more and more elaborate and stunning 'drawings' appear in fields, more often than not in the British countryside. Article by [...]

The Forest Man of India

Naina interviews and writes about the life of Jadav 'Molai' Payeng, an exceptional and compassionate man who surrendered his life to giving.

Osho Chair: Significance

A brochure written by Satya Vedant about the Osho Chair, its meaning and importance in today's world.

The Ass and the Elephant

Iam Saums writes about the illusion of choice, reality and fear, ultimately resulting in manipulation and the totalitarian approach.

2000 Year-Old Lead Tablets Speak of Jesus

Carved lead codices found in Jordan in 2008 and said to contain references to Jesus, have now been authenticated.

Osho’s 1001 Tales to his Nani – A Finger Pointing to the Moon

Introduction to a new series compiled by Shanti, to be published weekly.

Share your Buddhahood to Save this Planet!

Surendra looks at radiation poisoning unleashed onto humanity and ponders the end of Kali Yuga and Osho's vision of a possible buddhahood outcome. Part 2 of 2 of his essay, [...]

‘Atoms for Peace’

With humankind now being constantly exposed to radiation, Surendra looks into the chilling status quo. Part 1 of 2 of his essay, 'Radiation and the Nuclear Nightmare'.

This precious moment!

Article 50 (last of the series): As far as we know, it is for the first time in the 13,8 billion years of the history of our universe, that through a Life’s form the Universe is [...]

Ludwig Wittgenstein: I’ve Had a Wonderful Life

Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein (26 April 1889 – 29 April 1951) was an Austrian philosopher who worked primarily in logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of mind, [...]

Timeline of our even more distant future

Article 49: It may take a couple of ‘years’, but the Sun’s luminosity will burn down the Earth, the present Stelliferous Era will end and all stars in the universe will have [...]

This Just In!

Iam Saums on the overwhelming power of the media - and a reminder to claim our own power and distinguish ourselves from societal fear, prejudice, propaganda and vanity.