Archive for Essays

Intimate Relationships

In this essay, Marc explores the meanings of intimate relationships people find themselves in and adds Osho's insight to all relationships but in particular, the ultimate intimacy [...]

One love will change this world

Nirvan writes, "When you learn to love yourself, you will naturally love everyone."

Space wars

Bhagawati writes about the implications of the race to Moon and Mars undertaken by the USA, Russia and China, and shows Osho's incredible insight into the status quo.

My resolutions for the New Year

Kul Bhushan takes a look at overwhelming New Year's resolutions.

On greed and natural needs

Bhagawati writes on the importance of recognizing one’s true needs and to clearly see how society creates smokescreens and fuels false material needs to continue to enslave the [...]

Astrology with Osho

Our new astrologer - starting with January 2019 - introduces her monthly horoscope with reference to what Osho says about the subject.

Experiment mimicking volcanic eruption in attempt to reverse ‘global warming’ or is that ‘climate change’?

Latest news about a planned scientific experiment in geoengineering by Harvard researchers, is yet another shocking example of how far scientists will got to test their 'ideas' on [...]

The Watchmaker

An essay by Marc about the oldest questions asked by mankind: who created the universe, why was the world created, is there a design?

From the Master’s bookshelf: ‘The Soul of a Tree’

An essay by Nirbija and Bhagawati. While Nirbija read Osho speaking about a Zen carpenter asking a tree if it wants to become a table, he remembered his woodworking beginnings and [...]

A Life of Zen: Ikkyū, the Crazy Cloud

In his third essay on Zen, by means of an exquisite tour de force and employing many poems, Surendra unveils Ikkyū’s intriguing life in simple detail and unusual format.

India’s Supreme Court calls the shots on Major Issues

Last week, India’s Supreme Court delivered no less than 20 news-making judgements affecting the lives of most 1.2 billion Indians. This was due to the outgoing Chief Justice [...]

Men are the weaker sex today

Grahi takes a look at who is really stronger – man or woman.

Gertrude Stein: A rose is a rose is a rose

An essay by Marc and Bhagawati on the famous American avant-garde novelist, poet, playwright and art collector, Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946).

A Life of Zen: Ryōkan and Teishin, Dewdrops on a Lotus Leaf

In this essay, Surendra shows with the exquisite poems written by Ryōkan and Teishin a most delicate etheric and intimate love affair between Master and disciple.

How to Make Mandalas

Lani, an expert mandala painter, shares on this video all the details on how to make a mandala.

Eye of the Storm

Our experience of social reality is becoming progressively intense... When we are being in the moment, we begin to calm our inner storm, states Iam Saums.

Characteristics of kaliyuga

Looking at life today, many people might just shrug and say that all negative occurrences have to do with 'kaliyuga', the age we find ourselves living in.

Wild Wild Rajneeshpuram, a collective responsibility

In this essay, Marc explores responsibility and groupthink in the wake of the events in Rajneeshpuram, shown in the docuseries Wild Wild Country.

Huffing and puffing after happiness

Kul Bhushan looks at the elusive search for happiness.

Super Blood Moon eclipse on July 27, 2018

In addition to the unique sighting of a much larger looking Mars that has been building up this month and will be in opposition to the Sun on July 27th, the Blood Moon and the [...]

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 [...]

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.

A life of Zen: Ryōkan, the great fool

Surendra's portrait of the inspiring rebel monk who totally abandoned the rigid Zen organisation of his day, interspersed with delightful poems Ryōkan wrote along on his path.

Patterns in the flow

Sarlo writes about a unique discovery in Osho's Hindi books - hidden messages in subtitles that Shailendra helped to find.

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.

The ultimate time of human crisis

Excerpt from Arjuna's (John Hogue) newly released book, 'A Spiritual Rebel's Manifesto': "A gathering of meditators and a spread of consciousness around the world has never been [...]

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 [...]

Politics of the fourth way

Excerpt from Arjuna's (John Hogue) latest book, Beyond Alt-right and Alt-left, showing ways to make the coming grassroot revolution and renewal of America creative and peaceful.

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 [...]

A possible and fateful synchronicity in play

Excerpt from Arjuna’s (John Hogue) recently published 43rd book, ‘The Great American Eclipse – Earthquake and Tsunami’ in view of the solar eclipse on 21 August 2017.

Rajneeshpuram: Ground Zero for the New Man

The Great American Eclipse will take place on Monday, August 21, 2017, which has already been widely marked as an auspicious day. Incidentally, the path of this eclipse will pass [...]

Joy of sharing

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