Archive for Insights

A life-changing experience – dancing at Oshodham

On her maiden visit to Oshodham meditation campus near New Delhi, Asha Rajkumari recalls her profound encounter with herself, in this report edited by Swami Anand Kul Bhushan.

Anchors in the Now

Shastro shares his experience as a musician to come to the present moment.

So ordinary

On the morning of what he calls his "real final awakening," Adyashanti wrote the following to one of his teachers, Zen master Jakusho Kwong Roshi:

Escaping the matrix

Karunesh on celebrating others' awakening, their true closeness to Osho.

In search of the question

Tarpan's way of reading Osho's books, how it changed over the years, and finally finding 'his question'.

The esoteric tool of a seed word

Nirbija wondered if our shouting “Osho!” is a bridge to the Master. He did some research that resulted in insights he wants to share.

Conditioning is like branding

While conducting a funeral service, Nigam realized a very particular conditioning that had eluded him for so many years.

Which is the note?

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 [...]

Everything is always here

Deeva shares with us the last precious moments with her dying mother, experienced together with her father, beloved Premdas and other family members.

Oneness

"The sense of oneness has no effect other than a deep and vast knowing of who/what 'I' am. Rather than a physical body, which is merely a necessity for this incarnation and [...]

Thief of love: the river

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 [...]

Tribes are on the way out

Surendra casts a critical eye at the behaviour, rules and norms of tribes and families and their enslavement of the individual. He states, "The tribe is the collective version of [...]

Buttons of Gold

Priya writes: "It’s the season for contemplations of what really matters. I was surprised by what arose as I sat with pen and open notebook."

Death. Again. And Awareness.

Lokita's insights on death while seeing her father go: "Standing next to his lifeless form, once again I was ... in awe of the mystery of life and death, the mystery of who we [...]

The sky is looking at me

From Suha's series 'Beware: Slippery.... Sacred Ground - Small flashes of real life'.

Gap-land

A seasonal contemplation with a poem by Priya Huffman: "There appears to be a natural ebb and flow between the active and the passive elements that have to be negotiated and [...]

Be a light unto ourselves

Why did Osho change the traditional order used for 'The Three Jewels'? Purushottama inquired within.

The ripple effect

Bhagawati questions the effects of popular prayer, chants and well-wishing: "These so-called prayers are all mantras that won’t make anybody wake up but put everybody to sleep [...]

Remembering connection

Participating in a kirtan event in Australia before leaving for India, Shazar experiences the place of joy and bliss and interconnectedness: "I come home to myself."

Flying Clothes

A romantic event - with an insight - in Madhuri's life.

Immersive Travel – Stepping into the Stream

Navyo's insights gained about himself while housesitting and couchsurfing across Europe.

Those were the days

Thoughts for a midsummer's day - and a poem - by Priya Huffman; "I’d say we do both, dance to celebrate that we are still here to enjoy yet another midsummer, and prepare for the [...]

A great teacher

From Suha's series 'Beware: Slippery.... Sacred Ground - Small flashes of real life'; "I realised that if everything can be transformed and it depends on me, life becomes [...]

“Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose…”

Pravasi's vivid impressions of life in jail, going through the dark night of the soul, until he started a healthy routine of yoga, silent meditation, reading and writing. "Once you [...]

LSD and Meditation: The Turning Point

Subhuti talks about his experience with LSD, and its limitations, and reminisces about Pravasi who died a few days ago.

Silently tracking wild wolves

Swaram’s adventure in Białowieża, a primeval forest in Poland.

At close range

From Suha's series 'Beware: Slippery.... Sacred Ground - Small flashes of real life'

The High Way

Priya Huffman on the vulnerability of people who have just moved to a new city, of migrants and refugees.

From Seriousness To Sincerity! Join the Laughing Rebellion!

Marc Itzler's insight: "Laughter is intelligence, the ultimate expression of rebellion! A rebellion against guilt, against shame and self-doubt. A rebellion against fear itself."

A certain way of looking

From Suha's collection of short essays entitled 'Beware: slippery... sacred ground - Small flashes of real life'.

Approaching Death

In 2009, Prem Sarito wrote this insightful essay for publication in Osho World, India.

The Art of Stealing

Priya Huffman talks about waking up.

Risk – is it Worth it?

Srajan writes about a perilous attempt to climb Mt Olympus in Washington State, USA, and ponders the significance of taking risks.

Light within Shadow

A personal reckoning of 13 years of commune life - by Priya Huffman

Anxiety

An insight by Jivan

Sound, Silence and the Exploration of Consciousness

Shastro discovers a door from sound to silence and consciousness.

The D, G, A’s of Music and Silence

Milarepa talks about the importance music has had in his life.

Insight and Creativity

Jivan's thoughts about how to become innocent and full of wonder again.

What to Do with these Emotions?

Anando reflects on emotions and how to 'deal' with them.

Osho Left His Body, and I Am Still in Mine

Krishna Prem's insights on aloneness, loneliness and death.

Morning Reflections

Avikal on American / Japanese imperialism, selfies and narcissism

I Am Not Sorry!

A look at the overuse of the word "sorry" - also known as the s-word.

Fear of Flying – Addicted to Anxiety

Marc Itzler's insight into a common 'ailment'.

Wine of the Ultimate Poured Freely

Prem Geet reflects on Thanksgiving how beneficial Osho's Mahamudra meditation is.

Children and Sannyas

Arun's experience with children in the Nepal commune.

You, Me and the Planet

Shastro ponders on ecology and the state of our planet.

The Fire of Awareness

Himani's insight on protection after reading a quote by Osho.

What’s Your Name?

Krishna Premda puzzles about his name(s).

The Agony and the Ecstasy

Leela writes about the search for the essential.