Archive for Remembering Here&Now

Turning point

Ageh Bharti recalls an experience he told Osho about, to which Osho responded, "It is the highest stage of mind that has happened to you."

Sannyas is a love affair

Short video excerpt from an interview given by Ma Yoga Laxmi to an INT office man in the seventies in Pune.

I found this place, I found this place…

Excerpt from Siddartha's book, Longing for the Impossible - Autobiography of a Rebel-Yogi.

Master’s Day in Rajneeshpuram

Punya recalls the events around one of the Master's Day celebrations in Rajneeshpuram. Excerpted from her book, 'On the Edge'.

Waking Up From the Dream

Chapter 61 of Abhiyana's book, 'The Long Reach of the Dharma': "By Osho leaving, a bloodbath was probably avoided. But at what a cost! Osho was mistreated and possibly poisoned [...]

Maybe something did happen to me

An excerpt from chapter 5 of Punya's 'On the Edge'. The scene: we are on a rattling bus driving from the Saswad commune down to the Pune ashram to have darshan with Osho.

“Gotcha!”

Shahid remembers playing his trumpet for drive-by in Rajneeshpuram and discourse in Pune.

Osho, 1975

A rare video filmed at the end of 1975 in Pune by Robert Hillmann, aka Prem Samvada.

A rather special kind of loving

Christo sent us an article by Bernard Levin that appeared in the British 'Times', describing the events that occurred in Buddha Hall on 22nd May 1980, and recounts his memories.

Osho’s surprise visit in hospital

Two instances where Osho asks about and comments on Laherubhai's health - excerpts from chapter 22 of Laherubhai's book 'Blessed Moments with Osho'.

Sentences and passages cut from Osho’s discourses

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 [...]

And power corrupts absolutely

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 [...]

Coping with the media coverage

An excerpt from Punya's book On the Edge recounting the time she was filing press clippings: "Most of my friends had no idea of what was going on in the media and would not have [...]

Lakes, dams and new buildings in a ‘non-existent’ town

On her second visit to Rajneeshpuram, Punya discovers the many changes that were made during her 9-month absence, and wonders how suddenly a city could be disincorporated and [...]

A good opportunity

A short story narrated to Anuragi by Vishnu who, as a 23-year-old, met Osho in October 1972 in Mt. Abu where he took three photographs, published here for the first time.

The shift from head to heart

Devopama's contribution to the book, Past the Point of No Return, a collection of stories about how sannyasins came to meet Osho.

Osho in Jalandhar, 1967 – 1968

A series of unpublished photos taken during Osho's early travels, from Satish's precious photo album. They were scanned in by Anuragi for us to share.

Pune, 13 February 2010

Chinmaya remembers the bombing of the German Bakery in Pune, India, a popular meeting point of sannyasins, and his Jhuni Benefit Concert that happened at the same time.

Osho can’t give promises

Ageh Bharti recalls the preparations for Osho's move from Jabalpur to Mumbai, during which Osho spoke about promises.

Osho loves to go fast

Another excerpt from Deva Peter’s successful book, ’93 Rolls-Royces’.

The Golden Charan Kamal

Kul Bhushan recalls the time when a cast of Osho's feet was made, from which twelve metal sculptures were created which were given by Osho to several disciples.

An ocean of light and love

Tantra teacher Radha gives an answer on video to "Can you speak about Osho as an 'ordinary' man?" (with Italian translation). Radha was one of the first mediums for Osho in [...]

Sex, Religion and Life

Laherubhai writes about Osho's controversial discourses in Mumbai. “It happened that Osho managed to get work done through me for which I had no knowledge, experience or skill. [...]

Osho’s first visit to Ludhiana

Ageh Bharti remembers Osho giving several public talks and private interviews, among them a meeting with acclaimed poet Bachchan who also made a prophecy about Osho's destiny.

A Heart Person?

Subhuti remembers when, on his first day, he walked into the ashram main office and 'met' Laxmi.

Remembering Laxmi

Several friends share moments with Laxmi.

“Take sannyas,” Laxmi said

Fatima recalls her meetings with Laxmi who nudged her to take sannyas and later, to help write a book about her.

Osho visits a bistro

An excerpt from Chapter 2, Life Awakening Center (Jivan Jagruti Kendra) of Laherubhai's book 'Blessed Moments with Osho'.

Only the one who dissolves, will gain!

In chapter 1 of ‘Blessed Moments with Osho’, Laherubhai writes about seeing and hearing Osho for the first time at Cross Maidan, Mumbai.

An Invitation to Surrender

Second excerpt from Deva Abhiyana's just released book, 'The Long Reach of the Dharma', Chapter 25.

Osho’s roar

Ageh Bharti remembers a public talk Osho gave at a meeting of all religions in Jabalpur in the late sixties.

Rajneeshpuram in black and white

Nandan recently discovered photos that were taken in Rajneeshpuram, Oregon, USA, mostly during the first years of the commune.

Conversing with a departed king

Excerpt from Anand Arun’s recently published book, ‘In Wonder with Osho’; 'meeting' King Mahendra and King Birendra of Nepal.

The Castle

Excerpt from Deva Abhiyana's just released book, 'The Long Reach of the Dharma', Chapter 44.

The silent explosion

Arun speaks about an incident with the police in Kathmandu, upon being arrested because he sold Osho's books. Excerpt from his new book, 'In Wonder with Osho'.

When did I tell you?

Anything related to Osho is always special, writes Ageh Bharti. However, today I would like to share a very special incidence that happened with Osho. It was narrated by Professor [...]

The death of a parent

Working full-on as a painter in the Lao Tzu construction crew in Pune 2 to complete the Samadhi, Surendra narrates the circumstances that made him decide to fly to England to be [...]

Wait!

Ageh Bharti receives this short answer from Osho.

Your Guru is a Baul

An excerpt from Arun’s upcoming book 'In Wonder with Osho'. "My friend was surprised when I was allowed to sit next to the man, because he almost never allowed anybody to come [...]

Interlude in Kathmandu

Excerpt from the book, 'When A Real Lion Meets A Real Master' by Swatantra Sarjano, who recalls taking photographs of Osho in Kathmandu, at the beginning of Osho's world tour.

Criminal turns into an upright man after meeting Osho

Ageh Bharti recalls meeting Advocate Heera Singh Chauhan in the late sixties, who tells him about meeting Osho who visited Jabalpur prison while he was incarcerated.

Bubblegumland Vignette

Madhuri remembers the jobs she found after leaving Rajneespuram, among others impersonating Madonna.

A darshan diary is a pageant, a festival

Deva Ashoka wrote the introduction to the darshan diary 'The Open Door'. He elaborates on the two Bhagwans he perceives, the one who speaks in discourse and the other, in darshan.

The day I discovered what surrender really means

Bhagawati recalls a particular day in her life as an ashramite in Pune.

Darshan with the Divine Mother

Dayanand recalls his experience with Anandamayi Ma in the seventies during the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar, India.

Happiness is not available wholesale

Ageh Bharti asks a personal question while waiting for Osho's train to arrive - an Aha moment ensued.

Not everybody is as courageous as Satyananda

As a tribute for Satyananda, a few excerpts from Punya’s book On the Edge related to him.

No bananas – An act of plagiarism

Two short excerpts from Gail Tredwell's memoir, Holy Hell.

A true copy of a character certificate

Ageh Bharti remembers Kranti telling a story involving Prof. S. K. Saxena.

I Knew It!

Ageh Bharti recalls a time when he tried to sell Osho's books to make him even more widely known.