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Reviews

Book excerpts, book and music reviews of works by Osho sannyasins

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Videha’s review of Osho’s discourse series on one of the most famous and profound sutras of Buddha, the Vajracchedikā Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra, The Perfection of Wisdom That Cuts Like a Thunderbolt.

Svarup’s review of Madhuri’s just released memoir. “Put some time aside to read this book; it is a precious companion for entertainment, and growth.”

Manish Vyas reviews Chinmaya’s recently released album, subtitled ‘Music to inspire presence in the here and now’; “This album beautifully introduces the listener to the unique sound that only the hypnotic nature of Eastern music can offer.”

A review by Chinmaya on Yousuf Tilly’s book, subtitled ’30 Days in the Osho Ashram, Discovering the Soul of a Spiritual Enterprise’.

Sambodhi Prem’s introduction to his newly released album: “When I made the music of Buddha Universe I was thinking of nothing… I have found over the years that if I’m in such a space, the music comes, then all I do is capture it.”

Roshani reviews Savita’s recently published book: “If you wish to partake in the intimacy with Osho afforded to early Indian sannyasins, this is the book for you.”

Veena reviews Devakant’s recently published book: “…as well as being a positive antidote to the recent ugly misrepresentations in the ‘Wild Wild Country’ debacle, it is an informative, precious, wonder-filled book that is infinitely worth reading.”

Madhuri’s review of Bart Layton’s 2018 docudrama: “I won’t tell you what happens in the end – but the film is worth watching.”

Nothing is All

Paul Prem Nadama reviews Madhuro’s recently released album – some new, some old-time beloved songs: “Congratulations to all involved. Great stuff!”

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.”

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A review by Abhi, courtesy of Osho Viha Magazine, of Deva Premal’s newly released album (launched 12 October 2018).

Nyay Bhushan presents his recently published photobook: “Most of the photographs in this book, celebrating the first decade of my art photography, were taken at numerous dance performances in New Delhi, India.”

Karin Reber’s review of Manish Vyas’ recently released album: “The songs fit very well into a cozy yoga class, or are a nice way to slow down after an exhausting day and to go back to our own self.”

Surendra’s review of a new book based on a series of talks Osho gave in Hindi during the early 1960s, the first book by Osho ever published, entitled Samadhi Ke Teen Charan.

A new translation from Hindi. The talks compiled in this book were given in the 1970s in Ahmedabad and Mumbai and originally published as ‘Hasiba Kheliba Dhariba Dhyanam’ – understand your anger, your worries, your tensions, your insomnia, your bodily diseases – why and how they arise, and how they can be overcome.

In this video Maneesha describes how her book – now available as e-book – came to be written. She also explains how different the perceptions of her book are from those of the Netflix docuseries ‘Wild, Wild Country,’ which covered many of the same events.

A short presentation of the recently released new album by Chaitanya Hari (Georg Deuter). With this album, Deuter enters a new realm of circular, wave sounds. These sounds are beautifully brought to life to send the listener into a deep place of healing and trance.

Arjuna (aka John Hogue) has just released his 47th book, a very timely analysis of Hillary Clinton’s efforts to blame everybody else about her failure to become the first female US president, woefully described in her book, ‘What Happened’.