Chaitanya Keerti writes about Tathagat and Osho.
The original and revolutionary forms of meditation of the Indian thinker. His words, edited by Anand Videha, on newsstands with the Corriere della Sera from 18 January. Article from January 17, 2020
Article by Keerti in the series ‘Mystic Mantra’, published on 6 January 2020 in Asian Age and Deccan Chronicle.
In the Indian context, vegetarianism… is about respecting all forms of life as an organic unity, writes Pratiksha Apurv. Published in The Speaking Tree on November 24, 2019.
… there is nothing more beautiful and ecstatic than the inner sound of Aum, writes Pratiksha Apurv in The Speaking Tree, published on December 22, 2019.
John Meagher speaks to Irish devotees of the flamboyant spiritual leader. Published in the Independent Ireland on December 19, 2019.
Press Trust of India (PTI) launched the news item where filmmaker Subhash Ghai made a request to the Madhya Pradesh government to open a research centre where Osho’s meditation techniques will be studied and taught.
The mediocre ones will always yield to you, but the one who is not mediocre will rebel because the very quality of his mind is rebellious, writes Keerti. Published in the Deccan Chronicle on October 14, 2019.
Lovers become mirrors to each other, and then love becomes a meditation, states Osho. Published in The Free Press Journal, 12 November 2019.
There have been enlightened mystics – self-realised souls – but they were not so educated to communicate effectively with modern scientific people, writes Keerti in The Asian Age. Published on November 11, 2019.
Naina writes about the importance of having a Satguru, a true spiritual master, in our lives. Published in The Sentinel, October 24, 2019.
Acharya Rajneesh’s wisdom was at a whole other level and this can be proved by these quotes, writes Kunal Bansal Chandigarh. Published on Thrive Gobal, October 18, 2019.
Living life in totality is the first step towards consciousness, towards celebrating Deepavali every day, writes Pratiksha Apurv in the Speaking Tree. Published on October 26, 2019.
After a concert, David Holzer interviews Miten for the Budapest Business Journal, published on November 5, 2019.
In his third article of his series, Bernard Levin described observing sannyasins, and commented on the impact Laxmi had on him. Published in The Times, UK, 10 April 1980.
In his second article of four, Bernard Levin described the impact Osho’s presence and discourse has. Published in The Times, UK, 9 April 1980.
Keerti writes on the significance of dharamshalas that have been in existence for thousands of years in India. Published in the Asian Age, 2 October 1019.
By nature man is destined to live a conscious life and not become replicas of robots, writes Pratiksha Apurv in The Speaking Tree. Published on 22 September, 2019.
Ma Anand Sheela speaks up on Osho’s teachings with Karan Johar. Published on News18.com, India, 2 September 2019.
In his first article of four, Bernard Levin described his impressions upon visiting the ashram and seeing Osho during the discourse he attended. Published in The Times, UK, 8 April 1980.
Osho states, “The moment you lose the fear of death, you become capable of living.” Published in The Economic Times on 17 September 2019.
From naked ‘therapy’ sessions to an attempt at mass poisoning, the Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh’s spiritual movement had it all. Peter Waight [Subhuti] was a British member of the cult, with a ringside seat, he tells Helen Rumbelow – The Times on 26 September 2019 (excerpt)
An article by Chaitanya Keerti published in HappyHo on 19 September 2019, where he cites an excerpt from Maneesha James’s book, Osho: The Buddha for the Future, and adds quotes by Osho.
Out of the blue, God created Eve, who was an interesting companion indeed, writes Keerti. Published in the Asian Age on 16 September 2019.
How much sex you have, has no bearing on your ability to love or be loved by another human being, writes Steve Hibbins. Published on The Good Men Project on September 7, 2019.
Godliness is within all of us, so also the potential to see it, but we simply are not aware of it, writes Pratiksha Apurv. Published in Speaking Tree on August 25, 2019.
America is certainly a very modern country and this worry is also very modern, observes Keerti. Published in The Asian Age on September 4, 2019.
Subhuti’s new book, ‘Wild Wild Guru’, announced in the Indian press. This article appeared in Times of India, 27 August 2019.
Never take advantage of power. This is the way India has always lived. This was not her weakness but feminine strength, states Keerti. Published in The Asian Age, August 20, 2019.
Meet the local architect with ties to the late spiritual leader Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, popularized in the recent Netflix docuseries Wild Wild Country, writes Stacy Girard. Published in D magazine, Dallas, USA, September 2018 issue.
The passion that happens out of our conscious choice is what meditation is all about, writes Keerti. Published in The Asian Age on August 6, 2019.
First in line in Pune Mirror’s list is the Music and Meditation Monsoon Festival at the Osho International Meditation Resort. Published 11 August 2019.
Sneha Bhura reports on new age spiritual cures for 30-something burnouts with money. Published in The Week, on August 3, 2019.
Anais Granofsky (aka Ma Yoga Puja), Fakeer’s daughter, writes in Toronto Life: “I grew up in subsidized housing with my mom, and spent weekends with my wealthy grandparents at their Bridle Path mansion. If I wanted to be loved, I’d have to learn to live two lives.”
Most days, there are articles about or mentions of Osho, and his disciples, in the Indian media. Here are the ones we selected from last week.
Anindita Ghose visits Anand Bharadwaj at the Body Temple, his massage centre in Dharamkot, near McLeod Ganj. Published on livemint, July 20, 2019.
In solitude the absence of the other is not felt. We are complete just by ourselves, writes Pratiksha Apurv in Speaking Tree. Published on July 6, 2019.
An ashram is the heartbeat of mystery — and a resort is manifestations and ostentations only, writes Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle. Published on Juy 8, 2019.
Alice Soon writes about one of Costa Rica’s largest spiritual eco-communities. Published in The Costa Rica News on July 8, 2019.
In water-deficient hilly territory, SOS Organics manages to run on its own steam, writes Anjuli Bhargava in the Business Standard, India. Published on July 1, 2019.
An individual simply means one who is indivisible, one who cannot be divided, states Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle. Published on June 24, 2019.
The U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society presented a panel featuring four notable speakers reflecting on their roles in the Rajneeshee saga. Nick McCann reports in the Courthouse News Service, published on June 28, 2019.
Keerti writes about the unique prayer meditation to deeply cleanse heart and mind. Published in Asian Age on June 10, 2019.
One of the greatest gifts from the Buddha, zazen, is not a meditation technique; it simply means sitting silently and doing nothing, writes Pratiksha Apurv. Published in ‘Speaking Tree’ on June 8, 2019.
“Terrorism is not in bombs or weapons, it is in our unconsciousness,” states Prem Naina. Published in The Sentinel, Assam, on May 23, 2019.
Basho (Prem Rajan) speaks to Sam Gelder about his life with Osho. Published in the Islington Gazette, UK, on May 31, 2019.
Keerti relates an African legend to the wisdom of the heart as defined by Osho. Published in the Deccan Chronicle, May 27, 2019.
Taking inspiration from the story of the mystical bird, we should go back to our source before it’s too late, writes Pratiksha Apurv. Published in The Speaking Tree on May 11, 2019.
The Buddha did not use the old Sanskrit language – he used the Pali language which everybody could understand in those days, writes Keerti. Published in The Asian Age on May 13, 2019.
A recital by Mini of Vishal Bhardwaj’s poem ‘Osho’ in Hindi is shown in this video (English translation provided).
We have mistreated our abode like a kind of junkyard while dreaming about our golden future, states Keerti. Published in the Deccan Chronicle on April 30, 2019.
In his column Abracadabra, K. B. Ganapathy explores the ‘Esoteric Group’ of nine persons known as ‘Navaratanas’ and some of Osho’s statements about the group. Published in the Star of Mysore on April 20, 2019.
Advocate Rishabh Gandhi, on behalf of petitioner Yogesh Thakkar, pointed out serious deficiencies in the probe conducted by the investigating officers of Pune Police into the allegedly forged will of Osho. Published in the Hindustan Times on April 19, 2019.
Meditation teaches us to live intensely, while the mind’s inherent nature is to train us to worry and plan for the future, writes Pratiksha Apurv. Published in Speaking Tree on March 31, 2019.
Since the last century, Zen has become very famous all over the world, writes Keerti in The Asian Age. Published on April 1, 2019.
When passion meets inspiration, even a medium as dry as wood springs into life to tell a story. Sureel Kumar’s exhibition The Whispering Wood has quite a few in store! Gurnaaz Kaur in The Tribune, March 26, 2019.
Keerti writes that our sensitivity is a door to our inner being and the outer universe. Published in The Asian Age on March 18, 2019.