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The Atlantic Slave Trade

315 years. 20,528 voyages. Millions of lives. Link to a two-minute animation. Article by Andrew Kahn and Jamelle Bouie, published in 'Slate'.

How the food you eat affects your gut

In this video, Shilpa Ravella shares the best foods for a healthy gut.

Location of the soul

Two eminent scientists believe to have located the soul in the human body. Written by Ivan (who added a relevant quote by Osho) at Ancient Code, published on October 18, 2017.

The age of meditation and enlightenment

Osho concludes: Meditation changes your life pattern completely, writes Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle on October 17, 2017.

All of us are energy

Jim Carrey is a well-known Canadian-American actor and quirky comedian. He also acted in several unusual outstanding movies which are early pointers to his present life and [...]

The gardeners of Kabul

Kabul and Afghanistan have become associated with war and violence for decades. Among all strife, people keenly aware of the importance of trees and plants persevered to maintain [...]

Dark humour

It appears to be the funniest sign of high intelligence; result of a study published on PsyBlog and SOTT on October 15, 2017.

‘Osho can never be reduced to a brand’

“Please note that Osho can never be a brand; he is a Buddha, an awakened one, an enlightened mystic. He belongs to the whole humanity. Nobody or no institution can monopolise his [...]

‘Osho’ brand belongs to Zurich entity, rules European Court

The court dismissed the petition by Osho Lotus Commune, Cologne (Germany), against the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) on the trademark case. The Cologne [...]

Those who are able to see

Plato (428 - 348 BCE), ancient Greek philosopher, student of Socrates, teacher of Aristotle; best known as the author of philosophical works of unparalleled influence.

Treating others

A quote by Ramana Maharshi (1879 – 1950).

We all are different

"Osho points out that the educator, from kindergarten to university, is in the service of the vested interests, is in the service of the establishment," writes Keerti in the Asian [...]

Are we heading towards a godless society?

No one believes God exists because it is a 'preposterous' idea, according to Graham Lawton, in 'How to be Human' by the New Scientist. Phoebe Weston in Mail Online, UK, September [...]

A train passenger’s view of India

Shanu Babar loves train journeys so much that he began documenting his. Soon, others joined him. Published on BBC on September 23, 2017.

Love prohibited to be listed as an ingredient

Of all the bizarre moves federal US agencies (and many also in other countries these days) came up with in the last few years, this one beats them all! Published in The Kansas City [...]

Too scared to let go?

Overcome your fears, let go and see yourself blossom and grow, writes Pratiksha Apurv in Speaking Tree, India.

Stunning 30-day time-lapse taken from a cargo ship

The vastness of the world's oceans is something not many ponder on. Watching this spectacular time-lapse of a cargo ship's journey over the course of a month will infuse you with [...]

A ‘hidden portal’ to another world

An underground cave in Vietnam is probably beyond anything you’ve ever come across! It’s mesmerizing, it’s mysterious, it’s beautiful and magical. Published by Ivan in [...]

It’s in the eyes that see

For those who participated in Enlightenment Intensive (now Who Is In), wisps of memories will arise - and tears - then as now. A four minute experience to look beyond borders in a [...]

Dalit women breaking stereotypes

Savita Devi is leading a group of 10 Dalit (formerly known as untouchable) women who have broken stereotypes by coming together to form a drum band. Published on BBC on October 2, [...]

Not here – Alan’s choices

Phyllis Shacter shares a very personal story about love and courage - and her husband Alan's choice to die with the aid of VSED, voluntary stopping eating and drinking. Recorded at [...]

The avid watchers of India’s old school travelling cinemas

For seven decades now, travelling cinemas have been transporting the magic of movies to audiences across rural India. Published on BBC on September 27, 2017.

Yesterday we obeyed kings…

A quote by Kahlil Gibran.

Rockstar gone wrong: Rajneesh was a godman for all those who were too human

Pritish Nandy delivers "A shining image of a rockstar gone all wrong." Published in India Today Magazine on September 15, 2017, including some comments.

When we talk of art we need to talk of love

Rashid's recent watercolours from the series Paramananda shown on The Awakened Eye. Published on September 3, 2017. Text by Rashid with an introduction by Miriam Louisa Simons.

From loneliness to aloneness

Loneliness, one of the latest lifestyle trends is increasingly becoming a regular phenomenon; Naina explores the issue. Published in Daily Excelsior (Jammu and Kashmir), India, on [...]

Statesmen and tyrants

A quote by John Adams (1735 – 1826), a Founding Father - a leader of the movement for American independence from Great Britain.

Spiritual life of Bollywood celebs

Ashmeet Kaur writes about b-town celebrities. Published on inUth.com, India, on August 10, 2017 (excerpt).

I am a follower of Osho

Actor Kiran Dubey is in the love with the city and never misses a chance to visit, writes Anjali Shetty in the Hindustan Times, Pune, on September 11, 2017.

Earliest origins of zero symbol revealed

Carbon dating shows an ancient Indian manuscript has the earliest recorded origin of the zero symbol. Published on BBC, September 15, 2017.

Something extraordinary is happening in the world

... and most of us haven’t quite realized there is something extraordinary happening, writes Gustavo Tanaka in Wake-Up World.

Joy of being ordinary

The word 'sadguru' means the true guru, explains Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle. Published on August 29, 2017.

You Raise Me Up

Sung by Martin Hurkens to the delight of strollers in a Dutch town square (video).

Brian Weiss: Past-Life Regression Session

Having reported previously on Dr Brian Weiss and his important work into regressions and healing, we gladly show now this video to participate from home in a past life regression [...]

Biocentrism – no death exists, only continual nows

The past, present and future are not absolutes, demolishing the idea of time as inviolable. Video about biocentrism.

Scientist concludes death is only an illusion, it is not real

Scientist Dr Robert Lanza says in his book 'Biocentrism', that death is an illusion generated by our consciousness. Furthermore, life does not end when the body dies, and it can [...]

Consciousness is the Key to World Change

"Those craftily manipulating and controlling our society are caring less and less about whether or not we buy into their false reality, played out in the world 'theatre of [...]

Walking barefoot

Studies show what happens to the human body when we walk barefoot, writes Arjun Walia in Collective Evolution on August 24, 2017.

The supernatural weapons of the Mahabharata and their world destroying power

In view of the ever erupting tensions and threats between countries who hold nuclear weapons, it is interesting to note that we've been there before. Wu Mingren explains the [...]

The defiance of an ‘untouchable’ New York subway worker

Sujatha Gidla, who was born into the Dalit caste and now works as a conductor on the New York City Subway, wrote a remarkable and candid memoir, 'Ants Among Elephants'. Sudha G [...]

The Mystic India

The Western young generation is ever happy to come to India and nourish their soul, writes Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle, published on August 16, 2017.

Addiction to economic growth is killing us

Anthropologist Dr Jason Hickel questions if economic growth really makes our lives better. He is the author of 'The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions'. [...]

Monsoon

Always long-awaited, a collective sigh is heard once monsoon starts in India. The rains are an annual blessing yet often resulting in floods, hardship and death.

An Open Letter from Guam to America

Following the increasing political war speeches on this planet, it is obvious that we, the people, are forgotten in all those grand schemes and threats. Victoria-Lola M. Leon [...]

Democracy Becomes Mobocracy. The Answer: Meritocracy – Osho

Democracy has become mobocracy, claims Osho, the enlightened mystic. As India celebrates the 70th anniversary of Independence on 15 August, it is a tantalizing issue worth [...]

The religion disaster

A noted speaker, Hans Wilhelm has been inspiring audiences around the world with his spiritual and life-affirming concepts that he shares in many of his more than 200 books that he [...]

Mind and meditation

Recently, during my flight to Washington DC, I checked the in-flight entertainment menu, writes Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle on August 3, 2017.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017

From the northern lights to noctilucent clouds, the range of subjects in this year's competition covers all things astronomical. Here is a selection of the shortlisted images. [...]

FB shuts down AI robots after they start talking to each other in strange language

Facebook abandoned an experiment after two artificially intelligent programs appeared to be chatting to each other in a strange language only they understood. Andrew Griffin [...]

Nothing, but Supreme Being

Human existence is illusionary in nature; the sooner we realise this, the better, writes Pratiksha Apurv in Speaking Tree, India, on July 23, 2017.