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Letters / Notes

Letters to Osho News and short personal blogs.

Kevin's father

A comment on FB by Kevin Akin where he remembers something he heard his father say regarding a shop in Riverside, California, where the family was living.

Colosseum, Rome

“We will also need a new societal structure that is more in alignment with our awakening consciousness,” states Mayuri in her essay about the implications of Covid-19.

clouds

In a letter, Siddho is asking: “Why wait for emergencies to be aware? Or to be compassionate? Or to be new and fresh every moment? Why not find out every day that our home is inside?”

Presence

A personal message from Nishant in the time of the coronavirus. “Feel free to share it as you like and also feel free to experiment with it according to your own understanding.”

Namaste greeting

Marc writes about Namaste being the best choice to greet each other – in particular also during times when viruses and bacteria are rampant.

Keerti refers to the media coverage about Osho and his sannyasins and addresses how to go about negative statements in particular now on the occasion of Sheela’s visit to India.

Veena, after hearing Anando say in a recent radio interview in Australia that Nirvano was a schizophrenic, questions this statement and gives her point of view about her long-time close friend’s health. (Updated with reply from Anando.)

Osho Humaniversity

A court in the European Union recently upheld rulings of lower tribunals (not courts) that had allowed OSHO as a trademark for OIF in the EU only. Sangeet explains the implications and preceding events, which are of high interest to all.

In 2007, the late Krishna Prem sent this letter in response to the Osho chapter in ‘God is not Great’ to Hitchens, with copies to OIF and the book’s publisher. The letter was found ‘coincidentally’ by Sarlo on the web.

Buddhas Behind Bars Feat

A little known fact in our sangha is the more than one-and-a-half decade old dedication by Dhanyam and Avinasho to make Osho available to prisoners in the USA. Dhanyam writes,

25 videos of Osho Sandesh V Magazine, posted by Osho Sandesh at Osho Tapoban Centre in Nepal on YouTube, have been terminated on demand by OIF.

While an investigation into OIF is underway in Switzerland, there’s news about the European TM case and several letters have been distributed which you can read via the links given below. Ramateertha has responded to the letter by the Inner Circle on June 26, 2014 (PDF):

As many of our readers know, Prabhavati Dwabha lives near Rishikesh above the Laxman Jhula bridge, where she built and runs an orphanage and the organic restaurant Ramana’s Garden, overlooking the river Ganges, many feet above the water level.

No Thought Feat.

It’s not the first time I have come across discrepancies in what Osho says in an audio discourse and the written form in a book or text.