A poem by the late Raymond Clevie Carver Jr., inscribed on his tombstone.
Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan turns eighty today – a moment to remember that Osho once mentioned one of his albums – by Radhika.
Osho speaks about an interview given by Dr Abraham Kovoor in December 1976 in which he talks about Osho, criticising him and the sannyasins.
Osho comments on the last stanzas of Desiderata: ‘Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.’
“In your meditative consciousness, death disappears just as darkness disappears when there is light brought in,” states Osho.
“You are living surrounded by death, and if this can be remembered, this can become the greatest stimulation for meditation, for awareness,” says Osho.
Osho states: “He was a conqueror. He was pushing the river of life according to his desires… Please, flow with the river. You are a part, you cannot impose yourself on the whole; the whole is infinite.”
“As near as I can tell, the only door we have left open to ourselves as a species is a mass-scale awakening,” writes Caitlin Johnstone. Published in SOTT on October 26, 2020.
Osho comments on a sutra, “So the first thing Uwais says is, ‘This is my feeling. I live moment to moment, without any plan or future. I don’t know what is going to happen this evening – maybe death.'”
From a discourse by Osho on Sufism: “If you have known love you have known death, if you have known meditation you have known death.”
“My suggestion is that a black hole is like a door: from one side it is a black door, a black hole – things go into it and disappear into nothingness,” says Osho.
Osho speaks about the process of a conscious death and nature’s indication to become aware that death is approaching.
“[It] is a common experience in medical colleges that the kind of sickness the students are learning about … starts happening to many students,” states Osho.
“This false ego which you have created by not looking in, by continuously looking out, is the root cause of fear,” states Osho.
Lord Sumption, former Supreme Court judge writes about the coronavirus lockdown. Published in The Sunday Times, April 5, 2020
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?”
Shiva represents the very peak of human evolution and the ultimate in life, writes Pratiksha Apurv. Published in The Times of India and in The Speaking Tree on February 21, 2020.
Osho speaks about the difference between ordinary suicide – that is not really suicide, you simply change the body – and the ultimate suicide, where you will never be born again, when you disappear into the cosmos.
One of the excerpts from the 3-volume compilation, The Book: An Introduction to the Teachings of Bhagawan Shree Rajneesh, A-Z.
Osho states, “The moment you lose the fear of death, you become capable of living.” Published in The Economic Times on 17 September 2019.
A question to Osho by his lawyer, late Ram Jethmalani: Beloved Master, When I am dead, am I really dead? I want to be really convinced that death is eternal sleep.
“I can die, but not life. You can die, you will die – but not the cosmos, not the existence,” states Osho.
August episode of Love Osho’s podcasts: Svagito talks about his beloved Meera, painter and art therapist who left her body two years ago.
Osho describes the moment Maharshi dies and adds: “There is nowhere to go. This is the only existence there is, this is the only dance there is – where can one go?”
“Man alone is misery. Man plus god, and all misery disappears; misery is transformed into ecstasy,” states Osho.
Video interviews with Peter Fenwick and Eben Alexander; legislation in Washington state to allow composting of human bodies.
Osho speaks about the politics in declaring abortions illegal and at the same time preventing dying people from having a pleasant death.
Osho states that this story told by the great Sufi Master, Farid Al-Din’ Attar, is “a symbolical, mythological tale of the ultimate utter death of the disciple.”
New Johns Hopkins University research found that an ‘encounter with God’ made people less afraid of death and improved their overall moods and outlooks, writes Natalie Rahhal. Published on Mail Online on April 26, 2019.
Philosopher and comic Emily Levine talks on Ted: about making friends with reality, waves and particles, and death.
Keerti says that for those who have known themselves all facts such as date of birth and events dissolve, they cease to have meaning. Published in The Economic Times on February 20, 2019.
Chaitanya Keerti writes about the time when he heard J. Krishnamurti had left his body and what Osho, at the time staying on Crete, Greece, said about him. Published in Happy HO on February 14, 2019.
Closer to heaven at the gateway to the Annapurna Range, Osho Upaban’s Bhakti Park in Nepal is a very special place that honors Osho and his early disciples, writes Deva Dosa.
When the Master is alive, when he is living, when the truth is breathing, then it is a cult – it has to be condemned. And when the Master is dead… And with the Master’s death the truth disappears, because truth needs an embodiment. It is an experience; it has to exist in the person
Kaiyum reviews Anjee Gitte Carlsen’s recently published book, subtitled: When terminal illness enters your life.