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.
Kaiyum reviews Anjee Gitte Carlsen’s recently published book, subtitled: When terminal illness enters your life.
After a recent visit to Osho Tapoban in Nepal, Deva Dosa writes that the parks are so compelling, one seeker no longer asks if there is life after death, but is there death after life?
A contemplation by Veetman (text and video); “Nothing lasts. Everything is fleeting. This too will pass.”
In this particular excerpt from a discourse, Osho speaks about Gertrude Stein’s final moments before dying, when “she flowered in this koan.”
Vipassana’s body died this afternoon. Most of this chapter contains a description of the death and sannyasins’ reactions to it. Then follows a description of the celebration and Osho’s discourse about her death.
Osho relates the story of a young brahmin who angers his father so much with his questions, that he gives him to Death. Once found, Death confesses: “I have never killed anyone!”
Osho answers the question, “Beloved Osho, If you depart on the 6th of July *) of any year, are we all going with you?”
Inspiring and illuminating presentation of how to bypass the conservative funeral industry and how to come to terms with the reality of having one’s dead body disposed of. Bhagawati has the latest on body recycling.
A deeply reflective poem by Rumi (1207-1273) exploring the soul is read to accompany the Bagong Silang documentary about a community that inhabits a cemetery in Manila, Philippines.
In the third and final part, Svagito organises the transport of Meera’s body and hears a first report from the police investigation.
Osho speaks on death as “… a peaceful acceptance, a loving entry into the unknown, a joyful goodbye to old friends, to the old world. There should not be any tragedy in it.”
In the first part of Svagito’s recollections, we followed him and Meera on their adventure in South Africa up to the fatal dive. In this part Svagito tells of the many decisions he had to make to take care of her body.
A remixed Eminem/Rihanna song parody on the right to die according to a person’s wishes by ZDoggMD (Dr Zubin Damania).
Veetman about his experiences while being with the dying, their relatives and friends. This article includes a beautiful meditation which can help to become more aware of transience.
Svagito on the events that lead to Meera’s leaving her body (Part 1 of 3): “Nothing warned me of any danger. Everything happened suddenly and unexpectedly.”
Osho answers a question by a physician and states, “Health is natural, death is natural, but disease is not natural.”
Deeva shares with us the last precious moments with her dying mother, experienced together with her father, beloved Premdas and other family members.
Osho comments on a beautiful parable in the Upanishads. “The deepest core of being is non-being. The foundation of isness is nothingness.” “Life and death are not two things but two wings – two wings of the same phenomenon.” From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
A song on video by the Avett Brothers – with lyrics.
When my body won’t hold me anymore / And it finally lets me free / Will I be ready?
Death is not a problem created by thinking; you cannot solve it by thinking. Whatsoever you think, how can you solve it? says Osho.
“If you are intelligent you will see the futility of greed. If you are intelligent you will not miss today for tomorrow. You will not sacrifice this moment for another moment, you will live this moment in its totality,” states Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
Lokita’s insights on death while seeing her father go: “Standing next to his lifeless form, once again I was … in awe of the mystery of life and death, the mystery of who we are.”
In this TED talk, emergency medical technician O’Reilly describes what happens next when a gravely hurt patient asks him: “Am I going to die?”
Bodhicitta talks to Nirbija about how to invite Osho’s presence, being with dying friends, letting go, trust and relaxation. “The essential point of the Bardo is the insight that everything that happens between birth, death and afterwards is a projection, when parts of our mind are unravelling.”