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Death / Dying

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?”

Phoenix Feat

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.”

Soap Bubble bursts Feat

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.

Osho Feat.
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

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.

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.

Rumi poem

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.

Squirrel

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.”

Meera's body

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.

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.”

Svetaketu Feat

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.

Youngest son Feat

“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.

You are the sunshine of my eyes

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.”

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.”

Osho darshan Devateerth Bharti Feat

“Down the ages man has been searching to find how to conquer death. And in fact there is no need to search, because death is an illusion,” says Osho

falling leaf

A seasonal contemplation with a poem by Priya Huffman: “There appears to be a natural ebb and flow between the active and the passive elements that have to be negotiated and respected in every creative project…”

Phyllis Shacter

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 TEDxBellingham.