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A Rabbi drives into Father Murphy’s car

"The mind is very cunning. Everybody’s mind is the mind of the Jew. ‘Jew’ is not a race; it is the innermost core of all minds," says Osho about this 'joke'. From our series [...]

The overflowing cup of tea

The Japanese Master Nan-In (1868-1912) gave audience to a professor of philosophy. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

Blessing or misfortune? The man without judgment

"If you ever want to get out of the mind - and without it there is no possibility of your inner growth - then, 'Judge ye not,'" says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by [...]

The samurai who felt inferior

"Simple means no inferiority, no superiority... one simply is - no comparison," says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

The monk and the prostitute

"Your saints cannot be innocents because their goodness is forced too much; their goodness is already ugly. Their goodness is managed, controlled, cultivated, it is not innocent," [...]

A monk carries a woman across the river

"Remember that your understanding is shown in every way, and if you watch correctly, your very watchfulness will take you to a further step." From our series 1001 Tales, compiled [...]

If St. Francis of Assisi would have been born today, where would he be?

Osho says he would be in a madhouse. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

On which side of the shoes have you left your umbrella?

"Turn each opportunity of life into meditation. Do it fully aware, alert, watchful, witnessing," says Osho while commenting on Zen master Ikkyu's question. From our series 1001 [...]

The elephant, the horsefly and the sparrow

"That's how the ego exists. We magnify our virtues, we magnify our sins, we magnify everything," says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

I worship you for your own sake

A quote by Rabia al-Adawiyya.

Rabia is searching for her needle

"Why are you searching outside for the bliss that you have lost within?" asks Rabia about whom Osho says, "Rabia al-Adawiyya is one of the rarest women in the whole human history." [...]

The king who had three sons and needed to choose his heir

"You cannot hoard flowers, that is one of the most beautiful things about flowers," says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

The parable of God and the farmer

"Enjoy all climates, all moods of nature" - from the series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

Alexander meets Diogenes…Twice!

Osho tells a rare account of a second meeting between Alexander and Diogenes, published here in the series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

The Mysterious Begging-Bowl

Osho speaks on the ways of the world to fill the inner vacuum, in the series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

A Rare Woman Attains to Enlightenment

Osho speaks on acceptance and the Buddhist nun Rengetsu in our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

Six Blind Men in Search of the Nature of an Elephant

"People look into books, find out fragments, make philosophies out of fragments. That's how all the religions have evolved, and all the theologies and all the philosophies. They [...]

Osho’s 1001 Tales to his Nani – A Finger Pointing to the Moon

Introduction to a new series compiled by Shanti, to be published weekly.

This precious moment!

Article 50 (last of the series): As far as we know, it is for the first time in the 13,8 billion years of the history of our universe, that through a Life’s form the Universe is [...]

Timeline of our even more distant future

Article 49: It may take a couple of ‘years’, but the Sun’s luminosity will burn down the Earth, the present Stelliferous Era will end and all stars in the universe will have [...]

Timeline of our far future

Article 48: It may take a couple of ‘months’, but Africa's collision with Eurasia will close the Mediterranean Basin and create a mountain range, similar to the Himalayas, and [...]

Timeline of our near future

Article 47: It may take a couple of ‘weeks’, but there will be a new glacial period, Betelgeuse will explode in a supernova, the coral reef ecosystems will recover and the [...]

Is there a Plan B for ‘Our Common Future’? Yes! – Here is Lester R. Brown’s Plan B 4.0!

Article 46: "Lester Brown tells us how to build a more just world and save the planet from climate change in a practical, straightforward way. We should all heed his advice,” [...]

“My dear Earthling, how many Earths do you see rising?”

Article 45: Last call of our astronomer - and of the international scientific consensus as well - this time about the shocking effects of (over-)population and (over-)consumption [...]

Our astronomer’s analysis of the population on Earth’s continents

Article 44: Your human population has been growing continuously since the end of the Black Death, around the year 1350, although the most significant increase has been in the last [...]

The Milky Way astronomer makes his comeback

Article 42: This is the time either to destroy your whole Earth or to destroy all these arbitrary conceptions of nation, race and religion, to rebuild humankind and to make the [...]

“The Gods themselves are later than creation”

Article 41: As societies evolved from family-groups and tribes to chiefdoms and states, the power elite created the gods to glue the people together as “brothers and sisters”, [...]

Everything for one little girl or how the universe created man

Article 40: We have seen by now how the universe created man. No, nothing mentioned in the earlier contributions can be left out! Everything is needed for that one little girl, for [...]

The Anthropocene and what happened around 1950?

Article 39: The most striking observation is that in the mid-20th century, humanity’s effect on the Earth crossed a tipping point. This happened when post-World War II production [...]

The Anthropocene, the epoch shaped by man

Article 38: What if Earth, as a system, is operating now in a quantifiably new state, because of the profound changes humans are making to Earth’s natural systems?

The Holocene Period, the Human Era

Article 37: The Holocene is the name given to the last 12.000 years of Earth's history. The Holocene is witnessing all of humanity's recorded history and the rise and fall of all [...]

Homo sapiens and his extended family

Article 36: The genus ‘Homo’ is the youngest twig from a 2.5 million year old branch from a 4.6 billion year old tree, a seedling in a 13.8 billion year old universe. You and I [...]

The Pleistocene Period, Baby it’s cold outside!

Article 35: During the present Ice Age, temperate zones are alternately covered by glaciers, during glacial periods, and uncovered during interglacial periods, when the glaciers [...]

The Pleistocene Period, Homo sapiens appears on stage, inhabited by giants!

Article 34: The Pleistocene is characterized by the presence of large land mammals, like mammoths and mastodons. This period also sees the evolution and expansion of our own [...]

The Pliocene Period, the sprouting of the human branch

Article 33: During the Pliocene, large polar ice caps start to develop. Some apes come down from the trees and start to exist on the plains in Africa. Australopithecus afarensis, [...]

The Miocene Period, the first hundred species of apes appear on stage

Article 32: The overall pattern of biological change is one of expanding open vegetation systems, at the expense of diminishing closed vegetation. The apes arise and diversify, [...]

The Oligocene Period, horses, deer, camels, elephants, primates, cats and dogs

Article 31: On land, mammals begin to dominate in this period, except in Australia. They continue to grow larger and larger, in good harmony with the expansion of grasslands and [...]

The Eocene Period, birds ruling a warm world

Article 30: In the Early Eocene, the Earth is a greenhouse world. Life is small and living in cramped jungles. There is nothing over the weight of 10 kilograms. At the top of the [...]

The Paleocene Period, mammals growing bigger and occupying new niches

Article 29: The Early Paleocene sees the recovery of the Earth, after the mass extinction event at the end of the Cretaceous. During this period mammals grow bigger and occupy a [...]

The Cretaceous Period, the first days for flowers and the last days for the dinosaurs

Article 28: A most important event in the Cretaceous, at least for terrestrial life, is the first appearance of flowering plants. At the end of the period, volcanic eruptions are [...]

The Jurassic Period, a festival for the dinosaurs and for the first birds flying in the skies

Article 27: During the Jurassic Period, the supercontinent Pangea splits apart. The period is a golden age for the large herbivorous dinosaurs. The Jurassic also sees the first [...]

The Triassic Period, new life in-between two major extinctions

Article 26: During the Triassic, the survivors of the Permian extinction spread and recolonize. Coelophysis is an early dinosaur. Near the end of the period, the first mammals [...]

The Permian Period, supercontinent Pangea and Earth’s largest mass extinction

Article 25: By the beginning of the Permian, many of the continents of today meet in supercontinent Pangea. The end of the Permian is the largest mass extinction recorded in the [...]

The Carboniferous Period, the building of coal beds and the invention of the egg

Article 24: The Carboniferous Period answers the question "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?" definitely. This period is famous for its vast swamp forests, the primary [...]

The Devonian Period, the age of the fish

Article 23: The Devonian is notable for the rapid diversification in fish. Near the end of this period, a mass extinction event occurs, considered to be the second of the 'big [...]

The Silurian Period, the first vascular plants

Article 22: The Silurian sees the healing of the Earth. The warm, stable climate provides for one of the most significant developments: the arrival of the first plants to colonize [...]

The Ordovician Period, the beginning of the colonization of the land

Article 21: Perhaps the most groundbreaking occurrence of the Ordovician is the colonization of the land. The end of the Ordovician is a ‘Snowball Earth’ period, the first mass [...]

The Cambrian Period, springtime in the history of life on our planet

Article 20: The Cambrian is the springtime for life on our planet. It is the time when most of the major groups of animals first appear in the fossil record.

The Proterozoic Period, cradle of early life

Article 19: Many of the most exciting events during the history of the Earth and of life occur during the Proterozoic. Stable continents first appear as well as the first living [...]

The Archean Period, the era of the bacteria

Article 18: If you were able to travel back, in order to visit the Earth during the Archean, you would likely not recognize it as the same planet we inhabit today.