A Cup of Tea (123)
Q: Today at the lecture you extolled the virtues of Hasidism. But if they are so praiseworthy, so full of feeling of brotherhood, etc., why do they exclude women from their religious practices, and particularly their ecstatic religious dancing?
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?
An essay by Nirbija and Bhagawati. While Nirbija read Osho speaking about a Zen carpenter asking a tree if it wants to become a table, he remembered his woodworking beginnings and a surprising book Osho put into his toolbox.
After the international success of the first film about Osho’s childhood, Jagdish Bharti is ready to produce the second: “A sequel will be a challenge… but we are determined to translate our dream project to rare visual and sound treats.”
In reality, total trust towards existence is a door to the eternal. It has no preconditions, writes Pratiksha Apurv. Published in Speaking Tree, July 21, 2018.
I have to ask you this esoteric question. How can you say with such certainty that this earth is the only place in the universe where life has blossomed, and consciousness has arisen? How do you know?
In answer to Canadian clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson’s new self-help book, ’12 Rules for Life’, in this satire Australian Kitty Flanagan counters with her own book, ‘488 Rules for Life’ on video. Published by ‘The Weekly’ on August 8, 2018.
Our experience of social reality is becoming progressively intense… When we are being in the moment, we begin to calm our inner storm, states Iam Saums.
Osho answers the question, “Beloved Osho, If you depart on the 6th of July *) of any year, are we all going with you?”
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 most significant and comprehensive book about Laxmi’s life written by Rashid Maxwell has been published on December 11, 2017; reviewed by Bhagawati.
“This whole life is geared around wrong things. Money is more important than meditation,” says Osho, answering a disciple’s question.
Participating in a kirtan event in Australia before leaving for India, Shazar experiences the place of joy and bliss and interconnectedness: “I come home to myself.”
What transformed a Bollywood superstar, Vinod Khanna, into Osho’s sannyasin, Swami Vinod Bharti? Kul Bhushan traces his bumpy journey.
As winter covers the Earth in the Northern hemisphere, Prem Geet focuses on the dreamtime and transformational dreamwork.
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 becoming aware of itself and we are that Life’s form.
Rashid poetises his artistic process and points to how it can be a means for accessing Universal Consciousness. Published in ‘The Culturium’, England, on October 21, 2016
Towards the end of the nineties, after leaving Ko Hsuan in Devon, England, Surendra found himself in Rome, Italy.
Interview with well-known American professional basketball player about how, as a 24-year-old, he is still finding his way in life. Rohan Nadkarni in Sports Illustrated on October 24, 2016
Beloved Osho, You spoke the other day of how, when an individual dies, he almost immediately finds another womb. But what happens when people die en masse, as happens in wartime or in an earthquake, for example?
Life is like one big joke, and the reason it is worth living is its very unpredictability, the unknown element, writes Amrit Sadhana in the Deccan Chronicle, India, on September 21, 2016.
Q: I have a belief that in order to grow I have to take risks, and in order to take risks I have to make decisions. Then when I try to make decisions I am filled with anxiety that I will make a wrong choice, as if my life depended on it. What is this craziness?
In a recently published study, empirical evidence shows the likelihood of humans being the only intelligent life form in the history of the universe as ten-billion-trillion to one. Published in Russia Today on May 17, 2016
You may not be aware, but within the last hundred years scientists have discovered that there must be at least fifty thousand planets in the universe on which there may be life.
On the occasion of celebrated Indian classical dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai’s death, Kul Bhushan reflects on Osho’s vision about celebrating death as much as life.
Osho answers a question about death and the utter necessity to truly experience life so the conscious becomes more and more alive while the unconscious goes on dying.
British cosmologist and astrophysicist Martin Rees’ lecture at the Harvard School of Government, published in the New Statesman on November 26, 2014.
The story of how Suchita started her new business that creates DVDs for celebrations, birthdays, funerals, websites, Facebook.
The first question:
“Happiness is not being smart enough to know what to worry about.”
Osho, I am afraid of death, yet at the same time it has an incredible attraction for me. What does it mean?
Shanti reflects on the universe and its amazing work to produce us, encourages us to participate in this gift of life and ultimately to wake up.
Al Jazeera interviewed José Mujica, President of Uruguay, on the occasion of Uruguay’s unprecedented move to legalise marijuana.
“According to Lao Tzu, good and evil is like night and day, and since god has made man independent, he can do good or evil as he chooses. But why is it that nature does evil? The floods come and innocent people get drowned, or a fire rages and people are burnt to death. There are so many natural catastrophes.”