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“No need to hide, no need to cover oneself. No need to be afraid: God is love and God is the judge,” says Osho to an initiate in darshan.
In this essay, Marc explores the meanings of intimate relationships people find themselves in and adds Osho’s insight to all relationships but in particular, the ultimate intimacy between master and disciple.
Osho states, “Love is enough unto itself – it needs no salesmanship. It doesn’t need anybody to persuade, to convince; it is enough, it is a fire.”
The third question:
Dear Osho, I love you. In a Sannyas Magazine you said that you are not a person. Then what are you?
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?
A few people are feeling not to wear their malas or red clothes, but they consider themselves Rajneeshees and want to live here. How does this fit your vision?
Osho relates a story attributed to St. Augustine of Hippo (354 – 430 CE). The answer is: “Just love.”
From Suha’s series ‘Beware: Slippery…. Sacred Ground’: “I understand the thrill I experience when I get off the plane, that feeling of mystery that surrounds the visitor and sets her heart pounding, as when coming near a sacred space.”
An excerpt from the autobiographical book, ‘Sometimes Brilliant’ by Larry Brilliant, were he recounts a meeting with Maharaji (Neem Karoli Baba).
Osho talks on the topic of ‘Love’: “You cannot accept the idea that you are worth loving, that anybody can love you.”
An excerpt from the book ‘Tantric Dating’ by Dhyan Shaida (Catherine Auman): “Romantic love prefers to be unrequited, causing a desire for someone you can’t have so bad you want to tear your heart out.”
“Always remember, the universe is unknowable, absolutely, because it is alive. Analysis kills,” states Osho.
Keerti writes about Osho saying, “Love should come out of your silence, awareness, meditativeness.” Published in the Deccan Chronicle, January 31, 2018.
In darshan, Osho speaks to Prito: “One has to be two things: at the center, bliss, at the circumference, love; inside, bliss, outside, love.
From Suha’s series ‘Beware: Slippery…. Sacred Ground – Small flashes of real life’. “Once I used to ask myself what I wanted and where I wanted to go. … Then I understood that everything is already given to me, even before I become aware of my needs.”
Osho reminds us to acknowledge that each child is different, writes Keerti in the Asian Age on November 15, 2017.
“If you can be angry, then why can’t you be loving?” asked Rinzai. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
Osho explains to a new disciple that the people who come to a master can be divided into four categories.
Of all the bizarre moves federal US agencies (and many also in other countries these days) came up with in the last few years, this one beats them all! Published in The Kansas City Star and SOTT on October 4, 2017.
Rashid’s recent watercolours from the series Paramananda shown on The Awakened Eye. Published on September 3, 2017. Text by Rashid with an introduction by Miriam Louisa Simons.
A noted speaker, Hans Wilhelm has been inspiring audiences around the world with his spiritual and life-affirming concepts that he shares in many of his more than 200 books that he wrote and illustrated. This is his latest video about the negative impact of organised religions on the individual.
While humans are reaching a longer lifespan, afflictions such a dementia and Alzheimer’s are also on the rise. Instead of separating old people from their families who feel they cannot cope with the burden of care, there is maybe another, more humane way than institutions. Video posted on BBC on July 11, 2017.
Kaiyum reviews Catherine Auman’s (aka Dhyan Shaida) latest book and says, “…it shows a refreshing new paradigm in how to approach dating and finding a loving partner.”
In this first part of a series of 10, Osho speaks about the significance of the first and second chakras.
Osho answers a question by freelance journalist Penny Allen from Sisters, Oregon, USA:
“What happened to your glasses?”
Osho speaks on ‘peace of mind’ and asserts that to be against anything is to be at war. “Peace is very alive. Peace is more alive than war – because war is in the service of death, peace is in the service of life.”
A person full of love will breathe differently than a person full of fear, writes Keerti in The Asian Age on March 14, 2017.
Osho, Why is hugging such an incredibly effective therapeutic tool? P.S. I used to think that clarity, wit and analysis was the way, but they are all garbage alongside hugging.
We should follow our heart and love our life as a precious gift of God, not to be wasted for superficial and imaginary goals, writes Keerti in The Asian Age on February 17, 2017.
Subhan explains his four-step approach which has helped himself and many others find the work they love.
“You cannot hoard flowers, that is one of the most beautiful things about flowers,” says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
Q: If the whole history of the world were condensed into one year, with us standing at the end of that vast year, it would look something like this:
In the midst of many global crises, while many of us find ourselves feeling fury, helplessness, and grief, drowning in shadow, Lissa Rankin shares a love letter. Published in Wake Up World on November 23, 2016.
The real problem is not love but the way we look at it, writes Chaitanya Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle on October 24, 2016.
Love is a basic experience, which can help you become meditators (Osho). Keerti writes in the Deccan Chronicle on September 26, 2016
We often feel alone when our heart is overflowing with love, writes Keerti in The Deccan Chronicle, June 10, 2016.
Since I have been able to trust more and more in existence, everything is going so easily, so softly, so beautifully.
Pope Francis is launching a monthly video where he will outline his proposals and prayer intentions.
Q: Sometimes you talk nonsense in the lectures. How can you tell us to go and look for an alive master if you die?
In this three-part series, Kaiyum clarifies widespread confusion about the difference between feelings and emotions.
Part 3: Expanding on the one key feeling and some additional themes around the heart and Truth.