Three excerpts from Anando’s newly-published book, Osho: Intimate Glimpses.
Devageet asks a question: Beloved Osho, It is now becoming too much. The gossips are going right and left.
For men, vulnerability is not something to be confronted and expressed directly in the same way as it is for women, writes Divakar (Marc Itzler).
Osho answers a seeker’s question about how can there be any generalizations about the qualities of man and woman.
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?
Osho speaks on the strength of women and how they had to live according to the philosophy of the male chauvinists for so long.
Excerpt from Devaraj’s book, ‘Ashram, ashram’: “Ed could think about a woman for literally years without saying a single word to her.”
According to a scientific study, it seems that this phenomenon really exists. Anybody acquainted with close male relatives will say that they knew this all along.
Osho answers the question, “Some days I feel like a swami and others like a ma. Can I be both? Or will I grow up schizy?”
Why have you always emphasized that women are better than men in ruling and administration, taking care? Is that what you experience in your commune or is it only a theory?
“Ego always thinks of softness as weakness. That’s why women have been thought down the ages to be the weaker sex,” states Osho in a darshan.
Marc points out how Greek philosopher and scientist Aristotle’s views about men and women influenced later Christian and Islamic thinkers.
Beloved Osho, I love hearing the stories of the old masters and their disciples. It is so beautiful to feel the essence of those small oases of consciousness – which centuries of religion have since covered in the dust of dogma and deceit. But still, as I look at us sitting here, feeling the joy,
Dr. Jackson Katz is an educator, author, filmmaker and social theorist who has long been recognized as one of America’s leading anti-sexist male activists.
The so-called career path for awakening women can be an absolute disaster that smolders for years, smelling of napalm after the battle.
Single Indian woman ventures where hard-boiled, hardy types do not tread. Wanderlust addict Anjaly Thomas takes you deep into tropical jungles, up in the rare mountain air and far-out destinations no ‘normal’ woman has ever been, writes Kul Bhushan.
V-Day on 14 February 2013 (and no, we don’t mean Valentines’s Day): preparations have begun across the globe.
“Rape is one of the problems which is not so easy to decide and judge; there are so many complexities,” says Osho.