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“People … think the ego comes through prestige and power – renounce power, renounce prestige – but then the ego comes through your humbleness,” says Osho.
Keerti writes on the significance of dharamshalas that have been in existence for thousands of years in India. Published in the Asian Age, 2 October 1019.
From birth onwards, time seemed to me to go faster and faster. But since we left America, just over two months ago, it feels to me like whole lifetimes have passed. Osho, what have you done to time?
In September 1969 Osho travelled to Kashmir to hold a two-week meditation camp in Pahalgam, Kashmir. Bhagawati collected vignettes from various publications.
By nature man is destined to live a conscious life and not become replicas of robots, writes Pratiksha Apurv in The Speaking Tree. Published on 22 September, 2019.
“The people you think are moral are just repressed people, egoistic, carrying all sorts of repressed desires in them. Once an opportunity is given to them, they will explode,” concludes Osho.
Ma Anand Sheela speaks up on Osho’s teachings with Karan Johar. Published on News18.com, India, 2 September 2019.
Osho states, “The moment you lose the fear of death, you become capable of living.” Published in The Economic Times on 17 September 2019.
An article by Chaitanya Keerti published in HappyHo on 19 September 2019, where he cites an excerpt from Maneesha James’s book, Osho: The Buddha for the Future, and adds quotes by Osho.
“Wisdom is practical, knowledge impractical. Knowledge is abstract, wisdom is earthly; knowledge is just words, wisdom is experience,” comments Osho.
Phoebe’s horoscope for the month of October, with quotes from Osho: “…Lovers are born and die. Love goes on.”
A question to Osho by his lawyer, late Ram Jethmalani: Beloved Master, When I am dead, am I really dead? I want to be really convinced that death is eternal sleep.
Out of the blue, God created Eve, who was an interesting companion indeed, writes Keerti. Published in the Asian Age on 16 September 2019.
Osho answers one of Bhagwat’s questions; “You have to see what this ego is, and just seeing is enough.”
How much sex you have, has no bearing on your ability to love or be loved by another human being, writes Steve Hibbins. Published on The Good Men Project on September 7, 2019.
Osho speaks on acting and says, “If you take life as an acting, you will start moving towards spirituality.”
Godliness is within all of us, so also the potential to see it, but we simply are not aware of it, writes Pratiksha Apurv. Published in Speaking Tree on August 25, 2019.
America is certainly a very modern country and this worry is also very modern, observes Keerti. Published in The Asian Age on September 4, 2019.
“I can die, but not life. You can die, you will die – but not the cosmos, not the existence,” states Osho.
Maneesha has asked:
Our beloved Master,
This unspeakable that you are trying to communicate to us, this ungraspable that we are trying to get – sometimes it seems profoundly mysterious, sometimes it seems embarrassingly obvious. Is it either of these – or both together?
Many times sitting in your presence I am overwhelmed by a very childlike feeling. It seems so familiar, yet from a long time ago.
Answering a question in darshan, Osho declares with regard to saving the environment and ecology from the damages of technology that “the only way left is to go into technology far more deeply but with a new orientation.”
Phoebe’s horoscope for September with quotes from Osho: “Life’s door, love’s door, God’s door – they all open when you are playful.”
One Zen monk is reported to have said – every morning of his life after his enlightenment, the first thing in the morning he would say was, “Osho!”
“This Sufi saying wants to create the third type of man, the real man: who knows how to do and who knows how not to do,” expounds Osho.
Meet the local architect with ties to the late spiritual leader Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, popularized in the recent Netflix docuseries Wild Wild Country, writes Stacy Girard. Published in D magazine, Dallas, USA, September 2018 issue.
Radha remembers her time with Chinmaya, their darshans with Osho, going into celibacy and deeper in meditation with him – excerpted from her book, Tantra: A Way of Living and Loving.
Part 1 of Veena’s in-depth research into the dangers of electromagnetic fields and radiation to our physical bodies.
An excerpt of Osho’s answer to the question, Why do you call yourself Bhagwan? Why do you call yourself god?
Osho answers to: “I am terribly scared to ask this question. Why do you mention Swami Yoga Chinamaya’s name when he asks a question? And why does something in me have to ask this question?”
The passion that happens out of our conscious choice is what meditation is all about, writes Keerti. Published in The Asian Age on August 6, 2019.
Osho talks in darshan to an art professor: about Objective Art and about banning tourists from sacred places, unless they meditate first.
“The mystery will remain a mystery, but by becoming yourself a mystery, you will understand,” adds Osho
“We are not satisfied with anything, and we go on asking for more, and we go on making our life more of a confusion,” states Osho.
Most days, there are articles about or mentions of Osho, and his disciples, in the Indian media. Here are the ones we selected from last week.
Videha’s review of Osho’s discourse series on one of the most famous and profound sutras of Buddha, the Vajracchedikā Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra, The Perfection of Wisdom That Cuts Like a Thunderbolt.
“What he means simply is that you should not feel guilty. Whatever you do – if it is not right, don’t do it again,” comments Osho.
As an answer to this question filmmaker Neal Howland replies with a glorious short film, or rather cinematic poem, filmed in New and Old Delhi, Agra, Jodhpur, Jaipur and Udaipur. With narration by Osho.