A Cup of Tea (139)
Osho talks on ‘Breath’; “In Tantra, love-making is allowed only when you have learnt how to make love and yet keep your breath cool, rhythmic.”
OZYMA (no relation to OZY) is a new martial art based on the teachings of Osho, the late controversial Indian guru featured in the Netflix documentary Wild Wild Country, writes Devyani Nighoskar. Published in OZY on December 18, 2020.
Bhagawati writes about the latest AIDS statistics and introduces a very important Appendix to ‘Osho on Sexuality’, compiled by Nandan to further outline Osho’s vision on the many facets of human sexuality.
Ma Anand Sheela speaks up on Osho’s teachings with Karan Johar. Published on News18.com, India, 2 September 2019.
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.
…shout, cry, jump, talk, babble, do whatever you please. Close the doors and observe your own madness in its entirety…” suggests Osho on ‘Anger’.
September episode (No. 56) of Love Osho’s podcasts: Former plastic surgeon, then psychotherapist, talks about his professional life and that in Osho’s communes, and about his book.
Sex, condoms and having ‘that’ chat with a new partner is being frankly discussed by several young people on video. Published by BBC.
Pope Benedict blames the swinging sixties for sexual abuse and can’t seem to remember his own church’s history, writes Subhuti in this well-researched piece.
Kul Bhushan writes about the time when sannyasins took over the London Hotel Café Royal on Regent Street for a weekend of song and dance, meditations and exhibitions.
Excerpt from ‘The Cosmic Madhouse’; Satyananda has moved into the ashram to write his book and embarks with other sannyasins to Bombay for a media conference to neutralize the negative impressions the photos in the media stirred up, showing naked participants in the Leela and Tantra groups.
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.”
Sex still being a touchy and often even taboo subject in many cultures and religions to this day, a mother and daughter from the Punjab have the courage to ask each other various questions about it. Published on BBC on August 31, 2018.
Q: You are known throughout the world as the tantra master or the sex guru, yet in the three years I have been in your ashram, not only have I had less sex than ever before in my life, but thought and heard less about it as well. Will you explain this discrepancy?
Satya Puja aka Diana Richardson appears on TEDx in Linz, Austria, giving a warm and captivating talk how sex can bring healing and connection to one’s relationship.
Pathika and Ojas wrote about the media attention after the screening of the Netflix docuseries Wild Wild Country and listed the main articles and shows. A nation-wide meeting of friends and lovers of Osho will be held on 5th May at Wajid, The Hague.
Prem Geet reviews Anand Arun’s latest book and says, “A pocket-size treasure so packed with wisdom it reads like the ultimate owner’s manual for being human.”
Marc looks at Billy Graham’s life, purpose and impact he had on former leading statesmen and many other followers – and also quotes what Osho says about him.
“Anand Devopama, there is certainly a connection; the connection is simple. Sexual orgasms and laughter happen in the same way; their process is similar,” replies Osho.
Laherubhai writes about Osho’s controversial discourses in Mumbai. “It happened that Osho managed to get work done through me for which I had no knowledge, experience or skill. This was a matter of great fortune for me.”
Prof. V. Santhakumar tries to fathom the origins of this, for women, very uncomfortable trait of Indian culture, that does not seem to die off even after years of modernisation and growth of the middle classes.
Pritish Nandy delivers “A shining image of a rockstar gone all wrong.” Published in India Today Magazine on September 15, 2017, including some comments.
In this first part of a series of 10, Osho speaks about the significance of the first and second chakras.
Both in the East and the West, people have been misguided about Tantra, says Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle; published June 8, 2017.
Osho answers a question by freelance journalist Penny Allen from Sisters, Oregon, USA:
“What happened to your glasses?”
“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 by Shanti.
Excerpt from chapter 11 of Avikal’s new book, ‘When the Ocean Dissolves into the Drop: Osho, Love, Truth and me’.
Another new book published by John Hogue (aka Dhyan Arjuna) – this one mischievously linking the ominous Christianity-created number symbol 666 with – sex. You heard it!
Naina explores the history of the wood apple, a fruit tree native to the Indian subcontinent and considered as being very sacred.
Bible believers are beside themselves about the prospect that marriage norms and laws are changing, says Valeri Tarico at Raw Story.
Roshani talks about the book by Henrik Bogdan and James R. Lewis, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Ian Sample writes in The Guardian that psychologists have found that people are distracted from the task at hand nearly half the time, and this daydreaming consistently makes them less happy.
Conscious 2, a TV channel focused on awakening in daily life, interviews Rafia about exploring the role of sex and relationships in our spiritual development.
Let me tell you one story, one of the very daring and courageous stories. Such a courageous story is possible only in India. Not today’s India, because today’s India has become very cowardly.