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Here you find a collection of sites we have found on the web related to Osho's work.

About Osho on Divyabhoomi

Interesting links from Life Positive online Magazine:
Awakening: WHEN YOU JUST ARE
Sex and Spirituality: Long seen as the enemy of the spirit, sex is now being used as its ally
An open heart story: Did you know that you had two hearts? Two hearts that beat as one. And both, the emotional and the physical are necessary for your life?

Interview with Kavisha by Cypress, September 1994

OSHO.com on NetBroadcaster.com, the internet premier source of streaming entertainment

Biography of Dr. Richard Schulze, Co-Director of the Osho School for Herbalists and Natural Healers in France

• Vinod Khanna - the silent hero, by Vinod Khanna as told to Suma Varughese
An Indian actor's tryst with spirituality

You Have To Do It All: An interview with Margot Anand (What is Enlightenment, www.wie.org)

My Journey To Rediscover My Inner Woman - From the book: The Art of Everyday Ecstasy
by Margot Anand (www.tantra.com)

Tantra For Couples: Deepen your intimacy & rekindle your juiciness

Love and laughter Chaitanya Keerti wishes everybody a Happy Now Year (Dec 31, 2000)

Meditation Technique by Osho
Keep the Mind in the Middle of the Tongue

• Lycaeum: MEDITATION TECHNIQUE ARCHIVE

Swami Satya Vedant, Chancellor, Osho Multivarsity
Renowned as an eminent scholar and orator of repute in several countries, Dr. Vasant Joshi (better known as Swami Satya Vedant), has now shifted his focus on issues related to education, ecology, religion, East & West, stress management, women's issues, and meditation. He has been featured on several television and radio talk shows worldwide. 

Amrita Pritam condemns ban on Osho secy (news.sawaal.com)

Can we talk tantra?
Bookreview by Vamp on "The Art of Sexual Ecstasy" by Margo Anand, J P Tarcher, 1989

Love is the theme by Taru Bahl
The Tribune, Sunday, April 30, 2000

Yogic Technique of Laughter

Come on guys, don't be so serious!
Start your day with laughter - Osho calls it a prayer.
Have your daily dose of laughter with a
daily joke
and remember to meditate-celebrate.com with it!

• www.india-today.com - SPIRITUALITY: Estate of Mind
With an increasing interest in the mind-body connection, meditation is hitting the mainstream.

Osho - The King of Hearts
What is Osho's Philosophy? is a common question from people who are getting acquainted with Osho for the first time. The truth is : He says again again that He has no philosophy, set of beliefs or dogma to teach, and that His effort is rather to deprogram us from all philosophies & beliefs so that we can experience the truth directly.

InnerSelf Magazin:
Eating & Drinking Consciously
The greatest fear of all
The greatest fear in the world is of the opinions of others. And the moment you are unafraid of the crowd you are no longer a sheep, you become a lion. A great roar ...
Meditation
Developing Attention
- Meditation by Osho
You are no more there, you have gone somewhere else, you have moved away. By attention is meant that when you are looking at a flower, you are looking at a flower ...
Facial Tension Can Be Relieved! - Meditation by Osho
This meditation is excerpted from The Book of Secrets by Osho. Osho is one of the best-known and most provocative spiritual teachers of the 20th century. Beginning ...
Becoming An Authentic Rebel
The following question was posed to Osho: "For my whole life, friendliness has been a shield for me to protect myself from others. Sitting with you in discourse and ...

Nobody Said It Would Be Easy by Ma Prem Sangeet (Excerpt from the July/August Viha Connection)
Excerpt from the July/August Viha Connection

Nobody Said It Would Be Easy
by Ma Prem Sangeet

My issue is the distribution of Osho's books. I look at Osho's words and I look around me, and I see no one even close to delivering the same kind of vast, incisive view of virtually everything that Osho offers, yet fewer and fewer titles of His books are in bookstores, and centers are not encouraged to distribute His books. In some cases they are actively or passively discouraged. The rationale being offered is that limiting the supply of books is the only way to get large publishers to publish His books, which will, eventually, mean a larger number of books available, even if it means fewer titles. It also means, in my view, the publication of only the safer and more palatable titles - a watering down of Osho's vision. But, it is argued, all His books are available from the Internet (as if they kind of popped out of the computer, and didn't involve shipping and international exchange rates). And who, I ask, will publish those less tame books when the current supply runs out? This policy feels fearful to me.

source: www.oshoviha.org

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Sunday, April 30, 2000
Love is the theme
By Taru Bahl

There are only two ways to live your life, only two ways to be.
One is the right way, the other the wrong way.
The right is to give, to share, to love.
The wrong way is to snatch, to exploit, to accumulate.
Love and money are the symbols of these two ways.
Money is neurosis, love is ecstasy.
Love is the right way and money is the wrong way
Osho

THE tug of war between the spiritual and the material, the desires of the heart and the practicality of the mind, the conformities of society and the freedom of the spirit are conflicts each one of us face at every juncture of our lives. How we respond to them determines our happiness quotient which in turn is shaped by the love we carry inside ourselves. This love is not necessarily directed at one person or a short-listed few to be doled out in different measures. Instead, it is for all of humanity given in a consistently even manner. One cannot decide to be loving. One is either loving or isn’t.
  Aakash had a very spontaneous way of bonding with people. He succeeded in breaking the barriers of formality by getting people to relax and shed their inhibitions in the first stage of the relationship itself. Whosoever he dealt with, whether a stranger at a party or the uniformed peon at the office, he put them at ease as they responded to him on a basic humane plane. He was the favourite uncle of his nephews and nieces; friends and family vied for his company; his ex-girl friends rarely said anything nasty about him, his colleagues extended full cooperation to him, celebrating each of us his professional milestones and he shared a deep intense bonding with his close group of friends. He was caring, generous, fun-loving and sincere. But what really made the million-dollar difference was that he allowed feelings of unadulterated love to filter through all his interactions. It was something that came naturally to him. There was no pretension and faking in his responses. This sincere love for people, in general, and for those he came into direct contact with, in particular, was what set him apart from others. They did not compete with him nor did they get threatened by his presence, seeking ulterior motives for his actions and behaviour. That he did not have a single mean bone in his body was evident at first glance. Trust and compassion were the foundations on which his relationships were built. People went out of the way to help him. They felt good for him when he did well, and miserable when he was upset. There was instant empathy in his relationships. Most observers felt it was his striking good looks which gave him the advantage, while others accused him of being a charmer, who snaked his way into people’s hearts. However, all of them were unanimous in saying that he was ‘lucky’ with people.

There is no doubt that we cannot connect with people unless our interaction is touched with the feeling of love. Only when we look at someone with a heart full of love can the feelings of compassion, sensitivity and warmth touch our actions. Does this mean that a loving person is never meant to get angry, violent, upset and critical? Does love mean only saying mushy things, being goody-goody and constantly supportive? When a father denies his son the usage of the family car, or when he refuses to let him go on a holiday with his friends, not because he cannot afford it but because he feels his son is irresponsible with scant regard for money, does it mean he does not love his son? Or when a mother brings to the notice of the class teacher that her son has secured full marks in the maths paper by cheating from the girl sitting next to him, resulting in his repeating the class, is she being cruel and unconcerned? Isn’t it natural for a truly loving person to react and get angry when the person he loves behaves in a manner which is incorrect?

Shouldn’t a genuinely loving person correct/punish us and tell us that we are wrong even when the world maintains a stony silence, allowing us to trip over our follies? Isn’t it his moral duty to come and shake us out of our reverie, pull us up and force us to see reason, mend our ways and get onto the correct path, even at the risk of earning our ire which may result in a rift in the relationship?

Most of the time an angry and confrontationist approach by a loved one leaves no lasting scars because his sincerity of purpose and genuine hurt is evident. It is said that the final and greatest risk of love is the risk of exercising power with humility. The most common example of this is the act of loving confrontation. For a truly loving person, the act of criticism or confrontation does not come easily. He knows it has the potential of turning arrogant, moralistic, preachy and authoritative. It could be misconstrued as being a stand of intellectual superiority where he adopts a holier-than-thou stance trying to push the loved one in doing what he thinks is right.

What makes the process smooth and less acrimonious is when genuine love recognises and respects the unique individuality and separate identity of the loved one. The loving person is caught between a loving respect for the other’s own path in life and a responsibility to exercise loving leadership when the beloved appears to need such leadership. It is a dilemma which is ultimately resolved by painstaking self-scrutiny.

There are two ways to confront or criticise another. One is with the instinctive and spontaneous certainty that one is right. This is the way of arrogance which is usually adopted by teachers, parents, opinionated spouses and older siblings. Although well-meaning, it often produces rebellion, on the one hand, and/or meek submission and resentment, on the other. The second is tinged with a belief that one is probably right but is arrived at through scrupulous self-doubting and self-examination. Here the person who is indulging in fault-finding and criticism decides to have a ‘hard talk’ with the loved one with a heavy heart. He finds it painful telling him that he is wrong but feels it has to be done/said.

Tinged with genuine goodness and humility, since he has no personal axe to grind or favours to win, he rarely goes wrong. Even if the person feels a momentary pang of anger at being criticised, he is forced to sit back and think and, maybe, even act on it, too. Richard Bach in his book Running from Safety says, "We can change our world any way we want. We can make our personal world calm or wild according to what we want to live and be. We can weave utter peace in the midst of chaos. We can destroy in the midst of paradise. It only depends on how we shape our spirit and this in turn is directly dependent on the amount of love we carry in our heart."

source: tribuneindia.com

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Meditate and shake to cure Internet blues
NEW DELHI September 1, 1998
from www.nandotimes.com

Internet surfers suffering from loneliness can meditate, shake and dance their way out of depression, according to a group of spiritual mystics in northern India.

The Osho Commune International, based in the Indian city of Pune, announced Tuesday that it had developed a new meditation technique to roll away the Internet blues and sharpen a surfer's concentration.

The technique, known as "Osho Kundalini," is an "active, four-stage meditation which involves shaking the whole body in the first stage and dance in the second," commune spokesman Swami Chaitanya Keerti told AFP.

"Doing this meditation will benefit all the net surfers who experience depression or loneliness," Keerti said.

A guide to the technique - plus the appropriate music to shake and dance to - is already available on the commune's special web site.

"It can be downloaded by surfers and sufferers to shake out their depression," Keerti said, adding that commune members using the technique had experienced "greater awareness when surfing the net."

The commune was founded in Pune in 1974, by an Indian spiritual mystic, Osho, who died in 1990.

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