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Clouds Come and Go and the Sky Remains

Shakespeare said: "There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so." How right he was! Thinking about things can drive us mad, especially at 2 o’clock in the morning, but it doesn’t have to be this way if we can learn to disidentify with what mind is telling us. “Your mind and...

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Look as is for the First Time

We all know what it means to see as if for the first time, but it usually takes something special to happen, some significant event, before we do it. What if, with practice, we could look with fresh eyes more often?   “We look at things always with old eyes. You...

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Rising in Friendship

It is said that a good friend is hard to find, and isn’t it wonderful when we do find such a one. Friendships that last are priceless: friends that stand by us, that accept us with all our faults and failings, that love us no matter what. Here Osho speaks...

Everybody seems to be meditating these days – it seems anything can be called a meditation, and the benefits are almost fantastic. We can all become super effective, improve our brains, beings and our work and our relationships improve incredibly and our creativity blossoms and … does that sound almost...

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We all know what it feels to be angry, and we all know how frustrating it can be to have to bite it back. It can take a while to calm down, because really all we’re doing is suppressing that anger, repressing our feelings. So where does anger come...

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“Sex does not rear its head as soon as a child is born. There is still time for that. The body gathers energy, the cells gain strength, and the day comes when the body is fully ready. The energy will slowly muster itself, and then it will push open...

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“Buddha says there are two kinds of enlightened people in the world; he is very scientific about his approach. His categories are very significant; nobody has done this before or since. He says those in the first category of the enlightened ones are called arhats. The arhat is a...

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The Art of Transcending Time

Growing old is not the same as growing up. We grow old in time; we grow up in the moment. “Man is born to achieve life, but it all depends on him. He can miss it. He can go on breathing, he can go on eating, he can go on...

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Growing Up, or Just Growing Old

Are we growing up or just growing old? We have learned to think about time as a horizontal line on which we travel from childhood to youth, and from old age to death. But is this really all there is? What happens when we start to search for truth,...

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It’s old-fashioned to think about meditation as retirement activity. Youth is the time of rebellion, and meditation is the only real rebellion. “Youth is the best time for inner transformation because youth is the most flexible time. Children are more flexible than young people, but they are not so understanding....