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“This is a wrong question, basically meaningless…. My suggestion is, ask a more basic question. For example, you can ask, “Is there life after birth?” That would be more basic because many people are born but very few people have life. Just by being born you are not alive. You exist, certainly, but life is more than mere existence. You are born, but unless you are reborn into your being, you don’t live, you never live.” – Osho

Age Is Just a Number! It Is Never Too Late
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Age Is Just a Number! It Is Never Too Late

“You become old through others’ eyes. You become old because of the mirror. If mirrors disappear and nobody talks about your age, and there is no calendar and no time measurement, you will remain young longer…. “Joshu was a master who started to study Zen when he was sixty…. “Remember, your age is not relevant....

Growing Up, or Just Growing Old?
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Growing Up, or Just Growing Old?

Why, in the East aging is praised while in the West it is feared?  There are many laws about middle age, because all over the world people become old. And many thinkers have been thinking, What is this old age? “The first law is De Never’s Lost Law; obviously about old age, the law can...

Death Can Be a Celebration
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Death Can Be a Celebration

“Death is the most misunderstood phenomenon. People have thought of death as the end of life. That is the first, basic misunderstanding. “Death is not the end, but the beginning of a new life. Yes, it is an end of something that is already dead. It is also a crescendo of what we call life,...

Euthanasia Is Our Birthright: It Can Lead to Enlightenment
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Euthanasia Is Our Birthright: It Can Lead to Enlightenment

“Euthanasia, or the Freedom to Choose Your Death, Should Be Accepted as a Birthright of Every Human Being. “A limit can be put to it, for example, seventy-five years. After the age of seventy-five the hospitals should be ready to help anybody who wants to get rid of their body. Every hospital should have a...

Always Remain Young!
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Always Remain Young!

“My message for the young is to always remain young. Never become old. Your body will become old, but your mind has no necessity to become old. If your mind remains young and fresh, ready to learn, ready to explore new dimensions of life, you are alive. “The moment your mind stops exploring, expanding, you...

Death – the Secret of Life?
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Death – the Secret of Life?

Live as Intensely as Possible “Burn your candle of life from both ends. Burn it so intensely that if it is finished in one second it is okay. At least you will have known what it is, because only intensity penetrates. And if you can live an intense life you will have a different quality...

Why Don’t I Want to Be Alone?
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Why Don’t I Want to Be Alone?

In a world getting busier by the minute it can be very appealing to get away from it all, to find somewhere out of range of WiFi, and perhaps even out of range of other people. So why is it that the bliss of such a place can wear off pretty quickly and we find...

Osho Bardo: A Planned Death
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Osho Bardo: A Planned Death

What is a ‘Good Death’? Having set out to discover that, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, recently published their findings in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. They came up with 11 ‘core themes’: preferences for a specific dying process, pain-free status, religiosity/spirituality, emotional well-being, life completion, treatment preferences,...

A Meditation to Make Friends with Death
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A Meditation to Make Friends with Death

“In Life, Nothing Is Certain Except Death “Death is not going to happen in the end; it is already happening. It is a process. Just as life is a process, death is a process. We create the now, but life and death are just like your two feet, your two legs. Life and death are...

Death Is the Only Certainty
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Death Is the Only Certainty

“Death is already happening, so don’t put it in the future. “If you don’t put it in the future there is no question of defending yourself; if it is already happening – and it has been already happening always – then there is no question of protecting yourself against death. Death has not killed you;...

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