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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

Freedom to Choose Your Death Is a Birthright In a landmark decision on passive euthanasia, The Indian Supreme Court confirmed the right to die with dignity on 9, March 2018. While the court’s decision deals with practical legal matters of a ‘living will’ and ‘rights to remove life support of a terminal ill person,’ the...

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...

Intense Life, Love, and Death – the Secret of Life?
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Intense Life, Love, and 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,...

Death Is Certain, but It’s Not the End
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Death Is Certain, but It’s Not the End

In Life, Nothing Is Certain Except Death “Secondly: 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...

Death Befriends Life
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Death Befriends Life

Death is Already Happening “Whether you face it or not, whether you look at it or not, it is already there. “It is just like breathing. When a child is born, he inhales. He breathes in for the first time. That is the beginning of life. And when one day he becomes old, dies, he...

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