Meditation


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We work out to keep our body fit, young and to maintain our physical well-being. But what are we doing for our consciousness? More and more people are looking inwards, seeking to free themselves from the burdens of modern life. Collectively the world is slowly waking up but for...

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By Sonar de Munnik Recently I read an OSHO book in which Osho speaks about the difference between psychology and meditation. He outlines a clear and fundamental difference: psychology is about personality, the ego, the mind and meditation is in the first place interested in the space beyond mind. A...

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Meditate Every Day

Regular meditation does make a difference, especially in this digital age. In a recent article for the New York Times entitled ‘You Should Meditate Every Day,’ Opinion Columnist Farhad Manjoo, a technology journalist for nearly 20 years and a tech devotee even longer, says it’s the best way he’s...

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Albert Einstein’s so-called “God letter” sold at auction recently for $2.9m. Written the mid-fifties, the letter takes issue with belief in God: "The word God is for me nothing but the expression and product of human weaknesses," he writes. "The Bible is a collection of venerable but still rather...

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People in Power

Why do we put people in power who have had no training in it? A wise man once said that the urge to become a politician should be enough to disqualify a person from so doing, yet the power-hungry continue to seek election. Osho proposes shifting the power from the...

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Personality Loosening the Bonds

The word personality comes from the Greek word persona, meaning mask. We all wear these masks, but how do we drop them? “The word personality is very significant. It comes from a Greek word persona. Persona means ‘the mask.’ In Greek drama the actors used masks, false faces. Those false...

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Catharsis Goes hand-in-Hand with Meditation

In a recent Hindustan Times article, Indian actress Prajakta Mali, an ardent follower of Osho, talks about how she has been deeply inspired by his philosophy and his talks, and has used meditation and pranayam to get over professional and personal turmoil. “We actors have an exciting yet stressful...

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Inner Treasure Is Paradise Now Why Waste Time?

For those who have looked inside and found their inner treasure, life becomes paradise. Otherwise it is hell. And everyone who has looked inside has found their inner treasure. Why waste time? “Turn in, search inside. Our true reality is there. And the wonder of wonders is that the moment...

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Richness does not equal being wealthy. Increasing numbers of people are starting to realize that without an inner richness, without the kind of resources money cannot buy, outer richness means little. “Meditation opens doors to inner richness. And the outer richness is only a false substitute: it keeps you in...