Monday, January 25, 2010

OSHO Publications at The World Book Fair

Who says books are not being read anymore?

The internet is immensely useful but the warmth of paper which flows from the tree that has roots in the earth still appeals to readers around the globe.

One of the young learners has commented, " The internet is a mile wide and an inch deep. Stick to the books."

As if just to prove him right the 19th New Delhi World Book Fair is to be held from 30 January to 7 February 2010. There will be about three thousand stalls of pubishers, printers and distributers. It is observed that almost twenty four stalls have a prominent display of Osho books, CDs and DVDs. Osho has become a fragrance that permeates the globe.
Osho Publications organized by Osho Media International, Pune, is one of the major book stalls that attracts a huge crowd as the demand for Osho literature is ever increasing.

The name of the stall : OSHO Publications, Pune
 Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
Stall numbers 11-14 in Hall no. 1
Timing : 10 am to 8 pm

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Osho : "Forget me and forgive me."

Can there be a death anniversary of one who is " never born and never died" ? Sounds ridiculous, isn't it?

When people try to fix Osho into a birth and death pattern, this is what happens -- it looks ridiculous.  Osho

says, death is a fiction . It means we have to drop our old habit of mourning  if we really want to understand Osho.

Osho  is a visionary that has become the vision. This is why Osho consciousness lives on,  it is timeless.

Once someone asked hm : " How Would You Like To Be Remembered?"

Osho said :  "I would simply like to be forgiven and forgotten. There is no need to remember me. The need is to remember yourself! People have remembered Gautam Buddha and Jesus Christ and Confucius and Krishna. That does not help. So what I would like: forget me completely, and forgive me too -- because it will be difficult to forget me. That's why I am asking you to forgive me for giving you the trouble.

"Remember yourself.

"And don't be bothered about historians and all kinds of neurotic people -- they will do their thing. It is none of our concern at all."

  Transmission of the Lamp, Chapter 29, Question 1

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Friendliness : The Real Juice of Life

Enjoying Friendliness
OSHO International Meditation Resort, Pune

I have a friend who is very sociable, gets into relationships easily and gets out of them quickly, but  not without scars and wounds. We all see such people around and within us.
Is there a way out? No, there is a way in, says Osho.
 Beware, the moment  friendliness is  frozen into a " friend-ship" it sinks like The Titanic.

Osho says: " Friendship exists between two persons; it is relationship. Friendliness is only a quality; it need not depend on any relationship. It is just the way you live your lire -- it is a friendly life. You are friendly to everything, to the whole existence. You are just a friend, not addressed to anybody in particular, but addressed to the whole, to all.

" In friendship you make an exclusive relationship and you may remain inimical to many people. So enmity and friendship can exist together -- in fact you will have very few friends and many more enemies. But friendliness cannot have any enmity in it, it is inclusive, inclusive of all. And to know friendliness is to know the real juice of life. Life reveals its mysteries only to those who have come to the state of friendliness."

Excerpted From Going All The Way

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sivamani's Magic At The Osho International Meditation Resort

Sivamani  Playing

"Oh, What an evening! " That's what everyone was saying after the highly energetic concert . Sivamani, the incredible drum wizard, played at the Osho International Meditation Resort, Pune on January 11th. The drums thundered and whispered,  hummed and sang with the magic touch of  Siva.With the rhythm ensemble of more than a hundred percussion instruments, Siva had the ecstatic audience eat out of his hands.
You should have heard the screams and laughter, the clapping and dancing in the Osho Auditorium to believe it.
Why are drums so popular?

The Cheering Audience

Osho says :  "The drum has a special appeal -- the reason is very deep rooted You will have to understand it.

" When a child is conceived in the womb, the child grows, but he cannot breathe, he has to breathe from the mother. In fact, the mother breathes for him. And for nine months continuously he hears the beating of the mother's heart -- continuously. It is the first meeting with music and rhythm.
For nine months the child goes on hearing the heartbeat of the mother. That is the first drum he encounters, and it becomes very deep-rooted in the being of the child. Every pore of him is filled with it, every fibre of his body vibrates with it, he has no life except the mother's heart. And there is the beating continuously for nine months... you just think about it.

"And then the child is born. The whole body system, the mind system, carries that desire for the beat, for the rhythm of the mother's heart. And mothers know, knowingly or unknowingly, that whenever a child is restless, crying, weeping, uncontrollable, they have just to put his head on their chest, and immediately the child goes to sleep, falls into sleep. When again he hears the beat -- the beat is soporific -- he immediately falls into sleep."
Tao: The Three Treasures, Vol 1

Friday, January 8, 2010

Osho Explosion On Social Media

The Event at the Osho International Meditation Resort, Pune

The explosion of Osho on social media like Youtube, Twitter and Facebook makes him one of the most viewed persons in the world. The viewership of Osho videos on the Youtube just crossed 8 million viewings this week.

Osho has become a world bestselling author – translated and published into 58 languages by 250 publishing houses.
Every day an Osho book is published on planet Earth.


There was a "Wow!" factor when the Osho Media International presented this phenomenon to the international visitors to Osho Meditation Resort and Pune Press on Thursday, 9.30 pm at their venue. Many people were so turned on by the new technology, they  were eager to participate in this global phenomenon of making Osho available.

More in the next blog.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Gravitation and Grace

Today is Isaac Newton's birthday. People have seen apples falling from trees down the ages but it needed a genius like Newton to apply this phenomenon universally and discover the law of gravitation.

However, Newton could not decipher the emotional laws that govern human minds. To quote his famous statement : "I can calculate the motions of the heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people."

Osho says, because Newton was not a meditator, he could not find the law of grace which is excatly opposite of the law of gravitation.

Osho points out : "Gravitation is the law which pulls you down; grace is the law which pulls you up. Science has not yet discovered, maybe it is not going to discover it ever, the other law. It has discovered one law.

"You have heard the story that Newton was sitting in a garden, and one apple fell. Watching that apple fall, Newton started thinking, "Why does the apple fall towards the earth? Why directly towards the earth? Why not sideways? Why does it not start flying upwards?" The law of gravitation was discovered, that the earth has a pull and pulls everything towards it.

" But Newton saw the fruit falling; he didn't see the tree rising up. Whenever I read the story. I always felt he saw the small fruit falling towards the earth; he didn't see the tree rising upwards. You throw a stone. It falls back, true, but a tree goes on rising higher and higher. Something is pulling the tree up. A stone is dead; the tree is alive. Life goes higher and higher and higher.

"Man, in his consciousness, has reached to the highest point on this earth. When you close your eyes to the world, when you are in a deep meditative mood, prayerful, blissful, ecstatic -- suddenly, the body is not there. You have become aware of the inner tree of life, and it is going higher and higher, and suddenly you feel that you can fly."

Excerpted from Yoga: The Alpha and the Omega, Vol 7

Have some silent spaces in your day

Speed and efficiency have created more worry, made people more tense. Technology saves time, but we don't know what to do with the saved time. Even if the time is saved, you will worry and become anxious and ask for some entertainment in that time.
The modern man needs to learn to be unoccupied for some time in twenty four hours. Just by slowing down ordinary processes, you will see how peaceful you can become.

Osho suggests some simple exercises : eat slowly -- take time. If you eat in ten minutes, take twenty minutes. Enjoy the food. Chew it more; it will be digested better. Your body will feel more at ease and at home. And when the body is at home, the mind too feels at home.

Another Osho tip : Sometimes when you don't have anything to do, just sit silently doing nothing. There is no need to read the newspaper or to watch the TV. Don't be in such a mad rush to occupy yourself. That is a way to escape from oneself. So sometimes when you have nothing to do, feel happy that you have some leisure of doing nothing. Then just sit silently, look at the stars or at the trees, listen to the birds or just close your eyes and look inward.

Slow down your speed in everything you do: walk slowly, talk slowly, breathe slowly, and by and by, you will come to know the beauty of inactivity, the beauty of passivity.