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“The fear is that if the child is left unconditioned from the very beginning he will be so intelligent, he will be so alert and aware, that his whole life style will be of rebellion. And nobody wants rebels; everybody wants obedient people.” – Osho

When the Shoe Fits, the Foot Is Forgotten
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When the Shoe Fits, the Foot Is Forgotten

At the airport check-in counter, a VIP was yelling at the gate guard, ” How dare you to stop me? You don’t know who I am!” One hears this angry outburst often when someone feels insulted or neglected. Why this constant need to reaffirm yourself that you are somebody? People need continuous feedback from others...

Relax into No-Thingness
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Relax into No-Thingness

Watch the gap between two things, two breaths, two thoughts… Shrini was a  brilliant young man with many skills, but somehow he could not complete his studies of engineering. He dropped out in the last year. And once he lost his confidence it was very difficult for him to gear it up again. Parents and...

The Daily Life Is the Dojo
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The Daily Life Is the Dojo

Once upon a time some novice monk went up to a great Zen master and asked the question, “Where is the best dojo?” To which the master snapped, “Your daily life is your dojo.” This answer appears to be terse and dismissive but there lies a buried wisdom which is the essence of Zen: the...

Befriending Myself
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Befriending Myself

I was asked to write about “What I do.” A good question really. And one that makes me think. Not like at a party when people ask me what I do and I roll out the ready-made answer: “Oh I’m a therapist” or “I’m a hypnotherapist,” or sometimes, “I’m an OSHO Therapist.”  As if that...

Listen to the Meaning, Not to the Words
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Listen to the Meaning, Not to the Words

Buddha used to ask his disciples to do a certain meditation: ‘’Go to the street and watch everybody passing by, coming and going on the street. See exactly what is happening. Don’t listen to their words because they are very cunning, they have become very deceptive. Listen to the meaning.” It is hard to believe that...

Between Yesterday and Tomorrow Is Today
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Between Yesterday and Tomorrow Is Today

Here at the OSHO International Meditation Resort, we have a novel way of greeting the New Year. When the first ray of January sparkles and people meet each other, they say, “Happy Now Here.” Those who hear it for the first time stop in their tracks – did they hear aright? And in a flash,...

Why Does Poverty Exist?
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Why Does Poverty Exist?

The moment we say charity, we are reminded of groups like the Rotary Club, the Lions Club, and other such institutions involved in serving the poor and the needy. Yet we never think of doing charity to rich people, the idea seems preposterous. The very fact that charity is associated with poverty puts a question...

Healing the Wounds of Terror
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Healing the Wounds of Terror

There always seems to be one more test. If you have a headache and seek a medical opinion, you will be made to go through all kinds of pathological tests, not to mention a number of scans, till the doctors find out what is wrong with you. Eventually they may succeed in suppressing the symptoms...

Revive the Real Yoga Please!
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Revive the Real Yoga Please!

The good news is that yoga has acquired a prestigious position as one of the international days observed by the United Nations, with International Yoga Day being celebrated annually on June 21. And the bad news is that what is promoted as yoga is not even an iota of what actual yoga really is. Yoga...

It’s The Conditioning That Kills, Stupid!
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It’s The Conditioning That Kills, Stupid!

So, you are really tired of all the bad news, right? Not to mention yet another college shooting in the US. So, here is some good news for once. Scientists have now clearly identified the root cause of most of the mayhem in the world. Harvard professor and one of the editors of the tellingly...

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