The Invisible Transmission

Birthday of Enlightened Zen Master Dogen Born on 19th January, 1200, in Kyoto Japan, Dogen was  a Japanese Buddhist during the Kamakura period (1192–1333), who introduced Zen to Japan in the form of the Soto school . A creative personality, he combined…

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Anguish: A Quest

Osho on Enlightened Sage Ramana Maharshi 30th December 1879 is the birthday of the Hindu sage Ramana Maharishi, revered as an enlightened being world-wide. He left his home aged 17 after he had a vision…

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The Miracle of Ordinariness

Osho on Ordinariness BANKEI WAS PREACHING QUIETLY TO HIS FOLLOWERS ONE DAY WHEN HIS TALKING WAS INTERRUPTED BY A PRIEST FROM ANOTHER SECT. THIS SECT BELIEVED IN THE POWER OF MIRACLES, AND THOUGHT THAT SALVATION…

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The Way of the East

Osho on East and West WHY DO YOU APPEAR TO GIVE MORE ATTENTION TO WESTERNERS AND, ON THE WHOLE, TO ALMOST IGNORE INDIANS? — I AM THINKING ESPECIALLY OF WHEN YOU GIVE SANNYAS. THIS QUESTION…

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Infinite within Finite

4th December is the birthday of the Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle. He is famous for his “Great Man Theory” which states that the history of the world is but the biography of great men. In…

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The Outside, The Inside

Osho on Athenian philosopher Plato Born in 427/428 BCE, in Athens, Plato was an Athenian philosopher during the Classical period in Ancient Greece, founder of the Platonist school of thought and the Academy, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. He is widely…

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The Idiot, the Sage

11th November is the birthday of the renowned Russian writer and philosopher Fyodor Dostoevsky. Known for books like Brothers Karamazov, Crime and Punishment and The Idiot, Dostoevsky’s work gives a penetrating insight into the socio-political…

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Only Love is the Path

Birthday of Ivan Turgenev Born on 9th November, 1818, in Oryol in Russia, Turgenev was a Russian novelist, short story writer, poet, playwright, translator and populariser of Russian literature in the West. His first major publication, a short story…

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Clean Yourself

Osho on Catharsis BELOVED OSHO, ONCE YOU TOLD ME THAT THE SPRING HAD COME, BUT MY ANXIETY IS THAT I HAVE LOST EVERYTHING, THAT THE GARBAGE HAS TAKEN OVER COMPLETELY, AND THAT I CANNOT KEEP…

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