Osho – Everything exists in “Relation”

Osho

Osho speaks of a powerful meditation that Buddha used. He says everything exists in relation to others; Nothing is an absolute except Truth.

Ellora Cave no. 10 – Vishvakarma Cave

There are 12 caves at Ellora dedicated to Buddhism. While 11 of them are “viharas” or monasteries for the monks, cave no.10 is special and is a “Chaitya” hall or Prayer hall also known as “Vishvakarma” cave. Inside this cave is a 15-foot statue of The Buddha seated in a teaching pose. The hall is … Read more Ellora Cave no. 10 – Vishvakarma Cave

Buddha Purnima – Osho Story #6

Today is the Vaishaka Purnima and on this day Siddhartha Gautama was born who later became Gautama Buddha. When Osho was asked by the famous poet Sumitranandan Pant to choose just 12 significant mystics from across the ages he gave the following names – Krishna, Patanjali, Buddha, Mahavira, Nagarjuna, Shankara, Gorakh, Kabir, Nanak, Meera, Ramakrishna … Read more Buddha Purnima – Osho Story #6

Leadership Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita 21 – Failure/Success

Chapter 2 Verse 37 हतो वा प्राप्स्यसि स्वर्गं जित्वा वा भोक्ष्यसे महीम् | तस्मादुत्तिष्ठ कौन्तेय युद्धाय कृतनिश्चय: || 37|| hato vā prāpsyasi swargaṁ jitvā vā bhokṣhyase mahīm tasmād uttiṣhṭha kaunteya yuddhāya kṛita-niśhchayaḥ hataḥ—slain; vā—or; prāpsyasi—you will attain; swargam—celestial abodes; jitvā—by achieving victory; vā—or; bhokṣhyase—you shall enjoy; mahīm—the kingdom on earth; tasmāt—therefore; uttiṣhṭha—arise; kaunteya—Arjun, the son … Read more Leadership Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita 21 – Failure/Success

The power of our mind …

Milton was blind and nearly 300 hundred years ago he wrote these two lines – “The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a heaven of Hell, a hell of Heaven.” Just brilliant and probably a great truth. Look around us, everyone reading this blog is certainly privileged – you have access … Read more The power of our mind …

Savor living – Ditch the idiot box !

I started reading this book just before the New year called “Savor: Mindful eating, Mindful life”. It is written by the Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh and Dr. Lillian Cheung. The central theme of the book is to live our lives mindfully, eating, moving and breathing with mindfulness. So to some it may seem like … Read more Savor living – Ditch the idiot box !

The Vivekananda series …….. 8. Transformation

This is one of Swami Vivekananda’s quotes that’s so easy not to follow 🙂 because he says it’s better to wear slippers than carpet the whole Earth !! It goes completely against what we like to do – change others while we want to remain unchanged. 🙂 As we litter the streets or throw out … Read more The Vivekananda series …….. 8. Transformation

The Vivekananda series ……. 7. Risk Taking

This is a corollary quote to the quote on daring – this is about daring to take risks. Let’s think a little more about what sort of risks we take …. Study in a really good school, worry incessantly about marks and commit suicide when we get 95% instead of 97%… buy the latest in-fashion … Read more The Vivekananda series ……. 7. Risk Taking