to the first incarnation of Osho Pulse Online,
actually the webified third edition of our Paperzine, dated Sept '97
(the magazine of the Vancouver sannyas community and beyond,
From the editors of the hard copy original:
ere it comes again, riding on a summer breeze the new OSHO PULSE, that is.
It is no small miracle that the notoriously laid-back Vancouver sannyas community is publishing this magazine for the third time. For it is truly the work-play of the community: friends sharing their stories and gossip, their experiences and insights, friends contributing by placing ads and thus making this endeavour financially possible, all of them giving their time and energy... All this flows together, not quite effortlessly, but playfully, into the final often hectic and pressurized hours of production. Et voilà there it is: a true heart-child of our community.
Somebody from the community mentioned and appreciated that each article in OSHO PULSE speaks with a distinct voice; each article being personal, individual and thus special. Thats how it should be. And we often struggle to preserve the authors original voice in the necessary process of editing.
There is no obligation, no compulsion to say certain things in a certain way; there is freedom to express oneself, to express ones individual experiences without the fetters and bounds of a belief system no thou shalt think like this or thou shalt not say it like that.
It is the uniqueness of the individual that we want to give a voice in OSHO PULSE. That also implies that there be no judgement as to the right or wrong. I cannot see whats going on in your mind-soul-psyche, thus I have to trust that you speak your truth.
So, every article, every author speaks his or her own individual truth. And yet, every author speaks as a seeker, as a sannyasin, speaks from the knowledge that what I am seeking can only be found within myself. And thus, in the depths of their individual truths one taste is found: call it the centre of the cyclone, call it silence, call it meditation, call it Osho.
Words by themselves dont matter that much. What matters is where they point to. You will find a wide variety of expressions over the following pages... but then there comes the point of ZEN, the point of sudden wonderment, of sudden stillness.
It amazes me how alike our deepest experiences are, when at the periphery we are so different. It seems Oshos words and His silence have taken root after all in every single one of us. This makes me happy.
Without plan or design OSHO PULSE seems to create a circle of energy that draws people towards it; they want to participate, they want to share. Old friends are coming out of the woodwork and new friends are making contact. And each new member makes the energy flow stronger in this circle.
We want to invite, to encourage you to join this dance of energy called OSHO PULSE: join in as writers, as advertisers and for sure as readers. You are welcome.
the magazine of the Vancouver sannyas community
published every now and then
Vol 0, #3, Sept 1997
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Gyanesha: advertising, editing
Amiyo: interviews, advertising, typing, editing
Vishram: production, editing
Sarlo: layout, production, editing, web production
Abhi: cover, design & computer support
Osho Pulse gratefully acknowledges the use of materials originally published
by Osho Commune International in Pune. We would also like to thank all our friends in
the community and at home who helped out in supportive ways too numerous to mention.
Also thanks to all the advertisers, listed below, for their support which made it possible: