Meditation

 Osho Meditation Quotes

  1. The moment you put the mind aside, you have entered into the world of meditation.
  2. My whole effort is to create a no-mind state in you. I am not here to convince you about anything. I am not here to give you a dogma, a creed to live by. I am here to take all creeds away from you because only then will life happen to you. I am not giving you anything to live by, I am simply taking all props away from you, all crutches.
  3. Meditation or religion is a totally different world: it is relaxation, it is let-go — it is not concentration at all. It is not one-pointedness, it is no-pointedness.
  4. A meditator has to remember not to struggle with the thoughts. If you want to win, don’t fight. That is a simple rule of thumb. If you want to win, simply don’t fight. The thoughts will be coming as usual. You just watch, hiding behind your blanket; let them come and go. Just don’t get involved with them.
  5. Meditation is not a state of concentration; it is not a state of mind at all. It is a state of total mindlessness — and not a state of sleep either. No mind, no sleep; no mind, but total awareness. Out of that awareness you bring a different quality to music, to painting, to poetry. And out of that meditativeness you can bring a totally different quality to science too. But before that can happen we will need large numbers of meditative people around the earth.
  6. When I say to you that meditation is nothing but thoughtlessness, you can misunderstand me. You are not to do anything to become thoughtless, because whatever you will do will be again a thought. You have to learn to see the procession of thoughts, standing by the side of the road as if it does not matter to you what is passing by. Just the ordinary traffic — if you can take your thoughts in such a manner that they are not of much concern, then easily, slowly, the caravan of thoughts which has continued for thousands of years disappears.
  7. When you are in deep meditation, you feel a great serenity, a joy that is unknown to you, a watchfulness that is a new guest. Soon this watchfulness will become the host. The day the watchfulness becomes the host, it remains twenty-four hours with you. And out of this watchfulness, whatever you do has a wisdom in it. Whatever you do shows a clarity, a purity, a spontaneity, a grace.
  8. You cannot move into meditation by controlling. You can move into meditation only by being indifferent, just a watcher. Whether it comes or not makes no difference; just let the thoughts flow on their own accord and you stand aloof, just watching. The word `watching’ simply means being a mirror, reflecting and not making any commentary. No mirror makes any commentary. No mirror says to you, “Aha, how beautiful!” It is not interested in whether you are beautiful or weird, sane or insane, standing on your feet or on your head. It makes no difference to the mirror, the mirror simply reflects. The watcher is a mirror. It simply watches and remains empty. No content is caught by the mirror. Things come and go, the mirror does not cling to anything. The mirror is not in favor of something or against it. It has no notions about what passes before it.
  9. Witnessing is such a sharp sword — it cuts thoughts, feelings, emotions, in a single blow.
  10. To be here and now, you have to be in meditation, beyond mind. Then suddenly all time disappears, you are in eternity. The very present moment becomes eternal.
  11. Meditation sharpens every sense — not only the eyes, not only the ears, but every sense, even your touch. A meditator’s touch will be so full of warmth and love, you will feel something is flowing through him towards you. He has so much joy, so much contentment, he cannot contain it. It goes on flowing all around him. He creates a certain feel. If you come closer to a master, into his field of energy, suddenly you will feel a change.
  12. Every addiction is going to prevent you from becoming a meditator. All addictions have to be dropped. But to be total in your work is a totally different thing. To be total in your work is not addiction, it is a kind of meditation. When you are totally in your work, your work has a possibility of perfection, you will have a joy arising out of a perfect work. If you can be perfect and total in work, you can be total in no-work — just sitting silently, totally silent. You know how to be total. You can close your eyes and you can be totally in. You know the secret of being total.
  13. Be total in everything that you do or do not do. Be total — then your whole life becomes a meditation.
  14. Remember around the clock that essentially you are a buddha. Behave as a witness, with great grace. And by and by, even your ordinary activities of day-to-day life will become divine. Unless we can transform the mundane into the sacred, your meditation is not complete, is not perfect.To be here now, to be totally here now, and you are the buddha,the ultimate perfection humanity has ever achieved. OSHO

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If you want to live a more fulfilled life, first you will want to know your potential, who you really are.Meditation is the route to that knowing. It is the methodology of the science of awareness.

The beauty of the inner science is that it enables whoever wants to explore and to experiment within, to do so alone. This eliminates dependence on an outer authority, the need to be affiliated with any organization and the obligation to accept a certain ideology. Once you understand the steps, you walk the walk in your own, individual way.

Many meditative techniques require one to sit still and silent. But for most of us accumulated stress in our bodymind makes that difficult. Before we can hope to access our inner powerhouse of consciousness, we need to let go of our tensions.
Osho Active Meditations have been scientifically designed by Osho over a period of time to enable us to consciously express and experience repressed feelings and emotions, and learn the knack of watching our habitual patterns in a new way.

But what is meditation exactly?
And how to get started?

 Osho Dynamic Meditation  DYNAMIC MEDITATION™

This 1-hour meditation is a fast, intense and thorough way to break old, ingrained patterns in the bodymind that keep one imprisoned in the past, and to experience the freedom, the witnessing, silence and peace that are hidden behind these prison walls.
The meditation is meant to be done in the early morning, when “the whole of nature becomes alive, the night has gone, the sun is coming up and everything becomes conscious and alert.”
Osho Kundalini Meditation  KUNDALINI MEDITATION™
This 1-hour “sister meditation” to the OSHO Dynamic is best done at sunset or in the late afternoon. Being fully immersed in the shaking and dancing of the first two stages helps to “melt” the rock-like being, wherever the energy flow has been repressed and blocked. Then that energy can flow, dance and be transformed into bliss and joy. The last two stages enable all this energy to flow vertically, to move upwards into silence. It is a highly effective way of unwinding and letting go at the end of the day.
Osho Nataraj Meditation  NATARAJ MEDITATION™
Nataraj is the energy of dance. This is dance as a total meditation, where all inner division disappears and a subtle, relaxed awareness remains. There are three stages, lasting a total of 65 minutes.
Osho Nadabrahma Meditation  NADABRAHMA MEDITATION™
Nadabrahma is the humming meditation – through humming and hand movements conflicting parts of you start falling in tune, and you bring harmony to your whole being. Then, with body and mind totally together, you “slip out of their hold” and become a witness to both. This watching from the outside is what brings peace, silence and bliss. The meditations lasts 1 hour.
Osho Devavani Meditation  DEVAVANI MEDITATION™
In this 1-hour meditation a gentle, unfamiliar language moves and speaks through the meditator, who becomes an empty vessel. It deeply relaxes the mind and creates inner peace. If done last thing at night, it also creates a profound sleep.
Osho Gourishankar Meditation  GOURISHANKAR MEDITATION™
Osho says that if the breathing is done correctly in the first stage of this 1-hour meditation, the carbon dioxide formed in the bloodstream will make you feel as high as Gourishankar (Mt. Everest).This “high” is carried into the subsequent stages of soft gazing, soft and spontaneous movement, and silent stillness.
Osho Mandala Meditation  MANDALA MEDITATION™
Every circle contains a center. In the first three stages of this 1-hour energetic and powerful technique “centering” is the aim, through the creation of a circle of energy. Then, in the fourth stage, the relaxation.
Osho Whirling Meditation  WHIRLING MEDITATION™
Whirling is an ancient Sufi technique. While your whole body is moving you become aware of your very being, the watcher at the center, which is unmoving. You learn to be an unidentified witness at the center of the cyclone.
This 1-hour meditation is best done on an empty stomach, on bare feet and wearing loose clothing.
Osho No Dimensions Meditation  NO DIMENSIONS MEDITATION™
This 1-hour active centering meditation is based on Sufi techniques, further developed and expanded by Osho. Using the breath and a series of coordinated body movements followed by whirling, your energy becomes centered in the hara, the “life energy” center below the navel. From there you can watch the mind and experience awareness and wholeness – the body moving in all directions, the center unmoving.
The Art of Listening THE ART OF LISTENING
The Osho audio talks are keys to understanding silence. For the first time in history, talking is used to provide an experience of listening, not to gain knowledge but to directly experience one’s own center of stillness, silence and relaxed awareness.
Gibberish GIBBERISH and LET-GO
A method of release using sound and body movement, Gibberish has been described by Osho as “one of the most scientific ways to clean your mind.”
It is followed by a guided relaxation into a state of complete let-go.

OTHER METHODS
Meditation of the Week If you would like to try out a whole variety of other techniques to incorporate into your day, make a point of reading the Meditation of the Week.
Meditation for Busy People Meditation for Busy People is another resource.
Passive Techniques Unable to practice the active meditations? Here are two passive techniques that can be done even if sick in bed.

TOOL KIT
Meditation Music MEDITATION MUSIC
Music CDs are available for Dynamic, Kundalini, Nataraj, Nadabrahma and Gourishankar meditations.
FAQ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Everything you wanted to know about meditation and were afraid to ask!
Suggested Reading SUGGESTED READING
Choose from a selection of titles that specifically address meditation.
Place to Meditate PLACES TO MEDITATE
You can bring meditation into your daily life anywhere, anytime. Your own home may be the best place to practice particular techniques. A visit to the Osho Meditation Resort can also provide an invaluable and in-depth experience, while another option is see if there is a facility in a city near you.

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