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.... Audio Available: N.A. Video Available: N.A. Length: N.A. THEY HAVE UNDISTURBED SPACE, RESTING IN A COMFORTABLE POSTURE, CLEAN AND PURE, WITH THE NECK, HEAD, AND BODY IN ONE LINE; HELD ERECT, IN A MENTAL ATTITUDE OF SANNYAS, HAVING CONTROLLED ALL THE SENSES, SALUTING ONE'S OWN TEACHER, GURU, DEVOTEDLY, MEDITATE WITHIN THE LOTUS OF THE HEART; THE UNTAINTED, THE PURE, THE CLEAR AND THE TRANSPARENT, THE...

... study project. Now it is not anger, it has become a drama. So why not look at a thing from the positive, with something to learn from it? Why go on accumulating the negative? This is just a habit - it is not inevitable; it is not. Buddha could send his disciples to the burning places, to cemeteries to look at dead bodies, to contemplate death, to meditate on death: The body is burning - the dead body...

... is there - it is burning. And Buddha would send his disciples there, to sit there and meditate on death. And meditating on death, the disciple would soon come to realize a different quality of life which never dies. Then he would come dancing, singing, to Buddha - from the dead body burning in the cemetery, he would come running, dancing - why? he should come sad, sorrowful, depressed, dead himself...

... in a way. But he has not accumulated the negative even from a dead body. He has accumulated something positive. He has been meditating on death, and if you meditate on death you become more and more aware of life. He comes running, dancing, grateful - grateful to Buddha, grateful to the dead man also. Why go on accumulating the negative? - we go on; that's just a wrong habit. Change it! Always look...

... when someone abuses; feel the energy, feel the aliveness, and everything changes - it is up to you. The body must be purified by encompassing it. The heart must be purified by a positive foundation given to it, negatives denied. Be negative only to negatives, and then, then you can meditate. On what is one to meditate? - the untainted, the pure, the clear, and the griefless. Meditate on the untainted...

.... What is untainted? - only the sky, space is untainted. Meditate on space, pure space, and you will become like it. Whatsoever one meditates on one becomes. Meditate on purity. Everyone has felt somewhere a glimpse of purity... a flower, a virgin - anywhere. Many moments are there when one begins to feel purity. Meditate on purity... a flower, a virgin - anything. Meditate on purity and you will...

... become pure. Whatsoever one meditates on one becomes. The clear, the transparent - meditate on any transparency. A silent lake - you can look to the very bottom, everything clear; a glass window - so pure, so clear that even you don't see the glass, that the glass is there. Meditate on any transparency, and you will become transparent, you will become clear. The griefless - meditate on the griefless...

... anything - a cloud passing in the sky, dancing, rays of the sun coming to you. Remember anything which is blissful to you. Meditate on it and you will become blissful. Don't continue to meditate on things which you would not like to be like. We go on meditating on wrong things. Everyone is a meditator, remember. It is NOT that there are a few people who meditate. Everyone meditates, no one can be without...

... suffering is there, everything has become just illusory. He is in a deep meditation, of course, of the wrong type. Everyone meditates. The difference is: someone meditates on wrong objects, and someone meditates on right objects. Meditate on some blissful moment. Meditate on something you would like to become like, then meditation becomes a mutation. First, wrong objects are to be dropped, then ultimately...
.... Short Title: N.A. Audio Available: N.A. Video Available: N.A. Length: N.A. ALSO, MEDITATE ON KNOWLEDGE THAT COMES DURING SLEEP. ALSO, MEDITATE ON ANYTHING THAT APPEALS TO YOU. THUS, THE YOGI BECOMES MASTER OF ALL, FROM THE INFINITESIMAL TO THE INFINITE. MAN SLEEPS almost one-third of his life, twenty years approximately. But sleep has been neglected, terribly neglected. Nobody thinks about it, nobody...

... is no more functioning, it is resting. Another dimension starts working, the unconscious. Then you cannot think, but you can dream. And the whole night there are almost eight cycles of dreaming continuously. Only for a few moments you are not dreaming, otherwise you are dreaming. Patanjali says: ALSO, MEDITATE ON KNOWLEDGE THAT COMES DURING SLEEP You simply fall into sleep as if it is a sort of...

... absence. It is not - it has its own presence. Sleep is not only negation of waking. If it was, then there was nothing to meditate. Sleep is not like darkness, absence of light, no. Sleep has its own positivity. It exists, and it exists as much as your waking time. And when you will meditate and the mysteries of sleep will be revealed to you, then you will see that there is no distinction between waking...

... recharged. The conscious goes off; tremendous activity starts in sleep, which is dreaming. And why it has been neglected? - because mind has been trained to be identified with the conscious, so you think that you are no more in sleep. That's why sleep looks just like a small death. You simply never think about what is going on. Patanjali says, "Meditate on it and many things will be uncovered within...

... is relaxing. Not that you verbalize, you simply watch. By and by, thoughts are disappearing. You watch the gaps. By and by, the world is very, very distant. You are moving into the basement of your being, the unconscious. If you can fall down asleep with awareness, only then the continuity will be there in the night. That is what Patanjali means, "Meditate on the knowledge that sleep brings...

... needs. Then those needs will bubble up, surface in the dream, because the unconscious knows no philosophies; the unconscious knows no meaning, no purpose. The unconscious knows only one thing: what is needed for your being to become fulfilled. Then the unconscious forces its own dreaming. This is the second type of dream; very meaningful to understand it and meditate on it. Because the unconscious is...

... by the society. It is like animals or the birds, or like the trees. The unconscious has not been conditioned by the society, by the politicians. It remains yet pure. Listen to the second type of the dream and meditate on it, and it will communicate you what is your need. Fulfill the needs and don't bother about the desires. If you really want to be blissful, fulfill the needs and don't bother about...

... that the mind goes on dreaming about - things incomplete, suppressed. It will be lost. But when you become aware, it is just like a diamond shining - absolutely different from all the stones around. When you can feel and find a dream which is coming from the superconscious, watch it, meditate on it, because that will become your guidance, that will lead to your Master, that will lead you to the way...

... understands only the second type. Russian psychology understands only the first type. The three types, the other three types are almost unknown, but yoga understands them all. If you meditate and become aware of your inner being in dreams, many more things will happen. The first: by and by, the more you become aware of your dreams, you will be less and less convinced of the reality of your waking hours...

... moon. Mind is the lake in which the world becomes illusory. Whether you dream with closed eyes or you dream with open eyes makes no difference. If the mind is there, all that happens is dream. This will be the first realization if you meditate on dreams. And the second realization will be that you are a witness: dream is there but you are not part of it. You are not part of your mind, you are a...

... into existence - now you can see what type of dream. Then suddenly, one day you realize that this is the same as while waking. There is no difference of quality. The whole world has become illusory. And when the world is illusory, only the witness is real. This is what Patanjali means when he says, ALSO MEDITATE ON KNOWLEDGE THAT COMES DURING SLEEP - and that will make you a realized man. ALSO...

..., MEDITATE ON ANYTHING THAT APPEALS TO YOU. Meditate on the face of your beloved meditate. If you love flowers, meditate on a rose. Meditate on the moon, or whatsoever you like. If you love food, meditate on food. Why Patanjali says "... whatsoever appeals to you"? Because meditation should not be a forced effort. If it is forced, it is doomed from the very beginning. A forced thing will never...

... make you natural. So from the very beginning, find out something which appeals to you. There is no need to create unnecessary conflict. And this is to be understood, because mind has a natural capacity to meditate if you give it objects which are appealing to it. In a small school, a child is listening: the birds are chirping in the trees and he is listening, and he is raptly listening - he is in...

... because it had a deep appeal for the child. This blackboard looks so ugly and this teacher looks so murderous, and the whole thing is forced. He will try, but by effort nobody can meditate. Again and again the mind will slip. So many things are happening outside the room: suddenly a dog starts barking or a beggar passes by singing, or somebody is playing on a guitar. So many millions of things are...

... concentrate. And this is the difference between concentration and meditation: concentration is a forced thing, meditation is natural. Says Patanjali, ALSO, MEDITATE ON ANYTHING THAT APPEALS TO YOU - then spontaneously your whole being starts flowing. Just look at the face of your beloved. In her eyes, meditate. Ordinary religious teachers will say, "What are you doing? Is this meditation?" They...

..., these are the distractors. You go to the temple, to the church; meditate on the cross." You meditate on the cross: again and again you remember your beloved. Now the face of the beloved becomes a distraction. Not that it is distraction - there is nothing special in meditating on the cross; you are simply stupid. What is the need to go and meditate on the cross? If it appeals you it is good, but...

... there is no necessity. There is no special quality in a cross. In fact, wherever meditation happens, there is the special quality. Meditation brings the special quality. It is not in the objects, it is in you. When you meditate on something, you give your inner being to it. Suddenly it becomes sacred, holy. Things are not holy; meditation makes them holy. You can meditate on a rock, and suddenly the...

... rock becomes the temple. No Buddha is so beautiful like that rock when you meditate on it. What is meditation? It is showering the rock with your consciousness. It is moving around the rock, so absorbed, so deep in rapport, that the bridge is there between you and the rock. The gap disappears you are bridged. In fact, you don't know now who is the observer and who is the observed. The observer...

... meditation. Meditate on the cow." Don't create any conflict. Remember, if love and meditation are in conflict, meditation will be defeated. Love will be victorious because love is so beautiful. Meditation can be victorious only on the wings of love. Use love as a vehicle. This is what Patanjali means: ALSO, MEDITATE ON ANYTHING THAT APPEALS TO YOU - whatsoever it is; I make no distinction. And there...

..., flow naturally, ride on it, meditate on it. The emphasis is on being whole, undivided. In your undivided being, meditation blooms. THUS, THE YOGI BECOMES MASTER OF ALL, FROM THE INFINITESIMAL TO THE INFINITE. From the smallest to the greatest, he becomes master of all. Meditation is the door to the infinite power. Meditation is the door to the superconscious. Conscious you are: move into the depths...
.... Audio Available: N.A. Video Available: N.A. Length: N.A. The first question: Question 1: ONCE YOU SAID THAT KRISHNA WAS A BRAHMIN, BUT REALLY HE WAS A KSHATRIYA. NOBODY IS READY TO ACCEPT HIM AS A BRAHMIN. WHICH IS CORRECT? WHEN I SAY SOMETHING there is no need to ask anybody about it. Meditate over it. When I said that Krishna was a BRAHMIN I mean that he has known the ultimate truth. BRAHMA is the...

... IT? THE FIRST THING: never meditate on anything negative. 'DON'T DO UNTO OTHERS WHAT YOU DON'T WANT OTHERS TO DO UNTO YOU.' This is a negative message 'DON'T DO.' If you don't want to get stuck then meditate on something positive. The same thing can be made positive: Do unto others what you would like others to do unto you. Then you will not get stuck. When you move in a negative commandment you...

... cannot move much. How can you move in a negative commandment? A negative commandment is like death. How can you meditate about death? You can start but you will be stuck at the very start. You can meditate about life, certainly. Life has so many things to meditate about - the flowers, the birds, the rivers, the stars, love, people, the beauty of it, the song of it. You can meditate about life...

... infinitely and you will never get stuck - because vast is life, infinite is life, the whole universe is life. In fact, when you meditate on life - meditating, meditating - one day you will come across death too because death is just a part of life. As other things are part of life - love, birth, joy, sadness, happiness - so is death. Death is not something against life, death is not something beyond life...

... - death happens in life, death is an intrinsic part of life. So if you meditate on life you will come to know death too, but if you meditate on death nothing will happen. What will you meditate on? You will simply feel darkness, and get stuck. How can you move in non-being? How can you think about nothing? You will go round and round and sooner or later you will wonder what you are doing. Chasing your...

... own tail? Where are you going? There is nothing much to meditate on. Meditation has to be about the positive. You can ride on the positive, you can go to the very source of existence - but on the positive, with the positive, in the positive. And of course, if you go with the positive, one day you will come across the negative too - but as part of the positive. And then you will know the negative too...

... want to meditate, contemplate, good. But choose something positive. Meditate on a rose flower, it is positive. Meditate on the rising sun, it is positive. Meditate on the moon. Meditate on a child playing, laughing, jumping, dancing. Meditate on something which is flowering, opening unfolding, which is alive. Meditating on the negative is meditating on the desert - and you become that on which you...

... meditate. You will become that on which you meditate so meditate on love, meditate on life, meditate on God. And if something looks very beautiful to you but it is a negative statement, turn it into a positive statement. Each statement can be turned into a positive statement. And great is the change. When you want to say 'no' try to say it in such a way that it has the form of 'yes'. Don't say 'no'. You...

.... People are very unaware. You don't know what you are doing, you don't know why you are doing it, you don't know what will be the consequence, you don't know what the source of it is. This is my suggestion to this father. You please meditate here, be here for a few days, see what your son is doing, try to understand from his side. Stand in his shoes for a little while. And then explain your heart to him...

... same thoughts repeating, repeating - as if a gramophone record has got stuck and goes on repeating the same, the same, the same. When you meditate you start becoming aware. When you become aware you feel you are becoming mad. No! If you are becoming aware that you are becoming mad, you are getting away from it, you are going beyond it. A person who is aware that he is mad is already on the threshold...
...Never meditate over something...

... Osho Om Mani Padme Hum: Never meditate over something Main Books Headers Help Your browser does not support iframes. < Prev  Osho Om Mani Padme Hum   Next > Never meditate over something From: Osho Date: Fri, 23 December 1987 00:00:00 GMT Book Title: Om Mani Padme Hum Chapter #: 4 Location: am in Gautam the Buddha Auditorium Archive Code: N.A. Short Title: N.A. Audio...

... Available: N.A. Video Available: N.A. Length: N.A. Question 1: BELOVED MASTER, WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO "MEDITATE OVER" SOMETHING? I KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO "THINK OVER" SOMETHING; THAT'S WHAT THE MIND IS CONTINUOUSLY DOING: REMEMBERING, ANALYZING, PLANNING, IMAGINING, ETCETERA. I ALSO CAME TO KNOW A STATE OF MEDITATION WHERE THE "I" IS NO MORE, WHERE ALL THE BOUNDARIES ARE LOST...

..., JUST A MELTING INTO THE WHOLE, A DISAPPEARING, WEIGHTLESSNESS, LIGHT, AND BLISS. BUT WHAT, BELOVED MASTER, DO YOU MEAN WHEN YOU SAY TO US, "MEDITATE OVER IT"? Bodhi Deshna, the languages of the West have no equivalent to meditation. It is sheer poverty of experience and poverty of language - just as in the East you will not find many words which exist in the Western hemisphere, particularly...

.... Talking to you, when I say, "Meditate over it" I know the word I am using is wrong. But the reason that I am using the wrong word is because only the wrong people are around me! All the misfits of the world... they fit me very well! But you can be reminded that language should not become a barrier. Meditation is a state. You are simply silent - no thought to concentrate on, no subject to...

... contemplate, no object to meditate over. The other has disappeared. And remember, the moment the other disappears, you cannot exist. You are part of the other. Just as if light disappears, there will be no darkness; if life disappears, there will be no death; they are intrinsically joined together. "I" and "you" can either exist together in a certain kind of coexistence or we have to...

... disappear and then what remains is neither me nor you. What remains is the universal energy. Meditation is disappearing into the universal. Mind is the barrier. And the more you concentrate, the more you contemplate, the more you meditate upon something, you will never go out of the mind. And mind is the dewdrop I have referred to. So the first thing to understand is that for meditation, only in the East...

... means simply silence. Utter silence, serenity. Your question is significant. You are asking, "What does it mean to meditate over something?" It means nothing! Never meditate over something; otherwise it is not meditation. You are saying, "I know what it means to think over something. That's what the mind is continuously doing - remembering, analyzing, planning, imagining, etcetera."...

... meditation, all methods of meditation become futile. Those methods are just arbitrary, created out of compassion for people to whom there is no other way to communicate a higher reality than the mind. If what you say has been your experience, then the last part will be missing. You say, "But what, beloved master, do you mean when you say to us: 'Meditate over it'?" I say to you, "Meditate...

... over it" with all the explanations that there is no "it" and there is no meditator. When I say "Meditate over it" I mean exactly the opposite: No it, no meditator. Just be. But language is very poor. Even the very cultured languages are poor as far as the interior space of man is concerned. They don't have any indicative words because millions of people have lived but nobody...
... growing up. Now toys are meaningless. He has not sublimated anything; he has not suppressed anything. He has just grown up; he has become mature. Toys are meaningless now. They are childish and now the child is no longer a child. In the same way, the more you meditate, the less sex will have an appeal to you. And by and by, spontaneously, without a conscious effort to sublimate sex, energy will have a...

... why marriage kills romantic love, and kills it absolutely. The two persons become acquainted with each other and the foreplay, the love, becomes unnecessary. Real love is not a preface. It is a fragrance. It is not before sex, but after. It is not a prologue but an epilogue. If you have passed through sex and feel compassion for the other, then love develops. And if you meditate, you will feel...

... compassionate. If you meditate in the sex act, then your sexual partner will not be just an instrument for your physical pleasure. You will feel gratitude to him or her because you have both come to a deep meditation. When you meditate in sex, a new friendliness will arise between the two of you because, through each other, you have come into communion with nature; through each other, you have had a glimpse...

.... Go deep in it, know it totally, understand it, meditate in it - and you will transcend it. The minute you meditate in the sex act, a new door is opened. You come upon a new dimension, a very unknown, unheard-of one, and greater bliss flows through. You will encounter something so blissful that sex will become irrelevant and it will subside by itself. Now your energy will no longer flow in that...

... is divine. Sex is physical; love is spiritual. And if the flower of love is there, prayer will come; it will follow. Now you are not far from the divine. You are near home. Now, begin to meditate on love. This is the second step. When the moment of communion is there, when the moment of love is there, begin to meditate. Go deep in it; be aware of it. Now bodies are not meeting. In sex, bodies were...

... person, is dropped. It is the impersonal other - the whole existence - and you. But prayer is still a meeting, so ultimately it also has to be transcended. In prayer, the devotee and the divine are different; the bhakta and the Bhagwan are different. It is still a meeting. That is why Meera, or Theresa, could use sexual terms for their prayer experiences. One must meditate in prayerful moments. Again...

... we have created a false love that does not come after sex but before it. It is a cultivated, artificial thing. That's why we feel that love is lost when sex is fulfilled. Love was just the preface, and now the preface is no longer needed. But real love is always beyond sex; it is hiding behind sex. Go deep in it, meditate in it religiously, and you will flower into a loving state of mind. I am not...

... against sex and I am not for love. You still have to transcend it. Meditate on it; transcend it. By meditation I mean you have to pass through it fully alert, aware. You must not pass through it blindly, unconsciously. Great bliss is there, but you can pass by blindly and miss it. This blindness has to be transformed; you must become open-eyed. With open eyes, sex can take you on the path of oneness...

.... Jesus said, "Under every stone is the Lord," but you see only the stones. You will have to pass through this stony state of mind. When you see sex as an enemy, it becomes a stone. Then it becomes nontransparent; you cannot see beyond it. Use it, meditate on it, and the stone will become just like glass. You will see behind it, and you will forget the glass. What is behind the glass will be...
... STATE THE RIGHT CONDITIONS AND THE RIGHT SPACE MUST BE PROVIDED. ONE MUST NOT SIT DOWN (TO MEDITATE) IN THE MIDST OF FRIVOLOUS AFFAIRS. THAT IS TO SAY, THE MIND MUST BE FREE OF VAIN PREOCCUPATIONS. ALL ENTANGLEMENTS MUST BE PUT ASIDE; ONE MUST BE DETACHED AND INDEPENDENT. NOR MUST THE THOUGHTS BE CONCENTRATED UPON THE RIGHT PROCEDURE. THIS DANGER ARISES IF TOO MUCH TROUBLE IS TAKEN. I DO NOT MEAN THAT...

... more difficult to meditate than a Buddhist, because with twenty- five centuries of constant meditation, Buddhism has created a certain quality in its followers. So when a Buddhist comes to me he can fall into meditation very easily. When a Christian comes meditation is very alien, because Christianity has completely forgotten about meditation; it knows only about prayer. Prayer is a totally different...

... have been teaching fasting, and they say fasting will help you to meditate. Once in a while fasting may help you to have better health - it will take a few pounds away from your body, unnecessary pounds - but fasting cannot help meditation. When you are fasting you will constantly think of food. I have heard... A married couple went to the parish priest for marital counselling. In the course of the...

... hunger will be constantly thinking of food. It's natural! How can you meditate? When you are fasting, menus upon menus will float in your mind, will come from everywhere - beautiful dishes. With all the smell of food, and the aroma, for the first time you will start feeling that your nose is alive, and for the first time you will feel that your tongue is alive. It is good to fast once in a while so...

... that you can gather interest in food again, but it is not good for meditation. It is good to make your body a little more sensitive so you can taste again. Fast should be in the service of feast! It is good once in a while not to eat so that the appetite comes back. Healthwise it is good, but meditation has nothing to do with it. It will be more difficult to meditate when you are hungry than when you...

...: it is always according to your need and according to your worth. Whatsoever you are ready for is going to happen. If it is not happening that simply shows you are not ready for it. Get ready. Demanding it will not help. Just remember that you are not yet worthy, so cleanse your heart more, concentrate more, meditate more, become more silent, be relaxed, become more and more attuned with the inner...

.... Meditation is a rose, the greatest rose, the rose of human consciousness. That's why this book is called THE SECRET OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER... a golden rose. What are the right conditions? And what is the right space? ONE MUST NOT SIT DOWN (TO MEDITATE) IN THE MIDST OF FRIVOLOUS AFFAIRS. You should find a place which enhances meditation. For example, sitting under a tree will help, rather than going and...

.... Why especially? - because every kind of act creates its own vibration. If you simply meditate in that place, that place becomes meditative. Every day you meditate it absorbs your vibrations when you are in meditation. Next day when you come, those vibrations start falling back on you. They help, they reciprocate, they respond. That's the idea behind temples and churches and mosques; the idea is...

... beautiful. The idea is that it may not be possible for everybody to have a special room for prayer or meditation, but we can have a special place for the whole village - a temple surrounded by trees on the bank of a river where crowds don't gather, where mundane affairs are not done. When one wants to meditate one can go to the temple. And everybody knows that he is in the temple, he is not to be...

... disturbed. A sacred place is nothing but a right space for meditation and right conditions. If you are feeling very angry, that is not the time to meditate: it will be going against the flow. If you are feeling very greedy this is not the time to meditate, you will not find it easy. But there are moments when you are easily available to meditation: the sun is rising and you have seen the sun rising, and...

... suddenly all is silent within you, you are not yet part of the marketplace - this is the moment to meditate. You have been feeling good, healthy, you have not been fighting with anybody today - this is the time to meditate. A friend has come and you are full of love - this is the time to meditate. You are with your woman and you both are feeling tremendously happy - sit together and meditate, and you...

... will find the greatest joy of your life happening if you can meditate with your beloved, with your friend. Find the right conditions, and they are always available. There is not a single man who cannot find right conditions. In twenty-four hours' time many moments come which can be transformed into meditation very easily, because in those moments you are naturally going inwards. The night is full of...

... stars: lie down on the ground, look at the stars, feel in tune, and then meditate. Sometimes it is good to go for a holiday into the mountains - but don't take your radio with you, otherwise you are taking the whole nonsense with you. And when you go to the mountains don't give your address and your phone number to anybody, otherwise there is no need to go anywhere. When you go to the mountains forget...

... remains with you in the marketplace. These suggestions are for the beginners. When a person has really become a meditator, he can meditate sitting before a picture house, he can meditate on the railway platform. For fifteen years I was continuously travelling around the country, continuously travelling - day in, day out, day in, day out, year in, year out - always on the train, on the plane, in the car...

... - but that is enough to destroy it. When you are beginning, remember, Lu-tsu's suggestions are of immense importance. THAT IS TO SAY, THE MIND MUST BE FREE OF VAIN PREOCCUPATIONS. ALL ENTANGLEMENTS MUST BE PUT ASIDE. ONE MUST BE DETACHED AND INDEPENDENT. When you are trying to meditate, put the phone off the hook, disengage yourself. Put a notice on the door that for one hour nobody should knock, that...
... easier for you - you can de-structure it, mm? you can just have the feel of it and you can grow your own meditation out of it. But make it a regular thing. If you can choose an exact time for it every day it will be even more helpful. [Osho says it is important to meditate at the same time each day, for the body/mind becomes accustomed to and attuned with a certain routine.... ] The same is true about...

... meditation and far more deeply, because meditation works on three layers: your body, your vitality and energy, and your mind. Meditation works on these three layers and helps you to reach to the fourth layer, the no-mind. So a great synchronicity is needed. When your body is also ready to meditate, your vitality is also ready to meditate, your mind is also ready to meditate - when these three all...

... synchronise into one unity then meditation simply goes without any effort. It is very smooth, you simply slide into it. Then the task is not uphill, it is downhill. Mm? it is almost like driving a car downhill: you need not put the engine on, there is no need for petrol - the car slides down; the gravitation is enough. So make it a point to meditate at a regular time, every day the same time, to create the...

... same situation, and in the same room. In the East in the past, we used to have a separate room for meditation. Each family who could afford it would have a small temple, their own. A public temple is a public temple; one needs one's own temple, it is a private phenomenon. And people would go there only to pray or meditate, not for anything else. Richer families, kings and others, used to even have...

... the time, time to meditate. And they help, they don't fight with you. One can simply sit there and go into it easily - more easily, more silently, more effortlessly. So if you can manage, have a small place - just a corner will do - and don't do anything else there. Otherwise the space becomes confused, mm? This is difficult to explain, but the space also becomes confused. If you use the same room...

..., meditate there, and every day try to do it regularly at the same time. If sometimes you miss, nothing to feel guilty about - it's okay. But even if out of one hundred days you can make it regularly for sixty days, that will be enough, that will do. Start Kundalini, and by and by start making your own innovations with it. And much will be happening - I'm coming with you! [A sannyasin, returning to the...

... will remain available to you. If you don't love me.... There are many people who are just neighbours to me here, and no contact will become possible. So it depends - it all boils down to love. Just go, mm? Don't be afraid - go and see. Continue to meditate and remember me. [A sannyasin, with an arm in plaster, said she felt very destructive, especially when surrounded by people, but she doesn't know...
.... BUT IF YOU MEDITATE AND FOLLOW THE LAW YOU WILL FREE YOURSELF FROM DESIRE. Gautama the Buddha worked hard for six years in all kinds of disciplines to arrive home, to know the truth of his being, to realize the meaning of life. But he failed utterly - not because he was lacking in effort, not because he was not committed to the methods he was practicing, but because he was not meditatively in them...

... the simple reason that they wanted to meditate and life is a disturbance. They can't meditate in the marketplace, they can't meditate in the family, they can't meditate with the children around. They have to go to the Himalayan caves; only then they can meditate. That is a wrong meditation. If meditation is so poor, so impotent that you can't meditate in your own home, then your meditation is not...

... not changed at all. Finishing schools won't help. You become cultured, sophisticated, religious. You meditate, you pray, you do all kinds of rituals, but they remain rituals - not even skin-deep. Just scratch a little bit and you will find the real man - and he is as animal as other animals, or sometimes even more. Because no animal can fall as low as man, and no animal can rise as high as man...

... more. It doesn't seem to be very appealing! You are no more? This is the goal? You cease to be - and for that one has to make arduous effort? And one has to meditate and become choiceless and drop all desires? For what? - just not to be? Shakespeare says: To be or not to be, that is the question. He will decide for "to be"; Buddha decides for "not to be." He says, "Yes...

...; hence nobody can take it away from you. It is absolutely yours. Buddha says: IT IS YOU WHO MUST MAKE THE EFFORT. THE MASTERS ONLY POINT THE WAY. BUT IF YOU MEDITATE AND FOLLOW THE LAW YOU WILL FREE YOURSELF FROM DESIRE. Just do two things: meditate, watch your thought processes; become just a spectator of your mind. That is meditation, becoming a witness. And second: follow the law, follow the natural...

... course. Don't be unnatural, don't try to fight with nature - stop being a fighter. Learn how to relax with nature, learn to let go. Flow with nature, allow nature to possess you totally. By "nature" he means dhamma, tao, the ultimate nature of things, the universal law. Do these two things, and you will free yourself from desire and desire will disappear. Meditate and let go. This is the path...

... about opening your inner eyes. He starts talking about your subjectivity, your consciousness. And these are things you have not heard about. These are things you are not interested in, because nobody else seems to be interested in them. You are interested in money, and a buddha talks about meditation. Sometimes people come to me and they say, "If we meditate, will we become wealthy?" And...

... there are frauds who say "Yes." Maharishi Mahesh Yogi says to people, "If you meditate you will become wealthy, you will become rich - because a meditator attracts money." No wonder he has such a great appeal in America, because who would not like to sit for just fifteen minutes in the morning and in the evening and attract money? A magic secret to become more rich, more powerful...
... the rich man cannot pass through the gates of paradise." These people have helped you to be poor. And I don't see that poverty has any spirituality in it. I don't see that you cannot meditate living in a comfortable house - that you have to meditate only when you are uncomfortable, that you have to stand on your head, that only then can you reach paradise. It is very strange, because I have...

... don't be worried about meditating nonseriously; in fact, that is the right way to meditate. Meditate playfully, nonseriously, because whenever you meditate seriously you become tense. Meditation needs relaxation. Meditation needs a joyful heart. It is not work, it is play. So you can meditate anywhere - taking a shower you can meditate, sleeping in your bed you can meditate, making love to your wife...

... or your husband you can meditate - because meditation has no barriers, no conditions. Meditation simply means a silent state of mind. You can do anything with the silent state of mind. And whatever you do will become more graceful, will become more creative, will bring better flowers, better fruits. Your life will become in every dimension richer. I am all for richness, in all the dimensions of...

... life. Money alone is not richness. There are so many greater things than money. If you can meditate in the different areas of your activities you will be making different dimensions richer, deeper. But don't be serious. If a serious person is disturbed, he is angry. I remember, my grandfather was a very serious meditator.... I was always watching. Whenever he meditated I would disturb him. Anything...

.... By jumping and creating a little sound, and then suddenly the whole silence, you will feel grateful to the frog. It is not a disturbance; you will not feel angry. If you were a serious meditator you would like to kill the frog. You came so far away to the ancient pond to meditate - and this frog seems to be some enemy out of your past life. And is this the point, the time... to disturb? If you are...
... Available: N.A. Length: N.A. Question 1: BELOVED MASTER, WHY IS IT THAT, APART FROM SITTING WITH YOU TWICE A DAY, I ONLY FIND MYSELF MEDITATING WHEN I AM DOWN OR CONFUSED? WHY IS THAT I RARELY MEDITATE OUT OF MY JOYOUSNESS? Deva Anupo, your question touches very deeply the human heart and its workings. In the old way people used to pray only when they were in misery, suffering, some trouble. When they...

..., the priests - they are the cause of your suffering, of your anguish, of your misery, and they can be removed. But who is going to remove them? - because the people who are suffering never think that these good people can be the cause of their suffering. Secondly, Deva Anupo, you have found it very clearly in your own meditations that when you are in suffering you want to meditate, but when you are...

... politicians and all the powers; it was in their favor. We have forgotten completely that to be joyous in fact is the basic condition of meditation. When you are joyous, that is the right moment to meditate. Then you can ride on the wave of joy into higher realms. When you are suffering, meditation may help to bring you out of your suffering, but that is not much. When you are feeling a well-being, when you...

... are feeling ready to dance, that is the moment to meditate. Then you can ride on higher waves of dancing, music, into meditation. Meditation has to be taken out of the hands of the religions. They are using it for wrong reasons, for exploitation, and they have done it for so many centuries that it has become almost an inbuilt program in us. In China a strange experiment was done. The emperor was...

... meditate is very difficult; it is going against the current. So, on the one hand you have chosen a wrong situation in which to meditate. At the most meditation can pull you out, somehow from your downgoing, your suffering, but it cannot give you joy or ecstasy. It is enough if it can take you out of your misery. The real situation is a healthy, happy, joyous state of mind. But at that time you think of...

... playing football, at that time you want to go to the movies, at that time you want to watch television; that is the time to go to a discotheque. In fact that is the time to meditate. When you are suffering you can go to hell: any discotheque, any restaurant, any game - boyfriend, girlfriend game. When you are suffering, these are the things to do. But when you are happy, feeling good, in tune...

... easier it is to meditate. But the trouble is, the easier it is also to fall asleep. So just make a good arrangement, tie down... I learned slowly, that again and again falling I am going to have fractures. So I would tie myself to the tree, so that if I fell asleep at least I would be hanging, but I would not fall. But even hanging from a tree, with the beautiful fresh wind blowing is such a joy... Use...

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