Osho Passive Meditations
Levels of Relaxing
Golden Light Meditation
Atisha's Heart Meditation
Meditating on the Night
Osho Smoking Meditation
- Conscious Sleeping
- Sleeping & Waking Up
- Meditation on Clear Sky
- Passive Meditation Quotes
- Breast Sucking Meditation
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Meditation Guide 4 Meditators
Osho Celebrating Suffering
Osho - "When I say enjoy it I donít mean become a
masochist; I donít mean create suffering for yourself and enjoy it. I donít
mean: go on, fall down from a cliff, have fractures and then enjoy it. No.
I am not saying be a masochist; I am simply saying suffering is there, you
need not seek for it. Enough suffering is there already, you need no go in
search. Suffering is already there; life by its very nature creates
suffering. Illness is there, death is there, the body is there; by their
very nature suffering is created. See it, look at it with a very
dispassionate eye. Look at it ó what it is, what is happening. Donít escape.
Immediately the mind says, ďEscape from here, donít look at it.Ē But if you
escape then you cannot be blissful.
Next time you fall ill and the doctor suggests to remain in bed.
Close your eyes and rest on the bed and just look at the illness. Watch it,
what it is. Donít try to analyze it, donít go into theories, just watch it,
what it is. The whole body tired, feverish ó watch it.
Suddenly, you will feel that you are surrounded by fever but there is a very
cool point within you; the fever cannot touch it, cannot influence it. The
whole body may be burning but that cool point cannot be touched.
So when you are lying on your bed, feverish, on fire, the whole body
burning, just watch it. Watching, you will recede towards the source.
Watching, not doing anything.... What can you do? The fever is there, you
have to pass through it; it is no use unnecessarily fighting with it. You
are resting, and if you fight with the fever you will become more feverish,
thatís all. So watch it.
Watching fever, you become cool; watching more, you become cooler. Just
watching, you reach to a peak, such a cool peak, even the Himalayas will
feel jealous; even their peaks are not so cool. This is the Gourishankar,
the Everest within. And when you feel that the fever has disappeared.... It
has never really been there; it has only been in the body, very, very far
Infinite space exists between you and your body ó infinite space, I say. An
unbridgeable gap exists between you and your body. And all suffering exists
on the periphery. Hindus say it is a dream because the distance is so vast,
unbridgeable. It is just like a dream happening somewhere else ó not
happening to you ó in some other world, on some other planet.
When you watch suffering suddenly you are not the sufferer, and you start
enjoying. Through suffering you become aware of the opposite pole, the
blissful inner being. So when I say enjoy, I am saying: Watch. Return to the
source, get centered. Then, suddenly, there is no agony; only ecstasy
Those who are on the periphery exist in agony. For them, no ecstasy. For
those who have come to their center no agony exists. For them, only ecstasy.
When I say break the cup it is breaking the periphery. And when I say be
totally empty it is coming back to the original source, because through
emptiness we are born, and into emptiness we return. Emptiness is the word,
really, which is better to use than God, because with God we start feeling
there is some person. So Buddha never used ďGodĒ he always used shunyata ó
emptiness, nothingness. In the center you are a nonbeing, nothingness, just
a vast space, eternally cool, silent, blissful. So when I say enjoy I mean
watch, and you will enjoy. When I say enjoy, I mean donít escape.
Source: "A Bird on the Wing " - Osho