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
Related Osho Links
Meditation Guide 4 Meditators
Osho Quotes on Passive Meditations
- Catharsis helps. If you cathart, if
you go through chaotic meditations, you throw all these clouds outside,
all these darknesses outside, then mindfulness becomes easier. That is
my reason why I emphasize first chaotic meditations and then silent
meditations. First active meditations, then passive meditations. You can
move into passivity only when all that is there like junk has been
thrown out. Anger has been thrown out, greed has been thrown out...
layer upon layer, these thins are there. But once you have thrown them
out, you can easily slip in. There is nothing to hinder.
- All meditations are really allowing something
to happen. Never think in terms of aggression, never think in terms of
forcing something. You cannot force anything. Really, because you have
been trying to force, you have created all misery. Nothing can be
forced, but you can allow things to happen. Be feminine. Allow things to
happen. Be passive. The sky is absolutely passive: not doing anything at
all, just remaining there. Just be passive and remain under the sky --
vulnerable, open, feminine, with no aggression on your part -- and then
the sky will penetrate you.
- When I say 'passive', I don't necessarily mean
that if you are sitting then the method is passive. Sometimes while you
are dancing the method can be passive and sometimes sitting you can be
very aggressive. So when I say 'passive' I mean the attitude -- not to
hanker for it, allow it to happen. Don't be greedy for it, don't go to
grab it. Open your heart and wait. Learn waiting.
- Zen is passive -- that's why in Zen, sitting
became one of the most important meditations. Just sitting -- zazen. Zen
people say that if you simply sit doing nothing, things will happen.
Things will happen on their own; you need not go after them, you need
not seek them, you need not search for them. They will come. You simply
sit. If you can sit silently, if you can fall into a tremendous
restfulness, if you can 'unlax' yourself, if you can drop all tensions
and become a silent pool of energy, going nowhere, searching nothing,
God starts pouring into you. From everywhere God rushes towards you.
Just sitting, doing nothing, the spring comes and the grass grows by
And remember, when Zen says 'just sitting' it means just sitting --
nothing else, not even a mantra. If you are repeating a mantra you are
not just sitting, you are again getting into some tommyrot, again into
some mind thing. If you are not doing anything whatsoever.... Thoughts
are coming, coming; they are going, going -- if they come, good; if they
don't come, good. You are not concerned with what is happening, you are
simply sitting there. If you feel tired you lie down. If you feel your
legs getting tense you spread them. You remain natural. Not even
watching. Not making any effort of any kind. That's what they mean by
just sitting. Just sitting it happens.