- To live moment to moment
is the life of meditation. Then life becomes
spontaneous without any effort; then nobody can make
you miserable, nobody can disappoint you, nobody can
make you a failure because in the first place you
were not trying to be a success; you were not asking
the future to be in a certain way. So whatever
happens, the next moment you can rejoice. It is
always your victory.
- If you were only to
listen, it becomes meditation. Without meditation
you cannot hear. What is the meaning of meditation?
Meditation exists only where mind is not; where the
internal dialogue is gone.
- If you meditate,
meditation is so beautiful, who bothers about the
result? And if you bother about the result,
meditation is not possible. This result oriented
mind is the only barrier, the only block. There are
not many blocks, the only block is that of the
result oriented mind: never here-now, always
somewhere else thinking of the result; while making
love, thinking about the result.
- Real music will help you
move towards meditation, beyond the mind needs,
towards spiritual needs. Real poetry will give you a
glimpse of the minds of the sages -- a glimpse of
course. It will open a window so you can see the
faraway distant Himalayas. And then an urge arises
in you, and you start travelling.
- Use the head, use the
heart, and if you can use both a tremendous
revolution will happen. If you can use both you will
become aware that you are the third force --
neither; you are neither head nor heart; because if
you can move so easily from one to another you
cannot be either; you must be separate from both --
then the witnessing arises; then the identification
is broken. And that witnessing is what meditation is
- Be aware, and wine becomes
water. Be aware -- sex becomes love. Be aware --
love becomes prayer. Be aware -- prayer becomes
meditation. Simply one thing has to be remembered:
do whatsoever you like, but do it with full
consciousness, and then you will not go astray.
- Meditation will drop all
the masks. It is a search for the original face.
- Meditation is to attain to
a no-mindness, to a state of no-thought. In that
opening of no-thought, in that kind of space,
suddenly you become pure, innocent, uncorrupted. You
have never been like that before nobody has ever
been like that before nobody is going to be like
that again. Unique. And to know that is to realize
one's self. To know that is to know all. If you have
not known that, whatsoever else you know is just
- My meditation techniques
ARE dangerous. In fact there cannot be any
meditation techniques which are not dangerous. If
they are not dangerous, they are not meditation
techniques, they are tricks. Just like
Transcendental Meditation of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
They are mental tricks. Just consolatory. No danger.
At the most they can give you good sleep, that's
all. If you miss, you don't miss anything, you
remain the same. If you attain, you attain to good
sleep, that's all. No danger involved.
- One man has discovered
that by running there is no need to meditate, just
by running meditation happens. He must be absolutely
body oriented. Nobody has ever thought that by
running meditation is possible -- but I know, I used
to love running myself. It happens. If you go on
running, if you run fast, thinking stops, because
thinking cannot possibly continue when you are
running very fast. For thinking an easy chair is
needed, that's why we call thinkers armchair
philosophers; they sit and relax in a chair, the
body completely relaxed, then the whole energy moves
into the mind.
- If you feel you are the
body type, then running can be very beautiful for
you: a four, five mile run every day. And make it a
meditation. It will transform you completely.
- In fact everything can
become a sort of meditation, because in everything
there are two dimensions -- just as there are in the
first breath: the outer and the inner.
Osho Meditation Quotes -
How to stop Thinking
Osho on what is
What is Mind and Mind Conditioning
can become Meditation
Meditation for Beginners
Tips for going deep in to meditation
Whatsoever you do with
awareness is meditation
Meditation is a
state of Awareness, Watchfulness, Witnessing
Osho Quotes on Mind
Conditioning - Mind1,
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