- It is better not to call
anything to anybody — just remain centered in
yourself. Look at the world and drop judgments, and
you will have such a pure atmosphere around you — no
appreciation, no condemnation, just a pure
watchfulness. This watchfulness, I call meditation.
- The West is concentration
of the mind: the East is meditation of the mind. The
West is thinking: the East is non-thinking. The West
is mind: the East is no-mind.
- Meditation is unfocussed
mind, you simply listen silently, not with a tension
in the mind, not with an urge to know and learn, no,
with total relaxedness, in a let go, in an opening
of your being. You listen, not to know, you simply
listen to understand.
- Real music will make you
more and more refined. It will become more and more
silent. In fact, real music will help you to listen
to silence, where all notes disappear, where only
gaps remain. One note comes, disappears, and another
has not come, and there is a gap. In that gap
meditation flows in you.
- All methods of meditation
are nothing but methods to help you to remember the
art of let-go.
- Meditation should not be a
thing apart from life; it should be amidst life, it
should be a part of life an organic part, nothing
‘put separate’. The temple should exist exactly in
the middle of the market, and all distinctions
between the sacred and the secular should be
- Children can be taught
meditation more easily because they are not yet
spoiled. When you have been spoiled the hard work is
to help you to unlearn.
- Meditation means you don’t
have anything, any object to think about. You are
just in a state of absolute aloneness. You don’t
have anything on which you can focus yourself — not
a sutra, not a mantra, not any great value of life,
just pure space all around you. Then you are in
meditation. Meditation is never about something.
Meditation is a state.
- Drop dreaming and you are
there where you have really been always, but you
were never aware. All meditation techniques are just
antidream efforts, just dream-negating devices.
- When you are in deep
meditation you don't feel meditation, you feel
bliss. When you are deep in meditation, when you are
deep in awareness, you don't feel awareness, you
feel bliss. When you begin to feel bliss, that means
now you have begun to be aware. Awareness creates
the situation in which bliss is felt.
- Meditation means how to be
not a mind. How to be not a mind! Meditation means
how to create the state of no-mindedness. It doesn't
mean unconsciousness. It means conscious and still,
without any disturbance in the consciousness;
conscious with no ripples, with no waves, with no
vibrations; conscious as a deep, calm, silent pool
with no ripples on it, with no disturbances on the
surface; just a calm silent pool with no breeze to
disturb, just mirrorlike.
- By meditation we try to
slow down the mechanism of projections. If the
mechanism is slowed down and even for a single
moment you begin to be aware of the gap -- imageless
gap of the screen -- you have the glimpse. Suddenly
you know that you have lived in the dreams of your
own creation; and whatsoever you have known as the
world was not the world really, it was YOUR world.
- So silently, peacefully,
without hurry, without any tension, without any
anguish, move into yourself instantly. It is urgent.
Unless meditation becomes urgent to you, it will
never happen; you will die before it. Put meditation
on your laundry list as the most important, urgent…
number one. But meditation in your life is just at
the very end of your laundry list — and the laundry
list goes on becoming bigger and bigger. And before
you finish your laundry list, you are finished, so
the time for meditation never comes.
- Thoughts can create such a
barrier that even if you are standing before a
beautiful flower, you will not be able to see it.
Your eyes are covered with layers of thought. To
experience the beauty of the flower you have to be
in a state of meditation, not in a state of
mentation. You have to be silent, utterly silent —
not even a flicker of thought — and the beauty
explodes, reaches to you from all directions. You
are drowned in the beauty of a sunrise, of a starry
night, of beautiful trees.
- Don't move outward and you
will find yourself in the heart, in the cave of the
heart. Mind moves with desires, outwards. Then it
can continue, continue, and go on and on -- to the
very end of the world it can go. Don't move with any
desires. Desirelessness is the method to come in,
and desirelessness is meditation. Do not desire
anything. Even for a single moment, if you are in a
desireless moment, you will find yourself in. And
then you can encounter the flame of life which is
immortality, which is non-dying, which has never
been born and will not die. Once known, there will
be no fear of death. And when there is no fear of
death, only then you can live authentically. Then
your life will have a different quality altogether.
It will be aware, it will be alive, it will be
fresh. It will be blissful, it will be a deep
ecstasy, a continuous ecstasy.
- This is what meditation
means: how to be not identified with the mind -- how
to create a space between yourself and your own
mind. It is difficult because we never make any
separation. We go on thinking in terms that the mind
means me: mind and me are totally identified. If
they are totally identified, then you will never be
at peace; then you will never be able to enter the
divine, because the divine can be entered only when
the social has been left behind.
Osho Meditation Quotes -
How to stop Thinking
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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
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