Osho on Special Meditations
Question : Do we need special
meditations for Women?
Osho : No. Meditation is concerned
with your consciousness -- and consciousness is neither man nor
woman. This is one of the fundamentals I want the world to be
aware of. All the religions have denied the woman any
possibility for spiritual growth, thinking that her body is
different, her biology is different: she will not be able to
reach to the ultimate flowering of consciousness. But it is
strange that nobody down the centuries ever enquired: Who
reaches the ultimate flowering -- the body, the mind or
The body is different. If the body was going into meditation,
then there would be certainly a need of different meditations
for women than for men. Because the body is not involved in
meditation, there is no question of any difference. For example,
in yoga, where the body is very important -- all the yoga
postures are basically rooted in physiology -- there are many
postures which are not suitable for a woman's body, and there
are many which are more suitable for a woman's body than for a
So yoga can make a distinction: yoga for men, yoga for women.
Mind is also different. Man thinks logically, linguistically.
The woman is more affected by emotions, sentiments, which are
nonverbal. That's why she tends to be not willing to argue.
Rather, she would like to scream and fight, cry and weep. That's
the way she has been for centuries, and she wins in it --
because the man simply feels embarrassed. He may be right
logically, but the woman does not function logically.
So if meditation was concerned with mind, then too there would
be a different kind of meditation for women than for men. But
meditation is concerned with the very essential core of your
being, which cannot be divided into male and female.
Consciousness is simply consciousness.
A mirror is a mirror. It is not male, it
is not female.
It simply reflects. Consciousness is exactly like a mirror which
reflects. And meditation is allowing your mirror to reflect,
simply to reflect the mind in action, the body in action. It
doesn't matter if the body is a man's or a woman's; it does not
matter how the mind functions -- emotionally or logically.
Whatever the case, the consciousness has simply to be alert to
it. That alertness, that awareness, is meditation. So there is
no possibility of any difference in meditation between man and
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