Osho Meditation Quotes
- The moment you put the mind aside, you
have entered into the world of meditation.
- My whole effort is to create a no-mind
state in you. I am not here to convince you about anything. I am not
here to give you a dogma, a creed to live by. I am here to take all
creeds away from you because only then will life happen to you. I am
not giving you anything to live by, I am simply taking all props
away from you, all crutches.
- Meditation or religion is a totally
different world: it is relaxation, it is let-go -- it is not
concentration at all. It is not one-pointedness, it is no-pointedness.
- A meditator has to remember not to
struggle with the thoughts. If you want to win, don't fight. That is
a simple rule of thumb. If you want to win, simply don't fight. The
thoughts will be coming as usual. You just watch, hiding behind your
blanket; let them come and go. Just don't get involved with them.
- Meditation is not a state of
concentration; it is not a state of mind at all. It is a state of
total mindlessness -- and not a state of sleep either. No mind, no
sleep; no mind, but total awareness. Out of that awareness you bring
a different quality to music, to painting, to poetry. And out of
that meditativeness you can bring a totally different quality to
science too. But before that can happen we will need large numbers
of meditative people around the earth.
- When I say to you that meditation is
nothing but thoughtlessness, you can misunderstand me. You are not
to do anything to become thoughtless, because whatever you will do
will be again a thought. You have to learn to see the procession of
thoughts, standing by the side of the road as if it does not matter
to you what is passing by. Just the ordinary traffic -- if you can
take your thoughts in such a manner that they are not of much
concern, then easily, slowly, the caravan of thoughts which has
continued for thousands of years disappears.
- When you are in deep meditation, you feel
a great serenity, a joy that is unknown to you, a watchfulness that
is a new guest. Soon this watchfulness will become the host. The day
the watchfulness becomes the host, it remains twenty-four hours with
you. And out of this watchfulness, whatever you do has a wisdom in
it. Whatever you do shows a clarity, a purity, a spontaneity, a
- You cannot move into meditation by
controlling. You can move into meditation only by being indifferent,
just a watcher. Whether it comes or not makes no difference; just
let the thoughts flow on their own accord and you stand aloof, just
watching. The word `watching' simply means being a mirror,
reflecting and not making any commentary. No mirror makes any
commentary. No mirror says to you, "Aha, how beautiful!" It is not
interested in whether you are beautiful or weird, sane or insane,
standing on your feet or on your head. It makes no difference to the
mirror, the mirror simply reflects. The watcher is a mirror. It
simply watches and remains empty. No content is caught by the
mirror. Things come and go, the mirror does not cling to anything.
The mirror is not in favor of something or against it. It has no
notions about what passes before it.
- Witnessing is such a sharp sword -- it
cuts thoughts, feelings, emotions, in a single blow.
- To be here and now, you have to be in
meditation, beyond mind. Then suddenly all time disappears, you are
in eternity. The very present moment becomes eternal.
- Meditation sharpens every sense -- not
only the eyes, not only the ears, but every sense, even your touch.
A meditator's touch will be so full of warmth and love, you will
feel something is flowing through him towards you. He has so much
joy, so much contentment, he cannot contain it. It goes on flowing
all around him. He creates a certain feel. If you come closer to a
master, into his field of energy, suddenly you will feel a change.
- Every addiction is going to prevent you
from becoming a meditator. All addictions have to be dropped. But to
be total in your work is a totally different thing. To be total in
your work is not addiction, it is a kind of meditation. When you are
totally in your work, your work has a possibility of perfection, you
will have a joy arising out of a perfect work. If you can be perfect
and total in work, you can be total in no-work -- just sitting
silently, totally silent. You know how to be total. You can close
your eyes and you can be totally in. You know the secret of being
- Be total in everything that you do or do
not do. Be total -- then your whole life becomes a meditation.
- Remember around the clock that essentially
you are a buddha. Behave as a witness, with great grace. And by and
by, even your ordinary activities of day-to-day life will become
divine. Unless we can transform the mundane into the sacred, your
meditation is not complete, is not perfect.
To be here now, to be totally here now, and you are the buddha,
the ultimate perfection humanity has ever achieved.
Osho Meditation Quotes