Vigyan Bhairav Tantra - Meditation
SUPPORTLESS, ETERNAL, STILL
Osho - Enter space, supportless, eternal, still. Three qualities
of space have been given in this technique. Supportless: there can be no
support in space. Eternal: it can never end. Still: it will be
soundless, it will be silent. Enter this space, it is within you.
But the mind always asks for support. People come to me and if I say to
them, "Just sit silently, with closed eyes, and don't do anything," they
say, "Give me some AVALAMBAN, some support. Give me some mantra as a
support, because I cannot sit." Just sitting is difficult. If I give
them a mantra, it is okay. They can go on repeating the mantra. Then it
is easy. With support you are never empty, that's why it is easy.
Something must go on, you must be doing something. Doing, the doer
remains: doing, you are filled. You may be filled with Aumkar, Aum, Ram,
Jesus, Ave Maria, anything -- you may be filled with anything, but you
are filled. Then you are okay Mind resists emptiness. It wants always to
be filled by something else, because if it is filled it can be. If it is
not filled it will disappear. In emptiness you will attain no no-mind.
That's why mind asks for support.
If you want to enter inner space, don't ask for support. Drop all
supports, mantras, gods, scriptures, whatsoever gives you a support. If
you feel you are supported, drop it, and just move inside -- supportless.
It will be fearful; you will feel scared. You are moving to where you
can be lost completely. You may not be able to come back because all
supports will be lost. Your contact with the bank is lost and where this
river will lead you, no one knows. Your support is lost. You may fall
into an infinite abyss. Hence, fear grips you, and you ask for some
support. Even if it is a false support, you enjoy it. Even a false
support is helpful. Because for the mind it makes no difference whether
a support is real or false -- it must be a support, that's the point.
You are not alone, something is there and supporting you.
It happened once that a man came to me. He was living in a house where
he felt there were spirits and ghosts. And he was very worried. Through
worries, he started seeing more illusions. Through worries, he became
ill, weak. His wife said, "If you live any longer in this house, I am
leaving." His children were sent to some relative's house.
The man came to me and he said, "It has become very difficult now. I see
them clearly. They walk in the night. The whole house is filled with
spirits.You help me." So I gave him one of my pictures and said, "Take
it. Now I will tackle those spirits. You simply sleep silently, you need
not worry. Really, I will tackle them, I will see to them. Now it is my
business. And don't interfere. Now you need not be concerned." The man
came the next day. He said, "I slept, it was so beautiful! You have done
And I had not done anything but give a support. Through support the mind
was filled. It was no longer vacant; someone was there.
In ordinary life you are leaning on many false supports, but they help.
And unless you become strong enough, you will need them. That's why I
say that this is the ultimate technique -- no support.
Buddha was dying and Anand asked him, "Now you are leaving us, what
shall we do? How shall we attain? How shall we proceed now? When the
master is gone, we will be wandering in darkness for many, many lives.
No one is there to lead us, to guide us, the light is going out." So
Buddha said, "It will be good for you. When I am no more, you become
your own light. Move alone, don't ask for any support, because support
is the last barrier."
And it happened. Anand had not become enlightened. For forty years he
was with Buddha, he was the closest disciple, he was just like a shadow
to Buddha, moving with him, living with him; he had had the longest
contact with him. For forty years Buddha's compassion was falling over
him, raining over him -- for forty years. But nothing happened, Anand
remained as ignorant as ever. And the day after Buddha died, Anand
became enlightened -- the next day, the very next day. The very support
had been the barrier. When there was no more Buddha, Anand could not
find any support. It is difficult. If you live with a Buddha, and the
Buddha goes, then no one can be a support to you. Now no one will be
worth clinging to. One who has been clinging to a Buddha cannot cling to
anybody else in this world. This whole world will be vacant. Once you
have known a Buddha and his love and compassion, then no love, no
compassion can compare. Once you have tasted that, nothing else is worth
tasting. So Anand was alone for the first time in forty years, totally
alone. There was no way to find a support. He had known the highest
support; now lower supports would not do. The next day he became
enlightened. He must have moved into the inner space, supportless,
So remember, don't try to find any support. Be supportless. If you are
trying to do this technique, then be supportless. That is what
Krishnamurti is teaching, "Be supportless. Don't cling to a master.
Don't cling to a scripture. Don't cling to anything."
That is what every master has been doing. A master's whole effort is
first to attract you towards him, so that you start clinging to him.
When you start clinging to him, when you become close and intimate with
him, then he knows that the clinging must be cut. And you cannot cling
to anyone else now -- that is finished. You cannot move to anyone else
-- that is impossible. Then he cuts the clinging and suddenly you are
left supportless. It will be miserable in the beginning. You will cry
and you will weep and you will scream and the whole being will feel that
you are lost. Into the very deepest depth of misery you will fall. But
from there one arises alone, supportless.
ENTER SPACE, SUPPORTLESS, ETERNAL, STILL. That space has no beginning,
no end. And that space is absolutely soundless. There is nothing -- not
even a sound vibrating, not even a ripple. Everything is still.
That point is just within you. Any moment you can enter it. If you have
the courage to be supportless, this very moment you can enter it. The
door is open. The invitation is for all, all and everyone. But courage
is needed; courage to be alone, courage to be empty, courage to dissolve
and melt, courage to die. And if you can die within to your inner space,
you will attain to the life which never dies, you will attain to AMRIT,