OSHO Day 1: What is Meditation?

“When mind knows, we call it knowledge.
When heart knows, we call it love.
And when being knows, we call it meditation. ” ~Osho
“Meditation is a state of no-mind. Meditation is a state of pure consciousness with no content. Meditation is the awareness that “I am not the mind.” When the awareness goes deeper and deeper in you, slowly, slowly, a few moments arrive – moments of silence, moments of pure space, moments of transparency, moments when nothing stirs in you and everything is still. In those still moments you will know who you are. This is meditation.”

Thought for the day: “Today I begin my journey beyond the mind.”

Osho once explained that His name is derived from William James’ word ‘oceanic’ which means dissolving into the ocean. And is this not what we do in meditation? Dissolve into the ocean?

Is this what it means to be “beyond the mind?”

By changing ourselves, by going “beyond the mind” into the ocean of our inner world we can utilize meditation, connect first to our bodies, and reach toward enlightenment and higher consciousness.

Osho tells us that meditation is a natural ability, it is our natural state as children, that we are all born with, but have since forgotten, but it can be regained. Because we have all known it before.

Because, we are not our mind.

Meditation is how we learn the science of creating a distance between us and our own thoughts.

Because, with a little digging we will find it again, the memory of what we have forgotten.

Meditation Technique

Do. Don’t go on thinking. Start doing it. Walk with awareness. Don’t be discouraged. Be alert. Take every step with knowing. Eat, chew with your food with awareness. Don’t do things mechanically. Do them with full alertness. Be conscious. Do. Reach for something pick it up. Then be aware of your hand, feel it, from the inside out. Let go of tension. With awareness reach for the object again. Pick it up. Feel its texture, see how your hand wants to respond to this object. To play with it or to hold it still. Be aware. Feel the change. Walk with alertness and grace. Feel the difference. Observe the difference between doing things mechanically vs. doing them with awareness. Do. Do with pleasure. Taste. Be alert. Chew more. Feel tastes more. Feel fulfilled. Meditate while doing regular things with awareness.


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