OSHO Day 3: Meditations on Anger

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“The science for transformation of life is called meditation. Through analysis, physical science reaches the atom and atomic power, but meditation reaches the soul and soul power.” ~Osho
In Osho’s words, Remember, we pour our energy into anger, then only does it become vital. It has no energy of its own; it depends on our cooperation. In watching, the cooperation is broken; you are no more supporting it. It will be there, for a few moments, a few minutes, and then it will be gone. Finding no roots in you, finding you unavailable, seeing that you are far away, a watcher on the hills, it will dissipate, it will disappear. And that disappearance is beautiful. That disappearance is a great experience.
Thought of the Day: “Today I acknowledge any feelings of anger and allow them to harmlessly pass by.”
“The way to deal with any angry emotion is not with repression for angry expression but of watching Let it surround you, be a silent watcher. See that this is anger. When it arises, listen to tit. Listen to its message. Keep alert, don’t fall asleep. You are not your anger, you are its watcher. That is the key. You become separate from it and so detached and so cool and aloof so much that it then doesn’t seem to matter at all, and in fact you begin to laugh. You begin to laugh at all the ridiculous things you have done out of anger. Because you are not anger. It is there, out side of you. But it is not you. Anger has no power of its own, it depends on us to participate. It depends on our cooperation.
Anger will disappear when we no longer participate. Finding no roots in you. Finding you unavailable. Seeing you far far away on the hills watching it will dissipate. And that disappearance is a great experience. That disappearance is beautiful. Seeing the anger disappear, great serenity arises. The silence that follows is blissful. You will be surprised that each time anger arises and if you can watch, you will fall into such tranquility that you have not known before. You will fall into such deep meditation. When the anger disappears you will see yourself so fresh, so young, so innocent as you have never known yourself. And you will be so thankful, you will even be thankful for anger. You will not be angry at it because it has given you a new beautiful space to live in. An utterly new experience to go through. You have used it. You have made a stepping stone out of it. This is the creative use of the negative emotions.”
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So, Beloveds, what does anger mean for you? When was the last time you were angry? What were you angry about? Why? Was it a person, and were they really the reason you were angry? Or was it something else?
Today we were freely given the following as homework.
“Changing the Pattern of Anger”
It often seems that anger is just boiling below the surface, just waiting for the
opportunity to erupt. And even if you throw out your anger and find a way to express it,
unless you go more deeply into discovering the source of it – finding what it is inside
you that triggers it – the underlying pattern does not change. If all you do is throw it
out, afterward you start accumulating anger again and the pattern continues.
The meditation we present today is one that can break the pattern that makes us
accumulate this anger again and again. It is a method that uses the body as your
guide. Do it with sincerity, and then see what it brings you. The only way to find that
out is to actually do it. You can practice this method in your own time. You will need
about 20 minutes.
The Method
Each day, for 15 minutes, any time that you feel is good, close the door to your room
and, sitting or standing, start to become angry – but don’t release it, don’t express it.
Go on forcing it, go almost crazy with anger, but don’t release it, no expression … not
even a pillow to hit. Repress it in every way.
At first you might have to remember a specific situation where you found yourself being
really angry, just to bring back the feeling. But let your body be your guide, let the
feelings you had in your body at that time be your focus – not whatever it was that
caused the anger in the first place. Don’t intellectualize, stay in touch with the physical
sensations that come up when there is anger. And allow those sensations to become
more and more intense.
If you feel tension arising in the stomach, as if something is going to explode, pull the
stomach in; make it as tense as you can. If you feel the shoulders are becoming tense,
your hands want to make a fist, you want to hit somebody, make the shoulders and the
hands even more tense and tight.
If you find you are clenching your jaw, that you want to scream, clench your jaw even
tighter. Let the whole body be as tense as possible, almost as if it is a volcano boiling
within, but with no release. That is the point to remember – no release, no expression.
Don’t scream, otherwise the stomach will be released. Don’t hit anything, otherwise the
shoulders will be released and relaxed. For 15 minutes get heated up, as if you are
trying to reach the boiling point. For 15 minutes work the tension up to a climax. Put on
an alarm clock or timer and at the point the alarm goes off, try the absolutely hardest
you can.
Then, when the alarm has stopped… sit silently, close your eyes, relax the body and
just watch what is happening. Be a witness for at least another 5 minutes, more if it
feels right. Relax the body, and just watch.
If you find this method suits you, then do this sequence every day for two weeks. This
heating of the body system will force your patterns to melt.
And if you feel that anger is not your issue, you can substitute another emotion where
you would like to change the pattern – sadness, jealousy, fear –and adjust the exercise
accordingly.
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