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You exist in the world as a body; embodied, you exist here. If your body is ill how can you be healthy? If your body is poisoned you are poisoned. If your body carries too many toxins and is heavily burdened, you cannot be light; you cannot have wings. So now you have to work on your body and its purity. There are foods which make you more earth-rooted; there are foods which make you more sky-oriented. There is a way of living where you are more under the influence of gravitation; there are ways of living where you become more available to the opposite phenomenon...of levitation. There are two laws: one is gravitation, another is grace. Gravitation pulls you down; grace pulls you up. Science knows only gravitation; Yoga knows grace also. Yoga seems to be more scientific about it than science itself because every law must have an opposite. If the earth pulls you down there must be something which is pulling you up also; otherwise the earth would have pulled you, would have completely pulled you in. You would have disappeared. You exist on the surface of the earth. That means there exists a balance between the law pulling you down and the law pulling you up. Otherwise you would have been destroyed by the earth long ago. You would have gone back into the womb of the earth and disappeared. But you exist. There is a balance between the opposites, and every law is possible only if the other, the opposite, exists. The name of the opposite law is grace. You may have felt sometimes, unknowingly, one day in the morning, suddenly, you feel light...as if you can fly. You walk on the earth but your feet are not falling on the earth ² you are so weightless, featherlike. And some day you are so heavy, so burdened, that you cannot even walk. What is happening? Then you have to analyze your whole style of life. Something helps you to be light, and something helps you to be heavy. All that makes you heavy is impure, and all that makes you light is pure. Purity is weightless; impurity is heavy and burdened. A healthy man feels light, weightless; an unhealthy man feels burdened too much by the earth, pulled down too much. A healthy man does not walk; really, he runs. Even if an unhealthy man sits he is not sitting, he is sleeping. Yoga knows three words, three gunas: sattva, rajas and tamas. Sattva is purity; rajas is energy; tamas is heaviness, darkness. What you eat makes your body and, in a certain sense, makes you. If you eat meat you will be more heavy. If you just live on milk and fruits you will be light. Have you observed sometimes being on a fast how weightless you feel, as if the whole weight of the body has disappeared? If you stand on a measuring machine it will show your weight, but you don¶t feel it. What has happened? The body has nothing to digest; the body is freed from the day-to-day routine. The energy is flowing, the energy has no work to do ² it is a holiday for the body. You feel relaxed; you feel beautiful. One has to watch one¶s food. Whatsoever you eat, it is no ordinary matter. You should be careful because your body is constituted of whatsoever you have eaten in the past. Every day you are constituting it with whatsoever you are eating. Eating less or more, or just right, also, makes much difference. You can be an obsessive eater ² you can eat too much of that which is not needed ² then you will be very, very low, very weighted down. You can eat just the right amount: you will feel happier, not weighted down ² energy flowing, not blocked. One who is going to fly into the inner world, is trying to reach the inner center, will need to be weightless; otherwise the journey cannot be complete. Being lazy you will not be able to enter that inner center. Who will walk up to that inner center? Be careful what you eat, be careful what you drink. Be careful how you keep and care for your body. Small things matter. For an ordinary man they don¶t matter because he is not going anywhere. Once you start on the path, everything matters.
swaying or humming a song or humming a mantra ² then it becomes doubly forceful. You may feel so virgin. means purity about food. Shauch. It should become a part of your style. In the temple you have to be as fresh as dewdrops. purity about mind ² three layers of purities. but not in the temple. needs no purity because it cannot become impure. about body. Bathing is one of the most beautiful phenomena ² very simple. cleaning bath. Both need a good. purity. Working in the market. Your innermost core is always pure. thoughts collect. . It should not be taken as a law. If you are sitting under your shower and humming ³aum´ and the water falls on your body and the aum falls in your mind. it is a chain. You use your body every day. which become impure every day. And if you feel pure then other possibilities immediately open because everything is linked with everything else. as clean as flowers. where you leave your shoes. innocent. you may feel so fresh that to be cheating may be difficult.Whether you are taking a bath every day or not ² it matters. And if you want to change life always start from the beginning. which is your being. you would like to pray. leave the whole world and all the burdens of it. After this bath and the mantra you will feel totally different. Living in the world. the mind collects thoughts and becomes dirty. it should be just a way of living beautifully. In fact. You use your mind every day. and your mind is purified by the mantra of aum. in the shop. it belongs to the world of elements. purity. but if you start enjoying it. Don¶t carry them in. it becomes a meditation for the body. how can you live without thoughts? You have to think. dust collects. Just sitting under a shower and enjoying it. Ordinarily it doesn¶t matter. You may feel so light that to be cunning may be difficult. The body collects dust. becomes dirty. if you have been taking a good bath every day it may be a disturbance in your market. always virgin. you are taking double showers: the body is being purified by the water. Being dirty may be a help in the market. After the bath you will feel ready to pray. but that innermost core is covered with other things which can become impure. In the temple. it doesn¶t matter if you have taken a good bath or not. that to exploit may almost become impossible. Thoughts are just like dust. you will have a different quality and aroma around you. And the fourth. only then can you enter the shrine.
So just start enjoying the beauty of the night and feel more and more for the night. sit silently. and that is that one is alert in it.just feeling..and night is tremendously beautiful. with just one plus ² that one is alert. It is as silent.no jarring note. In samadhi. disappear into it.. look into the darkness.Meditating on the Night Just be alone. Become one with the dark. noises stop. their criminal attitudes ² have all disappeared into sleep. And the second we call the dream consciousness. It is just like sleep with only one difference. And the fourth.the mundane world is over. . and you appear a little alert. First we call the waking state of consciousness. The day is too worldly ² the night is very spiritual. So start using the night more and more. the fourth state. You are asleep. we simply call the fourth. In yoga psychology we divide human consciousness into four stages. Everything stops ² traffic stops. By and by you will feel so tremendously in tune with night. when dreams have stopped. It is the right time for meditation. but it is closest to sleep. The whole mind is in a traffic jam. you are absolutely silent. Sitting in the bed doing nothing. In sleep you are completely unconscious. the day consciousness.... the silence. and use night for your meditation. You work.. The atmosphere is absolutely clean.. Look at the stars ² feel the distance. Many people are completely unaware of the beauties of the night. yet aware. So night in the past has been used for meditation. but dreams are running like a procession.. as deep as sleep. By and by the whole world goes to sleep. Then the third state we call sleep. the emptiness. People ² their unconsciousnesses.
. and repeat µI will experience meditation´ as often as you can. taking slow breaths. repeat to yourself whatever it is that you want to introduce into your life.¶ Step 3: Exhale and Repeat. Let your whole being resound with it. I am determined that I will experience meditation. This should reach the innermost layer of your consciousness. very slowly. ³Now. ³When your lungs are completely filled. Step 6: Rest ³After doing this five times. feeling absolutely empty.. watch your breath for five minutes. Then fall asleep thinking. µI will be in silence ² this is my aim. sit quietly.¶ You may get nervous.MEDITATIONS FOR BUSY PEOPLE Would you like to discover another Osho Meditation? The Resolution When: Duration: At 10 night minutes Step 1: Inhale and Repeat.. ³Gently. as long as you feel comfortable. µI will experience meditation..¶ . ³µI will experience silence. whatever resolution you have made will sink deeper inside you.¶ Step 4: Empty.. ³Now slowly start exhaling. but still holding your breath repeat. hold your breath for a while and repeat µI will experience meditation. Then sitting quietly.. and as you do so. again repeating. µI will experience meditation. with eyes closed for five minutes.. don¶t inhale. µI will experience meditation.. allow your lungs to fill completely. e. breathe slowly. ³When you go to bed repeat this exercise five to seven times. Repeat. straighten your back.¶ Let your whole being take this oath ² that it will enter into meditation..¶ Keep exhaling until you feel you are empty.¶ Step 2: Hold Your Breath and Repeat. your body loose and relaxed. you will feel like exhaling. ³Now slowly begin to inhale. So one in breath and one out breath is one round.g. Step 5: Inhale.. I will experience meditation. ³During this rest period. Make the resolution five times. and repeating µI will experience meditation. hold this emptiness.
"In that moment." . Your body will ask for air and your mind will repeat this thought. Now the deeper layers. the top layer is not the only one affected. when you reach a state where your whole being is gasping for air. what will happen? In a little while won¶t my total being struggle to inhale? Won¶t every pore of my body and those millions of cells scream for air? The longer I try to hold my breath.. µI am going to experience meditation¶. If your whole being is struggling and you repeat this sentence. now it has become a question of life and death.. the more the innermost part of my being is going to ask for air. ³If you exhale completely. The stronger the demand for air is.. It is not a simple question anymore. Then switch off the light. the deeper the longing for air is going to spread in my unconscious mind. the layers underneath are also going to demand air. the deeper your decision will enter inside.When sleep envelops you. The longer I hold my breath. what happens? If I exhale completely and then pinch my nose shut and do not inhale. that thought is with you. if you stop yourself from inhaling. your resolution increases many times over. you should repeat to yourself. In this way it reaches to your unconscious mind.
´ Love is not a quantity. A small child¶s experience of love is of getting: getting from the mother. the small child. So the first experience that settles deep in his unconscious is that he has to get love. cannot give anything. At least as far as love is concerned.. to watch whether you are getting it or not. cannot say anything. it is certainly concerned with relaxation.. Don¶t be worried that it will be exhausted.´ and there is nobody to give because the other person was also brought up in the same way. and everybody has the same urge to get love. strangers ² but always getting. it is a quality. he can only get. It disappears when I love. sisters. because then you are an emperor. forgetting oneself completely. This is not only your problem. cannot do anything. Rather than asking. So all are asking. because it is an inexhaustible quality in you. But the trouble arises because everybody has been a child...´ start giving love. This is one of the secrets. You have to learn to give more love. because to give love is so beautiful that getting love is not so great. that one day you will suddenly find. One has to be alert and aware that just an incident of birth should not remain a constant prevailing state of your mind. and it is the experience of a beggar. But you are not to think about getting.. Don¶t be a beggar.. In those moments it disappears. be an emperor. getting from brothers. HAVA A HEART! I have been experiencing pain of varying degrees in my chest for some years. Getting love is very small experience. by the side. when I melt. That much will be enough disturbance. nobody is born in any other way. total melting. It starts because the child. Forget about getting. ³Give me love. that is a wrong beginning. It is not physical. and a quality of a certain category that grows by giving and dies if you hold . in varying degrees it is the problem of everybody. you will get much. You simply give. ³Give us love. ³My God! I don¶t have any love to give anymore. You are not even indirectly. You can go on giving as much as you like. Giving love is the really beautiful experience.YOUR ANSWERS QUESTIONED. Everybody wants to be loved. so certainly it is not physical. getting from the father. cannot love. simply give ² and I guarantee you. getting from guests.
in the ocean ² it doesn¶t matter. thinking that you will give if somebody asks you. people will love you. whatever you do should be done with love. This is certainly a disease. so once in a while when you are in a moment of love you feel it disappearing. and you will find tremendous peace and silence. The thing depends on you. In twenty-four hours. If you are miserly about it. So the first secret is: Don¶t ask for it.. it dies. just a helping hand and that will be enough. It wants to unburden itself. You get what you give. Don¶t bother to whom ² that is really the idea of a miserly mind: I will give love to certain persons with certain qualities. One can come to meditation through many directions. You can touch this chair with a loving hand. not on the object. in the literal meaning of the word: it is a dis-ease. Just give it. It is not sickness. Then you will find a great relaxation and a great disappearance of your self ² which is a burden ² and a melting into the whole. perhaps this is going to be your direction. You don¶t understand that you have so much.it. It is a natural law. And because you will be so loving. without bothering to whom you are giving. In fact you get more than you give. and you are making out of your fortune a great misery for yourself. Your problem is that you have a heart full of love but you have been a miser. and the pain in your heart will disappear. And that unburdening is a tremendous relief. The raincloud does not bother where it rains ² on the rocks. so no physician can help you. Learn giving. But why one moment? Why not every moment? It is not even a question of a living being. Perhaps you have more love than other people. and you will find so many people being loving towards you who had never looked at you. Share it. It is not a question that you have to give something very valuable. who had never bothered about you. perhaps you are more fortunate.you are a raincloud. that love has become a burden on the heart. It is simply a tense state of your heart that just wants to give more and more. This will become your meditation. Rather than making the heart blossom you have been hoarding it. and don¶t wait. . Give it! Just give your love to anybody ² a stranger.. in the gardens. So be really spendthrift.
something in it is eternally elusive. The mystery never ends. suddenly another peak starts giving you challenges ² a higher one.YOUR ANSWERS QUESTIONED. exuberance. and now there is nothing else left. of a new way to be. The great splendor of life is that it keeps you eternally engaged. You may not yet be aware of it. of a new adventure.. hence the thrill and the ecstasy. And there is no beginning to the mystery of existence and no end to you. ³I can¶t perceive the end of it ² or is there no end?´ There is a beginning of the mind and there is an end of the mind. ³All that I have achieved is lost. Mysteries upon mysteries are waiting for you. there will be another peak. It will never become knowledge. Just think of a point where you arrive. Many many things are going to happen. life is . a more arduous climb. To know that all has failed is the beginning of a new journey. a more dangerous reach. that when you have reached one peak. And that¶s the whole joy of life. it cannot end. Life is exploration. When the Dream Is Over A young man says. When one is utterly disillusioned with the world and all its successes. Feel ecstatic that there is no end to life. it is exultation. It is an ongoing process. peaks upon peaks. It is an eternal Himalayas of life. it cannot even be known... it is a dance. but something is stirring. only then does one become spiritual. of a new life. Life is not boredom. boredom will be your only fate then! And life is not boredom. You will be utterly bored then. that¶s why it is called a mystery. To know that ³All that I have achieved is lost´ is the beginning of a new search for something that cannot be lost. And when you have reached the other peak. exploring. A tremendous sadness arises and I can¶t perceive the end of it ² or is there no end?´ Many should feel jealous of you. That¶s why it is called a mystery. and many many things will always remain to happen. but there is no beginning to you and no end to you. there is a beginning of the ego and there is an end of the ego. searching. a new joy is arising behind the curtain of sadness ² a joy of a new search.
adventure. to maintain it is really difficult. . It needs no effort to be ecstatic. not to be ecstatic is simply unnecessary. You are the river. The river is already going to the ocean. you simply float with the river and the river takes you to the ocean. because misery is really hard work. How can it be difficult? To go with the river no swimming is needed. You are going upstream ² that¶s what misery is. Ecstasy is our very nature. because you are doing something against nature. Don¶t push it and you will not be miserable. spontaneous. Life is a river. it needs great effort to be miserable. To be ecstatic is natural. And what is bliss? Going with the river ² so much so that the distinction between you and the river is simply lost. That¶s why you look so tired.
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