How meditation actually helps us?

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यह तो समाधि का चित्र है. यह तो किसी भाव दशा का चित्र है, चित्र में कौन है इससे क्या लेना देना? मैं तो समाधि को नमस्कार कर रहा हूँ, और समाधि मेरी-तेरी नहीं होती है, अपनी-तुम्हारी थोड़ी ही होती है। समाधि तो समाधि है। समाधि को तो नमन करना होता है।-रामकृष्ण परमहंस ने अपनी समाधि अवस्था का चित्र बनाने वाले पेंटर को कहा जो यहाँ भी सटीक बैठता है। समाधि नमन के साथ।

My English is poor, pronunciation is further ahead of it. Still I write so that you may get a glimpse towards which I am pointing to, like it happens when you ask a stranger in non-English speaking country about something and he or she tries to explain it. If you are thirsty of this knowledge, so you get it too. The consciousness plays an important role in communicating the point at much higher level where we all are connected because I am writing only from my own experiences or understanding.

You may prefer to listen to (in US English) this post on the my Podcast Philosia (दर्शन) on Radio Public, on Breaker and on Apple Podcasts It is a web version, no app needed.

From the book — The Revolution: Talks On Kabir by Osho to read it for free.

“I have not come across a single man in my life who has not had enlightened moments. 

You yourself don’t believe that you can be enlightened, so you don’t even take note of them. 

Someday, walking on the beach and the sun is beautiful and the breeze is salty and a moment comes, a door opens. 

Suddenly you start seeing things as you have never seen them. 

You are utterly lost in the moment; there is no past and no future. 

You have forgotten who you are, you have forgotten what you want to become, you simply are–in tune with the ocean and the wind and the sun. 

This is enlightenment–although I know you are not capable of living in it, because you have not created a meditative space inside you. 

So it comes and goes. 

If you have created a meditative space inside you, that meditative space will be able to contain it. 

That’s what meditation is all about: the capacity to contain enlightenment. 

Enlightenment comes to everybody–but you have so many holes in your being it flows out, it simply leaks out. 

Seeing a tree in full bloom, the spring has come and you are in a kind of awe. 

Seeing the green and the red and the gold of the tree, you are transported into another world. 

This is enlightenment. 

You fall back; the gravitation is too much. 

Your wife comes and says, “What are you doing here?”–and you are back again in your unenlightened state. 

And you are not courageous enough to accept the fact because you don’t respect yourself. 

You have been taught by the so-called religious people to condemn yourself. 

You cannot accept “Enlightenment can happen to me. It happened to Buddha–okay. It happened to Christ–maybe. But it can’t happen to me. To me? It can’t happen to me.” 

You have not respected yourself, you have not loved yourself. 

Otherwise enlightenment comes to everybody, all and sundry. 

It comes to sinners, it comes to saints. 

Enlightenment has no condition for coming. 

In fact, to use the word coming is not right–it arises. 

The impact of the sun and the beach, the impact of the morning breeze, and it arises inside you, a wave. 

Then it relapses back because you don’t have the space to contain it. 

Be meditative, and you will be able to contain that moment for longer periods. 

And when you are totally meditative… And what do I mean by meditative? 

When you are totally thoughtless. 

It is thought that functions as a hole in your being–and you have so many thoughts, so you have so many holes. 

Your bucket is full of holes: with this bucket you go to a well and you try to draw water. 

When you lower the bucket down into the well, when it is in the water it is full of water. 

Then you start drawing it and the water starts leaking. 

By the time it reaches your hands it is empty. 

And it is not that it was not full of water when it was in the well–it was. 

Exactly like that, it happens. 

There are moments when you are full of enlightenment. 

Making love to your woman it happens: in that orgasmic space suddenly you are enlightened. 

You are a Krishna, and your wife, your beloved, is a Radha. 

You are no longer ordinary human beings. 

Suddenly you belong to eternity and not to time. 

Suddenly you are no longer physical bodies–you have buddha bodies in that moment. But then it is lost; you fall back.

It is like jumping. 

You can jump, and when you jump you lose the earth, the gravitation – for a moment you are part of the sky. 

But then you fall back because you don’t have wings. 

You will have to grow wings. 

Meditation is not really a search for enlightenment; enlightenment comes without any search. 

Meditation is just growing wings, or creating a space inside you so that when the guest comes, you can persuade the guest to live inside you and become the host.”

My point is that the main teaching of Jesus that is left unexplored by many Christians.

In St John’s Gospel, it is clearly mentioned that before being caught by people came with Judas, Jesus tried to teach Meditation to his disciples so that they can connect with him. He tried to transfer his energy to them.

He told them ‘Sit’ and went for prayer but returned and found them sleeping. He tried two more times but in vain. This ‘Sit’ word is still in use by Zen people for meditation. Their saying is, ‘Sit silently do nothing, season comes and grass grows by itself green.’

I think without my comments on above as per my personal experience, sharing it is useless because anyone can read it from the book. So in brackets are my comments so that you get enriched by experiences of Osho as well as whatever little I have experienced till date. It is a journey so nothing can be said about tomorrow.

(Once you are able to hold on to such enlightened moments for longer periods then your desires including sexual desires vanishes immediately.)

(Now you are able to live those moments for longer time even without any reason!)

(Nirvaan is remaining 24×7 in that state, but it also happens on its own accord. One just need to keep holding more such moments each day.)

(My favourite meditation that I am practicing last 35 years is Awareness/Mindfulness Meditation during brushing my teeth. Earlier it was a robotic act and I used to think about past or future act/activity/instances etc. By being totally aware during brushing feeling it’s abrasion on every tooth, coupled with sensation of paste etc all thoughts slowly got dissolved and only present moment remained. Miraculous it is, as it engrossed all my activities over the period of time.
There are only few people for whom it is difficult to practice awareness meditation. Within few months most start experiencing a little moment of forgetfulness or absence thoughts. But still there are those who could not hold their mind. For them some techniques are needed. I have given link at bottom to know why they are important for those few people.)

FaceBook link of Awareness meditation by Osho in reply to a question, The last testament Vol 5, Chapter #22, Kathmandu, Nepal.


Or you may learn better from this video:

Osho on Awareness meditation or Sahaj Dhyan.

(Tantra Meditation:

Tantra meditation is application of this awareness meditation, once it starts happening, during sex by one or both partners. Simple.)

Osho on need of technique for attaining meditation.

— The Revolution: Talks On Kabir by Osho

Awareness meditation is the way worked for me, may be you too find it suitable otherwise Dynamic meditation is for most of the people. There are 110 other meditation techniques discovered by Indian Mystic Gorakhnath about 500years before and further modified by Osho that one can experiment and the suitable one could be practiced in routine life. 

Osho International Online (OIO) provides facility to learn these from your home, through Osho Meditation Day @€20.00 per person. OIO rotate times through three timezones NY,Berlin and Mumbai. You can prebook according to the convenient time for you. 

 This is an opportunity for learning and knowing Osho through these sannyasins who lived in his presence and brought to life his words in best possible quality in all formats.

Once a painter told mystic Ramakrishna that he wants to make a painting of him. Ramakrishna agreed and sat in a meditative posture. The painter painted their photo on the canvas. He informed him that my painting is over now, so Ramakrishna opened his eyes, and looking at the painting bowed down to the painting and touched its feet too.

The painter was very puzzled and asked him, ‘Why you touched feet of your own photo in painting?’ Ramakrishna replied that I was in a deep meditative state when you were drawing my painting. So the face was glowing and has a different beauty because the Godliness was expressing itself through this body. My salute is to that state if mind or Godliness and it should be prayed irrespective of the person. I could not have seen its beauty had you not painted it.

So this photo is chosen to intimate you that during orgasm person looks different because he or she is in an enlightened state for those few moments. Osho is not wrong, if he is saying so in above passages.

83 thoughts on “How meditation actually helps us?

  1. “Meditation is not really a search for enlightenment; enlightenment comes without any search. ”
    I am amazed by your thoughts. Your thinking is different from the world and is philosophically exciting to ponder upon.
    Agreed, meditation gives you wings!

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    1. Whole existence is like a uterus and those who get enlightened are actually taking birth from that uterus. The new life is lived in ‘The kingdom of God’ as Jesus said.
      I used to have such imagination too. Practice of Awareness meditation is of great help to me.

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      1. From the reality of the soul
        we become from our mother
        born on earth

        me is jesus
        and other gods
        never to the event
        become in my experience

        in exercise
        through a deep relaxation
        the goal
        in the silence
        an inner emptiness
        the freedom from Geanken
        to reach
        brought me to zen
        to a contrary result


      1. आत्मा सब कुछ समेटे हुए है
        वो भी
        आप उनकी व्याख्या के साथ
        मूर्त बनाओ

        उसकी एक संरचना
        अंदर और बाहर से

        सभी बलों के
        सूक्ष्म जगत में
        ब्रह्मांड में
        औसत दर्जे का

        उनकी शब्दावली के साथ
        समझना और समझना चाहते हैं

        अपने तरीके से अधिकार पाने के लिए
        हमारे विचारों का साहुल
        गुरुत्वाकर्षण महसूस कर सकते हैं
        आत्मा से पीछे नहीं हटना

        उत्तरार्द्ध अपनी संपूर्णता में
        मनुष्य के लिए एक रहस्य रहेगा

        सपने में सबको देता है
        अवलोकन के लिए
        आदमी को क्या करना है
        या बेहतर नहीं

        ज्ञान शक्ति है
        यह एक जीवाणु है
        जीवन की सार्वभौमिकता में

        जो पूरी तरह से खाली हो जाएगा
        मृत्यु में लक्ष्य है

        ओरेकल से परामर्श करें (यिंग और यांग)
        इस पर मौत की मदद नहीं करता

        पानी और पत्थर
        कठोरता और नम्रता

        हर तरह का
        आत्मा के नियमों के अधीन है

        आत्मा शासक है
        हर भाग्य पर
        हर जीवन के बारे में

        मैं एक साधारण व्यक्ति हूँ
        अध्यात्म के राजा
        सांसारिक शक्ति से विमुख

        मैं बचपन से जा रहा हूँ
        आत्मा के स्कूल के लिए
        मेरे अंत तक
        जहां मेरे शब्द समाप्त होते हैं
        और मैं चुप हूँ


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