Thursday, May 23, 2013

What is Meditation?

"The meditation I am talking about is not a meditation on something: rather, it is a state of meditation. So this is what I mean when I am talking to you about meditation as a state. Meditation does not mean remembering someone. Meditation means to drop everything which is in one’s memory and to come to a state where only consciousness remains, where only awareness remains."

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"If you light a lamp and remove all the objects surrounding it, the lamp will still go on giving light. In the same way, if you remove all objects from your consciousness, all thoughts, all imagination, what will happen? – only consciousness will remain. That pure state of consciousness is meditation. You don’t meditate on somebody. Meditation is a state where only consciousness remains."

"When only consciousness remains without an object, that state is called meditation. I am using the word meditation in this sense."

"What you practice is not meditation in the real sense; it is only a concept. But meditation will happen on its own through this. Try to understand that what you are practicing at night, exercises involving the chakras, and in the morning, exercises involving the breath, is all a discipline, it is not meditation. Through this discipline a moment will come when the breath will seem to have disappeared. Through this discipline a moment will come when the body seems to have disappeared and thoughts have also disappeared. What will remain when everything has disappeared? That which remains is meditation. When everything has disappeared, that which is left behind is called meditation."
Osho, The Path of Meditation, Talk #6
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  1. this is the best article about meditation i have ever read. thank you. :)

  2. Meditation is defined as the conscious state of "mental silence" or "thoughtless awareness". Through a series of affirmations that stimulate the chakras, an internal energy called Kundalini can be awakened in any person. The Kundalini energy helps to sustain a meditative state and clean the chakras.

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  3. I've been working with my chakra knowledge for over ten years and haven't gotten anywhere. However I have separated myself from my meridians, and also verified that I could do it again later when not in Gnosis. You should read Osho's Book of Secrets, it is chock-full of meditative techniques for all generations.

  4. Don't know if it's acceptable or not to say this but psychedelics put me in that state of awareness for about a week each time. It's like a catalyst or tool I guess you could say. It won't keep you there but it's easier to come back to and practice being in that state. So blissful and beautiful. I must warn you though, it can also backfire if you're not in the right setting or mindset at the time so be careful. I'm not saying everyone should try it but there are some people out there who I'm sure would benefit. Enjoy

    1. agreed. meditation is different than psychedelics, but psychedelics can help meditation, and self exploration.

  5. If you find any difficulty in doing the meditation then buy some good meditation music from any Church Supply Store and play them while you practice.
    I'm also practicing meditation for quite a while.