Close your eyes.
Feel your body to be completely frozen.
Now look inward with tremendous urgency
as if this is the last moment of your life.
Only with this urgency
can you reach to the source of your life.
And at the source of your life
you are a buddha.
From there on opens the whole universe,
your own space, unlimited.
The buddha is the door.
You have to go beyond it.
But first reach to the door… deeper and deeper….
This is a beautiful evening.
The rain has stopped just to give you absolute silence.
And the silence of ten thousand buddhas
is a tremendous energy field.
Don’t miss this moment.
To make it clear, Anando…
Just watch your body, your mind,
separate from you.
You are the watcher.
In this witnessing you become the buddha.
You have always been the buddha.
You discover it.
So much dust has gathered on it.
Remove the dust.
Let it become a pure mirror.
This is your ultimate nature.
The evening has become more juicy
and more beautiful.
The time has stopped –
you are floating in space like a cloud
in absolute freedom.
Come back, silently, peacefully,
with a grace
and sit down like a buddha
just for a few moments
recollecting the experience.
You have to live this experience
for your whole twenty-four hours,
just like breathing –
doing anything you go on continuously breathing.
This remembrance of being a buddha
has to become just like an undercurrent.
It is always there whether you are sitting,
walking, waking or sleeping –
in action, in inaction, in speaking, in silence,
but one thing remains continuously in you –
the remembrance of your ultimate nature.
Before the celebration
I have to remind Nivedano
that I called Anando.
That is the name of your drum.
Can we celebrate the ten thousand buddhas?
Osho, Hyakujo: The Everest of Zen, with Basho’s Haikus, Ch 1