Be silent …
Close your eyes … and feel your body to be completely frozen.
This is the right moment to look inwards.
You have to reach to the very center of your being.
Gather your life energy
and rush towards the center with total consciousness
and an urgency as if this is going to be your last moment.
Faster and faster, deeper and deeper …
As you start coming closer to your being
a great serenity descends over you.
A tremendous silence deepens,
flowers of peace showering on you …
As you reach to the center
you are no more the same person you used to be.
At the center you are the buddha.
At the center you are pure awareness, pure witnessing.
Buddha consists only of one quality — witnessing.
Now witness … you are not the body.
Witness … you are not the mind.
Witness … you are not the seven subtle bodies behind the physical body.
Witness finally that you are only a witness,
a pure mirror reflecting.
No reaction — just reflecting. This is the state of the buddha.
To make this witnessing more clear, Nivedano …
Let go, but keep remembering you are a buddha,
and the buddha has only one quality — witnessing.
Witnessing is the alchemy of ultimate transformation.
As you go on deepening the witnessing,
you start melting just like ice into the ocean.
Gautama the Buddha Auditorium
suddenly turns into an ocean, without any waves,
without any ripples — utterly silent and peaceful.
A great ecstasy takes possession of you.
All around you there is a melody
you have never heard before.
All around you there is a dance of energy, pure energy,
that you have never even dreamt of.
All around you there are fountains of life juice.
Drink as much as you can
and gather as many flowers of the beyond as you can,
and remember to persuade the buddha to come along with you.
He has to become your reality.
He has to become your daily ordinary routine life.
You have to dissolve into him.
He is your eternal being.
He is your timeless beyond.
With him you experience for the first time
the ultimate blissfulness,
and a great benediction you can share with the whole world,
and still it will be increasingly flowing from your sources,
which are infinite.
Before Nivedano calls you back,
gather all these experiences and persuade the buddha
he has to come with you.
First he will be a shadow behind you;
soon you will be a shadow behind him,
and finally there is no shadow to the buddha,
because he is only pure transparent witnessing.
A transparent thing does not make any shadow.
The day you will experience this transparency of being
will be the greatest day of your life.
You have become awakened.
You have arrived home.
Long has been the night — too long, too dark.
But now, the day you become enlightened,
all darkness disappears.
Now there will be no sunset.
You will live as light, as life, as laughter.
Your whole existence will become just a pure dance.
I don’t give you any philosophy,
I don’t give you any religion.
I give you only that which you are.
I take away all that is false from you
and leave only that which is your eternal being —
the buddha, the awakened one.
Come back … but come back in deep silence,
in great grace, peacefully.
Just sit down like buddhas,
remembering the golden path that you have travelled,
remembering the experiences at the center,
remembering your eternity
and remembering that buddha has come closer to you.
Just go on meditating ….
One never knows — any moment you will disappear,
and only buddha will be left behind.
It is going to happen to everybody
who is earnestly searching it. It is your nature.
It does not come from outside, it grows from within,
just like a lotus.
It comes from all your uglinesses, all your trivia,
mundane affairs, all your anger, greed, all your rage, all your hate –
just like the lotus comes out of dirty mud and dirty water.
But it rises above the dirty mud and the dirty water
and it opens its petals only when the sun comes on the horizon.
Meditation will bring the sun on the horizon,
and meditation also will bring your lotus to the seventh center.
There is no other miracle in the world than meditation.
It is the only science of transforming you into a new man,
into a superman.
The superman is needed very much, urgently,
because only the superman can prevent this beautiful planet
from being destroyed by pygmy politicians,
by ugly religions, by this whole status quo.
All these vested interests are going to destroy
the most beautiful planet in the universe.
You can do only one thing to save it,
and that is to become a buddha
and spread your buddhahood — share it.
We have to surround the whole globe with buddhas.
They are our only hope.
But I am not hoping in vain, you are going to be my witnesses.
Yes, Beloved Master.
Osho, Christianity: The Deadliest Poison and Zen: The Antidote to All Poisons, Ch 8