Be silent …
Close your eyes … and feel the body completely frozen.
This is the right moment to look inwards.
Gather your whole life energy, and your total consciousness.
With an immense urgency you have to reach to the center of your being,
just like an arrow.
Faster and faster, deeper and deeper …
As you come closer to yourself,
a great silence descends over you.
A little closer and you can see flowers from the beyond
showering on you like rain.
A little deeper and you can see fountains of peace all around you.
The coolness becomes cooler.
The moment you reach to the center, you are no more.
You find for the first time your original face.
I call that original face the buddha, the awakened one.
At this moment,
the Buddha Auditorium is filled with ten thousand buddhas.
At this moment,
you are the most blessed people on the earth.
Just remember one thing:
at the center you can be only a witness.
As a witness you are not the body.
Witness … you are not the mind.
Witness … you are not other subtle layers of astral bodies inside you.
There are seven bodies inside you, very thin layers.
Just go on watching: you are none of them.
And finally, witness that you are only a witness.
This is your buddha nature.
This is your ultimate nature.
To make the witnessing complete, Nivedano …
But remember that you are only a witness, nothing else.
Silence gathers more and more around you.
This is the peace that has been called
“the peace that passes understanding.”
Slowly slowly your consciousness starts melting like ice.
All separation from others dissolves.
The Buddha Auditorium becomes an ocean of consciousness
without any ripples … utter silence,
ultimate beauty, a feeling of divineness, of godliness,
that you are one with the whole.
This whole cosmos is nothing but a womb,
and we are all in it – not separate, but utterly melted.
This is the first step of meditation: to reach to the center,
to become the buddha.
The second step is very simple, I don’t have to teach you.
The second step depends on you.
Whenever you want, you can take a jump from the buddha
and disappear into the blue cosmos,
opening your wings, flying to the ultimate freedom.
This freedom is the final goal of all religiousness.
Gather as much experience of the center … all the flowers,
all the fragrances, all the juice that you can find only at the center.
It is your life, it is your love, it is your laughter.
And before Nivedano calls you, do one thing more.
Persuade the buddha to come along with you.
He has to become one with you,
so much so that one day you are no more,
only your ultimate nature, the buddha, remains.
First he will become your shadow;
second, you will become his shadow.
That day will be the greatest day of celebration in your life.
Come back …
But come back as buddhas,
with the same peace, the same silence,
the same grace, the same blissfulness.
Sit down for a few seconds,
just to remind yourself of the golden path that you have traveled,
the great experience that you have gone through.
And see? – the buddha is coming closer and closer to you
every day, inch by inch. He is just behind you.
One day you will be behind him.
Remember around the clock that essentially you are a buddha.
Behave as a witness, with great grace.
And by and by, even your ordinary activities of day-to-day life
will become divine.
Unless we can transform the mundane into the sacred,
your meditation is not complete, is not perfect.
To be here now, to be totally here now,
and you are the buddha,
the ultimate perfection humanity has ever achieved.
You have the same potential,
the same height and the same depth.
It is only a question of taking the challenge
and exploring your own inner sky, and you will be surprised.
Outside you have been a beggar –
even the richest man is a beggar because he still wants more.
When you get settled at the center,
for the first time you are an emperor,
because everything is fulfilled.
There is no desire for more, there is no desire at all,
but a pure isness, a transparent isness.
Here you will find the truth.
Here you will find the beauty.
Here you will find the meaning of godliness –
and you don’t have to defend them.
They are eternal, they have always been here now,
only you have not looked in.
Yes, Beloved Master.
Osho, Christianity: The Deadliest Poison and Zen: The Antidote to All Poisons, Ch 5