“The buddha is nothing but a door into eternity,
into godliness, into the divine existence,” says Osho.
Be silent …
Close your eyes … and feel your body to be completely frozen.
This is the right moment to look inwards.
Gather all your life energy, your total consciousness,
and with an urgency as if this is going to be your last moment of life –
only with such urgency you can rush towards your being, towards your very center.
Faster and faster …
As you come closer to your center, a great silence descends over you.
Fountains of peace spring within you.
Suddenly a great ecstasy possesses you.
This is the moment you are the buddha, the awakened one.
At the very center of your being,
the buddha has been hiding since eternity.
You have never looked inwards.
Otherwise, you have there all the treasures of the world,
you have all that existence can offer you.
The buddha is nothing but a door into eternity,
into godliness, into the divine existence.
The only quality the buddha has, has to be remembered: it is witnessing.
Just witness… the body is not you.
Witness … the mind is not you.
Witness … the astral, the other bodies, the subtle body, are not you.
These are all just layers upon you.
Hidden behind all these layers is your real being.
That being is a pure witness, a watcher on the hill.
Buddha knows no other quality. He consists only of pure witnessing.
Witness all the experiences that will be happening
at the center of your being: the serenity, the calmness,
a very cool breeze passing through you,
an unknown fragrance filling your being,
a blessing that you have never known,
a benediction that you can share with the whole world
and it will be inexhaustible.
Witness: this moment you are the most fortunate people on the earth,
because everybody is looking out, and you are looking in.
Everybody is looking at things, you are looking at godliness, your very subjectivity.
Everybody is concerned about trivia, you are concerned with the essential core of existence.
Collect as much as you can… the flowers, the fragrance, but remain a witness.
To make the witness even deeper, Nivedano …
Let go …
Just be a witness.
Slowly slowly your body will start falling into deep rest,
your mind will be a faraway echo – nothing to be concerned with.
Silence deepens and you start melting.
Your separation from others disappears.
The Buddha Auditorium becomes an ocean of pure consciousness without any ripples.
You are the whole existence, not part of it.
Everybody is the whole existence.
To me, to be one with the whole is the only way to be holy.
Collect whatever experiencing is happening.
You have to bring it with you.
And you have also to persuade the buddha to come along with you.
He is your very nature,
hence there is no problem why he should not come
into your ordinary day-to-day activities, in your gestures, in your words,
in your silences of the heart, in your love.
Chopping wood, he will be standing within you.
Carrying water from the well, he will be watching silently from inside. Persuade him.
Inch by inch we are bringing him closer and closer to your ordinary simple existence.
The day you disappear and only the buddha remains
will be the most blessed day of your life.
Come back … But come back as buddhas, with grace, with silence, with great beauty.
Sit down just like the buddha for a few moments,
to remember where you have been, the source, its juice – it was your life’s juice –
the flowers of eternity, the fragrance of the beyond.
And the buddha has come, he is just behind you. S
oon he will become your only reality.
This I call, “straight to the point of enlightenment.”
Yes, Beloved Master.
Osho, Christianity: The Deadliest Poison and Zen: The Antidote to All Poisons, Ch 1
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