You Have Been Here Always

The Urgency

Transformative meditation with Osho…



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Be silent…

Close your eyes… and feel your body to be completely frozen.
This is the right moment to look inwards.
With your whole life energy, rush towards the center of your being.
Your total consciousness is needed to become just an arrow,
forcing itself deeper and deeper, faster and faster,
with an urgency as if this is going to be your last moment on the earth.
Without this urgency you will never be able to reach to the center of your being.

That is the point from where you are connected with the cosmos.
And that is also the point which transforms you into a buddha,
into an awakened one.
That is also the point when you learn you are immortal:
you have been here always, and you will be here always –
whether in body or no body.

As you are coming closer and closer to your being,
a great silence descends over you,
and a great peace arises within your being.

The moment you reach to the very center
you are no more,
the buddha is.
The only quality that buddha has is pure awareness,
consciousness, witnessing.
Witnessing is a key word for all meditators.
Witness that you are not the body…
Witness that you are not the mind…
Witness that you are only a witness.

Suddenly, great bliss arises in you out of nowhere
flowers of invisible ecstasy start showering on you.
You are at the very source of your life juices.

To make the witnessing clear, Nivedano…

Let go… but keep on witnessing.
That is the only thing you have to remember – you are a witness –
and everything else will happen on its own.
I can see ten thousand buddhas utterly relaxed in their center.
Gautam the Buddha Auditorium is changing into an ocean of consciousness,
because you are all melting, dissolving your separation from existence.
The ocean of consciousness is without any waves,
without any ripples.
It is utterly calm and quiet.

This moment you are the most blessed people on the earth,
because everybody is concerned only with the trivia –
money, prestige, power.

Nobody seems to be concerned to know themselves,
and nobody seems to be concerned to know their eternity.
This moment, now and here,
you are experiencing the most intimate,
the most ultimate experience that is possible to man.

This experience is going to become your Zen Fire, Zen Wind.
The fire will burn everything that is false in you,
and the wind will take away all that is only a personality.
Out of this fire and wind will arise your pure gold.

You will need to understand the transformation
that happens in this moment.
You have lived your whole life horizontally,
in a line, from the cradle to the graveyard.
In meditation the transformation happens:
you are no more a horizontal line, you become vertical.
You reach to the highest peak of your consciousness,
and you reach to the deepest point of your consciousness.
The height and the depth reveal you
your godliness.

There is no God,
but there is certainly a quality I call godliness.
It comprises compassion, love, friendship, joy, creativity.
It brings you new songs, it brings you new dances.
It brings you the truth, and the immersion of you into the truth.

Collect as much experience you can collect,
because you have to bring it with you.
It has to become part of your day-to-day routine life.
Chopping wood, you should be as silent as you are now.
Drawing water from the well,
you should be as blissful and ecstatic as you are now.
Sitting silently, doing nothing, you should be as blissful as you are now.

And persuade the buddha,
which is your eternal nature, to come along with you.
First, the buddha will come as a shadow to you, following you –
but even that shadow will bring great grace and abundance of life,
great benediction you can shower all over the world.
But this is only the beginning – buddha as a shadow.
Soon, buddha will be ahead of you, and you will become the shadow.
That is the second step.
And the third step… you merge into the buddha;
even the shadow disappears, only buddha is, only pure awareness is.
You have entered into the cosmic womb.


Come back, but come as a buddha, with the same grace,
with the same silence, with the same bliss.
Sit down for a few moments just to recollect
the golden path that you have followed.
And feel – the presence of buddha is just behind you.
Remember – in every activity, howsoever ordinary,
the buddha is present behind you.
His presence transforms every ordinary action
into an extraordinary act.
Every word becomes so rich and so full of poetry,
so full of truth, so full of silence.
Every silence is as deep as the Pacific Ocean.
Every moment in your life
you are just moving upward in consciousness,
as if you are moving on the greatest peak of the Himalayas, the Everest.

I teach you this Fire of Zen.
I teach you this Wind of Zen.
That is going to burn everything that is wrong,
that is going to take away everything that is wrong in you
and leave only the truth, the ultimate truth.
That ultimate truth brings freedom.
This is the only spirituality, the only religion.
It is individual – it has nothing to do with any church,
with any organized religion.
It has nothing to do with any scripture.
It has to do only with your inner search
and finding your authentic nature –
what Zen people call “the original face.”
The buddha is your original face.

Okay, Maneesha?

Yes, Beloved Master.
Osho, Communism and Zen Fire, Zen Wind, Ch 1

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