Q: When you came to say farewell to Dadaji on the podium in Buddha Hall, suddenly the area where you and Dadaji’s body were became like a film. You both seemed to be without substance.
The other half of the podium where Mataji sat, and the rest of Buddha Hall where we were all sitting, seemed normal. Just the part where you were seemed different. What happened?
Death, if it happens with enlightenment, is a tremendous experience. On the one hand the man dies; on the other hand he achieves the totality of life.
When I touched my father’s seventh chakra, just on the top of the head, those who were perceptive, silent, meditative, may have experienced something strange happening. According to the centuries-old science of inner reality, a man’s life energy is released from the center, the chakra, at which he was living.
Most people die from the lowest chakra, the sex center. There are seven chakras in the body from where life can go out of the body. The last is on top of the head, and unless you are enlightened life cannot go out from that chakra.
When I touched my father’s seventh chakra, it was still warm. Life had left it, but it was as if the physical part of the chakra was still throbbing with the tremendous happening.
It is a rare happening. And in that moment it may have appeared to many that the small section on the podium where I was with my father’s body was in a different world. It was, in a sense, because it was on a different level. Just by his feet was my mother… and ten thousand sannyasins in Buddha Hall – that was the normal world.
But something abnormal had happened. The chakra was still warm, the body was as if it was still rejoicing in the phenomenon. If you had eyes to see, then this distinction was bound to be seen.
I answer such questions
in order for you to become aware
of your own situation and
start moving upwards.
It is good that it came to your vision, the difference. It is a difference of levels. The lowest is where most people are living, and the effort here is, in this mystery school, to bring everybody to the highest.
Slowly, slowly, moving from one center into another, you will also feel within your body a few things. For example, if you are existing at the sex center, you will find a subtle division – below the lower center and above the lower center. You can feel it, that in the body below it and the body above it there seems to be a division, because the lower body has no centers, no chakras. It is the same for anybody. Wherever he is, the body below the sex center remains the same; it is our roots in the earth.
But if your center changes, comes to a higher level – for example if your heart becomes your very life – you will see again that below your heart the whole body is separate, and above the heart the whole body is separate. Wherever your energy is there will be a separation line.
The man with the
seventh chakra open
has the capacity,
the intrinsic flowering,
so that his presence
When you reach to the seventh chakra, then the whole body is below it and there is no division. The seventh chakra is only in a sense in the body; otherwise it is above the body, as if a line touching your head is pulsing. Your whole body will become one, and for the first time you will see there are no divisions – and this you can watch.
With each chakra coming into function, your actions will change, your responses will change, your dreams will change, your aspirations will change, your whole personality will go through a change. As you move higher, newer dimensions start happening which were not available to you before.
For example, the heart center is almost in the middle; three centers are above it and three centers are below it. The man of the heart will be the most balanced man. In his actions, in his feelings, in everything he does he will find a subtle balance, an equilibrium. He will never be hectic; there will be a grace.
In other words, he has found the center of his life, exactly the middle path. You will not see any extremes in him, and because all extremes have disappeared from his life he will have a balanced view of everything. He will not be rightist, he will not be leftist; he will always be fair and just.
As you go above
the heart center,
new things that may
not have ever been
a part of your life
If the world was run according to me, then I would choose as magistrates and judges only people who are at their heart center, because only they can be just and fair. It is not a question of intellectual qualifications or seniority; it is a question of your inner balance.
The Sufi story is… Mulla Nasruddin is chosen an honorary magistrate. The first case appears. He hears one side and declares to the court, “Within five minutes I will be back with the judgment.”
The court clerk could not believe it – he has not heard the other side! The clerk whispered in his ear, “What are you doing? Don’t you see a simple thing? You have heard only one party, one side. The other side is waiting, and without hearing them you cannot give any judgment.”
Mulla Nasruddin said, “Don’t try to confuse me. Just now I am absolutely clear. If I hear the other side too, then there is bound to be confusion.”
These Sufi stories are not just ordinary stories, they are extraordinary. It is saying that every judge is listening only to one side because he already has a prejudiced mind; he is not capable of listening to both sides. For that a totally different kind of man is needed – which no educationalist concerning law and jurisprudence has even thought about.
No one thinks – you ask the judge to be fair, but his mind is prejudiced. He cannot even hear both stories, both sides, with the same clarity – impossible. He only pretends. In all the courts of the world there are pretensions.
And now that I have been in the courts I can see, and say with absolute authority that they don’t listen to both sides. They can’t! I am not complaining: I am simply stating a fact. Their education is wrong.
As you go above the heart center, new things that may not have ever been a part of your life start happening. The second chakra above the heart is the throat. If that chakra has your life energy, then whatever you say has a deep authority in it. Without any effort to convert anybody, it converts, because it convinces.
The chakra above that is the most famous and well-known – the one on the forehead between the two eyes. That kind of energy moving through the agnya chakra, the sixth, has a deep hypnotic influence. It is managed… the person is not doing anything; it simply happens, his eyes become so full of some unknown magnetism.
The man with the seventh chakra open has the capacity, the intrinsic flowering, so that his presence becomes infectious. Below the seventh, the presence is not infectious; with the seventh chakra opening, it is as if the consciousness has blossomed and there is a fragrance, an aura.
Whoever is available to this presence, to this aura, will feel the freshness of a breeze, the freshness after a shower. And many rotten things – rubbish that you have been entangled in, fighting – will simply disappear from your life. Just a touch from this kind of man will be a transformation.
But that evening something was transpiring, and what you noted was an energy phenomenon; many others must have noted the same.
I answer such questions in order for you to become aware of your own situation and start moving upwards.
Osho, Beyond Psychology, Ch 19, Q 3
Osho’s Discourse on Dadaji’s death: He Died Enlightened
Nirvano remembers the day Osho’s father died and became enlightened: The First Mahaparinirvana Day
Sarjano’s interview with Osho’s Father – Devateerth Bharti