Be silent. Close your eyes
and feel your bodies to be completely frozen.
This is the right moment to enter in
and rush towards your very center of being.
Gather your whole energy, your total consciousness
and rush faster and faster, deeper and deeper….
As you come close to your center, a great silence descends over you.
Just like soft rain… so cool, so serene, so peaceful…
as if in the Buddha Auditorium there is no one.
A little deeper and you will find tremendous blissfulness.
Just one step more and you are at the very center of your being.
A great ecstasy arises in you, a great divine drunkenness;
you feel almost drowned in ecstasy,
and you encounter your original face for the first time.
Your original face is the same as the buddha’s face.
Everybody is a born buddha.
Whether he realizes it or not, that is his choice.
The buddha has only one quality,
and you have to understand that quality
because only if you understand that quality,
buddha can become your reality, your day-to-day reality.
Then you don’t need meditation.
Your whole life is meditative. That quality is witnessing.
Witness that you are not the body.
Witness that you are not the mind.
Witness that you are only the witness.
At this moment you are the buddha, the awakened one.
This is your birthright.
At this moment you enter into an eternal life, immortal existence.
All the cosmic doors open for you.
At this moment you are the most blessed people on the earth
because everybody on the earth is involved in trivia –
money, power, prestige.
You are moving into a totally different dimension,
diametrically opposite – just trying to find the origin of your life.
The origin is also the goal.
When the origin is found, you have found the goal.
The circle is complete.
From the same silent space you had arisen,
just like a wave arises in the ocean and again disappears in the ocean…
Meditation is a way of disappearing as a dewdrop, as a wave, and appearing as the ocean.
To make the witnessing more clear,
Relax, let go. But remember only one thing: You are a witness.
As your witnessing deepens,
Gautam the Buddha Auditorium starts turning into an ocean.
You start disappearing like dewdrops, slipping from the lotus leaf into the ocean.
No waves, no ripples. Absolute, perfect silence.
This is your very nature, dhamma.
This is your very being, the buddha.
This very body is the buddha and this very earth the lotus paradise.
Only people in deep meditation can understand such a tremendous sutra.
Gather the many flowers that are growing all around you,
gather the ecstasy and drunkenness which is divine.
You have to bring this drunkenness, this ecstasy,
all these flowers of blissfulness, to your day-to-day life.
And don’t forget, you have to persuade buddha to come along with you.
He has to come, he is your nature.
It is just that you have never asked him, never invited him.
He has remained just a seed hidden deep in the center of your being.
Once you start asking him, requesting him, welcoming him, he has to come.
These are the three steps of your enlightenment:
First he will be coming just like a shadow behind you.
But his shadow will be almost tangible, you can touch it, you can feel it.
He will surround you with a strange fragrance from the beyond.
Second step: you will become his shadow.
And the third step: you will disappear into the buddha.
You will not be anymore; only the buddha, only the existence.
You are burned in the Zen Fire, and the Zen Wind has taken all your ashes far away.
Nothing is left.
This nothing is your inner sky.
This nothing is your very nature.
Buddha is nobody. Buddha is a pure nothingness, an open space, infinite and eternal.
Come back, but remember to come as a buddha – with the same grace,
the same silence, the same beauty, the same blissfulness.
Sit for a few moments just to recollect what space you had entered.
Remember you had gone beyond your mind,
remember you had touched the greatest experience in the world – of witnessing –
and you followed a golden path which leads exactly to the hidden buddha,
to the hidden splendor inside you.
And just feel, the buddha is behind you.
His coolness is almost tangible, his fragrance fills your whole being.
His luminosity makes you more and more drunk.
My whole effort here is to create drunkards, drunks of the divine –
people who have found their buddha, their dhamma, their nature.
Once you find it, everything starts growing in you, to your very potential.
You will reach the highest peak, the Everest of consciousness,
and you will reach to the greatest depth of the Pacific Ocean of your being.
The day you merge with the buddha, the day you disappear and only buddha remains,
will be the greatest day of your life.
Yes, Beloved Master.
Osho, Communism and Zen Fire, Zen Wind, Ch 6
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