“Whenever you are not doing anything, sitting silently, just close your eyes and listen to it.”
[A sannyasin says she has a buzzing sound in her head. Osho checks her energy.]
Whenever it happens, listen to it very very lovingly and attentively. It is the sound of the cosmos. It is the sound meditators have always been hearing, have always been searching to hear, praying to God so that they can hear. And if you listen attentively, it will become more and more clear. And when it becomes more clear you will start hearing it not only as noise but as a very harmonious thing, a subtle rhythm, and that is the rhythm of life itself. This sound is known in the East as ‘Omkar’, as the sound of the cosmos itself.
When all sounds disappear, this is heard. It is a great blessing.
So, whenever you are not doing anything, sitting silently, just close your eyes and listen to it. Leave everything in the background and become totally attentive to it. It will become more clear every day you will hear it in more detail and the rhythm will become a great blessing. Slowly slowly you will be able to hear it everywhere; even in the marketplace, in a noisy place, it will surround you and it will protect you.
This is beautiful – continue it. Good!
Osho, The 99 Games of Nothingness, Ch 5