Beloved Osho, Is there actually something to be heard? Or is it that as we refine our sense of listening, we are refined, and by the time we are able to listen totally, we are totally transformed?
“As you listen to music, listen to me that way. Don’t listen to me as you listen to a philosopher; listen to me as you listen to the birds,” says Osho.
Anando writes, “That was… a wonderful breakthrough. I stopped struggling and started enjoying watching my crazy mind, and then quite unexpectedly I started falling into silent gaps.”
Osho says, “There is a way of being in contact with reality without words… Words don’t help, they hinder.”
Osho says, “…words can’t convey that which I am and I have to go on trying to do something which is not possible.”
Osho speaks on ‘Listening’; “My success is to give you a real taste so that you can become confident that meditation is not a fiction.”
The celebrated writer reflects on how this once-in-a-lifetime experiment of global stillness can teach us to see the world with new eyes. Published on BBC, June 11, 2020.
Rinzai said, “That which can be heard will not be essential. I have given you the key; silence is the key…”
Adi Shankaracharya had said that solitude is the key to happiness. Excerpt from the article published in timesnownews.com on April 13, 2020.
Musician and choir master Chandra explores the gaps between the notes, the ‘general pauses’ as they are called in classical music.
Osho speaks on Chuang Tzu’s parable of ‘The Empty Boat’ and makes a reference about his vision of teaching particularly children.
“If just the outside noise stopping for one minute gives you such stillness, such sweet silence, what will happen when your inside mind stops making noise?” asks Osho.
Sound and silence have a direct, powerful influence on emotions. Here some hints how to establish life in healthy surroundings. Published in SOTT and drweil.com on November 16, 2018.
Samir S. Patel follows Matt Mikkelsen through the Hoh Rain Forest in Washington to record the ‘uncontaminated’ natural sounds of the dawn chorus (audio sample). Published in NPR on August 10, 2018.
On the morning of what he calls his “real ﬁnal awakening,” Adyashanti wrote the following to one of his teachers, Zen master Jakusho Kwong Roshi:
Swaram writes about the fourth, the silent stage in Osho’s Dynamic Meditation, the benefits of silence in our busy world and how silence can be easily reached through this meditation technique.
Osho takes the responsibility for what happened in Rajneeshpuram and says, “…this is my deepest longing: that Sheela and her group should be forgiven.”
Osho talks on ‘Listening’ at the 1968 Meditation Camp in Ajol, Gujarat: “Listen… and by and by, within you, a humming of silence will begin. The mind is becoming silent.”
Sneha reviews the recently released documentary about Thich Nhat Hanh and his Plum Village located near Bordeaux in southwest France, the first monastic community founded by him in the West.
Osho says in darshan, “Listen to people. You will learn much about them, about you. Listen to people and you will feel an opening.”
In a clamouring world of ever growing noise, a meditative film makes the case for less noise pollution. Sandrine Ceurstemont writes in New Scientist on June 15, 2016.
Joshua Krause calls upon humanity to break free and stop being slaves to technology. Published by ZenGardner.com on April 23, 2016.
In a loud and distracting world, finding pockets of stillness can benefit your brain and body. Here are four science-backed reasons why, writes Carolyn Gregoire in The Huffington Post on March 5, 2016
[…] it all depends how much you trust your silence, how much you trust yourself, how much the silence is arising from your inner sources.
A sannyasin, who is a dancer, says: Since I came to Poona I have been sick four times. There is no desire to do any activities. I thought I was going into a more devotional path but now I think I can go into meditation.
Ten quotes from Sioux Indian Chief Standing Bear (c. 1839 – 1908) that will make you question everything about “modern” culture. Published by Higher Perspective
Q: Meher Baba remained silent for the last forty-five years of his life. Please comment on its implications.
Osho’s commentaries on Hakuin’s Song of Meditation. Full version of previously published excerpt: This is My Birthday.
Nivedano… (Drumbeat) (Gibberish) Nivedano… (Drumbeat) Be silent, close your eyes. Feel your body to be frozen. Gather your consciousness inwards, deeper and deeper…. This silence, this peace, this blissfulness discovers the buddha within you. For these few moments you are a buddha and it is up to you, if you can remember – then you
Richard, you say, “I have been very interested to listen to your lectures during the past few days. Far from being unintellectual, they could be described as an intellectual tour de force.” When I am talking to you, even if I am talking about something supra-intellectual, I talk in intellectual ways because otherwise you will
This year, Germany’s Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel – up for elections this coming Sunday – tops the Forbes “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” list for the third year running.
A sannyasin says: With people I am not very close to, it’s easy to make conversation. But with people I am closer to, there is nothing to say. And I don’t feel very comfortable with it. It is as though something is missing.
Published in zeenews.com, India, on March 12, 2013, Akrita Reyar writes about the mystic Bhuri Bai, who Osho says is very closely connected to him.
Sahaja writes about her experiences and motivation to organize the visit of a Croatian man called Braco to Australia.
Nivedano … (Drumbeat) (Gibberish) Nivedano … (Drumbeat) Be silent … Close your eyes … No movement of the body. Let your whole consciousness gather inwards. Deeper and deeper … You are entering into your buddhahood. Without any fear go in, it is your own home. Except knowing this, all knowledge is useless. Except experiencing this
Osho says there is no power which is higher than love, and there is no force which can defeat silence
Osho, Only in moments of love do I feel my body dancing with joyful sweetness, and only in moments of love do musicians create music which touches my heart.