Večerní setkání s Osho

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The evening meeting is the time when everyone comes together to dance and celebrate and then to sit silently.

„That which cannot be said has to be experienced. This is a great experience of getting into the inner space. Something is experienced in this gathering which no one has been able to define. This is the highest peak of the whole day’s working, meditating or doing groups in the Commune.“ Osho

First part: 20 minutes:
The meditation starts with 20 minutes of high energy celebration where everybody is invited to participate and dance with totality.
It reaches its climax with three shouts „Osho, Osho, Osho“. In this context „Osho“ is used as a sound, which helps to raise the energy even higher. He says of the word Osho, „It is not my name, it is a healing sound derived from William James‘ ‚oceanic.'“

Second part: 10 minutes:
This is followed by 10 minutes of sitting silently with closed eyes. With Soft Indian music and silence. The more totality is brought to the celebration, the deeper the silence will go.
During this time music alternates with silence, which is ended by three loud drumbeats.

Third part: 40 – 50 minutes:
The silent sitting then continues with Osho discourse.

„My speaking is one of my devices for meditation. Speaking has never been used this way before; I speak not to give you a message, but to stop your mind functioning… „And it is not only here, but far away…anywhere in the world where people will be listening to the video or to the audio, they will come to the same silence. 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. Listen to me as you listen to a waterfall. Listen to me as you listen to the winds blowing through the pines. Listen to me not through the discursive mind, but through the participant heart. And then something that you are continuously feeling is missing will not be missed.“ „Put the mind aside. While listening to me, don’t try to understand, just listen silently. Don’t figure out whether what I am saying is true or not true. Don’t be bothered with it’s truth or untruth. I am not asking you to believe in it so there is no need to think about it’s truth or untruth. Listen to me as you listen to the birds singing or the wind passing through the pine trees or the sound of running water.“ Osho „Every night, these few moments are the most valuable in your life. Every evening, when so many living Buddhas gather here, this place becomes the most important in the whole world. Because nowhere are so many people meditating together – digging so deep that they can find the very life source, the eternity, the deathlessness.“ „If one can learn how to listen rightly, one has learned the deepest secret of meditation.“

The essential function of the Osho talks is to provide an easily accessible way of learning this art of listening. An opportunity to experience, „silence with no effort,“ the key to bringing sharpened awareness to your daily life. Whether you want to listen quietly at home, or while commuting to work, or sitting in the park, never has meditation been more simple, or more widely available to anyone anywhere. Once you have selected an Osho talk, make yourself comfortable, relax and, in your own time, allow your eyes to close.

Forth part: 15 – 20 minutes: Gibberish and Let-Go

„Gibberish is to get rid of the active mind, silence to get rid of the inactive mind and let-go is to enter into the transcendental.“ Osho

First Stage: Gibberish
While sitting, close your eyes and begin to say nonsense sounds – any sounds or words, so long as they make no sense. Just speak any language that you don’t know! Allow yourself to express whatever needs to be expressed within you. Throw everything out. The mind thinks, always, in terms of words. Gibberish helps to break up this pattern of continual verbalization. Without suppressing your thoughts, you can throw them out. Let your body likewise be expressive.

Second Stage: Moving In
After some minutes of Gibberish, there is a drumbeat, at which point the Gibberish stops. Osho’s voice then guides the listener into a space of deep silence, stillness and relaxation, saying, for example, “Be silent, close your eyes…no movement of the body – feel frozen. Go inwards, deeper and deeper, just like an arrow. Penetrate all the layers and hit the center of your existence.”

Third Stage: Let-Go
Another drumbeat and, without arranging yourself, just allow yourself to fall down „like a bag of rice,“ so you are lying, utterly still and relaxed, on your back as you are guided even more deeply into a silent stillness.

Fourth Stage: Coming Back
At the final drumbeat, Osho’s voice guides you back to a sitting position, with the reminder to carry the glimpse of silent awareness one may have had into everyday activities.

Fifth part: 5 – 30 minutes: Celebration with dance