Meditation is Witnessing
Meditation starts by being separate from the mind, by being a witness. That is the only way of separating yourself from anything. Ifhe light, naturally one thing is certain: you are not the light, you are the one who is looking at it. If you are watching the flowers, one thing is certain: you are not the flower, you are the watcher.
Watching is the key of meditation.
Watch your mind.
Don’t do anything – no repetition of mantra, no repetition of the name of god – just watch whatever the mind is doing. Don’t disturb it, don’t prevent it, don’t repress it; don’t do anything at all on your part. You just be a watcher, and the miracle of watching is meditation. As you watch, slowly mind becomes empty of thoughts; but you are not falling asleep, you are becoming more alert, more aware.
As the mind becomes completely empty, your whole energy becomes aflame of awakening. This flame is the result of meditation. So you can say meditation is another name of watching, witnessing, observing – without any judgement, without any evaluation. Just by watching, you immediately get out of the mind….
Whatever Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and other people like him are doing is good, but they are calling something meditation which is not. That’s where they are leading people astray. If they had remained sincere and authentic and told people that this will give you mental health, physical health, a more relaxed life, a more peaceful existence, it would have been right. But once they started calling it ‘transcendental meditation’ they have raised a very trivial thing to an ultimate significance which it cannot fulfill. People have been in transcendental meditation for years, and in the East, for thousands of years. But that has not become their self-knowing, and that has not made them Gautam Buddhas.
If you want to understand exactly what meditation is, Gautam Buddha is the first man to come to its right, exact definition – that is witnessing.
Experted From– Osho – from the book What is Meditation?
Question – i am new to the spiritual… i never meditated before and i do not know what my path is…can you help me ?
you think you are new
but you are not new
you may have come here for the first time
you have lived life many timesand even if you are new then that is better
because you are innocent
we can trap you…we can catch you !
we are just joking around here…if you like good jokes…laughing…dancing
then you are in the right place
if you are searching heavy philosophy and analysis of the esoteric
we do not know anything
we do not have time for all these stupid thingswho has got time ?
i am sleeping…eating…dancing…sleeping
who has time for these esoteric questions and all that ?
we are lost…we are completely lost
we do not even bother finding the path
have you seen a drunk looking for the path ?
he does not know what is the path
we are all lost people !
the moment you fall in love
life is so beautiful
you stop looking for the path
the moment you are searching the path
life is missing
those who are living they do not look for the path
they are so involved in life
they do not ask where is the path
you do not know…you are lucky !
do not find any path
because there is no path
there is no past…there is no future
everything is here…be here…enjoy…it is here !
next moment…it is here
another moment…it is still here
wherever you will go…it will be always here
it is very profound
just hang loose…and you are ok
just be here and you will understand slowly
that there is no spiritual path…there is life to live
there is life to absorb and that becomes the path
you drown into it
and you will never find your way back
Excerpted by– Rajneesh
Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964)
Jawaharlal Nehru was an atheist politician who served as the first Prime Minister of Independent India from 1947 to 1964. In his autobiography, which he wrote while in prison in 1936, Nehru said that he did not believe in a god of any kind. He said of religion:
‘The spectacle of what is called religion, or at any rate organized religion, in India and elsewhere, has filled us with horror, and I have frequently condemned it and wished to make a clean sweep of it.’
Nehru also said that:
‘I want nothing to do with any religion concerned with keeping the masses satisfied to live in hunger, filth, and ignorance. I want nothing to do with any order, religious or otherwise, which does not teach people that they are capable of becoming happier and more civilized, on this earth, capable of becoming true man, master of his fate and captain of his soul. To attain this I would put priests to work, also, and turn the temples into schools.’
Excerpted from- http://www.michaelnugent.com/best/famous-atheists/