Osho World Foundation is dedicated to the promotion of meditation and spirituality and devotes a week every month to the teachings of saints, mystics and sages. The Foundation is also making efforts to promote arts as an expression of meditation and creative energy.
Gautam the Buddha is a giant leap in human consciousness. Compassion is the true flowering of meditation. In His book, A Bird on the Wing, Osho says, "Go deeper and deeper into meditation so you can go higher and higher in compassion. The deeper the roots of a tree reach the higher the peak. You can see the tree, you cannot see the roots, but they are always in proportion. If the tree is reaching to the sky the roots must be reaching to the very end of the earth. The proportion is the same. As deep as your meditation is, the same depth will be achieved in compassion. So compassion is the criterion."
This state of compassion was the theme during the Buddha Week at Osho World Galleria Ansal Plaza, Khelgaon Marg, New Delhi, from May 22-28, 2005.
The chanting of sutras by Shruti took the gathering into deep meditation at the galleria during the inauguration of the week on 22nd May 2005.
Osho, the enlightened mystic of the 21st century, has provided new and deeper insights on the path shown by Gautama the Buddha. Explaining the essence of Buddha, Osho has spoken as if he was one with Buddha. Osho said the path of Buddha is the path of total surrender: total surrender to the Dhamma, to Tao, to the universal law, to existence.
Touching the very core of Buddha's teachings, Osho says: "The way of Gautama the Buddha is the way of intelligence, understanding, awareness and meditation. It is not the way of belief; it is the way of seeing the truth itself. Belief simply covers up your ignorance; it does not deliver you from ignorance. Belief is a deception you play upon yourself; it is not transformation."
Paying the ultimate tribute to Gautama the Buddha, Osho says: "Buddha is an alchemist. He shows you the way how to transform your energies from the lowest to the highest center of functioning, from the mud to the lotus, from the baser metal into gold, from stones into diamonds. He is a scientist of the inner. His approach is utterly scientific, not philosophic at all."
Gautam Buddha's revolutionary technique of Vipassana Meditation was conducted and discourses of Osho on Buddha were played every evening during the Buddha Week.