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OSHO Active Meditations

All Osho Active Meditations involve a stage of activity—sometimes intense and physical—followed by a period of silence. All are accompanied by music that has been specially composed to guide the meditator through the different stages. Different meditations are recommended for different times of the day.

Why Active Meditation?

If you can sit, there is no need for meditations. In Japan, for meditation they have the word zazen. It means just sitting, doing nothing. If you can sit, not doing anything, this is ultimate in meditations. There is no need for any other thing. But can you sit? There is the crux of the whole problem. Can you sit? Can you just sit doing nothing? If that is possible—just sit, do nothing—everything settles by itself, everything simply flows by itself. You are not needed to do anything. But the problem is—can you sit?

People come and ask why I teach active meditation—because that is the only way to find inaction. Dance to the uttermost, dance in a frenzy, dance madly, and if your whole energy is involved in it, a moment comes when suddenly you see the dance is happening on its own—there is no effort in it. It is action with action.

You can move into the passivity only when all that is there like junk has been thrown out. Anger has been thrown out, greed has been thrown out…layer upon layer, these things are there. But once you have thrown them out, you can easily slip in. there is nothing to hinder this. And suddenly the bright light of the Buddha land. And suddenly you are in a totally different world—the world of the Lotus Law. The world of Dharma, the world of Tao.
Meditation: The First and Last Freedom