LISTEN TO OSHO SPEAK ON THIS MEDITATION
SPACE, SUPPORTLESS, ETERNAL, STILL
Enter space, supportless, eternal, still. Three qualities of space
have been given in this technique. Supportless: there can be no support
in space. Eternal: it can never end. Still: it will be soundless,
it will be silent. Enter this space, it is within you.
But the mind always asks for support. People come to me and if I say
to them, "Just sit silently, with closed eyes, and don't do anything,"
they say, "Give me some AVALAMBAN, some support. Give me some
mantra as a support, because I cannot sit." Just sitting is difficult.
If I give them a mantra, it is okay. They can go on repeating the
mantra. Then it is easy. With support you are never empty, that's
why it is easy. Something must go on, you must be doing something.
Doing, the doer remains: doing, you are filled. You may be filled
with Aumkar, Aum, Ram, Jesus, Ave Maria, anything -- you may be filled
with anything, but you are filled. Then you are okay Mind resists
emptiness. It wants always to be filled by something else, because
if it is filled it can be. If it is not filled it will disappear.
In emptiness you will attain no no-mind. That's why mind asks for
If you want to enter inner space, don't ask for support. Drop all
supports, mantras, gods, scriptures, whatsoever gives you a support.
If you feel you are supported, drop it, and just move inside -- supportless.
It will be fearful; you will feel scared. You are moving to where
you can be lost completely. You may not be able to come back because
all supports will be lost. Your contact with the bank is lost and
where this river will lead you, no one knows. Your support is lost.
You may fall into an infinite abyss. Hence, fear grips you, and you
ask for some support. Even if it is a false support, you enjoy it.
Even a false support is helpful. Because for the mind it makes no
difference whether a support is real or false -- it must be a support,
that's the point. You are not alone, something is there and supporting
It happened once that a man came to me. He was living in a house where
he felt there were spirits and ghosts. And he was very worried. Through
worries, he started seeing more illusions. Through worries, he became
ill, weak. His wife said, "If you live any longer in this house,
I am leaving." His children were sent to some relative's house.
The man came to me and he said, "It has become very difficult
now. I see them clearly. They walk in the night. The whole house is
filled with spirits.You help me." So I gave him one of my pictures
and said, "Take it. Now I will tackle those spirits. You simply
sleep silently, you need not worry. Really, I will tackle them, I
will see to them. Now it is my business. And don't interfere. Now
you need not be concerned." The man came the next day. He said,
"I slept, it was so beautiful! You have done a miracle!"
And I had not done anything but give a support. Through support
the mind was filled. It was no longer vacant; someone was there.
ordinary life you are leaning on many false supports, but they help.
And unless you become strong enough, you will need them. That's why
I say that this is the ultimate technique -- no support.
was dying and Anand asked him, "Now you are leaving us, what
shall we do? How shall we attain? How shall we proceed now? When the
master is gone, we will be wandering in darkness for many, many lives.
No one is there to lead us, to guide us, the light is going out."
So Buddha said, "It will be good for you. When I am no more,
you become your own light. Move alone, don't ask for any support,
because support is the last barrier."
it happened. Anand had not become enlightened. For forty years he
was with Buddha, he was the closest disciple, he was just like a shadow
to Buddha, moving with him, living with him; he had had the longest
contact with him. For forty years Buddha's compassion was falling
over him, raining over him -- for forty years. But nothing happened,
Anand remained as ignorant as ever. And the day after Buddha died,
Anand became enlightened -- the next day, the very next day. The very
support had been the barrier. When there was no more Buddha, Anand
could not find any support. It is difficult. If you live with a Buddha,
and the Buddha goes, then no one can be a support to you. Now no one
will be worth clinging to. One who has been clinging to a Buddha cannot
cling to anybody else in this world. This whole world will be vacant.
Once you have known a Buddha and his love and compassion, then no
love, no compassion can compare. Once you have tasted that, nothing
else is worth tasting. So Anand was alone for the first time in forty
years, totally alone. There was no way to find a support. He had known
the highest support; now lower supports would not do. The next day
he became enlightened. He must have moved into the inner space, supportless,
remember, don't try to find any support. Be supportless. If you are
trying to do this technique, then be supportless. That is what Krishnamurti
is teaching, "Be supportless. Don't cling to a master. Don't
cling to a scripture. Don't cling to anything."
is what every master has been doing. A master's whole effort is first
to attract you towards him, so that you start clinging to him. When
you start clinging to him, when you become close and intimate with
him, then he knows that the clinging must be cut. And you cannot cling
to anyone else now -- that is finished. You cannot move to anyone
else -- that is impossible. Then he cuts the clinging and suddenly
you are left supportless. It will be miserable in the beginning. You
will cry and you will weep and you will scream and the whole being
will feel that you are lost. Into the very deepest depth of misery
you will fall. But from there one arises alone, supportless.
SPACE, SUPPORTLESS, ETERNAL, STILL. That space has no beginning, no
end. And that space is absolutely soundless. There is nothing -- not
even a sound vibrating, not even a ripple. Everything is still.
point is just within you. Any moment you can enter it. If you have
the courage to be supportless, this very moment you can enter it.
The door is open. The invitation is for all, all and everyone. But
courage is needed; courage to be alone, courage to be empty, courage
to dissolve and melt, courage to die. And if you can die within to
your inner space, you will attain to the life which never dies, you
will attain to AMRIT, to immortality.