LISTEN TO OSHO SPEAK ON THIS MEDITATION
SHAKTI, SEE ALL SPACE AS IF
ALREADY ABSORBED IN YOUR OWN HEAD: IN THE BRILLIANCE.
ALL SPACE AS IF ALREADY ABSORBED IN YOUR OWN HEAD IN THE BRILLIANCE.
Close your eyes for this technique. When you do it, close your eyes
and feel as if the whole space is absorbed in your own head. It will
be difficult in the beginning. It is one of the advanced techniques,
so it will be good to proceed towards it in steps. Do one thing. If
you want to do this technique, start in steps.
while going to sleep, when just ready to sleep, lie down on your bed,
close your eyes and feel where your feet are. If you are six feet
tall, or five feet tall, just feel where your feet are, the demarcation.
Then just imagine one thing: you have become six inches longer. Your
height has lengthened, it has become six inches more. Just with closed
eyes feel this. In imagination, feel that your height has become six
the second step: feel your head, where it is, just inside, and then
feel that your head has also become six inches longer. When you can
feel this, everything will be easy. Then you make it more. You feel
that you have become twelve feet all; or, that you have filled the
whole room. Now in your imagination you are touching the walls --
you have filled the whole room. Then, by steps, feel that the whole
house has come within you. And once you know the feel, it is very
easy. If you can grow six inches taller, everything is easy then.
If you can feel that you are not five foot, but you are five foot
six, then nothing is difficult; this technique will be easy.
three days go on feeling that; then for three days more, feel that
you have filled the whole room. It is just a training of imagination.
Then for three days the whole house is within you; then for three
days you have become the sky. Then this technique will be very easy.
ALL SPACE AS IF
ABSORBED IN YOUR OWN HEAD
you can close your eyes and feel that the whole sky, the whole space,
is absorbed by your head. The moment you can feel this, the mind disappears,
because the mind needs a very narrow space. With such vastness the
mind cannot exist; it simply disappears. In such vastness mind is
impossible. Mind can only be narrow, limited. In such infinite space
there is no place for the mind to exist.
technique is good. Suddenly the mind explodes and the space is there.
Within a three month period you can feel this. Your whole life will
be different. But grow towards it in steps, because sometimes through
this technique people become crazy, they lose balance. It is so tremendous,
the impact is so tremendous -- suddenly if you become aware that your
head has absorbed the whole space, and then you see stars and moons
moving within you, the whole universe, you may become dizzy. In many
traditions this technique is used very cautiously.
of the Indian mystics of this century, Ramteerth, used this technique,
and many suspect, many of those who know suspect that because of this
technique he committed suicide. For him it was not a suicide, because
for him -- one who has known that the whole space has come within
him -- suicide is impossible, it cannot happen. No one is there to
commit suicide. But for others, for those who were watching from outside,
it was a suicide.
started feeling that the whole universe was moving within him, within
his head. His disciples thought that he was talking poetry. Then they
started feeling that he had gone mad, because he started claiming
that he was the universe and everything was within him. And then one
day he just jumped from a mountain cliff into a river. Before jumping
he wrote a beautiful poem saying, `I have become the universe. Now
I feel this body as a burden, unnecessary, so I give it back. Now
no boundary is needed. I have become the unbounded Brahma.'
with a psychiatric training will think that he has gone mad, it is
just neurosis, but one who knows deeper dimensions of human consciousness
will say he has become a mukta, an enlightened one. But to the ordinary
mind it is a suicide.
such techniques there is danger. That's why I say grow towards them
gradually, because you don't know -- anything is possible. Sometimes
you are not aware of your own potentiality, sometimes you don't know
how ready you are, and something can happen. So do it in steps.
try your imagination with small things: just that the body has become
bigger or has become smaller. You can go both the ways. You are five
feet six: feel you have become four feet, three feet, two feet, one
foot; you have become just a seed. This is just a training; just a
training so that you can feel whatsoever you want to feel. Your inner
mind is absolutely free to feel; nothing can hinder it from feeling
anything. It is your feeling. You can grow and you can be small. Suddenly
you become aware that it is you.
if you can work well through this, you can come out of your body very
easily. If you can grow and become small through imagination, you
are capable of coming out of your body. You simply imagine that you
are standing outside of your body and you will stand -- but not immediately.
work with small steps, and then when you feel that you are at ease
and you don't become scared, then feel that you have filled the whole
room -- actually you will feel the touch of the walls. And then feel
that the whole house has come within you -- you will feel it within
you. And then go on. Then, by and by, let the sky be felt in the head.
And once you feel the sky in your head, absorbed there, the mind simply
disappears. It has no business to do there.
this technique it is good to be with someone: to be with a teacher,
or to be with a friend. Don't do it alone. Someone must be there to
take care of you, to watch you. This is a school method. Where many
people are working in a school, it is very easy, less harmful, less
dangerous -- because sometimes when the sky explodes within, for many
days you may not become aware of your body. You may not come out,
you may be so absorbed in the feeling, because time disappears; you
cannot feel how much time has elapsed. The body disappears, you cannot
feel the body. You become the sky. Someone must take care of your
body; very loving care will be needed.
with a master, or with a group, this technique is less harmful and
less dangerous. And with a group that knows what is possible -- what
can happen and what should be done... because if in such a state of
mind you are suddenly awakened, you may go mad, because time will
be needed for your mind to come back. If suddenly brought back to
the body, your nervous system cannot bear it. It is not made for that.
It has to be trained. So don't do it alone. You can do it in a group,
with a few friends, in a lonely place. And do it in steps, not suddenly.