LISTEN TO OSHO SPEAK ON THIS MEDITATION
ON THE MAKE-BELIEVE WORLD AS BURNING TO ASHES, AND BECOME BEING ABOVE
you can do the first, the second will be very easy. If you can come
to imagine that your body is burning, it is not difficult to imagine
that the whole world is burning -- because your body is the world,
and through your body you are related to the world. Really, only for
your body are you related to the world -- the world is extended body.
If you can think and imagine that your body is burning, there is no
difficulty in imagining it with the whole world. And the sutra says
it is a make-believe world -- just because you believe, it is there.
The whole world is burning, disappearing.
if you feel the first is very difficult, you can even start with the
second. The second is very easy if you can do the first. And there
is no need really to do the second if you have done the first. With
your body, everything disappears automatically. But you can do the
second directly also, if the first is very difficult.
said start with the toes because they are very far away from the head,
from the ego, but you may not even feel like starting from the toes.
Then move still further away: start with the world, and then move
nearer and nearer towards yourself. Start with the world and then
come nearer. And when the whole world is just burning, it will be
easy for you to burn in that whole burning world.
ON THE MAKE-BELIEVE WORLD AS BURNING TO ASHES AND BECOME BEING ABOVE
you can see the whole world burning, you have gone above human, you
have become superhuman. You have come to know a superhuman consciousness.
You can imagine it, but a training of imagination is needed. jOur
imaginations are not very trained. They are very untrained, because
there is no schooling for imagination. Intellect is trained, schools
and colleges exist and a major part of life is spent in training the
intellect. Imagination is not trained. And imagination has a very
wonderful dimension of its own. If you can train your imagination,
you can do wonders through it.
with small things, because it is difficult to jump to bigger things
and you may be a failure. For example: this imagination that the whole
world is burning -- it cannot go very deep. First, you know it is
imagination, and even if in imagination you think that the flames
are everywhere, you will feel that the world is not burned, it is
there still, because it is only your imagination. You don't know how
imagination can become real. You have to feel it first.
a simple experiment before you enter this technique. Just close both
your hands together, close your eyes, and just imagine that now your
hands cannot be opened, they have gone dead, locked, and you cannot
do anything to open them. In the beginning you will feel that you
are just imagining and you can open them. But for ten minutes go on
thinking that you cannot open them, you cannot do anything, your hands
cannot be opened. And then after ten minutes try to open them.
of ten, four persons will immediately succeed, forty percent of people
will immediately succeed: after ten minutes they cannot open their
hands -- the imagination has become real. Howsoever they struggle...
and the more they struggle to open, the more difficult it will be.
You will start perspiring. You are seeing your own hands and you cannot
open them. They are locked!
don't be afraid. Just close your eyes again, and again imagine that
now you can open them; only then will you be able to open them. Forty
percent will succeed immediately. Those forty percent can move in
this technique easily; there is no problem for them.
the other remaining sixty percent it will be difficult, it will take
time. Those who are very sensitive can imagine anything and it will
happen. And once they feel that imagination can become real, then
they have a feeling and they can move. Then you can do many things
with your imagination. Already you are doing it without knowing it.
Already you are doing it, but you are not aware.
certain disease comes to the city -- a French 'flu comes -- and you
become a victim of it. You can never think that out of one hundred
cases, seventy percent are just because of imagination. Because the
'flu is there you start imagining that now you are going to fall prey
to it -- and you will fall. Many diseases are just caught through
your imagination, many problems you create because of your imagination.
You can also solve them once you know that it is you who are creating
them. Train your imagination a little, and then this technique will
be very helpful.