LISTEN TO OSHO SPEAK ON THIS MEDITATION
AT THIS MOMENT LET MIND, KNOWING, BREATH, FORM, BE INCLUDED
BELOVED, AT THIS MOMENT LET MIND, KNOWING, BREATH, FORM, BE INCLUDED.
technique is a little difficult, but if you can do it, then very wonderful,
beautiful. Sitting, don't divide. Sitting in meditation, be inclusive
of all -- your body, your mind, your breath, your thinking, your knowing,
everything. Be inclusive of all. Don't divide, don't create any fragmentation.
Ordinarily we are fragmenting; we go on fragmenting. We say, `The
body is not me.' There are techniques which can use that also, but
this technique is totally different; rather, the opposite.
Don't divide. Don't say, `I am not the body.' Don't say, `I am not
the breath.' Don't say, `I am not the mind.' Just say, `I am all'
-- and be all. Don't create any fragmentation within you. This is
a feeling. With closed eyes include everything that exists in you.
Don't get yourself centered anywhere -- be uncentered. The breath
comes and goes, the thought comes and moves. The form of your body
will go on changing. You have not observed this.
If you sit with closed eyes, you will feel that sometimes your body
is big, sometimes your body is small; sometimes it is very heavy,
sometimes just light, as if you can fly. You can feel this increasing
and decreasing of the form. Just close your eyes and sit and you will
feel that sometimes the body is very big -- filling the whole room;
sometimes it is so small -- just atomic. Why does this form change?
As your attention changes, the form of the body changes. If you are
inclusive, it will become big; if you exclude -- this is not I, this
is not I -- then it will become very minute, very small, atomic.
This sutra says:
AT THIS MOMENT
LET MIND, KNOWING, BREATH, FORM,
Include everything in your being and don't discard anything. Don't
say, `This is not I,' say, `I am,' and include everything in it. If
you can do this just sitting, wonderful, absolutely new happenings
will happen to you. You will feel there is no center; in you there
is no center. And with the center gone, there is no self, there is
no ego; only consciousness remains -- consciousness like a sky covering
everything. And when it grows, not only your own breath will be included,
not only your own form will be included; ultimately the whole universe
becomes inclusive to you.
Swami Ramteerth used this technique for his own sadhana. A moment
came when he started saying, `The whole world is in me, and the stars
move in me.' Somebody was talking to him and he said, `It is very
beautiful here in the Himalayas.' Ramteerth was staying in the Himalayas,
and the man said to him, `It is very beautiful here in the Himalayas.'
And Ramteerth is reported to have said, `Himalayas? The Himalayas
are in me.'
The man must have thought that he was mad. How could the Himalayas
be in him? But if you practise this meditation, you can feel that
the Himalayas are in you. Let me explain how it is possible.
Really, when you look at me you cannot look at the one who is here
sitting in the chair. Really, you are looking at a picture of me which
is in you, in your mind. How can you know me here on this chair? Your
eyes carry just a picture. Not even a picture -- just rays of light
enter in your eyes. And then the eyes don't go themselves to the mind;
just rays passing through the eyes go inside. And your nervous system
which carries those rays cannot carry them as rays; it transforms
them into chemicals. So only chemicals travel, and these chemicals
are decoded and you see me in your mind.
You have never been out of your mind. The whole world that you know,
you decode it in your mind, you know it in your mind. All the Himalayas
and all the suns and the stars and the moons, they are there in your
mind in a very subtle existence. If you close your eyes and feel that
everything is inclusive, you will know that the whole world is moving
within you. And once you feel this -- that the whole world is moving
within you -- all your individual misery is lost. You are no more
an individual. You have become the absolute, the non-individual. You
have become the whole existence.
This technique expands your consciousness. Now in the west, many drugs
are being used to expand consciousness -- LSD, marijuana, and other
drugs. In India also, in the old days, they were used, because they
give a false feeling of expansion. All those who use drugs, for them
this technique will be beautiful, very helpful, because their hankering
is for expansion.
When you take LSD, you are no more confined in yourself, you have
become inclusive of all. There have been cases.... One girl jumped
from a seven-storey building because she felt that she could not die,
death was impossible. She felt that she could fly, and she felt that
there were no barriers, there was no fear. She jumped out of a seven-storey
building and died, shattered. But in her mind, under the influence
of the drug, there was no limitation, no death.
Expansion of consciousness has become a fad, because when you expand
you feel high. The whole world, by and by, becomes included in you.
You become great, infinitely great, and with greatness, with expansion,
all your individual miseries fall. But through LSD or marijuana or
other drugs, this is only a false feeling.
Through this technique, this feeling becomes real -- really the whole
world comes within you. There are two reasons for this. One: our individual
consciousness is not really individual; deep down it is collective.
We look like islands, but all the islands deep down are connected
to the earth. We look like islands, different -- I am conscious, you
are conscious -- but your consciousness and my consciousness somewhere
deep down is one. It is connected to the earth, the basic ground.
That's why many things happen which look inexplicable. If you meditate
alone it will be more difficult to enter into it, but if you meditate
with a group it is very easy, because the whole group works as a unit.
In meditation camps I have felt and observed that after two or three
days your individuality is no more; you become part of a greater consciousness.
And very subtle waves are being felt, very subtle waves start moving,
and the group consciousness evolves.
So when you dance, you are not really dancing, but the group consciousness
is dancing; you are just a part of it. The rhythm is not only within
you, the rhythm is also without you. The rhythm is all around you.
In a group you are not. The superficial phenomenon of being islands
is forgotten and the deeper phenomenon of being one is realized. In
a group you are nearer to the divine; alone you are further away,
because again you become concentrated on the ego, on the superficial
difference, on the superficial separation. This technique helps, because
really you are one with the universe. It is only a question of how
to dig it or how to fall into it and realize it.
Being with a friendly group always gives you energy. Being with someone
who is antagonistic, you always feel that your energy has been drained
out. Why? If you are with a friendly group, in a family, and you are
sitting, relaxing, just being together, you feel energized, vitalized.
Meeting a friend, you feel more alive than you were before. Just passing
an enemy, you feel that you have lost some energy, you feel tired.
When you are meeting a friendly sympathetic group, you forget your
individuality; you drop down to the basic level where you can meet.
When someone is antagonistic, you become more individual, egoistic;
you cling to your ego. Because of that clinging you feel tired. All
energy comes from the roots; all energy comes with the feeling of
a collective being.
In the beginning, doing this meditation you will feel a collective
being arising, and then ultimately a cosmic consciousness arises.
When all differences are lost, all boundaries disappear and existence
remains as one piece, one unit, one whole; then everything is included.
This effort to include everything starts from your own individual
AT THIS MOMENT
LET MIND, KNOWING, BREATH, FORM,
The basic point is to remember inclusiveness. Don't exclude. This
is the key for this sutra -- inclusiveness, include. Include and grow.
Include and expand. Try it with your body, and then try it with the
outside world also.
Sitting under a tree, look at the tree, then close your eyes and feel
that the tree is within you. Look at the sky, then close your eyes
and feel that the sky is within you. Look at the rising sun, then
close your eyes and feel that the sun is rising within you. Feel more
A tremendous experience will happen to you. When you feel that the
tree is within you, immediately you will feel more young, more fresh.
And this is not imagination, because the tree and you both belong
to the earth. You both are rooted in the same earth and ultimately
rooted in the same existence. So when you feel that the tree is within
you, the tree IS within you -- this is not an imagination -- and immediately
you will feel the effect. The tree's aliveness, the greenery, the
freshness, the breeze passing through it, will be felt within you
in your heart. Include more and more existence and don't exclude.
In many ways, many world teachers have been teaching this. Jesus says,
`Love your enemy as yourself.' This is an experiment in inclusiveness.
Freud used to say, `Why should I love my enemy as myself? He is my
enemy, so why should I love him as myself? And how can I love?' His
question seems relevant, but he is not aware of why Jesus says to
love your enemy as yourself. It is not for any social politics, not
for any change in society, not to create a better society, but to
give you an expanded feeling of being and consciousness.
If you can include the enemy within yourself, he cannot harm you.
That doesn't mean that he cannot kill you: he can kill you, but he
cannot harm you. The harm comes when you exclude him. The moment you
exclude him, you become the ego, separate, alone, cut off from existence.
If you include the enemy within you, then everything is included.
When the enemy can be included, then why not the tree and why not
The emphasis for the enemy is that if you can include the enemy in
your being, you can include everything; then there is no need to exclude
anything. If you feel that your enemy is included within you, then
even your enemy will give you vitality, energy. He cannot be harmful
to you. He can kill, you, but even while he is murdering you, he cannot
harm you. That harm comes from your own mind when you exclude.
But the case with us is totally diametrically opposite -- even friends
are not included. Enemies are excluded, and even friends are not included.
Even your lover, your beloveds, are not included. While being with
your lover, you are not merging in him or her. You remain separate,
you control yourself. You don't want to lose your identity. Because
of this, love has become impossible.
Unless you lose identity how can you love? You want to remain yourself,
and your lover wants to remain himself, and no one is ready to merge,
no one is ready to include. Both exclude, both are bracketed in themselves:
there is no meeting, no merging, no communion. If even lovers are
not included, then it is bound to be that your existence is the poorest
possible. You are alone, poor, a beggar. With the whole existence
included, you are the emperor.
So remember this: make it a style of life to include. Not only meditation,
but a style of life, a way of living. Try to include more and more.
The more you include, the more you expand, the more your boundaries
recede to the very corners of existence. One day only you are; the
whole existence is included. This is the ultimate of all religious
AT THIS MOMENT
LET MIND, KNOWING, BREATH, FORM,