LISTEN TO OSHO SPEAK ON THIS MEDITATION
LIE DOWN AS DEAD.
ENRAGED IN WRATH, STAY SO. OR STARE WITHOUT MOVING AN EYELASH. OR SUCK
SOMETHING AND BECOME THE SUCKING.
LIE DOWN AS DEAD. Try
it: suddenly you have gone dead. Leave the body! Do not move it,
because you are dead. Just imagine that you are dead. You cannot move
the body, you cannot move the eyes, you cannot cry, you cannot scream,
you cannot do anything, you are just dead. And then feel how it feels.
But do not deceive. You can deceive -- you can slightly move the body.
Do not move. If some mosquito is there, then treat the body as if it
is dead. It is one of the most used techniques.
attained his enlightenment through this technique, but it was not a
technique used by him in his life. In his life it suddenly happened,
spontaneously. But he must have persisted with this in some past life,
because nothing happens spontaneously. Everything has a causal link, a
causality. Suddenly one night Raman felt -- he was just young,
fourteen or fifteen at the time -- that he was going to die. And it
was so certain in his mind that death had taken over. He couldn't move
his body, he felt as if he was paralyzed. Then he felt a sudden
choking, and he knew that now the heart was going to stop. He could
not even cry and say to another, "I am going to die."
Sometimes it happens
in some nightmare -- you cannot cry, you cannot move. Even when you
become awake for a few moments you cannot do anything. That happened.
He had absolute power over his consciousness, but no power over his
body. He knew he was there, that he was present, conscious, alert, but
he felt he was going to die. And the knowledge became so certain that
there was no other possibility, so he just gave up. He closed his eyes
and remained there, just waiting to die; he waited there just to die.
By and by the body
became stiff. The body died, but then it became a problem. He knew
that the body had died, but he was there and he knew it. He knew that
he was alive and that the body had died. Then he came back. In the
morning the body became okay but the same man never returned --
because he had known death. He had known a different realm, a
different dimension of consciousness.
He escaped from the
house. That death experience changed him completely. He became one of
the very few enlightened persons of this age.
This is the
technique. This happened spontaneously to Raman, but it is not going
to happen spontaneously to you. But try it. In some life it may become
spontaneous. It may happen while you are trying it. And if it is not
going to happen, the effort is never wasted. It is in you; it remains
in you as a seed. Sometime, when the time is ripe and the rains will
fall, it will sprout.
Every spontaneity is
just like this. The seed was sown some time ago, but the time was not
ripe; there were no rains. In another life the time becomes ripe. You
are more mature, more experienced, more frustrated with the world --
then suddenly, in a certain situation, there are rains and the seed
LIE DOWN AS DEAD.
ENRAGED IN WRATH, STAY SO. Of course, while you are dying it will not
be a happy moment. It is not going to be so blissful while you are
feeling that you are dead. Fear will take you, anger may come in the
mind, or frustration, sadness, sorrow, anguish... anything. It will
differ from individual to individual.
The sutra says:
ENRAGED IN WRATH, STAY SO. If you feel enraged, stay so. If you feel
sad, stay so. If you feel anxiety, fear, stay so. You are dead and you
cannot do anything, so stay so. Whatsoever is in the mind, the body is
dead and you cannot do anything, so stay.
That staying is
beautiful. If you can stay for a few minutes, suddenly you will feel
that everything has changed. But we start moving. If there is some
emotion in the mind, the body begins to move. That is why we call it
"emotion" -- it creates motion in the body. If you are
angry, suddenly your body begins to move. If you are sad, your body
begins to move. That is why it is called emotion, because it creates
motion in the body. Feel dead and do not allow emotions to move your
body. Let them be there, but you
STAY SO -- fixed, dead. Whatsoever is
there... no movement. Stay! No movement.
OR STARE WITHOUT
MOVING AN EYELASH. This
OR STARE WITHOUT MOVING AN EYELASH was the
method of Meher Baba. For years together he was staring just at the
ceiling of his room. For years together he was just lying dead on the
floor, staring at the ceiling without moving an eyelash, without
moving his eyes. He would lie down for hours together, just staring,
not doing anything. Staring with the eyes is good, because you become
fixed again in the third eye. And once you are fixed in the third eye,
even if you want to move the eyelids you cannot; they become fixed.
Meher Baba attained
through this staring, and you say, "How with these small
exercises...?" But for three years he was staring at the ceiling
not doing anything. Three years is a long time. Do it for three
minutes and you will feel as if you have been lying there for three
years. Three minutes will become very, very long. It will look as if
time is not passing and as if the clock has stopped.
Meher Baba stared and
stared and stared. By and by thoughts ceased, movement ceased, and he
became just a consciousness, he became just a staring. Then he
remained silent for his whole life. He became so silent inside by this
staring that it became impossible for him to formulate words again.
Meher Baba was in
America. There was one man who could read others' thoughts, who could
do mind readings, and he was really one of the rarest mind readers. He
would close his eyes, sit before you, and within a few minutes he
would become attuned with you and he would begin to write what you are
thinking. Thousands and thousands of times he was examined, and he was
always right, always correct. So someone brought him to Meher Baba. He
sat there, and this was the only failure of his life -- the only
failure. But then again we cannot say it was a failure. He tried and
tried, and he began to perspire, but he couldn't catch a single word.
Pen in his hand, he
remained there and said, "What type of man is this? I cannot read
because there is nothing to read. This man is absolutely vacant. I
even forget that someone is sitting there. After closing my eyes, I
have to open them again and look to see whether that man is there or
whether he has escaped. So it is difficult to concentrate, because the
moment I close my eyes I feel I am being deceived -- as if that man
has escaped and there is no one before me. I have to open my eyes
again, and I find that this man is there. And he is not thinking at
all." That staring, that constant staring had stopped his mind
OR STARE WITHOUT
MOVING AN EYELASH. OR SUCK SOMETHING AND BECOME THE SUCKING. These are
slight modifications. Anything will do... you are dead -- it is
ENRAGED IN WRATH,
STAY SO. Even this part can become one technique. You are in anger:
lie down, remain in the anger. Do not move from it, do not do
anything, just remain still.
Krishnamurti goes on
talking about this. His whole technique depends on this single thing:
ENRAGED IN WRATH, STAY SO. If you are angry then be angry, and remain
angry. Do not move. If you can stay so, anger will go and you will
come out a different man. If you are in anxiety, do not do anything.
Remain there, stay there. The anxiety will go; you will come out a
different man. And once you have looked at anxiety without being moved
by it, you will be the master.
OR STARE WITHOUT
MOVING AN EYELASH. OR SUCK SOMETHING AND BECOME THE SUCKING. This last
one is physical and easy to do, because sucking is the first thing a
child has to do. Sucking is the first act of life. When the child is
born, he begins to cry. You may not have tried to penetrate into why
there is this crying. He is not really crying -- it appears to us that
he is crying -- he is just sucking air. And if the child cannot cry,
within a few minutes he will be dead, because crying is the first
effort to suck air. The child was not breathing while he was in the
womb. He was alive without breathing. He was doing the same which
yogis are doing underground. He was just getting prana without
breathing -- pure prana from the mother.
That is why the love
between the child and the mother is an altogether different thing from
other loves, because the purest prana -- energy -- joins both. Now
this can never happen again. There was a subtle pranic relationship.
The mother was giving her prana to the child, and the child was not
breathing at all. When he is born, he is thrown out of the mother into
an unknown world. Now the prana, the energy, will not reach him so
easily. He has to breathe himself.
The first cry is an
effort to suck, and then he will suck the milk from the mother's
breast. These are the first basic acts which you have done. Whatsoever
YOU have done comes later -- these are the first life acts. They can
be practiced also. This sutra says:
OR SUCK SOMETHING AND BECOME THE
SUCKING. Suck something -- just suck the air, but forget the air and
become the sucking. What does this mean? You are sucking something;
you are the sucker, not the sucking. You are standing behind and
This sutra says, do
not stand behind, move in the act and become the sucking. Try anything
that will work. You are running -- become the running, do not be the
runner. Become the running and forget the runner. Feel that there is
no runner inside, just the process of running. You are the process, a
river-like process running. Nobody is there inside. It is quiet inside
and there is only a process.
Sucking is good, but
you will feel that it is very difficult because we have forgotten it
completely -- but not really completely, however, because we go on
substituting for it. The mother's breast is substituted by a
cigarette; you go on sucking it. It is nothing but the nipple, the
mother's breast and the nipple. And when the warm smoke flows in, it
is just like warm milk.
So those who were not
really allowed to suck the mother's breast as much as they wanted will
smoke later on. This is a substitute, but the substitute will do.
While you are smoking a cigarette become the sucking. Forget the
cigarette, forget the smoker: become the smoking.
There is the object
you are sucking, there is the subject who is sucking, and the process
in between of sucking. Become the sucking, become the process. Try it.
You will have to try it with many things; then you will find out what
is right for you.
You are drinking
water, the cold water is going in -- become the drinking. Do not drink
the water. Forget the water, forget yourself and your thirst, just
become the drinking -- the very process. Become the coolness, the
touch, the entry, and the sucking that has to be given to the process.
Why not? What will
happen? If you become the sucking, what will happen? If you can become
the sucking, immediately you will become innocent, like a first-day,
newly-born child -- because that is the first process. You will be
regressed in a way. But the hankering is there. The very being of man
hankers after sucking. He tries many things, but nothing helps because
the point is missed. Unless you become the sucking, nothing will help.
So try it.
I gave this method to
one man. He had tried many things; he had tried many, many methods.
Then he came to me, so I asked him, "If I give you only one thing
to choose in the whole world, what are you going to choose?" And
I told him immediately to close his eyes and tell me, and not think
about it. He became afraid, hesitant, so I told him, "Do not be
afraid, do not be hesitant. Be frank and tell me."
He said, "This
is absurd, but a breast appears before me."
And then he began to
feel guilty, so I said, "Do not feel guilty. Nothing is wrong in
a breast; it is one of the most beautiful things, so why be
But he said,
"This has always been an obsession with me." And he said to
me, "Please tell me first, then you can proceed with your method
and the technique: first tell me why I am so much interested in the
breasts of women? Whenever I look at a woman, the first thing I see is
the breast. The whole body is secondary."
And it is not so only
with him, it is so with everyone -- with almost everyone. And it is
natural, because the breast of the mother was the first acquaintance
with the universe. It is basic. The first contact with the universe
was the mother's breast. That is why breasts are so appealing. They
look beautiful; they attract, they have a magnetic force. That
magnetic force comes from your unconscious. That was the first thing
with which you came in contact, and the contact was lovely, it felt
beautiful. It gives you food, instant vitality, love, everything. The
contact was soft, receptive, inviting. It has remained so in the mind
So I told that man,
"Now I will give you the method." And this was the method I
gave him, to suck something and become the sucking. I told him,
"Just close your eyes. Imagine your mother's breasts or anybody's
breasts that you like. Imagine, and start sucking as if there is a
real breast. Start sucking." He started sucking. Within three
days he was sucking so fast, so madly, he became so much enchanted by
it. He told me, "It has become a problem -- I want to suck the
whole day. And it is so beautiful, and such deep silence is created by
Within three months
the sucking became a very, very silent gesture. The lips stopped, you
couldn't even have judged that he was doing something. But inner
sucking had started. He was sucking the whole day. It became a mantra,
JAPA -- a mantra repetition.
After three months he
came to me and said, "Something strange is happening to me.
Something sweet is falling from my head onto my tongue continuously.
And it is so sweet and so energy filling that I do not need any food,
there is no hunger left. Eating has become just a formality. I take
something in order not to create any problems in the family. But
something is continuously coming to me. It is so sweet,
I told him to
continue. Three months more, and one day he came just mad, dancing to
me, and he said, "Sucking has disappeared, but I am a different
man. I am no more the same man who had come to you. Some door has
opened within me. Something has broken and there is no desire left.
Now I do not want anything -- not even God, not even
liberation. I do not want anything. Now everything is okay as it is. I
accept it and I am blissful."
Try this. Just suck
something and become the sucking. It may be helpful to many because it
is so basic.
This much for today.