LISTEN TO OSHO SPEAK ON THIS MEDITATION
DEVI, ENTER ETHERIC PRESENCE PERVADING FAR ABOVE AND BELOW YOUR FORM
DEVI, ENTER ETHERIC PRESENCE PERVADING FAR ABOVE AND BELOW YOUR FORM.
The second can be done only if you have done the first. It can be
done separately also, but then it will be very difficult. But if you
do the first, then it is good to do the second and very easy.
this happens -- that you feel light, levitating, as if you can fly
-- suddenly you will become aware that around your body form there
is a bluish light. But that you can see only when you feel that you
can levitate, that your body can fly, that it has become light, completely
free of any burden, completely free of any gravitation towards the
that you can fly; that is not the point. Sometimes it happens. Sometimes
it happens that it comes to such a balancing point that your body
goes up. But that is not the goal, and don't think about it at all.
This much will do: if you feel with closed eyes that your body has
gone up. When you open your eyes you will see you are just sitting
on the ground, so don't become worried about it. If with closed eyes
you feel as if your body has gone up and you feel there is no weight
to it, this is enough.
meditation this is enough. But if you are trying to learn levitation,
then it is not enough. But I am not interested in that, and I will
not tell you anything about it. This much is enough -- that you feel
that your body has no weight, it has become weightless.
you feel this weightlessness, just with closed eyes become aware of
the form of your body. Just with closed eyes, feel your toes and their
form, and the legs and their form, and then the form of the whole
body. If you are sitting in siddhasana, just like a Buddha, then feel
the form while sitting like a Buddha. Just inside try to feel the
form of your body. It will become apparent, it will appear before
you, and you will simultaneously become aware that just around the
form there is a bluish light.
it with closed eyes in the beginning. And when this light goes on
spreading and you feel an aura, a bluish aura, all around the form,
then sometimes while doing it in the night with no light in a dark
room, open your eyes and you will see it exactly around your body
-- a bluish form, just light, blue light, all around your body. If
you want to see it actually, not with closed eyes but with open eyes,
do it in a dark room with no light at all.
bluish form, this bluish light, is the presence of the etheric body.
You have many bodies. This technique is concerned with the etheric
body, and through the etheric body you can enter into the highest
ecstasy. There are seven bodies, and every body can be used to enter
into the divine; every body is just a door.
technique uses the etheric body, and the etheric body is the easiest
to realize. The deeper the body, the more difficult; but the etheric
body is just near you, just near the physical. It is just near. The
second form is of the etheric -- just around you, just around your
body. It penetrates your body and it is also around your body just
like a hazy light, a blue light, hanging all around like a loose robe.
FAR ABOVE AND BELOW YOUR FORM.
above, below -- everywhere around your form. If you can see that blue
light around you, thinking will stop immediately, because for the
etheric body, no thinking is needed. And the blue light is so calming,
so soothing, so relaxing. Even ordinarily blue light is so soothing.
Why? -- because it is the light of your etheric body. The blue sky
is so soothing. Why? -- because it is the color of your etheric body.
And the etheric body is very soothing.
someone loves you, whenever someone touches you with deep love, he
touches your etheric body. That's why you feel it as such a soothing
thing. It has even been photographed. Two lovers in deep love, making
love: if their intercourse can continue for a certain limit, beyond
forty minutes, and there is no ejaculation, around both the bodies,
deep in love, a blue light appear. It has even been photographed.
sometimes there have been very strange phenomena, because this light
is a very subtle electric force. All around the world, many times
it has happened that a new couple, staying in a new room on their
honeymoon, or on their first night when they don't know each other's
body and they don't know what is possible.... If both the bodies are
in a certain vibration of love, of attraction, of deep involvement
and commitment -- open, vulnerable to each other, ready to become
one space -- then sometimes it has happened accidentally that their
bodies have become so electrified, their etheric body becomes so alive,
that things in the room start falling.
strange phenomena: a statue is there on the table -- suddenly it falls
down. The glass on the table suddenly breaks. There is no one else,
only the couple making love, and they have not even touched the glass.
Or suddenly something catches fire. These cases have been reported
to many police stations all around the world, and much investigation
has been done, and then it was found that two persons in deep love
can create such an electric force that it may affect things around
force also comes through the etheric body. Your etheric body is your
electric body. Whenever you are overflowing with energy, you have
a bigger range to your etheric body. Whenever you are sad, depressed,
you don't have any etheric body near your body. It recedes back into
the body. So with a sad person, depressed person, you will also feel
sad. If a really sad person enters in this room, you will feel that
something has gone wrong, because his etheric body affects you immediately.
He becomes an exploiter, because his own etheric forces are so depressed
they start feeding on others.
sad person will make you sad, a depressed person will make you depressed,
an ill person will make you ill, because it is not only that which
you see that he is; something hidden is constantly working. Even if
he has not said anything, even if he is smiling outwardly, if he is
depressed he will exploit you. Your etheric body will lose its energy
-- he will exploit, he will feed on you. When someone is happy and
he enters, immediately you feel a happiness around you, because he
is throwing so much etheric force. He is really giving you a feast;
he is feeding you. He has so much he is overflowing.
a Buddha moves around, or a Christ, or a Krishna, they are constantly
giving you a feast, constantly you are guests. And when you come after
seeing a Buddha, you feel so refreshed, so alive, so vitalized, so
rejuvenated. What has happened? Buddha may not have said anything.
Even a darshan, just a look, and you feel something has changed within
you, something has entered within you.
is entering? He is so overflowing with his energy.... And whosoever
is at peace with himself is always overflooded, because his energy
is not wasted in unnecessary nonsense in which you are wasting your
energy. He is always overflooded, and whosoever comes can take. Jesus
says, `Come unto me. If you are heavily burdened, come unto me. I
will unburden you.' Really he is not doing anything; it is just his
is said that whenever a god-man, a teerthankara, an avatar, a Christ,
moves on the earth, around him a particular milieu is created. Jain
yogis have even measured it. They say it is twenty-four miles. Twenty-four
miles is the radius around a teerthankara, and for twenty-four miles
in the whole radius everyone is flooded with his energy: knowing,
not knowing, friend or enemy, following him or opposing him, it makes
following, you are flooded more, because you are more open; if opposing,
you are flooded, but not so much because you are closed -- but the
energy is flooding. A single man is such a reservoir; a single man,
if undisturbed, silent, at ease, at home, is such a reservoir that
for twenty-four miles around him in all directions a milieu is created.
And in that milieu you are on a constant feast.
happens through the astral body. The astral body is your electric
body. The body that we see is the physical, the material. This is
not really life. Life comes to this body because of the electric,
the etheric body. That is your prana, that is your vitality.
you will have to become aware of the form that surrounds your physical
form, and when you have become aware, then help it to grow, help it
to increase and expand. What can you do?
sitting silently, looking at it; not doing anything, just looking
at the bluish form around you; not doing anything, just looking at
it, you will feel it is increasing, spreading, becoming bigger and
bigger. Because when you are not doing anything, the whole energy
goes to the etheric. Remember this. When you are doing anything, the
energy is taken out of the etheric.
Tzu says, `Non-doing, no one is stronger than me. Not doing anything
at all, and no one is stronger than me. Those who are strong by doing
can be defeated.' Says Lao Tzu, `I cannot be defeated, because my
energy comes from non-doing.' So the secret is not doing anything.
was Buddha doing under the Bodhi tree? -- not doing anything. He was
not doing in that moment. He was not. Just sitting he achieved the
ultimate. It looks puzzling. We are doing so much effort and nothing
is achieved, and Buddha was not doing anything under the Bodhi tree
and he achieved the ultimate.
you are not doing anything, your energy is not moving out. It goes
to the etheric. It is accumulated there. Your etheric body becomes
an electric reservoir. And the more it grows, the more you become
silent. The more you become silent, the more it grows. And once you
know how to give energy to the etheric body and how not to waste it
unnecessarily, you have come to realize, you have come to know about
a secret key.
you can be festive. Really, only then can you be festive. As you are
now, drained of energy, how can you be festive? How can you celebrate?
How can you blossom? Flowers are part of the luxury. When the tree
is overflowing with energy, then flowers come. Flowers are always
the tree is starved, flowers won't come, because even for the leaves
there is not enough food. There is a hierarchy: first the roots will
be fed, because they are the most basic. If they disappear, then there
is no possibility for the flowers. Then the trunk will be fed, then
the branches will be fed. If everything goes okay and energy is still
there, then the leaves will be fed, and if still the food is there
and the tree is totally satisfied and no food is needed, no energy
is needed to exist and survive, suddenly it blooms. The overflowing
energy becomes flowers. Flowers are a feast for others. It is a presentation.
It is a gift from the tree to you.
the thing happens in man also. A Buddha is a tree which has flowered.
Now the energy is so overflowing that he has invited all and sundry
to come and share.
try the first technique and then try the second. You can do it separately
also, but it will be more difficult to realize the bluish form of
the ethereal body.