LISTEN TO OSHO SPEAK ON THIS MEDITATION
ANY AREA OF YOUR PRESENT FORM AS LIMITLESSLY SPACIOUS
This is the same, through a different door.
The basic essential is the same, that is, to destroy limits. Mind
creates limits. If you don't think, you move into the unlimited. Or,
from a different door, you can try with the unlimited and you will
fall from the mind. The mind cannot co-exist with the unlimited, with
the undefined, unbordered, infinite. The mind cannot exist with the
unbordered, so if you can try something limitless, the mind will disappear.
technique says, CONSIDER ANY AREA OF YOUR PRESENT FORM AS LIMITLESSLY
SPACIOUS. Any area. You can just close your eyes and imagine that
your head has become infinite. Now there are no boundaries to it.
It goes on and on and on and there is no boundary to it. Your head
has become the whole cosmos, without any boundaries. If you can imagine
this, suddenly thoughts will stop. If you can imagine your head as
infinite, thinking will not be there. Thinking can exist only in a
very narrow mind. The narrower it is, the better for thinking. The
greater the mind, the less the thinking, and when the mind becomes
total space, there is no thinking at all.
is sitting under his Bodhi tree. Can you imagine what he is thinking?
He is not thinking at all. His head is the whole cosmos. He has become
spacious, infinitely spacious. This technique is good for those who
can imagine, it will not be good for all. For those who can imagine,
and for whom the imagination becomes so real that you cannot really
say whether it is imagination or real, it will work. Otherwise it
will not be of much use. But don't be afraid, because at least thirty
per cent of people are capable of such imagination. These people are
your mind is not very educated it will be easy for you to imagine.
If it is educated then the creativity is lost, then your mind is just
a storage space, a bank. And the whole education system is a banking
system. They go on banking and dumping stuff onto you. Whatsoever
they feel has to be dumped onto you, they do. They use your mind for
storage-then you cannot imagine. Then whatsoever you do is just repeating
that which has been taught to you.
those who are uneducated, they can use this technique very easily.
And those who have come out of university without being distorted
by it, they can also use it. Those who are really still alive, even
after so much education, they can do it. Women can do it more easily
than men. All those who are imaginative, dreamers, they can do it
how to know whether you can do it or not?
can do a small experiment before entering it. Just lock both your
hands together and close your eyes. For five minutes, any time, relax
in a chair, lock both your hands together, and just imagine that the
hands are so locked that even if you try, you cannot open them. It
will look absurd to you because they are not locked but you just go
on imagining that they are.
five minutes go on thinking, and then say three times in your mind,
"Now I will try to open my hands but I know it is impossible.
They are locked and they cannot be opened."
try to open them. Thirty per cent of you will not be able to open
your hands. They will be really locked, and the more you try, the
more you will feel that it is impossible. You will start perspiring
-- you cannot open your own hands. Then this method is for you. Then
you can try this method.
you can easily open your hands and nothing has happened, this method
is not for you. You will not be able to do it. But don't get scared
if your hands do not open, and don't try too much, because the more
you try, the more difficult it will be. Just close your eyes again
and imagine that now your hands are unlocked. You will need five minutes
again to go on imagining that when you try to open them, they will
the same way as you locked them, just through imagination. And if
this is possible, that your hands become locked just by imagination
and you yourself cannot open them, then this technique will work miracles
for you. And in these one hundred and twelve techniques there are
many which work with imagination. For all those techniques this hand-locking
experiment will be good. Just remember, experiment whether or not
the technique is for you.
ANY AREA OF YOUR PRESENT FORM AS LIMITLESSLY SPACIOUS. Any area....
You can consider the whole body. Just close your eyes and consider
that the whole body is spreading, spreading, spreading, and then the
boundaries are lost. It has become infinite. What will happen? You
cannot even conceive of what will happen. If you can conceive that
you have become the cosmos -- that is the meaning, the infinite --
all that is bound up with your ego will not be found there. Your name,
your identity, all will be lost. Your poorness or richness, your health
or your disease, your miseries -- all will be lost, because they are
part of the finite body. With an infinite body they cannot exist.
And once you know this, come back to your finite body. But now you
can laugh. And even in the finite you can have the sense, the feel
of the infinite. Then you can carry it.
And it will be good if you try from the head, because that is the
base of all illness. Close your eyes, lie down on the ground or sit
on a chair and relax. Just look within the head. Feel the walls of
the head spreading, expanding. If you feel that it will be very staggering,
then try it slowly. First think that your head has come to occupy
the whole room. You will actually feel your skin touching the walls.
If you can lock your hands, this will happen. You will feel the coolness
of the walls which your skin is touching. You will feel the pressure.
on moving. Your head has gone beyond -- now the house has come within
your head, then the whole town has come within your head. Go on spreading.
Within three months, slowly, you can come to the point where the sun
rises in your head, it starts moving in your head. Your head has become
infinite. This will give you a deep freedom such as you have never
known. And all the misery that belongs to this narrow mind will disappear.
In such a state, Upanishadic seers could say, `AHAM BRAHMASMI' --
"I am the Divine, I am the Absolute." In such ecstasy `ANALAHAK'
Mansoor cried in ecstasy, "ANALAHAK, ANALAHAK
-- I am the God." Mohammedans couldn't understand him. Really,
no sectarian will be able to understand such things. They thought
he had gone mad, but he was not mad, he was the sanest person possible.
They thought he had become an egoist. He said, "I am the God."
So they killed him. While he was being killed, with his hands cut
off, he was laughing and he was saying, "ANALAHAK, AHAM BRAHMASMI
-- I am the God." Someone asked, "Mansoor, why are you laughing?
You are being murdered." He said, "You cannot murder me.
I am the whole."
can murder only a part. How can you murder the whole? Whatsoever you
do to it cannot make any difference.
Mansoor is reported to have said, "If you really wanted to kill
me, you should have come at least ten years before. Then I was. Then
you could have killed me, but now you cannot kill me, because I am
no more. I myself have killed the ego which you could have killed
Mansoor was practising certain Sufi methods of this type, the type
in which one goes on expanding until the expanse becomes so infinite
that one is no more. Then the whole is and the individual is not.
In these past few decades, these past two or three decades in the
West, psychedelic drugs have become very significant. And the attraction
is really one of expansion, because under the influence of the drug
your narrowness, your limitations, are lost. But it is a chemical
change, nothing spiritual happens out of it. It is just a forced violence
on the system -- you force the system to break.
can have a glimpse that you are no longer confined to anything, that
you have become infinite, liberated. But this is because of the chemical
enforcement. Once back, you will be again in the narrow body, and
now this body will feel more narrow than before. Again you will be
confined to the same imprisonment, but now the imprisonment will be
more intolerable because you have had a glimpse. And because that
glimpse was through a chemical you are not master of it, you will
become a slave, you will become addicted. Now you will need it more
technique is a spiritual psychedelic. If you practise it, a spiritual
change will take place which will not be chemical and of which you
will be the master.
it as a criterion: if you are the master, then the thing is spiritual.
If you are the slave, then beware -- the thing may appear to be spiritual,
but it cannot be. Anything that becomes addictive, powerful, enslaving,
imprisoning, is leading you towards more slavery, more `unfreedom'
-- whatsoever the appearance.
take it as a criterion that whatsoever you do, your mastery must grow
through it. You must become more and more the master of it. It is
said, and I repeat it again and again, that when meditation has really
happened to you, you will not need to do it. If you still need to
do it, it has not yet really happened. Because that too has become
a slavery. Even meditation must disappear. A moment must come when
you need not do anything. Then just as you are, you are Divine; just
as you are, you are the bliss, the ecstasy.
this technique is good for expansion, for expanding the consciousness.
Before trying it, try the hand-locking experiment, so that you can
feel. If your hands become locked, you have a very creative imagination,
it is not impotent. Then you can work miracles through it.