Osho quotes on meditation and mindlessness
- To live moment to moment is the life of meditation. Then life becomes spontaneous without any effort; then nobody can make you miserable, nobody can disappoint you, nobody can make you a failure because in the first place you were not trying to be a success; you were not asking the future to be in a certain way. So whatever happens, the next moment you can rejoice. It is always your victory.
- If you were only to listen, it becomes meditation. Without meditation you cannot hear. What is the meaning of meditation? Meditation exists only where mind is not; where the internal dialogue is gone.
- If you meditate, meditation is so beautiful, who bothers about the result? And if you bother about the result, meditation is not possible. This result oriented mind is the only barrier, the only block. There are not many blocks, the only block is that of the result oriented mind: never here-now, always somewhere else thinking of the result; while making love, thinking about the result.
- Real music will help you move towards meditation, beyond the mind needs, towards spiritual needs. Real poetry will give you a glimpse of the minds of the sages — a glimpse of course. It will open a window so you can see the faraway distant Himalayas. And then an urge arises in you, and you start travelling.
- Use the head, use the heart, and if you can use both a tremendous revolution will happen. If you can use both you will become aware that you are the third force — neither; you are neither head nor heart; because if you can move so easily from one to another you cannot be either; you must be separate from both — then the witnessing arises; then the identification is broken. And that witnessing is what meditation is all about.
- Be aware, and wine becomes water. Be aware — sex becomes love. Be aware — love becomes prayer. Be aware — prayer becomes meditation. Simply one thing has to be remembered: do whatsoever you like, but do it with full consciousness, and then you will not go astray.
- Meditation will drop all the masks. It is a search for the original face.