Life is like walking on a tight rope, meditation is taking a step forward when outward harmony is ac
YouTube video of crossing Grand Canyon to know how to balance yourself between two opposites in every step of your life.
After watching minutely anyone can notice that the moment a ropewalker feels out of equilibrium, he is trying to bring his body into equilibrium. And the moment he is confident of attaining equilibrium, he takes another step forward. Taking of this another step may disturb his equilibrium but if he will not take another step than too his balance is going to be disturbed. So taking another step is better option, and slowly slowly he is able to maintain equilibrium even better during taking steps!
Such is the life of every person here. Ups and downs are part of life and managing both ends meet is becoming dufficult everyday. To make things more difficult the time keeps moving at its pace, and there is no such thing like KBC or Who wants to be a Millionair?-in which time stops and one can take his own time to reply the question.
And among all these challenges a sannyasin is the one who has embarked upon inner journey to quench his thirst to know God or Truth. So he has to take small small steps in that direction to cross the ocean of material world and reach the other end too. Meditation helps in taking those steps because in that no-mind or meditative or prayerful state an equilibrium is attained for fraction of a second. Like a rope walker i experienced taking small small steps during brushing my teeth while practicing awareness meditation. Awareness meditation becomes like a stick in the hands of the rope walker.
So from my example i wish to convey my experiences that in this inner journey, your every effort is accounted for eternity. Do not loose hope after practicing many years. The path is unknown and destination is beyond sight but keep trying your best. Once the meditation is ripened enough then the process becomes so fast that one starts wondering the changes happening on daily basis.
Once i have attained enough experience and command over it, i started practicing it whenever i got opportunity during the day. Then there comes a time when you need not have to even think of it. Meditation becomes part and parcel of your life and Youtube video of world record to know how one can walk without any outside help.
But it does not mean that the opposite in your life are going to stop at any point in your life, even after enlightenment. Between these two flows the river called life. An enlightened person just remains more time of the day in meditative state. To complete daily schedule as and when it is required he live life as he used to live before enlightenment. Now the opposites are part of a music only that god is playing.
Awareness meditation is the way worked for me, may be you too find it suitable otherwise Dynamic meditation is for most of the people. There are 110 other meditation techniques discovered by Indian Mystic Gorakhnath about 500years before and further modified by Osho that one can experiment and the suitable one could be practiced in routine life.
Osho International Online (OIO) provides facility to learn these from your home,
1. through Osho Meditation Day @€20.00 per person. OIO rotate times through three timezones NY,Berlin and Mumbai. You can prebook according to the convenient time for you.
2. There is OSHO Evening Meeting streaming which can be accessed every day at local time starting 6:40 pm (of which Osho says that he wants his people to view it all over the world and these days it is possible) and 16 of the meditations mostly with video instructions and so much more on OSHO.com/meditate.
3. There is a 7 days Free Trial also for people who would like to first try it out.
This is an opportunity for learning and knowing Osho through these sannyasins who lived in his presence and brought to life his words in best possible quality in all formats.
Disciples of Jesus left him alone in last minutes but Osho’s disciples remained with him till he left his body willingly after working, till last day, for all of us to get enlightened. Jesus tried hard till last minute, before being caught, to teach meditation to his disciples. As per Saint John’s Gospel:- Jesus used word ‘Sit’ to transfer his meditative energy to them and went on to pray God, but on returning he found them sleeping. He tried two times again but in vain.
Even today Zen people use word ‘Sit’ for meditation in their saying ‘Sit silently, do nothing, season comes and the grass grows by itself green’.
Hi ….. I write my comments from my personal experiences of my inner journey. This post may include teachings of Mystics around the world that I found worth following even today. For more about me and to connect with me on social media platforms, have a look at my linktree website for connecting with my social media links, or subscribe my YouTube channel and/or listen to the podcasts etc.