Dynamic Meditation and Kundalini Meditation
God is not a person somewhere sitting and waiting for you;
God is a revelation in this world. When the mind is silent, clear, unburdened, young, fresh and virgin / with a virgin mind /
you will realize that God is everywhere.
Osho (real name: Bhagavan Shree Rajaneesh) was an Indian sage, born in a small village Kuchwada, Narsinghpur District, Madhya Pradesh State, India on December 11, 1931.
Osho's Amazing Enlightenment: Osho alleged in his biography that he became spiritually enlightened on 21 March 1953, when he was 21 years old. He claimed to have dropped all effort and hope. After what he describes as an intense seven-day process he went out at night to a garden in Jabalpur, India, where he sat under a tree.
Osho revealed: The moment I entered the garden everything became luminous, it was all over the place - the benediction, the blessedness. I could see the trees for the first time - their green, their life, their very sap running. The whole garden was asleep, the trees were asleep. But I could see the whole garden alive, even the small grass leaves were so beautiful. I looked around. One tree was tremendously luminous - the maulshree tree. It attracted me, it pulled me towards itself. I had not chosen it, God himself has chosen it. I went to the tree, I sat under the tree. As I sat there things started settling. The whole universe became a benediction.
It is difficult to say how long I was in that state. When I went back home it was four o'clock in the morning, so I must have been there by clock time at least three hours, but it was infinity. It had nothing to do with clock time. It was timeless. Those three hours became the whole eternity, endless eternity. There was no time, there was no passage of time; it was the virgin reality - uncorrupted, untouchable, immeasurable. And that day something happened that has continued, not as a continuity, but it has still continued as an undercurrent. Not as a permanency - each moment it has been happening again and again. It has been a miracle each moment.
And since that night I have never been in the body. I am hovering around it. I became tremendously powerful and at the same time very fragile. I became very strong, but that strength is not the strength of a Muhammad Ali. That strength is not the strength of a rock; that strength is the strength of a rose flower - so fragile in his strength, so sensitive, and so delicate.
DYNAMIC MEDITATION & KUNDALINI MEDITATION
Osho developed and promoted many meditation techniques, among which "dynamic meditation and kundalini meditation" became the most popular meditation techniques throughout the western world.
Osho's revolutionary point of view on meditation is that the sitting meditation simply is not necessarily the most effective means of clearing the mind and attaining the mindfulness. Osho discovered that an active meditation by engaging with an intense physical and emotional activities can help reach a non-thought state but at the same time alert and fully aware and conscious of the moment. Only in this way, by introducing physical and emotional activities into the meditation process, can the practitioner attain mindfulness and will not become lost or distracted by inner thoughts of wandering mind.
Osho introduced the vigorous shaking, laughing, jumping, crying, speaking loud a mantra, intense breathing, and even smoking and sexual activity as meditative exercises that can lead the meditation practitioner to inner freedom without any perturbance. Osho stated that this kind of meditation practice brings our physical and mental energies to a peak level, so that the following silence is smooth and easy - leaving us alert, refreshed, and newly energized throughout the day.
Osho Active Meditation:
a. Dynamic Meditation
b. Kundalini Meditation
60 Minutes of Daily Activity for 21 Days:
10 Minutes Breathing + 10 Minutes Expression + 10 Minutes Action + 15 Minutes stillness + 15 Minutes Dance
In Osho Dynamic Meditation, you have to be continuously alert in a standing position, conscious, and aware. You should remain a witness of everything happening to you throughout the meditation.
Osho Dynamic Meditation lasts for one hour long and is performed in five stages. It can be done alone, and can be even more powerful when it is done with others. When doing this meditation with others, the meditation remains an individual experience, so you should remain oblivious (unaware) of others around you and keep your eyes closed throughout, preferably using a blindfold. A blindfold will be helpful to keep your attention focused inward. It is best to have an empty stomach and wear loose, comfortable clothing. As with all meditations, make sure you are in a situation where you will not be disturbed or interrupted. To see significant results, you should do it 21 days continuously.
. First stage: 10 minutes of Intense Breathing
Breathe rapidly in and out through the nose for 10 minutes, let your breathing be intense and chaotic. Allow the breath to move deeply into the lungs, and don't follow any set pattern or rhythm, and let it go disorganized. Allow your body movements as disorderly as possible and do not follow any set pattern. Use these natural body movements to help you build up your energy. Feel energized, and keep all the energy within you.
. Second stage: 10 minutes of Expression
After 10 minutes of intense breathing, explode to a much higher level of energy! Let go of everything that needs to be thrown out. Go totally mad, scream, shout, cry, jump, shake, dance, sing, laugh, throw yourself around. Through this frenzy activity, through out all madness and frustration that has been within you. Hold nothing back, keep your whole body moving without any premeditated course of action. Don't allow your mind notice what is happening. Keep going like that for 10 minutes.
. Third stage: 10 minutes of Mantra Action
Raise your arms, jump up and down shouting the mantra HOO! HOO! HOO! as deeply as possible and as loudly as you can. Each time you land, on the flats of your feet, let the sound hammer deep into the sex center. Give all you have, exhaust yourself totally.
. Fourth stage: 15 minutes of Stillness
STOP jumping! Freeze where you are in whatever position you find yourself. Don't arrange the body in any pre-determined posture. A cough, a movement, anything will dissipate the energy flow and the effort will be lost. Be a witness to everything that is happening to you.
. Fifth stage: 15 minutes of Celebration
Celebrate it with happiness! You have just thrown away all your madness and frustrations into the vacuum that is vastly available in the space. Sing and dance for what you have just accomplished, be appreciative of yourself, and be proud of yourself. Carry these positive feelings throughout the day wherever you go and whatever you do. Be mindful of your true self as your consciousness will reach its pure natural state in 21 consecutive days.
60 Minutes of Daily Activity for 21 Days:
15 Relaxing & Shaking + 15 Dance + 15 Minutes Sitting & Standing + 15 Minutes Stillness
Osho Kundalini meditation is a more relaxed form of Active meditation compared to dynamic meditation. Osho Dynamic Meditation lasts for one hour long and is performed in four stages. This meditation is ideal for rejuvinating and energizing one's self.
. First Stage: 15 minutes of Relaxing and Shaking the Body
In a standing position, shake the body for 15 minutes as vigorously as you can allowing your whole body remain loose without any direct muscle control.
. Second Stage: 15 minutes of Dance
Dance spontaneously for another 15 minutes in a relaxed manner, expressing yourself wherever your mood takes you.
. Third Stage: 15 minutes of Sitting and Standing
Exercise yourself for 15 minutes by sitting and standing yet allowing your whole body be entirely still, and observing and becoming a witness of both inner and outer sensations as they occur.
. Fourth Stage: 15 minutes of Stillness
Lay down as if you were suddenly collapsed for another 15 minutes, with your arms balanced at either side of your body and relax entirely, just forgetting all your problems, and making no effort to do anything.
|According to Osho
| Osho emphasizes that you must clean up and purify your mind everyday through dynamic meditation or kundalini meditation exactly as you clean up your physical body everyday by taking a bath. Meditation is a bath for the mind to clean up the madnesses/frustrations such as envy, jealousy, hate, greed, anger, sadness, stress, anxiety and many other negative human characteristics. Humans have learned how to clean up the body on a daily basis but lacked the natural meditative skills of cleaning the mind. Osho says that one must simply throw away all madnesses/frustrations into the vacuum that is vastly available in the space on a daily basis doing some kind of meditation. Osho also warns not to throw away those madnesses/frustrations upon your neighbor or enemy, and if you do so it would constitute the violence and backfire. If you understand and develop this art, and practice the dynamic meditation with proper discipline and responsibility, all madnesses/frustrations of your mind will be dissolved as the space absorbs them once and for all. Once your mind is cleaned up like that on a daily basis through dynamic meditation technique, your mind gets purified, and if you are consistent and persistent in your efforts, one day you will attain mindfulness and recover your pure consciousness in its natural state. As a result, your karma will then be abolished, and you will be liberated from all sorts of suffering. Human suffering occurs due to the buildup of karma when the energy dissipates away from the consciousness due to negative habits and when consciousness gets contaminated. Dynamic meditation will help you achieve this goal of recovering pure consciousness in its natural state.
"Osho is an enlightened master who is working with all possibilities to help humanity overcome a difficult phase in developing consciousness." -- Dalai Lama
"Osho's brilliant insights will benefit all those who yearn for experiential knowledge of the field of pure potentiality inherent in every human being." -- Deepak Chopra
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