“I have invented many meditations, but perhaps this will be the most essential and fundamental one.”Osho
Mystic Rose Meditation is an Osho Meditative Therapy which is said to have The Healing Power of Laughter, Tears, and Silence.
“It has three steps. All are designed for a particular purpose: to bring out all the poison from your being that has been injected by every generation for centuries”
The First Step
For seven days one laughs for no reason at all for three hours each day.
“Laughter is the first step. One of the great writers, Norman Cousins, has just now written of his life-long experiment: that if he laughs for twenty minutes without any reason, all his tensions disappear. His consciousness grows, the dust disappears. “You will see it yourself; if you can laugh without any reason, you will see something repressed within you… From your very childhood you have been told not to laugh – ‘Be serious!’ You have to come out of that repressive conditioning.“
The Second Step
For the second seven days, one cries for no reason at all for three hours a day.
“The second step is tears. Tears have been repressed even more deeply. It has been told to us that tears are a symptom of weakness – they are not. Tears can cleanse not only your eyes, but your heart too. They soften you, it is a biological strategy to keep you clean, to keep you unburdened. If the whole world can learn to cry and weep again it will be a tremendous transformation, a metamorphosis”
The Third Step
For the third seven days, one is in silence for three hours a day.
“The third step is silence. I have called it ‘The Watcher on the Hills.’ Become as silent as if you are alone on the top of an Himalayan peak, utterly silent and alone, just watching, listening… sensitive, but still.”
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The Mystic Rose is offered at the Osho International Meditation Resort in Pune. Please refer the link below to read more about it.
Watch the video below for a quick introduction