Osho on Meditation ~ The Top Down Meditation Approach – Simply Non – Doing

We all have heard about meditation and the various, diverse techniques of meditation in different spiritual systems, cultures and faiths around the world.

However we find that almost all techniques have a bottom to top approach to meditation.

They start at where you presently are and then suggest an action, an activity, something to do which attempts to improve or refine your condition.

Today, we introduce you an approach to Meditation that is Top to Down. The inverts the typical sequence of approach to meditation. Let see a perspective from Osho on the same.

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The First Part of Top – Down Meditation

When you are not doing anything at all – bodily, mentally, on no level – when all activity has ceased and you simply are, just being, that’s what meditation is. You cannot do it, you cannot practice it; you have only to understand it.

Whenever you can find time for just being, drop all doing. Thinking is also doing, concentration is also doing, contemplation is also doing. Even if for a single moment you are not doing anything and you are just at your center, utterly relaxed — that is meditation.

Once you have become aware of the way your being can remain undisturbed, then slowly you can start doing things, keeping alert that your being is not stirred.

The Second Part of Top – Down Meditation

First, learning how just to be, and then learning little actions: cleaning the floor, taking a shower, but keeping yourself centered. Then you can do complicated things.

For example, I am speaking to you, but my meditation is not disturbed. I can go on speaking, but at my very center there is not even a ripple; it is just silent, utterly silent.

You are not the doer, you are the watcher.

That’s the whole secret of meditation, that you become the watcher. Doing continues on its own level, there is no problem: chopping wood, drawing water from the well. You can do all small and big things; only one thing is not allowed and that is, your centering should not be lost.

That awareness, that watchfulness, should remain absolutely unclouded, undisturbed.


Credits: Hear it from Osho himself from the link below

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