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Thursday, 24 January 2013
THIS CONSCIOUSNESS IS THE SPIRIT OF GUIDANCE OF EACH ONE. BE THIS ONE
Vigyan Bhairav Tantra -
Meditation Technique 108
THIS CONSCIOUSNESS IS THE SPIRIT OF GUIDANCE OF EACH ONE. BE THIS
Osho- The first
thing is that you have the guide within you but you don't use it. And you have
not used it for so long, for so many lives, that you may not even be aware that
a guide exists within you. I was reading Castaneda's book. His master, Don Juan,
gives him a beautiful experiment to do. It is one of the oldest
On a dark night, on a very hilly track, dangerous, without
any light, Castaneda's master said, "You simply believe in the inner guide and
start running." It was dangerous. It was a hilly track, unknown, with trees,
bushes, abysses. He could fall anywhere. Even in the daylight he had to be alert
walking there, and at night everything was dark. He could not see anything and
his master said, "Don't walk, run!" He couldn't believe it! It was simply
suicidal. He became scared -- but the master ran. He ran off just like a wild
animal, and came running back. And Castaneda could not understand how he was
doing it. Not only was he running in this darkness, but each time he came
running directly to him, as if he could see. Then by and by Castaneda gathered
courage. If this old man could do this, why not he? He tried, and by and by he
felt an inner light coming in. Then he started running.
You only ARE
whenever you stop thinking. The moment you stop thinking, the inner happens. If
you don't think, everything is okay -- it is as if some inner guide is working.
Your reason has misguided you. And the greatest misguidance has been this: you
cannot believe in the inner guide.
First, you have to convince your
reason. Even if your inner guide says, "Go ahead," you have to convince your
reason and then you miss opportunities. Because there are moments... you can use
them or you can miss them. Intellect takes time, and while you are pondering,
contemplating, thinking, you miss the moment. Life is not waiting for you. One
has to live immediately. One has to be really a warrior -- as they say in Zen --
because when you are fighting in the field with your sword, you cannot think.
You have to move without thinking.
Zen masters have used the sword as a
technique for meditation, and they say in Japan that if two Zen masters, two
meditative persons, are fighting with those swords, there can be no conclusion.
No one can be defeated and no one is going to win, because both are not
thinking.. The swords are just not in their hands, they are in the hands of
their inner guide, the non-thinking inner guide, and before the other attacks,
the guide knows and defends. You cannot think about it because there is no time.
The other is aiming at your heart. In a flash of a moment the sword will
penetrate to the heart. There is no time to think about it, about what to do.
When the thought, "penetrate the heart" occurs to him, simultaneously the
thought, "defend" must occur to you -- simultaneously, with no gap -- only then
can you defend. Otherwise you will be no more.
So they teach
swordsmanship as a meditation and they say, "Be moment to moment with the inner
guide, don't think. Allow the inner being to do whatsoever happens to it. Don't
interfere with the mind." This is very difficult because we are so trained with
our minds. Our schools, our colleges, our universities, the whole culture, the
whole pattern of civilization, teach our heads. We have lost contact with the
inner guide. Everyone is born with that inner guide but it is not allowed to
work, to function. It is almost paralyzed, but it can be revived.
sutra is for that inner guide. THIS CONSCIOUSNESS IS THE SPIRIT OF GUIDANCE OF
EACH ONE. BE THIS ONE. Don't think with the head. Really, don't think at all.
Just move. Try it is some situations. It will be difficult, because the old
habit will be to start thinking. You will have to be alert: not to think, but to
feel inwardly what is coming to the mind. You may be confused many times because
you will not be able to know whether it is coming from the inner guide or from
the surface of the mind. But soon you will know the feeling, the
When something comes from the inner, it comes from your navel
upwards. You can feel the flow, the warmth, coming from the navel upwards.
Whenever your mind thinks, it is just on the surface, in the head, and then it
goes down. If your mind decided something, then you have to force it down. If
your inner guide decides, then something bubbles up in you. It comes from the
deep core of your being towards the mind. The mind receives it, but it is not of
the mind. It comes from beyond -- and that is why the mind is scared about it.
For reason it is reliable because it comes from behind -- without any reason
with it, without any proofs. It simply bubbles up.
Try it in certain
situations. For example, you have lost your path in a forest. Try it. Don't
think -- just close your eyes, sit down, be meditative, and don't think. Because
it is futile -- how can you think? You don't know. But thinking has become such
a habit that you go on thinking even in moments when nothing can come out of it.
Thinking can think only about something which is already known. You are lost in
a forest, you don't have any map, there is nobody you can ask. What are you
thinking about? But still you think. That thinking will be just a worry, not a
thinking. And the more you get worried, the less the inner guide can be
Be unworried. Sit down under a tree, and just allow thoughts
to drop and subside. Just wait, don't think. Don't create the problem, just
wait. And when you feel a moment of non-thinking has come, then stand up and
start moving. Wheresoever your body moves, allow it to move. You just be a
witness. Don't interfere. The lost path can be found very easily. But the only
condition is, "Don't interfere with the mind."
This has happened many
times unknowingly. Great scientists say that whenever a great discovery has been
made, it was never made by the mind; it was always made by the inner
Madame Curie was trying and trying to solve a mathematical
problem. She did her best, all that was possible. Then she got fed up. For days
together, weeks together, she had been working and nothing had come out. She was
feeling just mad. No path was leading to the solution. Then one night, just
exhausted, she fell down and slept. And in the night, in a dream, the conclusion
bubbled up. She was so concerned with the conclusion that the dream was broken,
she awoke. Immediately she wrote down the conclusion -- because there was no
process in the dream, just a conclusion.
She wrote it down on a pad and then slept again. In the morning she was
puzzled; the conclusion was right, but she didn't know how it had been achieved.
There was no process, no method. Then she tried to find the process; now it was
an easier affair because the conclusion was in the hand, and it is easy to go
back from the conclusion. She won the Nobel Prize because of this dream -- but
she always wondered how it happened. When your mind gets exhausted and
cannot do any more, it simply retires. In that moment of retirement the inner
guide can give hints, clues, keys. The man who won the Nobel Prize for the inner
structure of a human cell, saw it in a dream. He saw the whole structure of the
human cell, the inner cell, in a dream, and then in the morning he just made a
picture of it. He himself couldn't believe that it could be so, so he had to
work for years. After years of work he could conclude that the dream was
true. With Madame Curie it happened that when she came to know this inner
process of the inner guide, she decided to try it. Once there was a problem
which she wanted to solve, so she thought, "Why worry about it, and why try?
Just go to sleep." She slept well, but there was no solution. So she was
puzzled. Many times she tried: when there was a problem immediately she would go
to sleep. But there was no solution. First, the intellect has to be tried,
completely; only then can the solution bubble up. The head has to be completely
exhausted otherwise it goes on functioning, even in a dream. So now
scientists say that all the great discoveries are intuitive, not intellectual.
This is what is meant by the inner guide. THIS CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE
SPIRIT OF GUIDANCE OF EACH ONE. BE THIS ONE.Lose the head and drop into this inner
guide. It is there. Old scriptures say that the master or the guru -- the
"outer" guru -- can be helpful only in finding the inner guru. That is all. Once
the outer guru has helped you to find the inner guru, the function of the outer
guru is no more. You cannot reach to the truth through a master; you can
reach only to the inner master through a master -- and then this inner master
will lead you to the truth. The outer master is just a representative, a
substitute. He has his inner guide and he can feel your inner guide also,
because they both exist on the same wavelength -- they both exist in the same
tuning and the same dimension. If I have found my inner guide, I can look into
you and feel your inner guide. And if I am really a guide to you, all my
guidance will be to lead you to your inner guide. Once you are in contact
with the inner guide, I am no longer needed. Now you can move alone. So all that
a guru can do is to push you down from your head to your navel, from your
reasoning to your intuitive force, from your argumentative mind to your trusting
guide. And it is not like this with only human beings, it is so with animals,
with birds, with trees, with everything. The inner guide exists, and many new
phenomena have been discovered which are mysteries. There are a number of
cases. For example, the mother fish dies immediately after she lays the egg.
Then the father helps the egg to be fertilized, and then he dies. The egg
remains alone without a mother and without a father. It matures. Then a new fish
is born. This fish doesn't know anything about father, mother, parents; she
doesn't know from where they came. But although this particular fish lives in a
particular part of the sea, she will move to the part from where the father and
mother came to lay the eggs. She will move to the source. This has been
happening again and again, and when she wans to lay an egg she will come to this
bank, lay the egg, and die. So there is no communication between parents and
their children but the children somehow know where they have to go, where they
have to move -- and they never miss. And you cannot misguide them. It has been
tried, but you cannot misguide them. They will reach to the source. Some inner
guide is working. In Soviet Russia they have been experimenting with
cats, with rats, and with many small animals. A cat, a mother cat, was separated
from her children and the children were taken deep down into the sea; she could
not know what was happening to her children. Every type of scientific instrument
was attached to the cat to measure what was going on within her mind and her
heart, and then one child was killed, deep in the sea. Immediately the mother
became aware. Her blood-rate changed. She became puzzled and worried, her
heartbeat increased.. as soon as the child was killed. And the scientific
instrument said that she was feeling severe pain. Then after a while everything
became normal. Then another child was killed -- again the change. And the same
with the third child. It happened every time, exactly at the same time, without
any time-gap. What was happening? Now Soviet scientists say the mother
has an inner guide, an inner feeling-center and it is joined to her children,
wherever they are. And she immediately feels a telepathic relationship. The
human mother will not feel so much. This is puzzling. It should be quite the
otherwise: the human mother should feel more because she is more evolved. But
she will not because the head has taken everything into its hands and the inner
centers are all lying paralyzed. THIS CONSCIOUSNESS IS THE SPIRIT OF
GUIDANCE OF EACH ONE. BE THIS ONE. Whenever you are puzzled in a situation and
you cannot see how to get out of it, don't think; just be in a deep non-thinking
and allow the inner guide to guide you. In the beginning you will feel afraid,
insecure, but soon, when you come every time to the right conclusion, when you
come every time to the right door, you will gather courage and you will become
trusting. If this trust happens, I call it faith. This really is
religious faith -- the trust in the inner guide. Reasoning is part of the ego.
It is you believing in yourself. The moment you go deep within you, you have
come to the very soul of the universe. Your inner guide is part of the Divine
guidance. When you follow it, you follow the Divine; when you follow yourself,
you are complicating things, and you don't know what you are doing. You may
think yourself very wise. You are not. Wisdom comes from the heart, it is
not of the intellect. Wisdom comes from the innermost depth of your being, it is
not of the head. Cut your head off, be headless -- and follow the being,
whatsoever, wheresoever it leads. Even if it leads into danger, go into danger,
because that will be the path for you and your growth. Through that danger you
will grow and become mature. Even if the inner guide leads you to death, go into
it, because that is going to be the path for you. Follow it, trust it, and move