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Awareness Walk in the yard, Osho Nadabrahma Meditation, Short Meditation while listening Osho audio talk. Conclude with celebration dance, light snack and sharing.
Clothing - You will probably want to wear loose comfortable clothing for the event.
Parking - Please park on the even side of the street so as not to block traffic or on my driveway.
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Osho Talks on YouTube Osho Channel -
Living Osho series - Talks by Osho Devotee Swami Satya Vedant where he summarize Osho's Vision on specific topics -
Osho Describing 4 steps to Awareness
Osho - The first step in awareness is to be very watchful of your body. Slowly slowly one becomes alert about each gesture, each movement. And as you become aware, a miracle starts happening: many things that you used to do before simply disappear, your body becomes more relaxed, your body becomes more attuned, a deep peace starts prevailing even in your body, a subtle music pulsates in your body.
Then start becoming aware of your thoughts; the same has to be done with the thoughts. They are more subtle than the body and of course, more dangerous too. And when you become aware of your thoughts, you will be surprised at what goes on inside you. If you write down whatsoever is going on at any moment, you are in for a great surprise.
You will not believe ‘This is what is going on inside me.’ Just for ten minutes go on writing. Close the doors, lock the doors and the windows so nobody can come in, so you can be totally honest, and keep a fire so you can throw it in the fire! (laughter), so nobody will know except you. And then be truly honest, go on writing whatsoever is going on inside the mind. Don’t interpret it, don’t change it, don’t edit it. Just put it on the paper as naked as it is, exactly as it is.
And after ten minutes you read it – you will see a mad mind inside! We are not aware that this whole madness goes on running like an undercurrent. It affects everything that is significant in your life. It affects whatsoever you are doing; it affects whatsoever you are not doing, it affects everything. And the sum total of it is going to be your life! So this madman has to be changed.
And the miracle of awareness is that you need not do anything except to become aware. The very phenomenon of watching it, changes it. Slowly slowly the madman disappears, slowly slowly the thoughts start falling into a certain pattern: their chaos is no more, they become more of a cosmos; and then again, a deeper peace prevails. And when your body and your mind are at peace you will see that they are attuned to each other too, there is a bridge.
Now they are not running in different directions, they are not riding on different horses. For the first time there is accord and that accord helps immensely to work on the third step – that is, becoming aware of your feelings, emotions, moods. That is the subtlest layer and the most difficult, but if you can be aware of the thoughts then it is just one step more. A little more intense awareness is reeded as you start reflecting your moods, your emotions, your feelings.
Once you are aware of all these three, they all become joined into one phenomenon. And when all these three are one, functioning together, perfectly, humming; together, you can feel the music of all three – they have become an orchestra. Then the fourth happens, which you cannot do – it happens of its own accord. It is a gift from the whole. It is a reward, for those who have done these three.
And the fourth is the ultimate awareness that makes one awakened. One becomes aware of one’s awareness – that is the fourth. That makes one a Buddha, the awakened. And only in that awakening one comes to know what bliss is. The body knows pleasure, the mind knows happiness, the heart knows joy, the fourth knows bliss. Bliss is the goal of sannyas and awareness is the path towards it.
Source:: From Osho Darshan Diary Book ” The Old Pond… Plop”
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