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Osho Active Meditation


"Meditation means awareness. Whatsoever you do with awareness is meditation. Action is not the question, but the quality that you bring to your action. Walking can be a meditation if you walk alertly. Sitting can be a meditation if you sit alertly. Listening to the birds can be a meditation if you listen with awareness. Just listening to the inner noise of your mind can be a meditation if you remain alert and watchful. The whole point is: one should not move in sleep. Then whatsoever you do is meditation." - Osho

Osho is an enlightened Indian mystic who visited this world from December 11, 1931 to January 19, 1990. He introduced a revolutionary, integrative and wholly life-affirming approach to meditation and self-growth which taught that enlightenment is not something to be attained, but is simply our natural state. His Tantric approach showed us that the most beautiful and intense way to live and grow is through love, celebration and deep acceptance of self and others.

Osho shared a vision for the manifestation of a "New Man" and "New Woman," contemporary people deeply rooted in their divine nature, who simultaneously experience and passionately enjoy life in the modern world. He nicknamed his ideal "Zorba the Buddha." Osho communicated his teachings directly through words and silence during the many hours of discourses he shared, which are now transcribed in the hundreds of books of his teachings available internationally. To support the journey of transformation, Osho developed powerful new meditation techniques designed specifically for the stressed and disconnected condition of modern man, called Osho Active Meditations™; as well as an entire school of meditation-directed transformational therapies, body-work and esoteric teachings.

Recognizing that there is much greater potential when people come together, Osho formed the largest communal center for personal transformation in the world, in Pune, India; now named the Osho International Meditation Resort. This enormously successful celebration of the human spirit has spawned the creation of hundreds of Osho centers, both large and intimate, all over the world. One year before his physical death, Osho, was asked what would happen to his work when he left the body. He answered simply:

"I believe and trust absolutely in existence. If there is any truth in what I am saying, it will survive. The people who remain interested in my work will be simply carrying the torch, but not imposing anything on anyone, either by sword or bread. I will remain a source of inspiration to my people and that is what most sannyasins [devotees of meditation] will feel. I want them to grow on their own. Qualities like love, around which no church can be created, like awareness, qualities which are nobody's monopoly, like celebration, rejoicing, and maintaining childlike fresh eyes. I want people to know themselves, not to be according to someone else, and the way is in."

More than 15 years later, thanks in great part to the increase in global communications through the internet, the rise in independent world travel and the falling of the iron curtain, Osho's work is now known and practiced by even more people internationally than when he was in the body. This new generation of practitioners, without the identification of the "master's" embodiment, recognizes more than ever that Osho, as a manifestation of Divine Nature, is infinitely available everywhere, in everything, and within everyone.

What others have said about Osho:

"Osho is an enlightened master who is working with all possibilities to help humanity overcome a difficult phase in developing consciousness."
- The Dalai Lama

"These brilliant insights will benefit all those who yearn for experimental knowledge of the pure potentiality inherent in every human being."
- Dr. Deepak Chopra

"He is the greatest incarnation after Buddha in India - he is a living Buddha."
- Lama Karmapa; late head of the Kargyupta (or Red Hat) Sect of Tibetan Buddhism

"...he was the greatest spiritual teacher of the 20th century... He understood us better than we understand ourselves."
- Tom Robbins, author

"...that's why I like Osho: he understands that the {ancient} techniques developed in India are not enough for the modern Western man, and so he creates new techniques for the {modern} man..."
- Michael Ende, author of The Never-Ending Story

"Reading his books made me trust in humanity."
- Madonna

"His greatness was that he didn't give solutions, only tools for people to realize themselves."
- Elle, Italy

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