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  • 57AUGUST 2008

    More and more you are entering deeper layers.

    With intangible breath in centre of forehead... if

    you have known the third eye then you know

    the intangible breath, the invisible prana in the center of the

    forehead, and then you know the showering -- the energy,

    the light showers.

    As this reaches heart... When the shower will reach your

    OSHO speaks on Vigyan Bhairav Tantra

    -OshoBuddhists learned from

    Vigyan Bhairav. Sufis also have

    such exercises; they are also

    borrowed from Vigyan

    Bhairav. Basically, this is the

    source book of all techniques

    which are known all over

    the world."

    - Osho, The Book of Secrets.

    ne of the most ancient texts

    and meditation manuals is

    Shiva's 5000-year-old Vigyan

    Bhairav Tantra, which is concerned

    with how to go beyond the mind, to

    attain glimpses of the consciousness

    which exists apart from the mind. It

    is here that one should not be

    identified with the mind, and this is

    the fallacy of the West; that we are

    our minds. For us not to be

    identified with our minds, to know

    that the mind is only a moving

    process, like walking, but not the

    same as our consciousness, this is

    the message of the Vigyan Bhairav

    Tantra, the Ancient Indian text. And

    all the 112 techniques of meditation

    are not concerned with how the

    mind operates, but rather are

    concerned only about how to find

    the door outside the mind to find

    the open sky of consciousness.

    O

    MEDITATION TECHNIQUE

    MEDITATION TECHNIQUE

    With intangible breath in centre of forehead,

    as this reaches heart at the moment of sleep,

    have direction over dreams and over death

    itself.

    The seventh technique:The seventh technique:

  • 58 OSHO WORLD

    heart... At the moment of sleep,

    have direction over dreams and over

    death itself.

    Take this technique in three

    parts. One, you must be able to feel

    the prana in breath -- the intangible

    part of it, the invisible part of it, the

    immaterial part of it. It comes if you

    are attentive between the two

    eyebrows; then it comes easily. If

    you are attentive in the gap, then

    too it comes, but a little less easily.

    If you are aware of the center at

    your navel where breath comes and

    touches and goes out, it also comes,

    but with less ease. The easiest way

    to know the invisible part of breath

    is to be centered at the third eye.

    But wherever you are centered, it

    comes, you begin to feel the prana

    flowing in.

    If you can feel the prana flowing

    in you, you can know when you are

    going to die. Six months before the

    day of your death you begin to

    know, if you can feel the invisible

    part of breath. Why do so many

    saints declare the day of their

    death? It is easy, because if you can

    see the content of the breath, the

    prana flowing into you, the

    moment the process reverses you

    can feel it. Before you die, six

    months before you die, the process

    reverses: prana begins to flow out

    of you. Then the breath is not

    taking it in. Rather, on the contrary,

    the breath is taking it out -- the

    same breath.

    You cannot feel it because you

    do not know the invisible part --

    you know only the visible, you

    know only the vehicle. The vehicle

    will be the same. Now the breath is

    carrying prana in, leaving it there;

    then the vehicle goes back empty.

    Then again it is filled with the

    prana and it comes in. So the

    ingoing breath and the outgoing

    breath are not the same, remember.

    The ingoing breath and the

    outgoing breath are the same as

    vehicles, but the incoming breath is

    filled with prana and the outgoing

    breath is empty. You have taken in

    the prana and the breath has

    become empty.

    The reverse happens when you

    are nearing death. The incoming

    breath comes prana-less, empty,

    because your body cannot suck

    prana from the cosmos. You are

    going to die; there is no need for it.

    The whole process has reversed.

    And when the breath goes out, it

    takes your prana out. One who has

    been able to see the invisible can

    know his day of death immediately.

    Six months before, the process

    reverses.

    This sutra is very, very

    significant: With the intangible breath

    in centre of forehead, as this reaches

    heart at the moment of sleep, have

    direction over dreams and over death

    itself. While you are falling into

    sleep this technique has to be

    practiced -- then only, not at any

    other time. While you are falling

    asleep, only then; that is the right

    moment to practice this technique.

    You are falling asleep. By and

    by, by and by, sleep is overtaking

    you. Within moments, your

    consciousness will dissolve; you

    will not be aware.

    Before that moment comes,

    become aware -- aware of the

    breath and the invisible part prana,

    and feel it coming to the heart.

    Go on feeling that it is coming to

    the heart. The prana enters from

    your heart into the body. Go on

    feeling that the prana is coming into

    the heart, and let sleep come while

    you are continuously feeling it. You

    go on feeling, and let sleep come

    and drown you.

    If this happens -- that you are

    feeling invisible breath coming into

    the heart and sleep overtakes you --

    you will be aware in dreams. You

    will know that you are dreaming.

    Ordinarily we do not know that we

    are dreaming. While you dream

    you think that this is reality. That

    too happens because of the third

    eye. Have you seen anyone asleep?

    His eyes move upwards and

    become focused in the third eye. If

    you have not seen, then see.

    Your child is sleeping... just

    open his eyes and see where his

    eyes are. His pupils have gone up

    and they are focused in the third

    eye. I say look at children, do not

    look at grown-ups -- they are not

    believable because their sleep is not

    deep. They will just be thinking that

    they are asleep. Look at children,

    their eyes move up. They become

    focused in the third eye. Because of

    this focusing in the third eye you

    take your dreams as real, you

    cannot feel they are dreams -- they

    are real. You will know when you

    get up in the morning. Then you

    will know that "I was dreaming."

    But this is the later, retrospective

  • 59AUGUST 2008

    realization. You cannot realize in

    the dream that you are dreaming. If

    you realize it, then there are two

    layers: dream is there but you are

    awake, you are aware. For one who

    becomes aware in dreams, this

    sutra is wonderful. It says, have

    direction over dreams and over death

    itsel.

    If you can become aware of

    dreams, you can do two things. You

    can create dreams -- one. Ordinarily

    you cannot create dreams. How

    impotent man is! You cannot even

    create dreams. If you want to dream

    a particular thing you cannot dream

    it; it is not in your hands. How

    powerless man is! Even dreams

    cannot be created. You are just a

    victim of dreams, not the creator. A

    dream happens to you; you cannot

    do anything. Neither can you stop it

    nor can you create it.

    But if you move into sleep

    remembering the heart being filled

    with prana, continuously being

    touched by prana with every

    breath, you will become a master of

    your dreams -- and this is a rare

    mastery. Then you can dream

    whatsoever dreams you like. Just

    note while you are falling asleep

    that "I want to dream this dream,"

    and that dream will come to you.

    Just say, while falling asleep, "I do

    not want to dream that dream," and

    that dream cannot enter your mind.

    But what is the use of becoming

    the master of your dreaming? Isn't

    it useless? No, it is not useless.

    Once you become master of your

    dreams you will never dream -- it is

    absurd.

    When you are master of your

    dreams, dreaming stops; there is no

    need for it. And when dreaming

    stops, your sleep has a different

    quality altogether, and the quality

    is the same as of death.

    Death is deep sleep. If your

    sleep can become as deep as death,

    that means there will be no

    dreaming. Dreaming creates

    superficiality in sleep. You move on

    the surface because of the dreams;

    because of hanging on to the

    dreams, you move on the surface.

    When there is no dreaming you just

    drop into the sea, its depth is

    reached.

    Death is the same. That is why

    people in India have always been

    saying that sleep is a short duration

    of death, and death is a long sleep --

    qualitatively they are the same.

    Sleep is a day-to-day death. Death

    is a life-to-life phenomenon, a life-

    to-life sleep. Every day you are

    tired. You fall into sleep and you

    regain your vitality, your aliveness

    in the morning; you are reborn.

    After a life of seventy or eighty

    years you are ti

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