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What Is Meditation?

Meditation Is Your Nature

 

"What is meditation? Is it a technique that can be practised? Is it an effort that you have to do? Is it something which the mind can achieve? It is not. 

"All that the mind can do cannot be meditation – it is something beyond the mind, the mind is absolutely helpless there.

"The mind cannot penetrate meditation; where mind ends, meditation begins. This has to be remembered, because in our life, whatsoever we do, we do through the mind; whatsoever we achieve, we achieve through the mind. 

"And then, when we turn inwards, we again start thinking in terms of techniques, methods, doings, because the whole of life's experience shows us that everything can be done by the mind. Yes – except meditation, everything can be done by the mind. 

"Everything is done by the mind except meditation. Because meditation is not an achievement – it is already the case, it is your nature. It has not to be achieved; it has not only to be recognized, it has only to be remembered. It is there waiting for you – just a turning in, and it is available. You have been carrying it always and always.

"Meditation is your intrinsic nature. It is you, it is your being, it has nothing to do with your doings. You cannot have it. You cannot not have it. It cannot be possessed, it is not a thing. 

"It is you. It is your being."

Osho, Ancient Music in the Pines, Talk #7

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