OSHO BORN AGAIN -Meditation Therapy
August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
OSHO BORN AGAIN
This is a one-week process created by Osho to rediscover the beauty of childhood without verbalizing or analyzing our past psychological experiences.
Seven day process, two hours daily.
OSHO Born Again Meditative Process will help you unburden conditioned and repressed energies, negative beliefs and patterns of behavior, which inhibit and block our life force. This is a pure energy process to reconnect to your own childlike vitality and joy. You can reconnect to an original creativity through this process.
“Man has much to learn from children, but who cares about children? Everybody is trying to teach them without ever thinking about a simple thing: they are coming out of life’s source, fresh. They must be carrying something which we have forgotten. If you go backward and remember, you cannot go further back than your fourth year, or the most your third year. Suddenly there comes a wall; your memory cannot penetrate further back. What happened? You lived those four years and in fact, those four years were the happiest that you had known.
BECOMING A CHILD AGAIN
For the first hour of this Multiversity course, you behave like a child. Just enter your childhood. Whatever you wanted to do, do it – dancing, singing, jumping, crying, weeping – anything at all, in any posture. Nothing is prohibited except touching other people. Don’t touch or harm anyone else in the group.
Your experience somehow has been blocked by the society. It is dangerous for the society that people should be so innocent, like children. Your parents, your teachers, your leaders “with all the good intentions in their hearts” are doing immense harm. They repress the child in you, and the child in you is closer to God than anything else. This is why so many mystics have insisted; “Unless you are born again, unless you become childlike again, you will not know the truth and you will not know the beauty and you will not know the mystery of existence.”
Everybody forgets, but somewhere deep down in the unconscious, the experience of those days goes on echoing. It is this echoing of those experiences that sends you in search, because you cannot accept your miserable life “full of anxiety and tension and psychological sickness”as the meaning of your being here. Vaguely, somewhere, you know that there have been golden moments also. You cannot exactly remember, but an undercurrent in your unconscious goes on creating a longing in you to find those lost moments again.
Once upon a time we were all real! Just naturally ourselves. When we wanted to laugh, we laughed. When we wanted to cry, we cried. When we were angry, we were angry. We danced and jumped and shrieked with delight. Playfulness was our essence. We lived in innocence, knowing nothing, except what we needed in that moment.
We were very small and needed the love of others, it was our only security. The price for that love was that we started “growing old,” rather than just naturally maturing and “growing up.” The day we became good boys and girls was a catastrophe. We stopped growing – we became artificial, unnatural, serious….
Also, the world around us was so exciting and we wanted to go “out” and discover everything, and so we became so knowledgeable about everything except ourselves. In the process we forgot who we really are, and lost the innate ability of relaxing into not-knowing.
Now is our chance to take ourselves back to that same fork in the road. This time we can consciously choose to take the path of playfulness, innocence, naturalness, laughter… rediscovering our originality, individuality and freedom. And once we are on the road of authenticity, then finding ourselves, finding our center, finding our own inner joy will happen by itself.
Then follows the hour of just sitting silently. You will be fresher, more innocent, and meditation will become easier.
SITTING IN SILENCE
“You are using awareness without being aware of it, but only about outside things. It is the same awareness that has to be used for the inside traffic. When you close your eyes there is a traffic of thoughts, emotions, dreams, imaginations; all kinds of things start flashing by.
“What you have been doing in the outside world, do exactly the same with the inside world and you will become a witness. And once tasted, the joy of being a witness is so great, so otherworldly that you would like to go more and more in…. From unawareness to awareness is the greatest quantum leap.” Osho
“This great experiment through which we are passing is basically to achieve your lost childhood again. When I say ‘your lost childhood,’ I mean your innocence, your eyes full of wonder, knowing nothing, having nothing, but yet feeling yourself at the top of the world. Those golden moments of wonder, joy, no tension, no worry, no anxiety, have to be regained, rediscovered. The sage is nothing but the circle that started in your birth coming full way, complete, back to the same point.
“This is your second childhood. You are born again. Your eyes are no longer filled with the dust of knowing. But this not-knowing is a tremendous perceptivity, a great clarity. It does not need to know, because it feels, and feeling is a higher state than knowing. As the clarity becomes more and more transparent, instead of feeling it becomes your being.” Osho