On the 11th December as a part of our day of meditation and celebration in honor of Osho’s 90th birthday we will be listening to Osho speak from his discourse series the The Book of Wisdom, where he describes Atisha’s meditation and then we will jump in and experience this meditation together. Here is what Osho says about this meditation:
“It is one of the greatest methods. When you breathe in, think that you are breathing in all the miseries of all the people in the world. All the darkness, all the negativity, all the hell that exists anywhere, you are breathing it in. Let it be absorbed in your heart.
“This is the method of compassion: drink in all the suffering and pour out all the blessings.
“You will be surprised if you do it. The moment you take all the sufferings of the world inside you, they are no longer sufferings. The heart immediately transforms the energy. The heart is a transforming force: drink in misery, and it is transformed into blissfulness. Then pour it out.
“Once you have learned that your heart can do this magic, this miracle, you will like to do it again and again. Try it. It is one of the most practical methods – simple, and it brings immediate results. Do it today and see.”
“And before you can do this with the whole of existence you will have to start first with yourself. This is one of the fundamental secrets of inner growth. You cannot do anything with others that you have not done in the first place with yourself.
“Whatsoever you can do with others, you must have done to yourself before because that is the only thing that you can share. You can share only that which you have; you cannot share that which you don’t have.”