Just as the science and technology that has transformed our outer lives; meditation has provided the main source of the science that can transform our inner lives. Today, just like the light bulb, meditation is a universal phenomenon- one helps illuminate our outer world, the other out inner world. Here meditation is made simple, ordinary, and natural in the process of making it universal. Meditation will not solve life problems but if you are in meditative state, problems will disappear.
With scientific techniques, you can save much time, opportunity and energy. And sometimes within seconds you can grow so much that even within lives you would not have been able to grow that much. If a right technique is used, growth explodes. And these techniques have been used in thousands of years of experiments devised by many masters.
Really, when you try the right method it clicks immediately. You try them. Just play with them. The right method, whenever you happen upon it, just clicks. Something explodes in you.
HOW TO CHOOSE USEFUL KEY TECHNIQUE ;-
All the techniques are useful. One can just go through all the techniques and any technique that strikes –“this is what will be suitable to me”-try it. Or if you find, two, three techniques, then try them one by one. Give each a chance. Give it a try, at least for twenty-one days. If it starts working, then forget everything, other techniques. Go on working on it. It does not matter how many techniques you try. What matters is that you try one technique to its very end, to its ultimate depth. And if you succeed in one technique, then every other technique becomes very easy.
If the first technique took six months, the other techniques may take just one week, because now you have reached to the exact point. You know the place; you know the space that meditation creates. This is a different path leading to the same space. And as you try a few other techniques, the time will become less.
The Soham mantra is a natural mantra because it is already part of your nature.
Sooooo… is the sound of inhalation, and is remembered in the mind along with that inhalation.
Hummmm… is the sound of exhalation, and is remembered in the mind along with that exhalation.
The Soham mantra vibration is already a part of the breath, and everybody breathes. Sooooo… is the sound of inhalation, and Hummmm… is the sound of exhalation, hence has been called the universal mantra.
The Soham mantra is also called the Hamsa mantra. Hamsa (or hansa) poses the question, Who am I? Soham provides the answer, I am that.
It is an old Tibetan technique which was originally done in the early hours of the morning. It can be done at any time of the day, alone or with others, but have an empty stomach and remain inactive for at least 15 minutes afterwards. The meditation lasts an hour and there are three stages.
First Stage: 30 minutes
Sit in a relaxed position with eyes closed and lips together. Start humming, loudly enough to be heard by others and create a vibration throughout your body. You can visualise a hollow tube or an empty vessel, filled only with the vibrations of the humming. A point will come when the humming continues by itself and you become the listener. There is no special breathing and you can alter the pitch or move your body smoothly and slowly if you feel like it.
Second Stage: 15 minutes
The second stage is divided into two 7 ½ minute sections. For the first half, move the hands, palms up, in an outward circular motion. Starting at the navel, both hands move forwards and then divide to make two large circles mirroring each other left and right. The movement should be so slow that at times there will appear to be no move at all. Feel that you are giving energy outwards to the universe. After 7 ½ minutes turn the hands, palms down, and start moving them in the opposite direction. Now the hands will come together towards the navel and divide outwards to the sides of the body. Feel that you are taking energy in. As in the first stage, don’t inhibit any soft, slow movements of the rest of your body.
Third Stage: 15 minutes
Sit absolutely quiet and still.
Nadabrahma for couples Osho has given a beautiful variation of this technique for couples. Partners sit facing each other, covered by a bedsheet and holding each other’s crossed hands. It is best to wear no other clothing. Light the room only by four small candles and burn a particular incense, kept only for this meditation. Close your eyes and hum together for thirty minutes. After a short while the energies will be felt to meet, merge and unite.
THIS technique consists of four stages of 15 minutes each. The first two stages prepare the meditator for the spontaneous Latihan of the third stage. Osho has said that if the breathing is done correctly in the first stage the carbon dioxide formed in the bloodstream will make you feel as high as Gourishankar (Mt. Everest).
First Stage: 15 minutes
Sit with closed eyes. Inhale deeply through the nose, filling the lungs. Hold the breath for as long as possible, then exhale gently through the mouth and keep the lungs empty for as long as possible. Continue this breathing cycle throughout the first stage.
Second Stage: 15 minutes
Return to normal breathing and with a gentle gaze look at a candleflame or a flashing blue light. Keep your body still.
Third Stage: 15 minutes
With closed eyes, stand up and let your body be loose and receptive. The subtle energies will be felt to move the body outside your normal control. Allow this Latihan to happen. Don’t you do the moving: let moving happen, gently and gracefully.
Fourth Stage: 15 minutes
Lie down with closed eyes, silent and still. The first three stages should be accompanied by a steady rhythmic beat, preferably combined with soothing background music. The beat should be seven times the normal heartbeat and, if possible, the flashing light should be a synchronised strobe.