LISTEN TO OSHO SPEAK ON THIS MEDITATION
WITHOUT SUPPORT FOR
FEET OR HANDS, SIT ONLY ON BUTTOCKS. SUDDENLY, THE CENTERING.
This technique has
been used by Taoists in China for centuries, and it is a wonderful
technique -- one of the easiest.
SUPPORT FOR FEET OR HANDS, SIT ONLY ON BUTTOCKS. SUDDENLY, THE
What is to be done?
You will need two things. First, a very sensitive body, which you do
not have. You have a dead body; it is just a burden to be carried --
not sensitive. First you will have to make your body sensitive;
otherwise this technique will not work. So first I will tell you
something about how to make your body sensitive, and particularly your
buttocks, because ordinarily your buttocks are the most insensitive
part in your body. They have to be. They have to be because you are
sitting the whole day on your buttocks. If they are too sensitive, it
will be difficult.
So your buttocks are
insensitive -- they need to be. Just like the soles of the feet, they
are insensitive. Continuously sitting on them, you never feel you are
sitting on your buttocks. Have you ever felt it before this? Now you
can feel you are sitting on your buttocks, but you have never felt it
before -- and you have been sitting on your buttocks your whole life,
never aware. Their function is such that they cannot be very
So first you have to
make them sensitive. Try one very easy method... And this method can
be done to any part of the body; then the body will become sensitive.
Just sit on a chair, relaxed, and close your eyes. Feel your left hand
or your right hand -- either one. Feel your left hand. Forget the
whole body and just feel the left hand. The more you feel it, the more
the left hand will become heavy.
Go on feeling the
left hand. Forget the whole body, just go on feeling the left hand as
if you are just the left hand. The hand will go on becoming more and
more and more heavy. As it goes on becoming heavy, go on feeling it
becoming more heavy. Then try to feel what is happening in the hand.
Whatever the sensation, note it down: any sensation, any jerk, any
slight movement -- note down in the mind that this is happening. And
go on doing it every day for at least three weeks. At any time during
the day, do it for ten minutes, fifteen minutes. Just feel the left
hand and forget the whole body.
Within three weeks
you will feel you have a new left hand, or a new right hand. It will
be so sensitive. And you will become aware of very minute and delicate
sensations in the hand.
When you succeed with
the hand, then try with the buttocks. Then try: close your eyes and
feel that only two buttocks exist; you are no more. Let your whole
consciousness go to the buttocks. It is not difficult. If you try, it
is wonderful. And the feeling of aliveness that comes in the body is
in itself very blissful. Then, when you can feel your buttocks and
they can become very sensitive, when you can feel anything happening
inside -- a slight movement, a slight pain or anything -- then you can
observe and you can know. Then your consciousness is joined to the
First try it with the
hand. Because the hand is very sensitive, it is easy. Once you gain
the confidence that you can sensitize your hand, this confidence will
help you to sensitize your buttocks. Then do this technique. So you
will need at least six weeks before you can enter this technique --
three weeks with your hand and then three weeks with your buttocks,
just making them more and more sensitive.
Lying on the bed,
forget the whole body. Just remember that only two buttocks are left.
Feel the touch -- the bedsheet, the coldness or the slowly coming
warmth. Feel it. Lying down in your bathtub, forget the body. Remember
only the buttocks -- feel. Stand against a wall with your buttocks
touching the wall -- feel the coldness of the wall. Stand with your
beloved, with your wife or husband, buttock to buttock -- feel the
other through the buttocks. This is just to "create" your
buttocks, to bring them to a situation where they start feeling.
Then do this
WITHOUT SUPPORT FOR
FEET OR HANDS... Sit on the ground. WITHOUT SUPPORT FOR FEET OR HANDS,
SIT ONLY ON THE BUTTOCKS.
The Buddha posture
PADMASANA will do. Or
SIDDHASANA will do, or any ordinary
asana, but it is good not to use your hands. Just remain on the
buttocks; sit only on the buttocks. Then what to do? Just close your
eyes. Feel the buttocks touching the ground. And because the buttocks
have become sensitive, you will feel that one buttock is touching
more. You are leaning on one buttock, and the other is touching less.
Then move the leaning to the other. Immediately move to the other;
then come to the first. Go on moving from one to the other, and then
by and by, balance.
Balancing means that
both of your buttocks are feeling the same. Your weight on both of the
buttocks is exactly the same. And when your buttocks are sensitive
this will not be difficult, you will feel it. Once both your buttocks
CENTERING. With that balance, suddenly you
will be thrown to your navel center, and you will be centered inside.
You will forget the buttocks, you will forget the body. You will be
thrown to the inner center.
That is why I say
centers are not meaningful, but centering is -- whether it happens at
the heart or at the head or at the buttocks, or anywhere. You have
seen buddhas sitting. You may not have imagined that they are
balancing their buttocks. You go to a temple and see Mahavir sitting,
Buddha sitting; you may never have imagined that this sitting is just
a balancing on the buttocks. It is -- and when there is no imbalance,
suddenly that balance gives you the centering.