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Mystic Mantra: Drink the juice of self-nature

The writer, editor of Osho World, is the author of Mindfulness: The Master Key
Published : Nov 25, 2019, 12:05 am IST
Updated : Nov 25, 2019, 12:05 am IST

Sahaj is a valuable word. It means that which happens without any doing. Just go in — showering without clouds.

It is something that happens to a sincere meditator who continues meditating regularly in absolute patience. (Representational image)
 It is something that happens to a sincere meditator who continues meditating regularly in absolute patience. (Representational image)

A seeker on the path of meditation sent me a question: What is a Sahaj Samadhi? I guess that this is the question of many people on this path. My response is simple: Sahaj Samadhi means natural enlightenment. In this process, you are not going to force anything on yourself. It is just like the blooming of a flower-the life force within the seed and the plant keeps growing naturally to manifest itself in the form of a flowering and the fruition. You cannot open a living bud of a flower forcibly, it will be a torture for the plant. The same happens in Sahaj Samadhi. It is something that happens to a sincere meditator who continues meditating regularly in absolute patience.

As the mystic Dadu Dayal said: One's self is a tender plant wherein blooms the flower of Sahaja; The true guru teaches how to achieve it in a natural way, but very rare are the persons who can understand it.

 

Basically, Samadhi is not something that we should bother about intellectualising —  it becomes a dangerous mind-game. All mystics such as Gorakh. Nanak, Kabir, and Osho have warned against it. Experiencing is the right way of understanding. The mystics have shared their insights about it for us to move on the path of experience, no need to become scholars.

Once a sannyasin asked Ramana Maharshi about Samadhi, and his answer was: Holding on to reality is Samadhi. Holding on to Samadhi with effort is Savikalpa Samadhi. Merging in reality and remaining unaware of the world is Nirvikalpa Samadhi. Remaining in the primal, pure, natural state without effort is Sahaja Nirvikalpa Samadhi. We can see that these are mere words for those who are not on the path of experience. They have no use for others just as the word, water, does not quench thirst.

 

Talking of the mystic woman, whose name was Sahajo, Osho explains: In the bliss of awakening, she drinks the juice of her own self-nature. And it is very easy to drink, it is very easy to drown in this atmosphere, it is very easy to immerse yourself in these waters. It is natural. Nothing has to be done at all. It is showering without any cause, a showering without clouds. Even the clouds are not there, so where are these showers coming from? The sky is clear, there are no clouds and it is raining — showering without clouds. Nothing has to be done inside you; no cause has to be searched for. Sahaj means without any cause.

Sahaj is a valuable word. It means that which happens without any doing. Just go in — showering without clouds. There is no cause at all: you reach inside and your thirst is quenched. Nectar begins to flow in your throat… she drinks the juice of her own self-nature.

 

Sahajo says: The sage alone is blissful, she has found the eternal joy.

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