Meditation for Busy People

Meditation

Meditation for Busy People: Just Sit Silently

Whenever you have time,
just sit silently with closed eyes.

Whenever you have time, just sit silently with closed eyes.

It will help. It will help you to be more at ease with yourself. 

People have forgotten how to close their eyes because they have forgotten how to go inwards.

Our whole interest is outside. 

It is really a wonder how people manage to sleep with closed eyes!

Sooner or later they will start sleeping with open eyes... and they will have their glasses on!

Our eyes have become very fixed on the outside... almost paralyzed.

They cannot move inwards, and that is the most essential thing in life to learn, because we go on missing our real treasure. 

In the east that real treasure is called dharma.

We don't call the church religion, we don't call ritual religion; we call the inner experience of one's being religion.

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Editor's Note: This meditation for busy people is extremely simple and can be done anywhere, anytime, and by anyone.  It is simply this: Whenever you have time, just sit silently with closed eyes.

Copyright © Osho International Foundation 1998

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Joy: The Happiness That Comes from Within
by Osho.

With an artful mix of compassion and humor, Osho shows us that joy is the essence of life, that even unhappiness has its root in joy. Osho encourages us to accept joy by being grateful to be alive and for the challenges and opportunities in life, and by finding the good in all that we have -- rather than setting conditions or demands for happiness. By embracing joy, one comes closer to a true, peaceful, and balanced state. Includes an original 80-minute talk by Osho on DVD.

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Osho is one of the best-known and most provocative spiritual teachers of the 20th century. Beginning in the 1970s he captured the attention of young people from the West who wanted to experience meditation and transformation. More than a decade after his death in 1990, the influence of his teachings continues to expand, reaching seekers of all ages in virtually every country of the world. © Osho International Foundation. All rights reserved. For more information, visit www.osho.org where these is an "Ask Osho" section where people can write their question and the web editors will find the nearest answer to the question from Osho, who has answered thousands of questions from seekers over the years.

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