Question: I have been reading Osho’s book ‘Vigyan Bhairav’ and in this book Lord Shiva explained 112 meditation techniques to keep the mind in present. However, Osho has also said that, “meditation is a quality of being that you bring to the act” .
I am confused as Osho has contradicted his own statement?
I have also read your blog: Don’t chase the Truth just stop running away from the Truth
You have said,”You just stop, enlightenment will chase you. You just stop, enlightenment will take hold of you. You just stop! God is more eager to have you than all your eagerness to have him”.
I hope in India these 112 meditation techniques are being practiced by most of the spiritual mentors. What do you think about these 112 meditation techniques? Are these techniques real or help us to understand Truth/God or these are just illusion created by the mind.
If truth is beyond mind then what is Lord Shiva trying to explain through these meditation techniques?
Are these techniques effective in this new era? In present time how to keep our mind in present?
Answer: All methods of meditation, or religion, are*for somebody* . This must not be forgotten.
No method is universally applicable. All methods assume a particular configuration of mind, a particular personality, a particular patient. You know very well that every medicine, or combination of medicines, is for a particular patient, or type of patients.
You have mentioned about Osho pointing to the common root of meditation and medicine. So,
If the teacher is just a mediocre one, then he will pick up some conventional method or book and hand it over to you, asking you to keep practicing. This will help to some extent, but will not suffice. The student will continue to be trapped in disturbance.
– Based on my interactions on various e-media.