A way to consciously prepare for dying

Voluntarily moving into a sense of dying – and discovering a paradox.

When: At night, before going to sleep.

Perhaps you recall as a child playing at being a statue, when you remained frozen, absolutely still, hardly daring to breath? This method is similar to that, with the slight difference that you are playing at being dead.

While it might remind you of the childhood game of statues, this meditation is valuable in that it enables you to move, on your own accord, into the experience that for many of us holds some fear. By your deliberately and consciously entering the feeling of death you defuse the hold it may have had over you. The paradox is that when you say ‘yes’ to death and voluntarily move into it you will find that your life energy becomes only stronger.

Turn off the light, relax the body and for 5 minutes feel that you are dying. Imagine that you cannot move the body – even if you want to move your hand, you can’t. You are immobile…you are no longer alive.

Through this 5-minute experience you will feel a totally different quality of life. The body is dead but you are more alive than ever.

And when the body is dead, the mind stops thinking – because all thinking is associated with life. The body will be dead and you will just have a pure awareness, like a blue light. You will feel a blue light just near the third eye center, just a small blue flame. That is the purest form of light. And when that blue flame starts being there, fall asleep.

After 2-3 months you will be able to ‘die’ within 5 minutes.

“Your whole night will be transformed into a death meditation, and in the morning you will feel so alive, more than ever before. This death meditation will make you aware that death is an illusion.

“This is one of the greatest preparations for death. One day death will come: before it comes, be ready to die. You can accept and welcome and go into it with great love. Then death is the door to the divine.”

(Osho: For Madmen Only; price of admission – your mind.)

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