Born Again is a process that takes place
for two hours a day, over seven days.
For the first hour, participants take the
space and freedom to behave as
children. For the second hour, they sit silently, doing nothing.
Osho has this to say about the first
part of the process:
Poetry will not help, and just remembering that it was paradise is not of much use. Why not move into it again? Why not be a child again? I say to you that if you can be a child again you will start growing in a new way. For the first time you will be really alive again. And the moment you have the eyes of a child, the senses of a child - young, vibrating with life - the whole of life vibrates with you.
Remember, it is your vibration that needs transformation. The world is already always vibrating in ecstasy; only you are not tuned. The problem is not with the world, it is with you: you are not tuned to it. The world is dancing, always celebrating, every moment it is in a festivity. The festival goes on from eternity to eternity, only you are not tuned to it. You have fallen apart from it, and you are very serious, very knowing, very mature. You are closed. Throw this enclosure! Move again into the current of life. When the storm comes, the trees will be dancing; you also dance! When the night comes and everything is dark, you also be dark. And in the morning when the sun rises, let it rise in you also. Be childlike and enjoying, not thinking of the past.
A child never thinks of
the past. Really, he has no past to think about.
For these days be like a child - total. If you hate, hate; if you love, love; if you are angry, then be angry; and if you are festive, then be festive and dance. Do not carry anything over from the past. Remain true to the moment, do not hanker for the future. For these days, drop out of time. Drop out of time! That is why I say do not be serious: because the more serious you are, the more time conscious you are. A child lives in eternity; for him, there is no time. He is not even aware of it. These days will be real meditation if you drop out of time. Live the moment and be true to it.
Be playful. It will be difficult, because you are so structured. You have an armor around you and it is so difficult to loosen it, to relax it. You cannot dance, you cannot sing, you cannot just jump, you cannot just scream and laugh and smile. Even if you want to laugh you first want something there to be laughed at. You cannot simply laugh. There must be some cause, only then can you laugh. There must be some cause, only then can you cry and weep.
Put aside knowledge, put aside seriousness; be absolutely playful for these days. You have nothing to lose. If you do not gain anything, you will not lose anything either. What can you lose in being playful? But I say to you: you will never be the same again.
My insistence on being
playful is because of this:
.From: Meditation: The
First and Last Freedom
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