Samadhi Without Seeds – Osho

In yesterday’s sutra, Buddha says ‘someone who has set out in the vehicle of a Bodhisattva should decide that “I must lead all the beings to nirvana, into that realm of nirvana which leaves nothing behind.”’ What is this realm of nirvana which leaves nothing behind?

Buddha has talked about two kinds of nirvana. One he calls nirvana with substratum. The tree has disappeared, the tree of desires. The foliage, the leaves, the flowers, the fruits—everything has disappeared. But the roots are still there underground, hidden in the dark soil. From the outside the tree has been removed, but the tree is still capable of renewing itself again. The substratum is still there, the seed has not been burnt yet. This he calls ‘nirvana with substratum.

This is exactly the same that Patanjali calls nirbeej samadhi —samadhi with seed. It is very difficult from the outside. The tree has been completely removed, but underneath the soil the roots are still alive, waiting for the right moment to sprout again. Rains will come and they will sprout. They are waiting for their season, for the moment again to assert.

This is the state when many times you have come to the point where mind disappears, no-mind is felt, but again mind comes back, again it sprouts. You reach to a peak. That moment of that peak experience, you think all is finished—now you will never be falling back to the valley of darkness. You think that you will never go back into those ugly and miserable days—that the dark night of the soul is over, that the morning has arrived, that the sun has arisen.

But again one day you suddenly find you are slipping back into the darkness—again the valley, again light is no more, again that peak experience is just a memory. And one starts becoming doubtful whether it has happened or not. “Have I been just imagining? Or maybe I was just dreaming.” Because if it had happened then where has it gone?

Where is that sunlit peak? Where are those moments of ecstasy? And misery is back and anger is back and agony is back—you have fallen into hell again. This happens many times.

This Buddha calls nirvana with substratum; sabeej samadhi in Patanjali’s words. Manifestation of the world is gone but the unmanifested seed remains.

The second nirvana Buddha calls the nirvana without substratum—in Patanjali’s words nirbeej samadhi—seedless samadhi. Not only the tree has been destroyed, but the seed also burned. A burned seed cannot sprout again, all substratum is gone. Then you remain on the peak forever, then there is no falling back.

That’s what Buddha says in yesterday’s sutra: ‘Someone who has set out in the vehicle of a Bodhisattva should decide that “I must lead all being to nirvana, into that realm of nirvana which leaves nothing behind…”‘ which leaves no substratum, no roots, no seeds behind.

-OSHO

From The Diamond Sutra, Chapter Two

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10 thoughts on “Samadhi Without Seeds – Osho”

  1. Assuming having a self others become real and go about saving illusory beings… and here is where the attachment begins and draws the mind to the valley bellow where time manifests itself as Self, having a Sensual / Body / Ego / Mind,… in the realm of becoming…
    Then the mind releases roots of attachment as memory sets in due to the process of repetition, hobby so to say; enjoys the fruits of senses, becomes heavy and sluggish by time and experience, which can also evolve in the cycle, or the wheel of samsara, lacking awareness due to attachment and remains as subconsciously conscious.
    Everything would have been perfect if life could have any true reality in it, but since it´s just a fictitious mutation, it disappears as soon as it becomes visible, leaving the assumed mind tortured trying to find truth in the flux of dis…..appearance.
    After this life/delusion becomes staggering as one contemplates over it, awareness and logic digs deep in one´s mind, life and being…. and as a result in finding truth, one finds only extinction.
    So the sensual mind yells and shouts for it´s permanent reality not realizing that it´s only a fiction.
    So awareness and logic tells me that before I came to be, I had no being, and my understanding is also certain that now that I am, I cannot be.
    So Everything that is sensed and experienced, whether willingly or not, it´s not my wish, I´ m just a slave and to engage in evolution, in the process, in the matrix, in the system…it was not my idea to be born as such, male or female, I found myself in this predicament… and the only way out, and will to use, is denying it to the point that I come out clean…. Annihilated from the shadows, uprooted by my own awareness, and as that becomes visible, being becomes eliminated and the eternity remains without…. ME…

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  2. On Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 6:17 PM, Sat Sangha Salon wrote:

    > purushottama posted: “In yesterday’s sutra, Buddha says ‘someone who has > set out in the vehicle of a Bodhisattva should decide that “I must lead all > being to nirvana, into that realm of nirvana which leaves nothing behind.”’ > What is this realm of nirvana which leaves nothing b” >

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  3. | purushottama posted: “Since I have been a sannyasin, I have thought that I needed to use my mind less if I was to be in touch with my heart. Yet I heard you say the other day that we should train our minds to keep our intelligence alive and help it become sharper and sharper. ” | |

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  4. | purushottama posted: “Since I have been a sannyasin, I have thought that I needed to use my mind less if I was to be in touch with my heart. Yet I heard you say the other day that we should train our minds to keep our intelligence alive and help it become sharper and sharper. ” | |

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    . . . . . .  If some lurking desires are still there, and the body is getting old and the body is not capable of fulfilling those desires, don’t be worried. Meditate over those desires, watch, be aware. Just by being aware and watchful and alert, those desires and energy contained in them can be transmuted. But before death comes, be free of all desires . . . . . . I simply mean be free of all objects of desires . . . . . . – – just pure energy, a pool of energy, going nowhere . . . . . .    Oshoosho.com/meditation/books/library/read/search: desires , meditation , understanding , transformation , transcendence 

    | purushottama posted: “Why is there such an expression as “The dirty old man”? I am getting on and I suspect people are beginning to think about me in exactly those words. It is because of a long, long repressive society that the dirty old man exists. It is because of your ” | |

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  6. You have to understand one thing: . . . . . .  Just an insight into your misery brings a freedom from misery . . . A contentment that comes and goes again is not contentment; it is simply a gap between two miseries . . . Anything that comes and never goes is reality . .  Don’t be bothered about the word enlightenment . . .Anything that comes and goes, beware – that is simply illusory, it is only a gap because one gets tired . . . OshoBeyond Enlightenment5. Questions: Exposing Your Way from Ignorance to Innocence osho.com/meditation/books/library/read/search  | purushottama posted: “Sannyas like so many words in India has layers and layers of meanings.Sannyas is like a funnel. At the top of the funnel and on the periphery are being part of a larger group, the personal love affair with a Master etc. and at the bottom of the funnel, ” | |

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  7. —– Forwarded message —– From: Prem Nalin To: prem nalin Sent: Saturday, 9 November 2019, 07:46:03 am GMT+5:30Subject: ( New Post ) Don’t get moved by small things . . : Osho And remember always: a person who has not known deep sadness is a poor person . . . Don’t reject sadness and don’t cling to happiness, and soon you will understand that happiness and sadness are two aspects of the same coin. And then you will . . . . . . You can enjoy all . . . OshoCome Follow to You Vol.4 # 8 | purushottama posted: “Eleven years ago, when I first sat in front of you, I was so overwhelmed by your energy, by your love, by you, that I could do nothing but cry and bow down to your feet in silent expression; and yet I felt very much understood by you. At that time you tol” | |

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  8. When the dreaming disappears you enter into the world of the universal. Then you enter into truth, into godliness, into nirvana . . . 9. Consciousness Is the Only Revolution   And without meditation, you cannot know your transcendental nature . . .

    sex . . . Yes, it has to be transcended one day because this is also a duality – man – woman – the same duality as between positive and negative, birth and death, summer and winter . . . It has to be transcended. One has to come to a point from where nothing disturbs your coolness, nothing distracts you from your center . . .In the name of celibacy, sex has been repressed for centuries and you have been just full of sexuality. Rather than transcending it you are boiling within . . .OshoThe Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha      S e r i e s   P l a y i n g . . . . . .  8. The Nature of Things | purushottama posted: “[A sannyasin asked about watching ‘a lot of shit going through his head]It is natural, so don’t feel in any way depressed by it. If you do, it is impossible to get rid of it because you lose all energy in it. People who become interested in meditation” | |

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  9. These two flowers grow out of meditation. When you become silent, utterly silent, beyond the mind, two flowers bloom in you. One is wisdom: you know what is and what is not, And other is of freedom: you know now there are no longer any limitations on you, either of time or space, you are liberated. Meditation is the key to liberation, to freedom, to wisdom . . . OshoThe Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, VOL. 97.Two flowers Bloom   S e r i e s   P l a y i n g . . . Search google for OshoRadio  This shore consists of death, disease, old age and all kinds of miseries. The other shore is the . . . . . . redeemed from the nightmare in which we are living . . . . . . a  pure consciousness, a consciousness without thinking, a sky without clouds . . . They have made enlightenment, liberation, moksha, nirvana, a goal – an achievement. Then it becomes an ego trip. . . Nirvana hs to flower within you. When you have dropped the mind with all its desire, all its ambitions, with all its . . .  This world is only a caravanserai . . . . . . : Transcending life and death is leaving for home – leaving the world, leaving for the home, for the real home from where you will not have to go anywhere else again – which will be your eternal, ultimate and absolute refuge OshoBodhidharma10. Not to be in the Mind Is Everything  | purushottama posted: “Visesa-darsinaatma-bhava-bhavanavinivrttih.When one has seen this distinction, there is a cessation of desire for dwelling in the atma, the self. Buddha has called the ultimate state of consciousness anatta – no self, non-being. It is very difficult t” | |

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  10. —– Forwarded message —– From: Prem Nalin To: prem nalin Sent: Saturday, 21 December 2019, 08:09:30 am GMT+5:30Subject: Fwd: Fw: The first stage is like a JUNGLE: . . . … OSHOUnless you become a vehicle,a receptacle, humble, egoless . . . you will not be able to understand them. Intellectually you . . . No true master ever dies . . . Whenever you can love a master – a master like Jesus, Buddha, Zaratustra . . . – if your passion is total, immediately you are bridged . . . ( Ch.1 )And you can use simple words, day-to-day words only if you really have something to convey, otherwise not. If you don’t have anything to convey, then you will have to use big words out of necessity . . .The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha Vol.1 SERIES PLAYING . . . 

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