Osho on Fifth Body or Bliss Body
May 19, 2013 Comments Off on Osho on Fifth Body or Bliss Body
Osho – The fifth body is known as the bliss body. This is the last, the innermost body — but still the body. When the fourth body is purified, when the fourth body becomes just a transparency, the fifth is realized, because the fourth becomes so transparent then the fifth is felt directly. That’s why, when you are in deep meditation you don’t feel meditation, you feel bliss. When you are deep in meditation, when you are deep in awareness, you don’t feel awareness, you feel bliss.
When you begin to feel bliss, that means now you have begun to be aware.
Awareness creates the situation in which bliss is felt.
Awareness creates the transparency of the fourth body, and the fifth is seen. The fourth becomes so transparent, that not only you can SEE through it, you can PASS through it without any resistance — it is just a door, it is just an opening. This fifth body is the bliss-body. This bliss is already there. It is not to be found somewhere else, it is not to be achieved; it is there only to be discovered. And you discover it by purifying the fourth body.
But this, too, is just a body and has to be transcended; bliss also has to be transcended. One has to go beyond, because if your cannot go beyond bliss, you are still off the center. Because bliss is still an experience, and the experiencer is still beyond.
So whatsoever you can feel will belong to some body, this or that. All experiences belong to these five bodies. And when there is no experience, only the experiencer remains. When there is no known object, only the knower remains. When there is nothing to be witnessed, but only the witness is, then you are centered in yourself — then you ARE; otherwise, you belong to this body or that.
This is not a body.
This is the original nature.
This is the existential source of all being.
Two or three things more. When you transcend the bliss-body, you transcend individuality also. When you transcend the bliss-body, you transcend life and death also, because life and death are phenomena which exist only in the bodies, and in relation to the bodies. Where there is no body, you cannot die and you cannot be reborn. So once one becomes aware of the no-body existence of the center, then there is no death and no life — then you are existence itself. Then there is no individuality, then you are not, simply the being is. All form and all name is lost.
Meditation is the method to purify the fourth. Then what to do with the fifth… how to transcend it? How to transcend bliss itself? It is difficult to understand because we don’t know bliss at all, so how to transcend it is irrelevant. First one has to know, and the moment you know you will know the key to transcend it.
The key is known very easily because this is the last body. With every body it is difficult, because again you face another body. So you transcend one body, but again you are rooted in another. When you reach the bliss body, the next behind, then behind the bliss body — for the first time — there is no body now. Now you are near the very center of existence. And it has a gravitation of its own: that gravitation is known as grace.
You throw something, and gravitation pulls it down, mm? — the earth pulls it down. But beyond two hundred miles above the earth, around earth, gravitation cannot work. So the moment a spaceship passes the two-hundred-miles’ barrier, the earth cannot pull it down. This is the boundary of earth’s pull — two hundred miles.
The bliss body is just the boundary of the no-body existence. And when you are in the bliss body, you are in the pull. Now a new gravitation begins to work; that gravitation is known as grace. That’s why those who achieve the state beyond all bodies say, “This is not by our effort that we have reached it; it is by God and His grace.”
Really, with the fifth, nothing is to be done anyway. You have only to reach to the fifth — that reaching itself is the doing. Reach the fifth, and you will be pulled. The reaching itself is anyway transcendence.
Source – Osho Book “That Art Thou”