June 5, 2013 Comments Off on NO/YES MANTRA


When: Each night.
Duration: 60 minutes.

Step 1: Go Nego!
“Close the door, put pillow all around the room; make sure you are undisturbed for 1 hour. Make the lights dim, put on gloomy music. Sit down and feel negative. Repeat ‘No!’ as a mantra.

“Imagine scenes of the past when you were very dull and dead and wanted to commit suicide, and exaggerate them. If the mind tries to distract you, ignore it. Be religiously negative! Cry, weep, scream, shout, and swear. But remember one thing: don’t allow any happiness. If you catch yourself, immediately give yourself a slap!, bring yourself back to negativity. Beat pillows, jump on them and fight with them.

“You will find it very very difficult to be negative for these 40 minutes. This is one of the basic laws of the mind — that whatsoever you do consciously, you cannot do. But do it, and when you do it consciously, you will feel a separation. You are doing it but still you are a witness; you are not lost in it. A distance arises, and that distance is tremendously beautiful. But I am not saying to create that distance. That is a by product — you need not worry about it.

Step 2: Just Say Yes!
“After 40 minutes suddenly jump out of the negativity. Throw the pillow away; put on the lights, some beautiful music and dance for 20 minutes. Just say ‘Yes! yes!’ Let that by your mantra.

Step 3: Finish Off With a Shower
“Take a good shower.
“It will uproot all your negativity and it will give you a new glimpse of saying yes.

“We have been trained to say no; that’s how the whole society has become ugly. So this will cleanse you completely. Once these rocks are removed you will have a beautiful flow. It is just there, ready to come out. But first you have to go into negativity. Without going into the no, nobody can attain to a peak of yes. You have to become a no-sayer; then yea-saying comes out of that.”

Osho, Be Realistic: Plan for a Miracle
(This title is no longer available at Osho’s request)
Copyright © 2013 Osho International Foundation


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