Introduction to Conscious Dying
Dying consciously is the most important, most useful ,most significant act we can accomplish in any
life. This website is a collage of Osho’s teachings on:; conscious dying;bardo teachings; how to prepare
for conscious dying(sammasati);the art of living; and, the art of dying/All five topics are intimately
interrelated, interwoven aspects of an organic unity. This website is a device to transcend the fear of
death, and an experience for the expansion of your consciousness and dissolution of the idea of self. It
is not merely information about the topics. Anyone who realizes that the death of this body is inevitable
is ready to absorb and appreciate these teachings. You do not have to be a disciple of Osho to benefit
from his teachings. He is available to all persons, especially those who meditate, celebrate life, seek the
truth of who they are, and are awed by the great mystery in which we live.
How to use the website? Follow your feeling. A few suggestions: listening is more powerful than reading,
yet their impacts are complementary. Try both. Listen to Osho as though his voice was birdsongs, a
waterfall or beautiful music. Relax into the silences between and around the words. There is no need to
memorize,criticize,analyze or agree with what he says. The mind will do all these things, let it chatter,
don’t get lost in the commentary .What sequence to follow? The order in which the teachings are
presented is the suggested sequence, but you are free to follow any sequence you choose.
George Gurdjieff advised that when reading any spiritually transforming literature, read it three times.
The first time in our ordinary way as though it were a novel or a newspaper; the second time as though
we were reading it aloud to a child; the third time we may begin to absorb some of the meaning. I find
that each time I listen to the same passage by Osho,new levels of meaning unfold to me.
These teachings are especially useful when a person is ill,dying,or has recently left the body. THE
SIMPLEST METHOD FOR REMAINING CONSCIOUS DURING THE DYING PROCESS,AND FOR RECEIVING
MYSTERIOUS HELP FROM THE BEYOND,IS TO REMEMBER THE PRESENCE OF AN ENLIGHTENED MASTER AS CONTINUOUSLY AS POSSIBLE.REMEMBER THE PRESENCE IN WHATEVER FORM COMES TO YOU,EVEN AS A FORMLESS ENERGY.REMEMBER AND FEEL YOUR LOVE AND TRUST IN THE MASTER.
I asked Osho this question in Bombay,in 1986.
“Osho,thoughts of death have been a frequent visitor during my disciplehood.How can a disciple die in a
master’s presence,especially when the master is physically distant?”
“The question is not whether or not you are in the presence of the master,but whether or not you are filled with love and trust for the master. Physical closeness means nothing. Only spiritual closeness
is significant. Your love, your trust is enough. You can be on the moon and master will be at your
side-really the master will be inside you-because as your love deepens, something of the master, his energies, start melting and merging with you. The fear of physical distance is the fear of lack of love and trust.
—–Just remember one thing: your love. Then wherever you are, space and distance in space do not
matter. And at a certain depth, even time does not matter.
And when both time and space are immaterial ,then you have really touched the feet of the master
Then whatsoever transpires in you-to live for the message or to die, whatever comes naturally and
spontaneously-let it happen.”