Audio for Sammasati Introduction (click to play or right click to download)

Introduction to sammasati;how to prepare for a conscious death


Sammasati.The essence of all meditation practice is condensed in this word. If we are to die consciously,

we must live in sammasati. We will explore Osho’s multifaceted  expansion of  sammasati’s meaning.

This essential right rememberance,right mindfulness is the common thread to all spiritual traditions.

This natural state of the being, variously called witnessing, no mind, original face,rigpa, big mind, is

always present. It underlies the constant chatter of thought and feeling that we identify as “our minds”.

All methods of meditation are to help us recognize the natural state, to quiet the monkey mind, and to

stabilize our resting in this consciousness without content.


This section will also present a few methods for remaining conscious while sleeping and dreaming, and

for simulating the death experience. These methods have been used by Osho and other traditions to

prepare one for conscious death, and to relax our fears of dying.However,Osho says over and over,

that witnessing is enough in itself,and reliance on any method can become a self hypnosis and an

impediment to the natural expansion of our consciousness.

sammasati #1 Flight of the Alone to the Alone, Chapter 11

Audio for Sammasati part 1 (click to play or right click to download) Meditation is the sutra, the thread, that leads to samadhi, to absolute solution. So meditation is the thread that will also make you free from all the three bodies. In your waking state, begin with meditation. Even when you are awake, you [...]

sammasati #2, The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, Vol. 1, Chapter 7

Audio for Sammasati part 2 (click to play or right click to download) And what is meditation? It does not mean meditating upon something; the English word is misleading. In English there is no word adequate enough to translate Buddha’s word sammasati. It has been translated as meditation, as right mindfulness, as awareness, as consciousness, [...]

sammasati #3 The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, Vol. 3, Chapter 7

Audio for Sammasati part 3 (click to play or right click to download) Buddha’s whole methodology is that of self-remembering: sammasati. It has been translated as right-mindfulness or right awareness. What is right awareness? Can awareness also be wrong? Yes, there is a possibility: if awareness becomes too focused on the object it is wrong [...]

sammasati#4 Be Still and Know, Chapter 5

Audio for Sammasati part 4 (click to play or right click to download) Indifference makes you dull, makes you mediocre, makes you unintelligent. If you are indifferent your sword will lose all sharpness. That’s how it happens to the monks in the monasteries. Look at their faces, in their eyes, and you can see that [...]

sammasati#5 Come, Come, Yet Again Come, Chapter 14

Audio for Sammasati part 5 (click to play or right click to download) Osho, Why does everybody think enlightenment is a joke? Sarito, it is! But only a child can ask such a beautiful question – Sarito is only twelve years of age. Enlightenment is a joke because it is not something that you have [...]

sammasati#6 Walk Without Feet, Fly Without Wings and Think Without Mind, Chapter 9

Audio for Sammasati part 6 (click to play or right click to download) It interprets not. And why is it called mindfulness? This is the translation of a Buddhist term “sammasati.” Samma means right – the translation is not very correct, cannot be. Samma is a very strange word, very significant, has many meanings; “right” [...]

sammasati#7 The Great Zen Master Ta Hui, Chapter 6

Audio for Sammasati part 7 (click to play or right click to download) Now he sometimes talks so stupidly that it is amazing that he has been thought to be a great master. He is saying: If correct mindfulness…which means there is a possibility of incorrect mindfulness. There is no possibility of incorrect mindfulness. Mindfulness [...]

sammasati#8 YAA-HOO! The Mystic Rose, Chapter 29

Audio for Sammasati part 8 (click to play or right click to download) Osho, What exactly is the right remembrance that Buddha talks about? I go on remembering all kinds of things you have said, and my own insights, but isn’t that my mind trying to deceive mind? And who is remembering it? What Gautam [...]

sammasati#9 The Secret of Secrets, Chapter 11

Audio for Sammasati part 9 (click to play or right click to download) This happens: when people sit silently in meditation more thoughts come than they do ordinarily, than they usually come – unusual explosions. Millions of thoughts rush in, because they have some investment in you – and you are trying to get out [...]

sammasati#10 The Zen Manifesto: Freedom from Oneself, Chapter 4

Audio for Sammasati part 10 (click to play or right click to download) Zen is your very nature; there is no way of throwing it away. All that you can do with Zen is two things: you can remember, or you can forget. This is the only possibility. If you forget your nature, your buddhahood [...]

sammasati#11 The Book of Wisdom, Chapter 27

Audio for Sammasati part 11 (click to play or right click to download) Yes, there is a great need to remember yourself. Your question is really significant. I call a question significant when it is existential, when it is not intellectual, when it is not bookish, when it does not come out of your knowledge [...]

sammasati#12 Beyond Psychology, Chapter 7

If you are also ready to open a new door into your being, if you are ready to hear from the heart, then whatever I am saying is so simple that there is no need to believe in it, because there is no way to disbelieve it. It is so simple that there is no [...]

sammasati#13 The Path of the Mystic, Chapter 13

Its purpose is to create a silence in you and a rhythm that is in tune with my rhythm. And slowly, slowly it starts happening by itself. You are not to do anything. You just have to be available, and then it will be almost like meditation. It may be Kundalini, it may be Dynamic, [...]

sammasati#14 The Zen Manifesto: Freedom from Oneself, Chapter 4

Audio for Sammasati part 14 (click to play or right click to download) “You should understand this. There is nothing which is to become buddha. Don’t just go on hearing the name of buddha; you, yourselves, must see that the good devices and four infinite virtues are not from outside; don’t carry them in your [...]

sammasati#15 The Hidden Splendor, Chapter 24

Osho, I find that the true moments of joy and peace in my life come when I am the witness. Witnessing seems to come easier when I make some effort for it, such as now, in Vipassana group. You talked recently about the futility of will, but for me, it seems some effort or will [...]

sammasati#16 The Zen Manifesto: Freedom from Oneself, Chapter 10

Nivedano… [Drumbeat] [Gibberish] Nivedano… [Drumbeat] Be silent… Close your eyes…and feel your bodies to be completely frozen. This is the right moment to enter in. With a deep urgency, gather all your energies and consciousness, and rush toward your inner center of being which is just two inches below the navel, inside you. Faster and [...]

sammasati#17 The White Lotus, Chapter 11

Audio for Sammasati part 17 (click to play or right click to download) See the point, see it immediately: because there is no mind, you cannot be ignorant. Because there is no mind, how can you be wise? You have gone beyond the duality. Ignorance gone, wisdom gone, you simply are. Just as the roseflower [...]

sammasati#18 The Zen Manifesto: Freedom from Oneself, Chapter 11

Audio for Sammasati part 18 (click to play or right click to download) Nivedano… [Drumbeat] Be silent. Close your eyes…and feel yourself completely frozen. This is the right moment to enter inward. Gather all your energy, your total consciousness, and rush toward the inner center with deep intensity and urgency. The center is just two [...]

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