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Introduction to the Art of Dying


The art of dying is the art of living , living each moment in totality, yet relaxed into your witnessing consciousness,your original face.The art of living is the art of dying,dying to the past each moment.Osho’s profound instructions for the art of dying are in this section.Practical preparations for death are suggested in Bodhicitta’s commentaries and in the other traditions sections.


Resting consciously in that which neither dies nor is born, does the ocean really swallow the sun at dusk?

art of dying #1 And the Flowers Showered, Chapter 5

Audio for Art of Dying part 1 (click to play or right click to download) Death is a door, it is not a stopping. Awareness moves but your body remains at the door – just as you have come here and left your shoes at the door. The body is left outside the temple, and [...]

art of dying #2 The Message Beyond Words, Chapter 1

Audio for Art of Dying part 2 (click to play or right click to download) The first thing is that in this world, one who wants to know life must himself go through the experience of death. Except for this there is no other way. To know life one has to learn the art of [...]

art of dying #3 The Art of Dying, Chapter 6

Audio for Art of Dying part 3 (click to play or right click to download) Once you are afraid of death you are bound to be afraid of life. That’s why I am talking about this Hasidic approach. The whole approach consists of methods, ways and means of how to die – the art of [...]

art of dying #4 And Now and Here, Chapter 12

Audio for Art of Dying part 4 (click to play or right click to download) There are truths we come to know only by passing through them. The truth of death is one of these. But in order that one may know death, one needs to prepare while one is still alive. The preparation for [...]

art of dying #5 Zarathustra: A God That Can Dance, Chapter 16

Audio for Art of Dying part 5 (click to play or right click to download) Of Voluntary Death Many die too late and some die too early. Still the doctrine sounds strange: “Die at the right time.” Die at the right time: thus Zarathustra teaches. To be sure, he who never lived at the right [...]

art of dying #6 The Art of Dying, Chapter 2

Audio for Art of Dying part 6 (click to play or right click to download) Osho, Why do you prefer to call meditation the art of dying rather than calling it the art of growing? Because I know your ego will like it very much if I called it the art of growing. The art [...]

art of dying #7 Nowhere To Go But In, Chapter 8

Audio for Art of Dying part 7 (click to play or right click to download) And when you see that you have nothing to be saved, the fear of dying will immediately disappear – because who will die then? When there is nothing to be saved, then what is there to lose? The fear that [...]

art of dying #8 Die O Yogi Die, Chapter 1

I too teach death. Die, O yogi, die! Die, sweet is this dying. Die this death that Gorakh embraced and awakened. Gorakh says: I awakened it through dying. You die too; you disappear too. Learn this art of dying. If you disappear, you can attain it. Someone who dies attains. Someone who wants to bargain [...]

art of dying #9 The Secret ,Chapter 1

Audio for Art of Dying part 9 (click to play or right click to download) This is a temple of total ruin – kharabat. If you come close to me, remember, you are going to die. Mohammed has said, “Die before you die.” That is a Sufi statement: die before you die. Death is coming, [...]

art of dying #10The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, Vol. 4, Chapter 7

Audio for Art of Dying part 10 (click to play or right click to download) The mystic dies voluntarily. The mystic dies before the actual death; he dies in meditation. Lovers know a little bit of it because fifty percent of love is death. That’s why love is very close to meditation. Lovers know something [...]

art of dying 11 Vedanta: Seven Steps to Samadhi, Chapter 16

Audio for Art of Dying part 11 (click to play or right click to download) If you can surrender in death you can surrender in love, you can surrender in trust, you can surrender in faith. And the reverse is also true, vice-versa is also true; if you can surrender in love, surrender in faith, [...]

art of dying #12 The Book of Wisdom, Chapter 14

Audio for Art of Dying part 12 (click to play or right click to download) Osho, Can you say something about death and the art of dying? The first thing to be known about death is that death is a lie. Death exists not; it is one of the most illusory things. Death is the [...]

art of dying #13 Beyond Enlightenment ,Chapter 7

Audio for Art of Dying part 13 (click to play or right click to download) I asked Osho this question in Bombay,in 1986.He appointed me as director of The Osho Institute for the Art of Living and Dying shortly thereafter. Osho, Thoughts of death have been a frequent visitor during my disciplehood. How can a [...]

art of dying #14 The Reellious Spirit ,Chapter 16

Audio for Art of Dying part 14 (click to play or right click to download) Osho, Is it possible to die consciously without being enlightened? Existence follows certain laws – and there are no exceptions. If one wants to die consciously, the only way is to be enlightened. Death is such a great surgery: your [...]

One Response to “V. Art of Dying”

  • Anandi:

    the clarity and ease of movement within the sight are wonderful. thank you with love and gratitude in my heart that the teachings arrived today(may 30th), Anam’s
    one year death day

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