Conscious death is the door to enlightenment. If you die consciously you will be born consciously the next life, and that life will be your last one in a body on planet earth. You can choose to come back a couple of more times, if your compassion prompts you to undertake the thankless job of helping people to wake up. It is also possible, if you die consciously and remain conscious, to attain enlightenment in the interval between births. More about this in the bardo section.

This section of the website is a distillation of Osho’s teachings about the great opportunity of death, our mistaken fears of this event ,and some guidance about how to prepare for conscious death. All of the other sections of the website illuminate other dimensions of conscious dying and the preparation for it. Please read and listen to this section first.

The central point. Rest in the witnessing consciousness,rigpa,no mind, the natural state, whatever name you have for the effortless awareness. Do this as you are dying, and as often as possible during the bardo you call life.

conscious death #1 AN ETERNAL RECURRENCE: SUFIS’S;PEOPLE OF THE PATH VOL 2 ;6

Audio for Conscious Death part 1 (click to play or right click to download) In the East we have a different outlook: death is not the enemy but the friend. Death gives you rest. You have become tired, you have lived your life, you have known all the joys that can be known in life, [...]

conscious death #2 The Art of Dying Chapter #2

HOW CAN WE PREPARE OURSELVES FOR DEATH? DON’T accumulate anything whatever: power, money, prestige, virtue, knowledge, even the so-called spiritual experiences. Don’t accumulate. If you don’t accumulate you are ready to die any moment, because you have nothing to lose. The fear of death is not really fear of death; the fear of death comes [...]

conscious death#3 Secrets of Yoga, VolI,Chapter 1

Audio for Conscious Death part 3 (click to play or right click to download) Patanjali says that even the exact date, the hour, the minute, the second of death can be known beforehand. If you know exactly when death is coming you can prepare. Death has to be received like a great guest. It is [...]

conscious death #4 From Darkness to Light, Chapter 3

Audio for Conscious Death part 4 (click to play or right click to download) From fifty-six to sixty-three you become absolutely what you are going to become: the potential blossoms. From sixty-three to seventy you start getting ready to drop the body. Now you know you are not the body, you know you are not [...]

conscious death #5 And Now and Here, Chapter 10

Audio for Concious Death part 5 (click to play or right click to download) So our delusion about death is a social delusion. It can be removed. There is a technique and a systematic way to remove it. If no one else removes it, then anyone who has practiced even a little meditation can come [...]

conscious death #6 Meditation: The Art of Ecstasy, Chapter 11

Audio for Conscious Death part 6 (click to play or right click to download) Death is more important than life. Life is just the trivial, just the superficial; death is deeper. Through death you grow to the real life, and through life you only reach death and nothing else. Whatever we say and mean by [...]

conscious death #7 Tao: The Pathless Path, Vol. 1, Chapter 1

Audio for Concious Death part 7 (click to play or right click to download) Tao starts with death. Why? There is something significant in the beginning. Tao says that if you understand death you will understand everything, because in death your boundaries will be blurred. In death, you will disappear. In death, ego will be [...]

conscious death #8 The Heart Sutra, Chapter 2

Audio for Conscious Death part 8 (click to play or right click to download) So it is an experience, either in love, which people have learned to avoid – so many go on hankering for love, and go on destroying all possibilities for it because of the fear of nothingness – or, in deep meditation [...]

conscious death #9 The Guest, Chapter 8

Audio for Concious Death part 9 (click to play or right click to download) Life has gone down the drain; now don’t miss this last phase. And the last is the most important phase, because it will bring death. And if you can die as truth you will not be born again. If you can [...]

conscious death #10 The Guest, Chapter 12

Audio for Concious Death part 10 (click to play or right click to download) The first question: Osho, For me, you are all the masters that have been before and all the masters that will come. More and more a strange knowing grows that only death is the door to this perfect union with “I [...]

conscious death #11 The Transmission of the Lamp, Chapter 14

Audio for Concious Death part 11 (click to play or right click to download) Osho, You have talked much about death and dying. I understood you to have said that people are afraid of death itself because they can’t really conceive that it is going to happen to them. Am I fooling myself when I [...]

conscious death#12 Finger Pointing to the Moon, Chapter 6

Audio for Conscious Death part 12 (click to play or right click to download) Remember, one who does not know about his birth will have great difficulty in knowing about his death while dying. They are interconnected. Death has happened many times, but you have died unconscious. Leave death aside; you are sleeping every day, [...]

conscious death#13 The Transmission of the Lamp, Chapter 44

Audio for Conscious Death part 13 (click to play or right click to download) Osho, All of us have missed in past lives; otherwise we wouldn’t be having the wonderful experience of sitting at your feet instead of being dissolved into the whole forever. The other night you said that my constant longing is a [...]

conscious death #14 The Invitation, Chapter 9

Audio for Concious Death part 14 (click to play or right click to download) Osho, My friend, Chintan, is just starting six months of heavy chemotherapy. You have already sent him such beautiful messages for his meditation while passing through this. Now, Osho, do you have some jokes for him too? Chintan is certainly passing [...]

conscious death #15 And Now and Here, Chapter 12

Audio for Concious Death part 15 (click to play or right click to download) Osho, In order for one to stay awake at the time of death, or in order for one to successfully experience a conscious death in meditation, what preparations should the seeker make in relation to the body system, the breathing system, [...]

conscious death #16 A Bird on the Wing, Chapter 1

What is the secret – how to enjoy suffering? The first thing is: if you don’t escape, if you allow the suffering to be there, if you are ready to face it, if you are not trying somehow to forget it, then you are different. Suffering is there but just around you; it is not [...]

conscious death #17 Vedanta: Seven Steps to Samadhi, Chapter 16

Audio for Concious Death part 17 (click to play or right click to download) Death’s operation is so big because the whole being has to be taken out of your body with which it has become so attached, identified. It is not simply removing a bone, it is removing the whole body from you. So [...]

conscious death #18 Live Zen, Chapter 13

Audio for Concious Death part 18 (click to play or right click to download) The death we know is always somebody else. Once we know our own death, pass through it, a tremendous realization arises that death is the greatest fiction. This realization is called “the great death.” Everybody dies, but the small death; only [...]

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