“Consciousness is created by you. It is your own effort to stand on your own two feet, to look at life and to gather enough courage to live according to your light.”
Osho is in a category all of his own. As he himself states: “I am nobody. I don’t belong to any nation, I don’t belong to any religion, I don’t belong to any political party. I am simply an individual, the way existence created me. I have kept myself absolutely uninfluenced by any idiotic ideology – religious, political, social, financial. And the miracle is that because I am not burdened with all these glasses on my eyes, and curtains before me, I can see clearly.”
Osho is a thoroughly contemporary mystic who understands our hopes and wishes, our dreams and ideals – and the practical reality of our day-to-day lives. First in the Morning offers a realistic solution to anyone who longs to bring meditation – and the moments of peace, relaxation and awareness that accompany it – into their way of life.
Simply start each day by reading the passage for that morning. The extracts in this book, along with its companion volume, Last in the Evening, are taken from one-on-one talks with Osho.
You will find Osho’s insights on a variety of subjects including the nature of bliss, love, joy, godliness and meditation. This book, with passages specially selected for the morning, is invaluable for those already familiar with meditation as well as the newcomer to the world of the inner. The two books can be used individually or as a set.
“One needs a house, one needs food, one needs money and one needs clothes; one should pay attention to all these things, but they should not become all and everything. Some space, some time should be given to the inner exploration. That’s what I call meditation: sitting with yourself, being with yourself, available to your own subjectivity.”
“That availability, that openness, opens you not to your own self, but to the very self of existence. And unless you know what this life is all about, you live in vain. Unless you taste the mystery of this immense beauty and ecstasy that surrounds you – it is already there, you just need to be a little more alert and sensitive to it – life remains empty. You are born and yet not born, you live and yet you are dead.”
“Seeing oneself, one is born anew. Meeting with oneself is a rebirth, the real birth.”