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Chapter 2: Where Did We Come From and How Did We Become?

It has no “how” to it, but the question arises in your mind because you don’t know what awareness is. It is just as a blind man asks, “How do people who have eyes move without a stick in their hands to grope their way?” If you say to him that they don’t need any stick, that they don’t need groping, he will not be able to believe. He will laugh. He will say, “You are joking. How is it possible? Do you mean to say that men with eyes simply move without groping?” A blind man cannot understand it. He has no experience of it. He has always been groping and groping and, even then, stumbling again and again and falling. He has been somehow managing. A buddha does not manage: he is in a let-go and everything fits together on its own accord.

The second question:

Osho,
Please explain what type of meditation techniques are suitable separately for the tamas, rajas, and sattva person. Why do you always give dynamic techniques?

The dynamic technique is really a very rare phenomenon. It does not belong to any type; it can help all. To the person of tamas - lethargy, inertia - it will bring him out of his tamas. It will create so much energy in him that the tamas will be broken; if not all, then a part of it. If a man of tamas is ready to do it, it can work wonders because a man of tamas is really not lacking energy. Energy is there but not in an active position, not in an active state. Energy is there fast asleep. The Dynamic Meditation can work as an alarm: it can change inertia into activity; it can make the energy move; it can bring the man of tamas out of tamas.

The second type of man, the rajas type, who is very active - in fact much too active, so active that he cannot find fields where to release his energy, he is in many ways a pent-up energy - the dynamic technique will help him to release, to be unburdened. After doing dynamic techniques he will feel weightless. And in life his hectic, continuous obsession for activity will slow down. A part of his obsessive occupation will dissolve.

Of course. he will be benefited more than the man of tamas because the man of tamas first has to be made active. He exists at the lowest rung of the ladder; but once he becomes active. then everything becomes possible. Once he becomes active he will become the second type; he will be rajas now.

And for a person of sattva the Dynamic Meditation helps tremendously. He is not in inertia; there is no need to bring his energy up. He is not obsessively active; there is no need of any catharsis for him. He is balanced, purer than the other two, happier than the other two, lighter than the other two. Then how will Dynamic Meditation help him? It will become a celebration for him. It will become just a singing, a dancing, a participation with the whole. He will be benefited the most.

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