At every step Nivedano will be asked to beat his drum. Yesterday he forgot himself in the meditation. I had been trying hard, but he was so much in his own gibberish. And what is the gibberish? He was fighting with Mukta! These are the two fighters here: Mukta and Nivedano. Mukta is fighting for the trees, Nivedano is fighting for the rocks.
Once he had started, he did not listen. Today, he is not allowed to participate. It is your work to remember that when I say “Beat the drum,” beat it – otherwise everybody else around you will beat you! Agreed?
Okay, we start our first step of the Mystic Rose Meditation. Give the beat, Nivedano!
[Nivedano gives one resounding beat on his drum and the whole of Buddha Hall explodes into wild laughter for several minutes. Throughout the meditation, Osho appears to be weaving and conducting invisible currents of energy with his hands.]
[Now the laughter changes to crying.]
[Total silence descends… Not a sound, only the singing of the night birds and the creaking of the bamboos.]
[Everybody falls backwards on the floor, toppling higgledy-piggeldy on top of each other, wherever they happen to fall, lying still in a deep “let-go.”]
This is it…
and the bamboos are giving the comment…