TBOS | CH 14 | CENTERING IS NOT SAMADHI

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THE BOOK OF SECRETS | CHAPTER 14 | OSHO

|| CENTERING IS NOT SAMADHI ||

Centering is not samadhi ,
centering is not the experience .

Centering is the door to the experience ,
and when there is the experience there is no centering .

So centering is just a passage .

You are not centered now :
you are multicentered really .

That is why I say you are not centered now .

When you become centered ,
there is only one center .

Then the energy that has been moving
to multicenters has come back ;
it is a homecoming .

Then you are at your center ;
then . . . EXPLOSION .

Again the center is no more ,
but then you are not multicentered .

Then there is no center at all .
You have become one with the cosmos .
Then existence and you mean one and the same thing .

For example , an iceberg is floating in the sea .

The iceberg has a center of its own .
It has a separate individuality ;
it is separate from the ocean .

Deep down it is not separate , because it is nothing but water at a particular degree of temperature .

The difference between the ocean water and the iceberg is not in their nature — naturally , they are the same .

The difference is only of temperature .

And then the sun rises , and the atmosphere becomes hot , and the iceberg begins to melt .

Then there is no iceberg : it has melted .

Now you cannot find it because there is no individuality , no center in it .

It has become one with the ocean . . .

Through these methods of centering , the temperature will change , the iceberg will melt , and then there will be no difference .

That oceanic feeling is samadhi ;
that being an iceberg is mind .
And to feel oceanic is to be a no-mind .

Centering is just the passage , the point of transformation from which the iceberg will be no more .

Before it there was no ocean — only an iceberg .
After it there will be no iceberg — only ocean .

The oceanic feeling is samadhi :
it is to feel oneself one with the whole .

But I am not saying to THINK oneself one with the whole .
 
You can think ,
but thinking is before centering ;
THAT IS NOT REALIZATION .

You do not KNOW —
you have only heard ;
you have read .

You wish that someday this may happen to you also , but you have not REALIZED .

Before centering you can go on thinking ,
but that thinking is of no use .

After centering there is no thinker .

YOU KNOW !
IT HAS HAPPENED !
YOU ARE NO MORE ;
ONLY THE OCEAN IS .

Centering is the method .
Samadhi is the end .

SOURCE | SATYAVEDISM.COM