We give below the explanation from the book Meditation: The First and The Last Freedom by OSHO (Osho was formerly known as Bhagwan Shri Rajneesh)
Witnessing, the spirit of meditation
Meditation is adventure, the greatest adventure the human mind can undertake. Meditation is just to be, not doing anything — no action, no thought, no emotion. You just are and it is a sheer delight. From where does this delight come when you are not doing anything? It comes from nowhere, or it comes from everywhere. It is uncaused, because existence is made of the stuff called joy.
When you are not doing anything at all — bodily, mentally, on no level — when all activity has ceased and you simply are, just being, that’s what meditation is. You cannot do it, you cannot practice it: you have only to understand it.
Whenever you can find time for just being, drop all doing. Thinking is also doing, concentration is also doing, contemplation is also doing. Even if for a single moment you are not doing anything and you are just at your centre, utterly relaxed — that is meditation.
And once you have got the knack of it, you can remain in that state as long as you want; finally you can remain in that state for twenty-four hours a day.
Here are some of the most popular meditations
- Vipassana Meditation
- Transcendental Meditation (TM)
- Natraj Meditation
- Langhing Meditation
- Kundalini Meditation
- Gourishankar Meditation
- Dyanmic Meditation
Related article: What is Essential Core of Meditation
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