Osho on the purpose of meditation

“Remember always that whatsoever is happening around you is rooted in mind. Mind is always the cause, it is the projector, and outside there are only screens __ you project yourself. If you feel it is ugly then change the mind. If you feel whatsoever comes from the mind is hellish and nightmarish, then drop the mind. Work with the mind, don’t work with the screen; don’t go on painting it and changing it. Work with the mind.
But there is a problem, because you think you are the mind. So how can you drop it? So you feel you can drop everything, change everything, repaint, redecorate, rearrange, but how can you drop yourself, that is the root of all trouble.
You are not the mind, you are beyond mind. You have become identified, that’s true, but you are not the mind.
And this is the purpose of meditation: to give you small glimpses that you are not the mind. Even for a few moments the mind stops… you are still there! On the contrary, you are more, overflowing with being. When the mind stops it is as if a drainage, which was continuously draining you has stopped. Suddenly you are over-flooded with energy. You feel more.
If even for a single moment you become aware that the mind is not there but “I am,” you have reached a deep core of truth, then it will be easier to drop the mind you are not the mind, otherwise how can you drop yourself? the identification has to be broken first, then the mind can be dropped.”

Osho, Hsin Hsin Ming, The Book of Nothing, pp.108

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