OSHO Devavani Meditation ®
About the meditation:
In this meditation a gentle, unfamiliar language moves and speaks through the meditator, who becomes an empty vessel.
It deeply relaxes the mind and creates inner peace. It can be done at any time of the day. If done last thing at night, it also creates a profound sleep.
The meditation is to be done with its specific OSHO Devavani Meditation music, which energetically supports the first stage and which marks the beginning and end of the other stages.
The meditation lasts one hour and has four stages. The meditation is over when you hear three gong beats.
Your eyes remain closed throughout.
First Stage: 15 minutes
Sit quietly while the music is playing.
Second Stage: 15 minutes
Start making nonsense sounds, for example “la la la” and continue until unfamiliar wordlike sounds arise. These sounds need to come from the unfamiliar part of the brain used as a child, before words were learned.
Allow a gentle conversational intonation; do not cry or shout, laugh or scream.
Third Stage: 15 minutes
Stand up and continue this unfamiliar language, allowing your body to move softly in harmony with the sound. If your body is relaxed, the subtle energies will create a Latihan – a spontaneous, unstructured movement outside your control.
Fourth Stage: 15 minutes
Lie down, be silent and still.
An explanation by Osho for this meditation:
“When the unconscious speaks, the unconscious knows no language. It is a very, very old method – ‘speaking in tongues’. It is a wonderful method, one of the most deep and penetrating into the unconscious.
“You start with “la, la, la” and then you can go on with anything that comes. Just for the first day you will feel a little difficult. Once it comes, you know the knack of it. Then for fifteen minutes, use the language that is coming to you, and use it as a language; infact you are talking in it. This will very deeply relax the conscious mind and refresh you.”