Osho – watch the inner enemies, meditate on the inner enemies

Osho – There is no need to fight with others — it is a sheer wastage of energy. There are many things inside we have to fight against: the ego, greed, violence, ambitiousness, possessiveness, and so on, so forth. These are the real enemies — fight with them. And the art of fighting with them is meditation.

Watch them, be aware of them, because there are a few things which simply disappear by watching. If you can be aware of your anger the anger will disappear. Try it and you will be surprised. Just watch it arising, see the cloud surrounding you, trying to pull you in, making every effort to seduce you. Just remain aloof, a watcher on the hills, far away, just a witness and you will be surprised; within minutes the cloud is gone. And when the cloud of anger goes without affecting you, you fall into such a beautiful silence which you may not have known before at all. It is the silence that follows the storm. It is really penetrating, it goes to the deepest core of your being. It is a great nourishment for the soul.

So watch the inner enemies, meditate on the inner enemies, and slowly slowly they start dying of their own accord. A moment comes when you are there and there is nothing to watch. A contentless consciousness — that is the ultimate peak of meditation. You have won, you are victorious.

In India we have called this state the state of a jina, one who has conquered. We have called Mahavira, the Jina; Jina means one who has conquered. And we have called Siddharth Gautama, the Buddha — one who has become fully aware. But these are two aspects of the same coin: you become aware and you become a conqueror. You can become a conqueror only if you become aware!

Source – Osho Book “The Miracle”