Osho on Role of Therapy in Meditation
Question - What is the role of therapy in meditation?
Osho -Buddha never needed any psychotherapy for his sannyasins; those
people were innocent. But in these twenty five centuries, people have
lost their innocence, they have become too knowledgeable.
People have lost their contact with existence. They have become
I am the first person who uses therapy but whose interest is not therapy
but meditation...just as it was with Chuang Tzu or Gautam Buddha. They
used therapy because there was no need.
People were simply ready, and you could bring the rosebushes without
clearing the ground. The ground was already clear. In these twenty-five
centuries man has become so burdened with rubbish, so many wild weeds
have grown in his being that I am using therapy just to clean the
ground, take away the wild weeds, the roots, so the difference between
the ancient man and the modern man is destroyed.
The modern man has to
be made as innocent as the ancient man,
as simple, as natural. He has lost all these great qualities. The
therapist has to help him ― but his work is only a preparation. It is
not the end. The end part is
going to be the meditation.
Source: from book "The Great Pilgrimage From Here to Here" by Osho
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