"1 Observe the pause between two breaths." (Osho, The Book of Secrets, volume 1)
"Shiva answers: Oh, radiant creature, this experience can arise between two breaths, after the breath comes in and just before it starts to come out: beneficence.
That's the technique: Oh, radiant creature, this experience can arise between two breaths.
After the breath enters - that is, low - and just before it starts to come out - that is, up - the beneficence. Be conscious between these two moments ... and it happens. When your breath enters, observe. For a single moment, or a thousandth moment, there is no breathing: before starting to rise, before starting to leave. Enter a breath; then there is a certain point at which the breath stops. Then the breath comes out. When the breath comes out, then, again for a single moment, or a fraction of a moment, the breathing stops. Then the breath enters.
Before the breath begins to enter or start to come out, there is a time when you are not breathing. At that time it can happen, because when you are not breathing, you are not in the world. Understand this: when you are not breathing, you are dead; You are still, but dead. But the moment is of such a short duration that you never observe it.
For tantra, each expiration is a death and each new breath is a rebirth. The breathing that enters is rebirth; the breath that comes out is death. Expiration is synonymous with death; Inspiration is synonymous with life. So with each breath you are dying and being reborn. The interval between the two is of very short duration, but the acute observation and attention, sincere, will allow you to notice the pause. If you can notice the pause, says Shiva, charity. Then nothing else is needed. You are blessed, you have known; It has happened to you
You do not have to train your breath. Leave it as it is. Why such a simple technique? It seems so simple. A simple technique to know the truth? Knowing the truth means knowing what is not born or dies,
know that eternal element that is always. You can know the expiration, you can know the inspiration, but you never know the pause between the two.
Test it. Suddenly, you will understand; and you can understand it; already there. Do not add anything to yourself or your structure; already there. Everything is already there, except for a certain consciousness. So, how to do it? First, become aware of inspiration. Observe it. Forget about everything; simply observe the breathing that enters; the step itself.
When the breath touches the nostrils, sit there. And let it enter. Go with her with complete awareness. When you go down more and more and more with your breath, do not lose it. Do not go ahead and do not stay behind; move with her. Remember this: do not go ahead, do not follow it like a shadow; be simultaneous with her.
Breathing and awareness of a new thing. The breath enters; you enter. Only then I am able to realize what is between two breaths. Is not easy. Enter with the breath, then get out with the breath: inside-out, inside-out.
Buddha tried to use this method, so he has turned to a Buddhist method. In Buddhist terminology it is known as Anapanasati yoga. And Buddha's enlightenment was based on this technique; just this one.
All the religions of the world, all the visionaries of the world, have arrived through technology, one or the other, and all those techniques are among these one hundred and twelve techniques. This first is a Buddhist technique. In the world it is known as Buddhist because Buddha achieved its enlightenment through it.
Buddha said: "Be aware of your breathing when it enters, when it comes out: entering, leaving." He never said the pause because it is not necessary. Buddha thought that if he could be worried about the pause, the pause between two breaths, that worry can alter your consciousness. So he said simply: "Be conscious. When the breath enters, enter with it, and when the breath comes out, go out with it. Do this alone: enter, exit, with your breath. Never say anything about the last part of the technique.
The reason for this is that Buddha was talking about very ordinary men, and even that could create the desire to reach the interval. That desire to reach the interval will become a barrier to the conscience, because if you are willing to reach the interval, you will overtake. The breath will be entering, and you will advance because you are interested in the pause you have had in the future. Buddha never mentions it, so the Buddha technique is only half.
But the other half follows automatically. If you keep practicing the awareness of breathing, the consciousness of breathing, suddenly, one day, without knowing it, you will reach the interval. Because, according to your conscience, it will be sharpened and deepened and intensified, as your conscience becomes more precise -the whole world is excluded; only your breath coming and going is your world, the whole area of your consciousness - you will be closer to noticing the interval in which there is no breathing.
When you are moving rhythmically with your breathing, when there is no breathing, how can you not tell? Suddenly you will become aware that there is no breathing, and there will come a time when you will notice that the breath is not coming out or entering. The breathing has stopped completely. In that detention, the beneficence.
This technique is enough for millions of people. All of Asia tested it and lived with it for centuries. Tibet, China, Japan, Burma, Thailand, Sri Lanka: all of Asia, except India, has tried this technique. Only one technique, and thousands and thousands of people have attained enlightenment through it. And it is only the first technique.
But, unfortunately, as this technique was associated with the Buddha's name, the Hindus have been trying to elude it. Because it became known more and more as a Buddhist method, the Hindus have completely forgotten it. And not only that; They have also tried to avoid it for another reason. As this technique is the first technique mentioned by Shiva, many Buddhists have claimed that this book, the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, is a Buddhist book, not a Hindu one.
It is neither Hindu nor Buddhist; a technique is simply a technique. Buddha used it, but it already existed to be used. Buddha became a Buddha, an enlightened one, because of this technique. The technique was prior to Buddha; the technique already existed. Try it It is one of the simplest techniques: simple compared to other techniques; I'm not saying it's simple for you. Other techniques will be more difficult. That is why it is mentioned as the first technique. "Osho, The Book of Secrets, volume 1.
You can find more information and methods of Osho meditation in the Book of Secrets that contains 6 volumes and in the Orange Book, the author of both books is Osho.