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Osho on Tilopa Mahamudra
Osho : Even in ordinary life you feel the futility
of words. And if you don’t feel the futility of words, that shows that
you have not been alive at all; that shows that you have lived very
superficially. If whatsoever you have been living can be conveyed by
words, that means you have not lived at all.

When for the first time something starts happening which is beyond
words, life has happened to you, life has knocked at your door. And when
the ultimate knocks at your door, you are simply gone beyond words –
you become dumb, you cannot say; not even a single word is formed

And whatsoever you say looks so pale, so dead, so meaningless,
without any significance, that it seems that you are doing injustice to
the experience that has happened to you. Remember this, because
Mahamudra is the last, the ultimate experience.

Mahamudra means a total orgasm with the universe. If you have loved
somebody, and sometimes you have felt a melting and merging – the two
are no more two; the bodies remain separate, but something between the
bodies makes a bridge, a golden bridge, and the twoness inside
disappears; one life energy vibrates on both the poles – if it has
happened to you, then only you can understand what Mahamudra is.

Millions and millions times deep, millions and millions of times
high, is Mahamudra. It is a total orgasm with the whole, with the
universe. It is melting into the source of being. And this is a song of
Mahamudra. It is beautiful that Tilopa has called it a song. You can
sing it, but you cannot say it; you can dance it, but you cannot say it.
It is such a deep phenomenon that singing may convey a little tiny part
of it – not what you sing, but the way you sing it.

Many mystics have simply danced after their ultimate experience; they
could not do anything else. They were saying something through their
whole being and body; altogether, body, mind, soul, everything involved
in it. They were dancing; those dances were not ordinary dances. In
fact, all dancing was born because of these mystics; it was a way to
relate the ecstasy, the happiness, the bliss.

Something of the unknown has penetrated into the known, something of
the beyond has come to the earth – what else can you do? You can dance
it, you can sing it. This is a song of Mahamudra.

And who will sing it? Tilopa is no more. The orgasmic feeling itself
is singing. It is not a song of Tilopa; Tilopa is no more. The
experience itself is vibrating and singing. Hence, the song of
Mahamudra, the song of ecstasy, ecstasy itself singing it. Tilopa has
nothing to do; Tilopa is not there at all, Tilopa has melted.

When the seeker is lost, only then the goal is achieved. Only when
the experiencer is no more, the experience is there. Seek and you will
miss it – because through your seeking the seeker will be strengthened.
Don’t seek and you will find it. The very seeking, the very effort,
becomes a barrier, because the more you seek, the more the ego is
strengthened: the seeker.

Do not seek. This is the deepest message of this whole song of
Mahamudra: do not seek, just remain as you are, don’t go anywhere else.
Nobody ever reaches God, nobody can because you don’t know the address.
Where will you go? Where will you find the divine? There is no map, and
there is no way, and there is nobody to say where he is. No, nobody ever
reaches God. It is always the reverse:

God comes to you. Whenever you are ready, he knocks at your door; he
seeks you whenever you are ready. And the readiness is nothing but a
receptivity. When you are completely receptive there is no ego; you
become a hollow temple with nobody in it.

Tilopa says in the song, become like a hollow bamboo, nothing inside.
And suddenly, the moment you are a hollow bamboo, the divine lips are
on you, the hollow bamboo becomes a flute, and the song starts – this is
the song of Mahamudra. Tilopa has become a hollow bamboo, and the
divine has come, and the song has started. It is not Tilopa’s song, it
is the song of the ultimate experience itself.

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