It is a given fact that one cannot make the mind silent. The more one tries to make it silent with effort, the more it over-poers us. The more we may try to make it quiet, we end up in making it more noisy. The very idea of running away from thoughts gets one more possessed by it. Obviously, a mind which is already active, hyper, noisy cannot by itself become quiet, relaxed, peaceful.
About the Author:
OSHO was born on 11 December 1931, and attained 'enlightenment' at the twenty-one, and went on to complete his academic studies. He spent several years teaching philosophy at the University of Jabalpur. By the late 1960, Osho had begun to develop his unique dynamic meditation techniques. He felt that modern man is so burdened with the archaic traditions of the past as well as the anxieties of modern-day living, that he must go through a deep cleansing process before he can hope to discover the thought-less relaxed state of meditation.
In early 1970s, the West first began to hear of Osho. By 1974, a commune had been established around him in Pune, and the trickle of visitors from the West soon became a flood. Osho left his body on 19 January 1990. His talks have been published in more than six hundred volumes, and translated into over thirty languages.