"Words are figures, silence is the background. Words come and go, silence remains. When you were born, you were born as a silence, just intervals and intervals, gaps and gaps.You came with infinite emptiness, you brought unbounded emptiness with you in life. Then you started collecting words.
Mind is nothing but all the words that you have accumulated. Silence is that which has always been with you, it is not an accumulation. That is the meaning of self: it is your intrinsic quality. It is a question of changing the gestalt, shifting the attention from words into silence – which is always there."
"Millions of people miss meditation because meditation has taken on a wrong connotation. It looks very serious, looks gloomy, has something of the church in it; looks as if it is only for people who are either dead, or almost dead, who are gloomy, serious, have long faces; who have lost festivity, fun, playfulness, celebration. These are the qualities of meditation. A really meditative person is playful, life is fun for him. Life is a leela, a play. He enjoys it tremendously. He is not serious, he is relaxed." Osho
Poligniano a Mare