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Meditation is Not Needed, if You are Happy

Osho Happy

You have come to me seeking meditation. Meditation is needed only because you have not chosen to be happy. If you have chosen to be happy, there is no need for any meditation. meditation is medicinal: if you are ill, then the medicine is needed. Buddhas don′t need meditation. Once you have started choosing happiness, once you have decided that you have to be happy, then no meditation is needed. Then meditation starts happening of its own accord.
Meditation is a function of being happy. Meditation follows a happy man like a shadow: wherever he goes, whatsoever he is doing, he is meditative. He is intensely concentrated.
The word ′meditation′ and the word ′medicine′ come from the same root - that is very significant. Meditation is also medicinal. You don′t carry bottles of medicines and prescriptions with you if you are healthy. Of course, when you are not healthy you have to go the doctor. Going to the doctor is not a very great thing to brag about. One should be happy, so the doctor is not needed.
So many religions are there because so many people are unhappy. A happy person needs no religion; a happy person needs no temple, no church - because for a happy person the whole universe is a temple, the whole existence is a church. The happy person has nothing like religious activity, because his whole life is religious.
Whatsoever you do with happiness is a prayer: your work becomes worship; your very breathing has an intense splendor to it, a grace. Not that you constantly repeat the name of god - only foolish people do that - because god has no name, and by repeating some assumed name you simply dull your own mind. By repeating his name you are not going to go anywhere. A happy man simply comes to see god is everywhere. You need happy eyes to see him.

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(Osho - A Sudden Clash of Thunder #7)