My teachers’ name is Baba Purnanand. Which means something like the bliss of the moon, or Full Moon.
Every meditation camp in silence 10 days or 3 weeks or more, would end on the Full Moon. Me being a Cancerian and a watersign, have always felt strongly connected to the Moon,.. In Australia it was easy to sleep outside on the full moon night with a little wood fire in the garden or on the beach,..
As there is a strong full moon eclipse approaching on the 10th of January in the sign of Cancer, and there are major planetary changes on saturday and sunday too I like to share a text of Osho:
The full-moon night is the best for meditation. Many people who have become buddha’s have attained their enlightenment on the full-moon night, even Buddha himself.
It may have been a coincidence, but it is significant to remember: he was born on the full-moon night, he became enlightened on the full-moon night and he died on the full-moon night.
Something in the full moon seemed to be synchronizing with Buddha’s energy. Use it. Be alert and use every possibility to help you go in.
His birthday, his death day, his enlightenment day, all fall on one day – the full-moon night… the same month, the same night. The full moon has tremendous importance, so just do one thing: you can remain available, that’s all. If it happens, good; if it doesn’t happen don’t feel worried about it.
Next time again you try – when the full-moon night comes, start at least five days before, sitting in the night, just waiting. Wait one hour every night for five days, then the full moon will come. That night wait for at least two, three hours – not that you have to do anything: you are just there, available.
If it happens, you are ready; if it doesn’t happen, nothing to be worried about. If it doesn’t happen don’t feel frustrated, because it has nothing to do with your doing. If it happens, don’t feel that you have done a great thing, otherwise it will never happen again. If it happens, feel grateful; if it doesn’t happen, simply wait again.
Each full-moon night start waiting. It will be coming more and more and it will be staying more and more. And when it comes, don’t try to control it. Don’t try to be in that state a little longer; don’t bring desire in, because those are all disturbances and they poison the whole thing.
It is a door of the beyond. Just start waiting for it… waiting but with tremendous patience, with no hurry. Don’t try to drag it. It is beyond human control but one can manage to invite it in a very indirect way. Take a bath, sing a song, sit silently in the night – wait for it. Sway with the moon, look at the moon, feel full with the moon… feel the moon showering on you, dance a little, sit again, wait. Let the full-moon night become your particular night for meditation – it will be helpful.
O S H O