Meditation du Jour
Maitri bhavana means a great feeling of friendship, love, and compassion. Osho comments that as children we are born in that state; we are born trusting. However, our conditioning instills in us hatred, anger and jealousy and mistrust. This technique is a kind of de-hypnosis, undoing the program instilled in us, so that we can return to a state of lovingness.
Step 1: Start with yourself
First start loving yourself, consciously give love to yourself.
Step 2: Those you love
Then spread your love – your friendship, your compassion – to those people whom you love.
Step 3: Those towards whom you feel less loving
Now send love to those whom you don't usually feel so loving.
Step 4: Those to whom you are indifferent
Let your love spread towards those to whom you are indifferent, whom you neither love nor hate.
Step 5: Those whom you hate
Finally, send lovingness to those whom you hate.