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: * The title of ch.19 is different in the following editions (the rest of the chapter titles are all the same):
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: * Second (middle) part of q.3 of [[Dynamics of Meditation ~ 11]] is missing in the current book.
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: ** The title of ch.19 is different in the following editions (the rest of the chapter titles are all the same):
 
:* (1992) : "Techniques Devised by Osho"
 
:* (1992) : "Techniques Devised by Osho"
 
:* (1997) : "''Appendix'': Techniques Devised by Osho"
 
:* (1997) : "''Appendix'': Techniques Devised by Osho"

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A practical handbook in simple and clear language which is ideal for everyone from complete beginners to experienced meditators. The book contains a scientific explanation of meditation, a humorous discussion of obstacles to watch out for, answers to questions from meditators and 60 step-by-step descriptions of meditation techniques. Some techniques have been drawn from ancient traditions such as Zen, Sufi, Tantra, Tao, and the Upanishads, others include the revolutionary techniques created by Osho especially for the modern man who finds it difficult to quieten his mind. There is even a meditation for smokers.
notes
Read this book as PDF or create a free account at osho.com to read the book online.
Later published as part of Osho Books on CD-ROM.
Colophon page:
With the exception of chapter 3, chapter 8, and the section on techniques devised by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, the material in this book originally appeared in Dynamics of Meditation, published by Jeevan Jagriti Kendra (now known as the Rajneesh Foundation). It is published here with their kind permission.
Chapter 3 originally appeared in Sannyas 3 No 1 (January-February 1974), under the title "Modern Man and His Neurosis". It is reprinted here with the kind permission of the publisher, Neo-Sannyas International.
Chapter 8 from a discourse titled "The Occult Mysteries of Initation" that originally appeared in the book I Am the Gate.
Editors (our research):
The material from Dynamics of Meditation is mixed to form completely new chapters, extensively edited, and parts of chapters have been left out. A part of chapter 11 and Appendices 4 & 6 of Dynamics are not found in this book at all.
The colophon's statement "With the exception of chapter 3, chapter 8, and the section on techniques devised by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, the material in this book originally appeared in Dynamics of Meditation" seems not entirely correct.
See table of contents for more details. Below some specific remarks:
  • The Introduction, "Meditation: The Art of Celebration", is a part of an interview with Dr. Grazia Marchiano, now Ma Veet Sandeh, Neo-Sannyas International President for Europe, in Bombay, India in March 4, 1971.
  • Ch. 3 is the "Text of an interview with Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh by Ma Yoga Bhasha of New York, U.S.A., on January 20, 1973, Bombay, India." It has about half of that interview. This seems the only chapter that is a first publication here.
  • Ch. 8 is from 1971-06-10, I Am the Gate ch.7. It contains parts from that text, it is about half of that, but edited.
  • Ch. 9, the first part is from an unknown source, the rest is an edited version of q.1 of Dynamics of Meditation ~ 05
  • Ch. 19, "Techniques Devised by Bhagwan Shree", is a practical description of Osho's meditation techniques. It is not written or spoken by Osho. See discussion for a list of the meditations. It is not part of the CD-ROM.
Rajneesh Foundation published this book in 1977 under the title Meditation: The Art of Inner Ecstasy. That has the same text and type-page as the 1976 edition of this book.
time period of Osho's original talks/writings
Oct 1970 to Jan 20, 1973 : timeline
number of discourses/chapters
19 in 3 parts plus introduction   (see table of contents)


editions

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Meditation: The Art of Ecstasy

Year of publication : 1976
Publisher : Harper Colophon Books
Edition no. : 1
ISBN 0-06-090529-8 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 248
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
Edition notes : First edition: Harper Colophon Books, 1976. © 1976 by Rajneesh Foundation.
Size : 202 x 134 x 15 mm
Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Edited by Ma Satya Bharti
Designed by Eve Callahan
Library of Congress Card Number 76-465
Foreword: Ma Satya Bharti
"This is the first American publication of his work." (From the afterword "About the Author".)

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Meditation: The Art of Ecstasy

Year of publication : 1978
Reprint : 1984
Publisher : Harper & Row
Edition no. : 1
ISBN 0-06-080394-0 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 248
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
Edition notes : First Perennial Library edition published 1978. © 1976 by Rajneesh Foundation.
Size : 179 x 103 x 18 mm
Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Edited by Ma Satya Bharti
Foreword: Ma Satya Bharti
Introduction: Anonymus

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Meditation: The Art of Ecstasy

Year of publication : 1980
Publisher : Sheldon Press
Edition no. : 1
ISBN 0859-69298-1 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 272
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
Edition notes :
Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

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Meditation: The Art of Ecstasy

On Meditation and Meditation Techniques

Year of publication : 1992 (Year not mentioned in the book, but year of the second edition is mentioned in the 1997 third edition.)
Publisher : Rebel Publishing House, India
Edition no. : 2
ISBN 81-7261-000-9 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 292
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes : Second revised edition. Copyright Osho International Foundation.
Size : 208 x 148 x 24 mm
Editing by Ma Prem Mangla, Sw Krishna Prabhu
Typesetting by Ma Anand Disha
Design by Ma Prem Shunyo
Photography by Sw Rituraj, Sw Prem Ketan, Sw Premgeet
Production by Ma Dhyan Amiyo, Sw Prem Prabhu
Printing by Thomson Press, Delhi

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Meditation: The Art of Ecstasy

On Meditation and Meditation Techniques

Year of publication : 1997
Reprinted 1998
Publisher : Rebel Publishing House, India
Edition no. : 3
ISBN 81-7261-000-9 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 301
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes : Third edition 1997, Reprinted 1998. Copyright 1973, 1976 Osho International Foundation.
Size : 210 x 146 x 27 mm
Editing: Ma Prem Mangla, Sw Krishna Prabhu
Typesetting: Ma Anand Disha
Design: Ma Prem Shunyo
Photography: Sw Sarjano, Sw Rituraj, Sw Prem Ketan, Sw Premgit
Production by Ma Deva Harito
Printing: Thomson Press (India) Ltd.

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Meditation: The Art of Ecstasy

Year of publication : 1998
Reprint : 2001
Publisher : Diamond Publication, New Delhi
Edition no. : 1
ISBN 81-7182-096-4 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 260
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
Edition notes :

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Meditation: The Art of Ecstasy

Year of publication : 2003
Reprint 2006
Publisher : Diamond Publication, New Delhi
Edition no. : 2
ISBN 81-7182-096-4 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 260
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
Edition notes :

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Meditation: The Art of Ecstasy

On Meditation and Meditation Techniques

Year of publication : 2006
Publisher : Tao Publishing
Edition no. : 3
ISBN 81-7261-000-9 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 328
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes :

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Meditation: The Art of Ecstasy

On Meditation and Meditation Techniques

Year of publication : 2006
Publisher : Rebel Publishing House, India
Edition no. : 3
ISBN 81-7261-000-9 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 328
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes :

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Meditation: The Art of Ecstasy

Year of publication : 2010
Publisher : Diamond Books
Edition no. :
ISBN 9788171820962 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 260
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
Edition notes :

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Meditation: The Art of Ecstasy

On Meditation and Meditation Techniques

Year of publication : 2011
Publisher : Osho Media International
Edition no. : 4
ISBN 9788172612375 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 346
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes :

table of contents

editions 1976 -- 1980, 1992*, 1997*, Diamond-2006*
chapter titles
interviews & discourses
event location duration media
0 Introduction - Meditation: The Art of Celebration edited parts of Dynamics of Meditation ~ 03
Part I. Dynamics of Meditation
1 Yoga: The Growth of Consciousness edited first part of Dynamics of Meditation ~ 01
2 Non-Doing Through Doing edited q.2 of Dynamics of Meditation ~ 06
3 "Chaotic" Meditation… 20 Jan 1973 Bombay unknown none
4 ... or, Silent Meditation edited q.3 of Dynamics of Meditation ~ 04
edited q.2 of Dynamics of Meditation ~ 10
5 Moving Deeply into the Known edited q.1-2 of Dynamics of Meditation ~ 04
edited Dynamics of Meditation ~ 02
edited part of Dynamics of Meditation ~ 03
6 Kundalini: The Awakening of the Life Force edited q.1 of Dynamics of Meditation ~ 06
edited q.1 of Dynamics of Meditation ~ 07
edited q.5-7 of Dynamics of Meditation ~ 08
7 Enlightenment: An Endless Beginning edited q.1-4, 8-10 of Dynamics of Meditation ~ 08
8 Initiation to a Master: The Ultimate Technique edited parts of I Am the Gate ~ 07
9 Sannyas: Dying to the Past (unknown source)
edited q.1 of Dynamics of Meditation ~ 05
10 Total Desire: The Path to Desirelessness 21 Dec 1971 (edited) Bombay unknown none
Part II. Questions and Answers
11 What Is the Soul? edited second part of Dynamics of Meditation ~ 01
12 LSD and Meditation edited q.4 of Dynamics of Meditation ~ 11
13 Intuition: A Non-Explanation edited q.5-6 of Dynamics of Meditation ~ 11
14 Consciousness, Witnessing, and Awareness edited q.1 of Dynamics of Meditation ~ 10
15 The Difference Between Satori & Samadhi edited q.3-10 of Dynamics of Meditation ~ 10
edited first part of q.3 of Dynamics of Meditation ~ 11
16 Sexual Energy and the Awakening of the Kundalini edited q.5-6 of Dynamics of Meditation ~ 07
17 The Manifestations of Prana in the Seven Bodies edited q.11-15 of Dynamics of Meditation ~ 08
Part III. The Techniques
18 Traditional Techniques (unknown source)
edited part of The Ultimate Alchemy Vol 2 ~ 03
edited q.2 of Dynamics of Meditation ~ 07
edited first part of q.3 of Dynamics of Meditation ~ 07
edited q.4 of Dynamics of Meditation ~ 07
edited second part of q.3 of Dynamics of Meditation ~ 07
(unknown source)
edited part of q.1 of The Ultimate Alchemy Vol 1 ~ 06
Dynamics of Meditation ~ 13
edited third part of q.3* of Dynamics of Meditation ~ 11
edited q.2 of Dynamics of Meditation ~ 05
edited q.1-2 of Dynamics of Meditation ~ 11
shortened translated parts from Karuna Aur Kranti ~ 02
edited parts of q.1 of The Ultimate Alchemy Vol 1 ~ 06
19 Techniques Devised by Bhagwan Shree ** (text of editors)
* Second (middle) part of q.3 of Dynamics of Meditation ~ 11 is missing in the current book.
** The title of ch.19 is different in the following editions (the rest of the chapter titles are all the same):
  • (1992) : "Techniques Devised by Osho"
  • (1997) : "Appendix: Techniques Devised by Osho"
  • (Diamond-2009) : "Techniques Devised by Osho"