Meditation: The Art of Inner Ecstasy

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There is a confusing number of meditation techniques: Zen techniques, Tantra techniques, Yoga Techniques en Sufi techniques to name but a few. Yet no technique is meditation. It is merely an attempt te create a situation in which mediation can happen spontaneously. Meditation is not a doing. It is a happening, an allowing.
notes
This is the only publication of this book under this title. All other publications and editions, both from Rajneesh Foundation and other publishers are under the title Meditation: The Art of Ecstasy. The type-page is the almost the same as that of the first edition of Meditation: The Art of Ecstasy, except for the page-order mix-up mentioned with the "ERRATA", below.
Colophon page:
With the exception of chapter 3, chapter 8, small part in beginning of chapter 9 (source of it is unknown), 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 includes some edited parts from a discourse titled "The Occult Mysteries of Initation" that originally appeared in the book I Am the Gate.
The material from Dynamics of Meditation is mixed to form completely new chapters, extensively edited, parts have been left out. A part of chapter 11 and Appendices 4 & 6 of Dynamics are not found in this book at all.
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.
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.
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 Inner Ecstasy

Year of publication : 1977
Publisher : Rajneesh Foundation
ISBN : (None)
Number of pages : 248
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
Edition notes : Second edition Rajneesh Foundation 1977. Copyright © 1976 by Rajneesh Foundation.
(The first edition is the 1976 Harper Colophon Books edition under the title Meditation: The Art of Ecstasy.)
Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Published by Ma Yoga Laxmi
Edited by Ma Satya Bharti
Foreword: Ma Satya Bharti
Introduction: Meditation, The Art of Celebration: anonymus, but is Osho speaking, source unknown.
Printed by Graphic Unit, Kurla, Bombay
Printed in India. Stamped "For Sale in India Only"
Sticker after the Contents: ERRATA Page 156 Follows Page 139, Page 140 Follows Page 155.
  • Pages IV - V.

  • Pages XXII - 1.

  • Pages 2 - 3.

  • table of contents

    edition 1977
    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 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 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)