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Why does Osho call meditation "the first and last freedom"? Because in his understanding meditation is the dimension through which every individual can realize his own, unique potential - the unlimited personal freedom that is available for all of us. This book is a compilation drawn from Osho's many years of work on meditation. It contains a wide variety of meditation techniques - some traditional, like Zazen, the ancient Buddhist practice, others are Osho's unique formula especially designed for the 21st century seeker. In addition, Osho answers questions about some of the more common obstacles meditators may meet along the way. An invaluable companion for the sincere seeker. This book is a practical, step-by-step guide to sixty-three meditation techniques developed specifically for the needs of twentieth-century persons. Osho believed that modern man, so burdened with the outmoded traditions of the past and distracted by the particular anxieties of the present, must go through a cleansing process before he can enjoy the states necessary for true meditation. So, in addition to classical techniques, Osho guides the initiate through to modern technique.
translated from
mostly English text except only part translated from Hindi: Prem Ke Phool (प्रेम के फूल) (letter #60)
notes
Read this book as PDF or create a free account at osho.com to read the book online.
Also published as Meditation: A First and Last Freedom.
An extensive list of References for quotes, with titles, chapters and dates spoken, is found in, at least, the 1988, 1990, 1992 and 1996 editions.
A Complete List of Meditations, with index, is found in, at least, the 1988, 1990, 1992, 1996 and 2013 editions.
Some parts are taken from the earlier compilation about meditations The Orange Book.
For the Table of contents of the books see the page-scans of the editions.
The edition of 1990 has the first revision. Mystic Rose moves to the front, together with the new No-Mind Meditation, directly behind Dynamic and Kundalini. Mandala has been moved to the back.
The 2013 edition has a big revision, with many changes to text and chapter titles. The Preface to the New Edition describes these changes (see page-scans).
time period of Osho's original talks/writings
(unknown)
number of discourses/chapters
27, 28 or 30   (see table of contents)


editions

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Meditation: The First and Last Freedom

A Practical Guide to Meditation

Year of publication : 1988-07
Publisher : The Rebel Publishing House, Germany
ISBN 3-89338-033-7 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 265
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes : First edition. Copyright © Neo-Sannyas International.
Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Size : 215 x 203 x 26 mm
Compilation by Sw Deva Wadud B.F.A., M.L.A., M.M., D.Phil.M.(RIMU); assisted by Ma Anand Svarup B.Sc.N.
Editing by Bodhisattvaa Ma Yoga Ranjana Ph.D., Arihanta
Typing by Ma Anand Richa
Design by Ma Dhyan Amiyo
Back cover painting by Ma Anand Meera (Kasue Hashimoto), B.F.A. (Musashino Art University, Tokio)
Production by Sw Anand Rupen M.B.A.
Printing by Mohndruck, Gütersloh, West Germany
Distributed in Europe by The Rebel Publishing House GmbH, Cologne, West Germany
Introduction: Sw Deva Wadud, Poona, April 1988
  • Page V: table of contents.

  • Page VI: table of contents.

  • Page VII: table of contents.

  • Page VIII: table of contents.

  • Page IX: table of contents.

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    Meditation: The First and Last Freedom

    A Practical Guide to Meditation

    Year of publication : 1990
    Publisher : The Rebel Publishing House, Germany
    ISBN 3-89338-064-7 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 269
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
    Edition notes : Second edition, revised. Copyright © Neo-Sannyas International.
    Size : 215 x 203 x 27 mm
    Author as Osho Rajneesh
    Compilation by Sw Deva Wadud B.F.A., M.L.A., M.M., D.Phil.M.(RIMU); assisted by Ma Anand Svarup B.Sc.N.
    Editing by Bodhisattvaa Ma Yoga Ranjana Ph.D., Arihanta
    Typing by Ma Anand Richa
    Typesetting by Sw Anand Rupen M.B.A., Ma Premo
    Design by Ma Dhyan Amiyo
    Back cover painting by Ma Anand Meera (Kasue Hashimoto), B.F.A. (Musashino Art University, Tokio)
    Cover photograph by Sw Samarpan Avikal
    Production by Sw Prem Visarjan
    Printing by Mohndruck, Gütersloh, West Germany
    Introduction: Sw Deva Wadud, Poona, January 1989
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    Meditation: The First and Last Freedom

    A Practical Guide to Meditation

    Year of publication : 1992-07
    Publisher : Rebel Publishing House, India
    ISBN 81-7261-004-1 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 270
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
    Edition notes : Third Edition, Revised. Copyright Osho International Foundation.
    Size : 203 x 195 x 24 mm
    Author as Osho
    Compilation by Sw Deva Wadud B.F.A., M.L.A., M.M., D.Phil.M.(RIMU); assisted by Ma Anand Svarup B.Sc.N.
    Editing by Bodhisattvaa Ma Yoga Ranjana, Ph.D., Arihanta
    Typing by Ma Anand Richa
    Typesetting by Sw Anand Rupen M.B.A., Ma Premo B.A.
    Design by Ma Dhyan Amiyo
    Back cover painting by Ma Anand Meera (Kasué Hashimoto) B.F.A. (Musashino Art University, Tokyo)
    Cover photograph by Sw Samarpan Avikal
    Production by Sw Prem Prabhu
    Printing by Thomson Press, Delhi
    Introduction: Sw Deva Wadud, Poona, January 1992
    Table of contents is the same as the 1990 edition.

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    Meditation: The First and Last Freedom

    A Practical Guide to Meditation

    Year of publication : 1993
    Publisher : The Rebel Publishing House, Germany
    ISBN 3-89338-128-7 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 270
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
    Edition notes : Reprint

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    Meditation: The First and Last Freedom

    A Practical Guide to Meditation

    Year of publication : 1995
    Publisher : Boxtree Ltd
    ISBN 0-75221-681-3 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 352 or 384?
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
    Edition notes : discussion

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    Meditation: The First and Last Freedom

    A Practical Guide

    Year of publication : 1996.12
    Publisher : St. Martin's Press
    ISBN 0-312-14820-8 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 304
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
    Edition notes : Copyright © 1996 by OSHO International Foundation. First U.S. edition: December 1996.
    Compilation by Sw Deva Wadud; assisted by Ma Anand Svarup
    Editing by Ma Yoga Ranjana
    Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data BP605.R43M432 1996 96-9227 299'.93-dc20 CIP
    Cover design by L2 Design
    Jacket photography by Susan Daboll
    Printed in the United States of America
    Introduction: Sw Deva Wadud, Poona, January 1992

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    Meditation: The First and Last Freedom

    A Practical Guide to Meditation

    Year of publication : 1996
    Publisher : Rebel Publishing House, India
    ISBN 81-7261-004-1 (click ISBN to buy online)
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    Meditation: The First and Last Freedom

    A Practical Guide

    Year of publication : 1997
    Publisher : St. Martin's Press
    ISBN 0-312-16927-2 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 286
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
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    Meditation: The First and Last Freedom

    A Practical Guide

    Year of publication : 1998
    Publisher : Gill and Macmillan Newleaf, UK
    ISBN 0-71712-792-3 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 280
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
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    Meditation: The First and Last Freedom

    A Practical Guide to Meditation

    Year of publication : 1998
    Publisher : Rebel Publishing House, India
    ISBN 81-7261-004-1 (click ISBN to buy online)
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    Meditation: The First and Last Freedom

    A Practical Guide

    Year of publication : 1999
    Publisher : St. Martin's Press
    ISBN 0-312-16927-2 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 286
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
    Edition notes : Reprint ?

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    Meditation: The First and Last Freedom

    A Practical Guide

    Year of publication : 1999
    Publisher : Gill and Macmillan Newleaf, UK
    ISBN 0-71712-792-3 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 280
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
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    Meditation: The First and Last Freedom

    A Practical Guide to Meditation

    Year of publication : 1999
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    Publisher : Rebel Publishing House, India
    ISBN 81-7261-004-1 (click ISBN to buy online)
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    Meditation: The First and Last Freedom

    A Practical Guide to Meditation

    Year of publication : Reprint: 2004
    Publisher : Rebel Publishing House, India
    ISBN 81-7261-004-1 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 285
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    Meditation: The First and Last Freedom

    A Practical Guide to Osho Meditations

    Year of publication : 2004
    Publisher : St. Martin's Press
    ISBN 0-312-33663-2 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 320
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
    Edition notes : First Revised Edition: December 2004. Copyright © 1988, 2004 by OSHO International Foundation, Switzerland.
    With medical disclaimer
    Introduction: anonymus
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    Meditation: The First and Last Freedom

    A Practical Guide to Meditation

    Year of publication : 2010
    Publisher : Osho Media International
    ISBN 978-0-88050-772-1 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 320
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : E
    Edition notes :
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    Meditation: The First and Last Freedom

    A Practical Guide to Meditation

    Year of publication : 2011
    Publisher : Osho Media International
    ISBN 9788172612399 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 318
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
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    Meditation: The First and Last Freedom

    A Practical Guide to Osho Meditations

    Year of publication : 2013
    Reprint : 2014
    Publisher : Osho Media International
    ISBN 978-81-7261-239-9 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 260
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
    Edition notes : New and revised edition. Copyright © 1988, 2013 OSHO International Foundation. Photo: Copyright © OSHO International Foundation.
    Size : 223 x 151 x 24 mm
    With medical disclaimer
    Printed in India by Thomson Press (India) Ltd., New Delhi
    Introduction: Jonh Andrews M.D. M.R.C.P.
    Preface: anonymous
  • Pages IV - V: colophon & table of contents.

  • Pages VI - VII: table of contents.

  • Pages VIII - IX: table of contents.

  • Pages XIV - XV: Preface to the New Edition.
    (with list of changes)

  • Pages XVI - 1: Preface to the New Edition.

  • table of contents

    edition 1988.07
    chapter titles
    source of the compilation
    Part I. About Meditation
    1 What Is Meditation?
    Witnessing, the Spirit of Meditation
    unknown
    2 The Flowering of Meditation
    The Great Silence
    The Growing in Sensitivity
    Love, the Fragrance of Meditation
    Compassion
    Abiding Joy for No Reason at All
    Intelligence: The Ability to Respond
    Aloneness: Your Self-Nature
    Your Real Self
    unknown
    Part II. The Science of Meditation
    3 Methods and Meditation
    Techniques Are Helpful
    Begin with Effort
    These Methods Are Simple
    First Understand the Technique
    The Right Method Will Click
    When to Drop the Method
    Imagination Can Work for You
    unknown
    4 Suggestions for Beginners
    Enough Space
    The Right Place
    Be Comfortable
    Begin with Catharsis
    unknown
    5 Guidelines to Freedom
    The Three Essentials
    Be Playful
    Be Patient
    Don't Look for Results
    Appreciate Unawareness
    Machines Help but Don't Create Meditation
    You Are Not Your Experiences
    The Observer Is Not the Witness
    Meditation Is a Knack
    unknown
    Part III. The Meditations
    6 Dynamic Meditation: Catharsis and Celebration
    Instructions for Dynamic Meditation *
    Giving Birth to Yourself
    Remember, Remain a Witness
    unknown
    7 Two Powerful Methods for Awakening
    Kundalini Meditation *
    Mandala Meditation *
    unknown
    8 Dancing as a Meditation
    Disappear in the Dance
    Nataraj Meditation *
    Whirling Meditation *
    unknown
    9 Anything Can Be a Meditation
    Running, Jogging and Swimming
    Laughing Meditation
    The Laughing Buddha
    Smoking Meditation
    unknown
    10 Breath, a Bridge to Meditation
    Vipassana
    Watching the Gap in the Breath
    Watching the Gap in the Marketplace
    Dream Mastery
    Throwing Things Out
    unknown
    11 Opening the Heart
    From Head to Heart
    Prayer Meditation *
    The Heart of Peacefulness
    Heart Centering
    Atisha's Heart Meditation
    Start with Yourself
    unknown
    12 Inner Centering
    Abdullah
    Findig the Real Source
    Center of the Cyclone
    Feel 'I Am'
    Who Am I?
    To the Very Center of Being
    unknown
    13 Looking Within
    Seeing Within
    Looking as a Whole
    Inner Circle
    unknown
    14 Meditations on Light
    Golden Light Meditation
    Heart of Light
    Seeing Etheric Presence
    Translucent Presence
    unknown
    15 Meditations on Darkness
    Inner Darkness
    Carry Out Inner Darkness
    unknown
    16 Moving Energy Upwards
    The Ascent of Life Energy 1
    The Ascent of Life Energy 2
    unknown
    17 Listening to the Soundless Sound
    Nadabrahma Meditation *
    Nadabrahma for Couples
    Aum
    Devavani (Gibberish) *
    Instruction for Devavani Meditation
    Instruction for Gibberish Meditation
    Music as Meditation
    The Center of Sound
    The Beginning and End of Sound
    unknown
    18 Finding the Space Within
    Enter the Clear Sky
    Include Everything
    A Meditation for the Jet-set
    Feel the Absence of Things
    Hollow Bamboo
    unknown
    19 Entering into Death
    Entering into Death
    Celebrating Death
    unknown
    20 Watching with the Third Eye
    Gourishankar *
    Finding the Witness
    Touching as a Feather
    Looking at the Tip of the Nose
    unknown
    21 Just Sitting
    Zazen
    The Laughter of Zen
    unknown
    22 Rising in Love: A Partnership in Meditation
    Circle of Love
    Shaking in Sex
    Circle of Love Alone
    unknown
    Part IV. Obstacles to Meditation
    23 The Two Difficulties
    The Ego
    The Chattering Mind
    unknown
    24 False Methods
    Meditation Is Not Concentration
    Meditation Is Not Introspection
    unknown
    25 Tricks of the Mind
    Don't Be Fooled by Experiences
    Mind Can Enter Again
    Mind Can Deceive You
    unknown
    Part V. Questions to the Master
    26
    Only a Witness Can Really Dance
    The Goose Has Never Been In!
    The Watcher on the Hill
    Where Did You Leave Your Bicycle?
    Just a 180° Turn
    All Paths Merge on the Mountain
    Celebrating Consciousness
    Tune in to Uncertainly
    Count the Moments of Awareness
    Make Things as Simple as Possible
    Witnessing Is Like Sowing Seeds
    Witnessing Is Enough
    unknown
    Part VI. Going Deeper: Laughter and Tears and the Watcher on the Hills
    27
    "YAA-HOO!" A Sound of Celebration
    The Mystic Rose Meditation
    unknown
    edition 1990
    chapter titles
    source of the compilation
    (Parts I and II are the same as above in 1988 edition)
    Part III. The Meditations
    6 Two Powerful Methods for Awakening
    Dynamic Meditation: Catharsis and Celebration
    Instructions for Dynamic Meditation *
    Giving Birth to Yourself
    Remember, Remain a Witness
    Kundalini Meditation *
    unknown
    7 The Mystic Rose Meditation
    The Mystic Rose Meditation *
    Instructions for Laughter
    Instructions for Tears
    Instructions for the Watcher on the Hills
    A Few Points to Help
    unknown
    8 The No-MindMeditation**
    The No-Mind Meditation *
    Instructions for the No-Mind Meditation
    unknown
    9 Dancing as a Meditation
    Disappear in the Dance
    Nataraj Meditation *
    Whirling Meditation *
    unknown
    10 Anything Can Be a Meditation
    Running, Jogging and Swimming
    Laughing Meditation
    The Laughing Buddha
    Smoking Meditation
    unknown
    11 Breath - A Bridge to Meditation
    Vipassana
    Watching the Gap in the Breath
    Watching the Gap in the Marketplace
    Dream Mastery
    Throwing Things Out
    unknown
    12 Opening the Heart
    From Head to Heart
    Prayer Meditation *
    The Heart of Peacefulness
    Heart Centering
    Atisha's Heart Meditation
    Start with Yourself
    unknown
    13 Inner Centering
    Abdullah
    Findig the Real Source
    Center of the Cyclone
    Feel 'I Am'
    Who Am I?
    To the Very Center of Being
    unknown
    14 Looking Within
    Seeing Within
    Looking as a Whole
    Inner Circle
    unknown
    15 Meditations on Light
    Golden Light Meditation
    Heart of Light
    Seeing Etheric Presence
    Translucent Presence
    unknown
    16 Meditations on Darkness
    Inner Darkness
    Carry Out Inner Darkness
    unknown
    17 Moving Energy Upwards
    The Ascent of Life Energy 1
    The Ascent of Life Energy 2
    unknown
    18 Listening to the Soundless Sound
    Nadabrahma Meditation *
    Nadabrahma for Couples
    Aum
    Devavani (Gibberish) *
    Instruction for Devavani Meditation
    Music as Meditation
    The Center of Sound
    The Beginning and End of Sound
    unknown
    19 Finding the Space Within
    Enter the Clear Sky
    Include Everything
    A Meditation for the Jet-set
    Feel the Absence of Things
    Hollow Bamboo
    unknown
    20 Entering into Death
    Entering into Death
    Celebrating Death
    unknown
    21 Watching with the Third Eye
    Gourishankar *
    Mandala Meditation *
    Finding the Witness
    Touching as a Feather
    Looking at the Tip of the Nose
    unknown
    22 Just Sitting
    Zazen
    The Laughter of Zen
    unknown
    23 Rising in Love: A Partnership in Meditation
    Circle of Love
    Shaking in Sex
    Circle of Love Alone
    unknown
    Part IV. Obstacles to Meditation
    24 The Two Difficulties
    The Ego
    The Chattering Mind
    unknown
    25 False Methods
    Meditation Is Not Concentration
    Meditation Is Not Introspection
    unknown
    26 Tricks of the Mind
    Don't Be Fooled by Experiences
    Mind Can Enter Again
    Mind Can Deceive You
    unknown
    Part V. Questions to the Master
    27
    Only a Witness Can Really Dance
    The Goose Has Never Been In!
    The Watcher on the Hill
    Where Did You Leave Your Bicycle?
    Just a 180° Turn
    All Paths Merge on the Mountain
    Celebrating Consciousness
    Tune in to Uncertainly
    Count the Moments of Awareness
    Make Things as Simple as Possible
    Witnessing Is Like Sowing Seeds
    Witnessing Is Enough
    unknown
    edition 1996.12
    chapter titles
    source of the compilation
    Introduction by Sw Deva Wadud, Poona, January 1992
    with quotes from Philosophia Ultima ~ 01, Hsin Hsin Ming ~ 03, The Guest ~ 06
    Notes to the Reader editor's words with quote from The Dhammapada Vol 01 ~ 02
    Part I. About Meditation
    1 What Is Meditation?
    Witnessing, the Spirit of Meditation

    I Am the Gate ~ 05, Dang Dang Doko Dang ~ 05, From Misery to Enlightenment ~ 02, The Osho Upanishad ~ 03, Light on the Path ~ 01, The Search ~ 06, The Old Pond ~ 22, Beyond Enlightenment ~ 09
    2 The Flowering of Meditation
    The Great Silence
    The Growing in Sensitivity
    Love, the Fragrance of Meditation
    Compassion
    Abiding Joy for No Reason at All
    Intelligence: The Ability to Respond
    Aloneness: Your Self-Nature
    Your Real Self
    The Inward Revolution ~ 02;
    The Golden Future ~ 01;
    Beyond Enlightenment ~ 28;
    The Search ~ 06, Guida Spirituale ~ 15;
    Zen Zest Zip Zap and Zing ~ 03;
    The Secret of Secrets Vol 2 ~ 03;
    Guida Spirituale ~ 12;
    The Fish in the Sea Is Not Thirsty ~ 02, Hallelujah ~ 22, Just the Tip of the Iceberg ~ 18, The Guest ~ 11;
    The Dhammapada Vol 02 ~ 08, Guida Spirituale ~ 02
    Part II. The Science of Meditation
    3 Methods and Meditation
    Techniques Are Helpful
    Begin with Effort
    These Methods Are Simple
    First Understand the Technique
    The Right Method Will Click
    When to Drop the Method
    Imagination Can Work for You
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 2 ~ 07;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 2 ~ 07, Tantra The Supreme Understanding ~ 08;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 2 ~ 10;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 2 ~ 01;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 2 ~ 17;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 1 ~ 01;
    The Book of Wisdom Vol 1 ~ 01;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 2 ~ 35, Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 2 ~ 31
    4 Suggestions for Beginners
    Enough Space
    The Right Place
    Be Comfortable
    Begin with Catharsis
    The Secret of Secrets Vol 2 ~ 01;
    The Secret of Secrets Vol 2 ~ 01;
    Yoga The Alpha and Omega Vol 06 ~ 07;
    Dynamics of Meditation ~ 04, The Great Zen Master Ta Hui ~ 20
    5 Guidelines to Freedom
    The Three Essentials
    Be Playful
    Be Patient
    Don't Look for Results
    Appreciate Unawareness
    Machines Help but Don't Create Meditation
    You Are Not Your Experiences
    The Observer Is Not the Witness
    Meditation Is a Knack
    The Great Zen Master Ta Hui ~ 14;
    Ancient Music in the Pines ~ 07;
    Prem Ke Phool ~ 060;
    The Book of Wisdom Vol 1 ~ 09;
    Yoga The Alpha and Omega Vol 03 ~ 10;
    YAA HOO The Mystic Rose ~ 10;
    The Hidden Splendor ~ 10;
    The Book of Wisdom Vol 2 ~ 07;
    Sermons in Stones ~ 04, What Is Is What Ain't Ain't ~ 10, The Sword and the Lotus ~ 08
    Part III. The Meditations
    6 Two Powerful Methods for Awakening
    Dynamic Meditation: Catharsis and Celebration
    Instructions for Dynamic Meditation *
    Giving Birth to Yourself
    Remember, Remain a Witness
    Kundalini Meditation *
    I Say unto You Vol 2 ~ 06;
    My Way The Way of White Clouds ~ 04;
    (Instructions currently in use at Osho Commune International, Poona, India);
    Meditation The Art of Ecstasy ~ 03;
    Roots and Wings ~ 01;
    Hsin Hsin Ming ~ 02 + editor's words
    7 Osho Meditative Therapies
    The Mystic Rose Meditation
    Instructions for Laughter, Tears
    Instructions for the Watcher on the Hills
    Light on the Path ~ 16 + editor's words;
    Satyam Shivam Sundram ~ 18, YAA HOO The Mystic Rose ~ 30;
    (Instructions currently in use at Osho Commune International, Poona, India) + two quotes from YAA HOO The Mystic Rose ~ 30;
    (Instructions currently in use at Osho Commune International, Poona, India)
    8 The No-Mind Meditation
    Instructions for No-Mind Meditation
    This This A Thousand Times This ~ 06, Live Zen ~ 17;
    (Instructions currently in use at Osho Commune International, Poona, India)
    9 Born Again
    Instructions for Born Again
    The Supreme Doctrine ~ 01;
    The Supreme Doctrine ~ 01
    10 Dancing as a Meditation
    Disappear in the Dance
    Nataraj Meditation *
    Whirling Meditation *
    Samadhi Ke Sapt Dwar ~ 06 (English part);
    Samadhi Ke Sapt Dwar ~ 06 (English part) + editor's words;
    Roots and Wings ~ 01 + editor's words
    11 Anything Can Be a Meditation
    Running, Jogging, and Swimming
    Laughing Meditation
    The Laughing Buddha
    Smoking Meditation
    The Open Secret ~ 07;
    The Open Secret ~ 07, The Book of Wisdom Vol 2 ~ 07, Beloved of My Heart ~ 25, A Rose Is a Rose Is a Rose ~ 12;
    A Sudden Clash of Thunder ~ 09 + editor's words;
    The Secret of Secrets Vol 2 ~ 04;
    The Secret ~ 04
    12 Breath - A Bridge to Meditation
    Vipassana
    Watching the Gap in the Breath
    Watching the Gap in the Marketplace
    Dream Mastery
    Throwing Things Out
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 1 ~ 03;
    The New Dawn ~ 16 + (Instructions currently in use at Osho Commune International, Poona, India);
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 1 ~ 03;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 1 ~ 05;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 1 ~ 05;
    Yoga The Alpha and Omega Vol 02 ~ 09
    13 Opening the Heart
    From Head to Heart
    Prayer Meditation *
    The Heart of Peacefulness
    Heart Centering
    Atisha's Heart Meditation
    Start with Yourself
    Eighty Four Thousand Poems ~ 06;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 1 ~ 12;
    The Hidden Harmony ~ 09, The Great Nothing ~ 02;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 2 ~ 31;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 1 ~ 11;
    The Book of Wisdom Vol 1 ~ 01;
    The Book of Wisdom Vol 1 ~ 05
    14 Inner Centering
    Abdullah
    Findig the Real Source
    Center of the Cyclone
    Feel 'I Am'
    Who Am I?
    To the Very Center of Being
    Unio Mystica Vol 1 ~ 02;
    The Book of Wisdom Vol 2 ~ 02;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 1 ~ 33;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 1 ~ 37;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 1 ~ 35;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 1 ~ 35;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 2 ~ 21
    15 Looking Within
    Seeing Within
    Looking as a Whole
    Inner Circle
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 1 ~ 21;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 1 ~ 21;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 1 ~ 21;
    The Secret of Secrets Vol 1 ~ 07
    16 Meditations on Light
    Golden Light Meditation *
    Heart of Light
    Seeing Etheric Presence
    Translucent Presence
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 2 ~ 09;
    The Secret of Secrets Vol 2 ~ 13;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 2 ~ 09;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 2 ~ 23;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 2 ~ 07
    17 Meditations on Darkness
    Inner Darkness
    Carry Out Inner Darkness
    The Shadow of the Bamboo ~ 11;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 2 ~ 11;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 2 ~ 11
    18 Moving Energy Upwards
    The Ascent of Life Energy 1
    The Ascent of Life Energy 2
    You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet ~ 07;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 2 ~ 07;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 2 ~ 07
    19 Listening to the Soundless Sound
    Nadabrahma Meditation *
    Nadabrahma for Couples
    Aum
    Devavani (Gibberish)
    Instruction for Devavani Meditation
    Music as Meditation
    The Center of Sound
    The Beginning and End of Sound
    The Secret of Secrets Vol 1 ~ 13;
    editor's words;
    editor's words;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 1 ~ 27;
    Yoga The Alpha and Omega Vol 03 ~ 06;
    editor's words;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 1 ~ 27;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 1 ~ 25;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 1 ~ 27
    20 Finding the Space Within
    Enter the Clear Sky
    Include Everything
    A Meditation for the Jet-set
    Feel the Absence of Things
    Hollow Bamboo
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 2 ~ 16;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 2 ~ 09;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 2 ~ 21;
    This Is It ~ 19;
    Yoga The Alpha and Omega Vol 03 ~ 07;
    Tantra The Supreme Understanding ~ 04
    21 Entering into Death
    Entering into Death
    Celebrating Death
    The Revolution ~ 09;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 2 ~ 13;
    Vedanta Seven Steps to Samadhi ~ 15
    22 Watching with the Third Eye
    Gourishankar *
    Mandala Meditation *
    Finding the Witness
    Touching as a Feather
    Looking at the Tip of the Nose
    The Hidden Splendor ~ 19;
    editor's words;
    editor's words;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 1 ~ 05;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 2 ~ 23;
    The Secret of Secrets Vol 1 ~ 11
    23 Just Sitting
    Zazen
    The Laughter of Zen
    The Dhammapada Vol 01 ~ 09;
    The Dhammapada Vol 01 ~ 09, Beloved of My Heart ~ 06 + (Instructions currently in use at Osho Commune International, Poona, India);
    Roots and Wings ~ 10
    24 Rising in Love: A Partnership in Meditation
    Circle of Love
    Shaking in Sex
    Circle of Love Alone
    Beyond Enlightenment ~ 16;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 2 ~ 27;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 1 ~ 33;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 1 ~ 33
    Part IV. Obstacles to Meditation
    25 The Two Difficulties
    The Ego
    The Chattering Mind
    The Sword and the Lotus ~ 08, The Discipline of Transcendence Vol 4 ~ 03;
    The Sword and the Lotus ~ 08, The Inward Revolution ~ 02, A Sudden Clash of Thunder ~ 02
    26 False Methods
    Meditation Is Not Concentration
    Meditation Is Not Introspection
    Ancient Music in the Pines ~ 03;
    Yoga The Alpha and Omega Vol 06 ~ 06
    27 Tricks of the Mind
    Don't Be Fooled by Experiences
    Mind Can Enter Again
    Mind Can Deceive You
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 2 ~ 16;
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Vol 2 ~ 16;
    Light on the Path ~ 18
    Part V. Questions to the Master
    28
    Only a Witness Can Really Dance
    The Goose Has Never Been In!
    The Watcher on the Hill
    Where Did You Leave Your Bicycle?
    Just a 180° Turn
    All Paths Merge on the Mountain
    Celebrating Consciousness
    Tune in to Uncertainly
    Count the Moments of Awareness
    Make Things as Simple as Possible
    Witnessing Is Like Sowing Seeds
    Witnessing Is Enough
    The Dhammapada Vol 04 ~ 10;
    Beyond Psychology ~ 19;
    The True Sage ~ 08;
    The Tantra Vision Vol 1 ~ 08;
    The Osho Upanishad ~ 10;
    Ah This ~ 08;
    Yoga The Alpha and Omega Vol 03 ~ 04;
    Yoga The Alpha and Omega Vol 04 ~ 10;
    The Hidden Splendor ~ 11;
    The Golden Future ~ 19;
    Satyam Shivam Sundram ~ 07;
    Satyam Shivam Sundram ~ 22
    edition Rebel 2004
    chapter titles
    source of the compilation
    Introduction unknown
    Part 1. About Meditation
    1 What Is Meditation?
    Witnessing, the Spirit of Meditation
    unknown
    2 The Flowering of Meditation
    The Great Silence
    The Growing in Sensitivity
    Love, the Fragrance of Meditation
    Compassion
    Abiding Joy for No Reason at All
    Intelligence: The Ability to Respond
    Aloneness: Your Self-Nature
    Your Real Self
    unknown
    Part 2. The Science of Meditation
    3 Methods and Meditation
    Techniques Are Helpful
    Begin with Effort
    These Methods Are Simple
    First Understand the Technique
    The Right Method Will Click
    When to Drop the Method
    Imagination Can Work for You
    unknown
    4 Suggestions for Beginners
    Enough Space
    The Right Place
    Be Comfortable
    Begin with Catharsis
    unknown
    5 Guidelines to Freedom
    The Three Essentials
    Be Playful
    Be Patient
    Don't Look for Results
    Appreciate Unawareness
    Machines Help but Don't Create Meditation
    You Are Not Your Experiences
    The Observer Is Not the Witness
    Meditation Is a Knack
    unknown
    Part 3. The Meditations
    6 Two Powerful Methods for Awakening
    Dynamic Meditation: Catharsis and Celebration
    Instructions for Dynamic Meditation *
    Giving Birth to Yourself
    Remember, Remain a Witness
    Kundalini Meditation *
    unknown
    7 Osho Meditative Therapies
    Instructions for the Mystic Rose Meditation
    A Few Points to help
    Instructions for No-Mind Meditation
    Gibberish Meditation
    unknown
    8 Dancing as a Meditation
    Disappear in the Dance
    Nataraj Meditation *
    Whirling Meditation *
    unknown
    9 Anything Can Be a Meditation
    Running, Jogging and Swimming
    Laughing Meditation
    The Laughing Buddha
    Smoking Meditation
    unknown
    10 Breath - A Bridge to Meditation
    Vipassana
    Instructions for Vipassana Meditation
    Watching the Gap in the Breath
    Watching the Gap in the Marketplace
    Dream Mastery
    Throwing Things Out
    unknown
    11 Opening the Heart
    From Head to Heart
    Prayer Meditation *
    The Heart of Peacefulness
    Heart Centering
    Atisha's Heart Meditation
    Start with Yourself
    unknown
    12 Inner Centering
    Abdullah
    Findig the Real Source
    Center of the Cyclone
    Feel 'I Am'
    Who Am I?
    To the Very Center of Being
    unknown
    13 Looking Within
    Seeing Within
    Looking as a Whole
    Inner Circle
    unknown
    14 Meditations on Light
    Golden Light Meditation *
    Heart of Light
    Seeing Etheric Presence
    Translucent Presence
    unknown
    15 Meditations on Darkness
    Inner Darkness
    Carry Out Inner Darkness
    unknown
    16 Moving Energy Upwards
    The Ascent of Life Energy 1
    The Ascent of Life Energy 2
    unknown
    17 Listening to the Soundless Sound
    Nadabrahma Meditation *
    Nadabrahma for Couples
    Aum
    Devavani *
    Instruction for Devavani
    Music as Meditation
    The Center of Sound
    The Beginning and End of Sound
    unknown
    18 Finding the Space Within
    Enter the Clear Sky
    Include Everything
    A Meditation for the Jet-set
    Feel the Absence of Things
    Hollow Bamboo
    unknown
    19 Entering into Death
    Entering into Death
    Celebrating Death
    unknown
    20 Watching with the Third Eye
    Gourishankar *
    Mandala Meditation *
    Finding the Witness
    Touching as a Feather
    Looking at the Tip of the Nose
    unknown
    21 Just Sitting
    Zazen
    The Laughter of Zen
    unknown
    22 Rising in Love: A Partnership on Meditation
    Circle of Love
    Shaking in Sex
    Circle of Love Alone
    unknown
    23 The Two Difficulties
    The Ego
    The Chattering Mind
    unknown
    Part 4. Obstacles to Meditation
    24 False Methods
    Meditation Is Not Concentration
    Meditation Is Not Introspection
    unknown
    25 Tricks of the Mind
    Don't Be Fooled by Experiences
    Mind Can Enter Again
    Mind Can Deceive You
    unknown
    Part 5. Questions to the Master
    26
    Only a Witness Can Really Dance
    The Goose Has Never Been In!
    The Watcher on the Hill
    Where Did You Leave Your Bicycle?
    Just a 180° Turn
    All Paths Merge on the Mountain
    Celebrating Consciousness
    Tune in to Uncertainly
    Count the Moments of Awareness
    Make Things as Simple as Possible
    Witnessing Is Like Sowing Seeds
    Witnessing Is Enough
    unknown
    edition St. Martin's Press 2004
    chapter titles
    source of the compilation
    Introduction unknown
    Part 1. About Meditation
    1 What Is Meditation?
    Witnessing, the Spirit of Meditation
    unknown
    2 The Flowering of Meditation
    The Great Silence
    The Growing in Sensitivity
    Love, the Fragrance of Meditation
    Compassion
    Abiding Joy for No Reason at All
    Intelligence: The Ability to Respond
    unknown
    3 Aloneness: Your Self-Nature
    Your Real Self
    unknown
    Part 2. The Science of Meditation
    4 Methods and Meditation
    Techniques Are Helpful
    Begin with Effort
    These Methods Are Simple
    First Understand the Technique
    The Right Method Will Click
    When to Drop the Method
    unknown
    5 Suggestions for Beginners
    Enough Space
    The Right Place
    Be Comfortable
    Begin with Catharsis
    unknown
    6 Guidelines to Freedom
    The Three Essentials
    Be Playful
    Be Patient
    Don't Look for Results
    Appreciate Unawareness
    Machines Help but Don't Create Meditation
    You Are Not Your Experiences
    unknown
    7 Meditation Is a Knack unknown
    Part 3. The Meditations
    8 OSHO Active Meditations
    Powerful Methods for Awakening
    An Energy Phenomenon
    unknown
    9 OSHO Dynamic Meditation: Catharsis and Celebration
    Remember, Remain a Witness
    unknown
    10 OSHO Kundalini Meditation unknown
    11 OSHO Nataraj Meditation unknown
    12 OSHO Nadabrahma Meditation unknown
    13 Anything Can Be a Meditation
    Running, Jogging and Swimming
    Laughing Meditation
    Gibberish Meditation
    Smoking Meditation
    unknown
    14 Breath - A Bridge to Meditation
    Vipassana
    Throwing Things Out
    unknown
    15 Opening the Heart
    From Head to Heart
    The Heart of Peacefulness
    Atisha's Heart Meditation
    unknown
    16 Inner Centering
    Abdullah
    Findig the Real Source
    Center of the Cyclone
    Who Am I?
    OSHO Whirling Meditation
    unknown
    17 Meditations on Light
    Golden Light Meditation
    Heart of Light
    unknown
    18 Meditations on Darkness
    Inner Darkness
    unknown
    19 Meditations in Sound
    Aum
    Devavani
    The Center of Sound
    unknown
    20 Finding the Space Within
    Enter the Clear Sky
    Include Everything
    A Meditation for the Jet Set
    Watching with the Third Eye
    OSHO Gourishankar Meditation
    OSHO Mandala Meditation
    Finding the Witness
    Touching as a Feather
    unknown
    21 Just Sitting
    Zazen
    unknown
    22 Just Listening unknown
    23 OSHO Meditative Therapies
    OSHO Mystic Rose Meditation
    Laughter and Tears: A Cleansing of the Heart
    OSHO No-Mind Meditation
    OSHO Born Again
    OSHO Reminding Yourself of the Forgotten Language of Talking to Your Bodymind
    unknown
    Part 4. Obstacles to Meditation
    24 The Two Difficulties
    The Ego
    The Chattering Mind
    unknown
    25 False Methods
    Meditation Is Not Concentration
    Meditation Is Not Introspection
    unknown
    26 Tricks of the Mind
    Don't Be Fooled by Experiences
    Mind Can Enter Again
    Mind Can Deceive You
    unknown
    Part 5. Respones to Questions about Meditation
    27
    Only a Witness Can Really Dance
    The Goose Has Never Been In
    The Watcher on the Hill
    Where Did You Leave Your Bicycle?
    Just a 180° Turn
    All Paths Merge on the Mountain
    Celebrating Consciousness
    Count the Moments of Awareness
    Make Things as Simple as Possible
    Witnessing Is Like Sowing Seeds
    Witnessing Is Enough
    unknown
    edition 2014
    chapter titles
    source of the compilation
    Part I: About Meditation
    1 What Is Meditation? unknown
    2 Misunderstanding About Meditation unknown
    3 Some Benefits of Meditation
    Silence
    Sensitivity
    Love
    Compassion
    Joy
    Intelligence
    Aloneness
    Individuality
    Creativity
    unknown
    4 The Science of Meditation
    Experiment
    Meditation and Techniques
    Effort
    Simplicity
    Understand the Technique
    The Right Method Will Click
    When to Drop the Method
    More than Science
    unknown
    5 Tips for Meditators
    Preparation: space, posture, comfort
    Movement and Cleansing
    Three Essentials
    Playfulness
    Patience
    Be Without Goals
    Enjoy
    unknown
    6 Obstacles to Meditation
    The Ego
    The Mind and Its Tricks
    Judgments
    unknown
    7 Questions About Meditation
    Does the Witness Ever Enjoy Life?
    How Can I Accept the Dark Side of My Mind?
    What If There Is Pain?
    My Mind Is Racing. Am I Wasting My Time?
    Waht Witnessing Is "on Again, off Again." What Does This Mean?
    Can Hi-Tech Instruments Help Meditation?
    Is This the Real Thing?
    How Can I Be Aware at Work?
    Is Having Wonderful Experiences Enough?
    How Do I Learn to Watch?
    Is There Anything Else to Do Besides Witnessing?
    unknown
    Part II: The Meditations
    8 OSHO Active Meditations
    What Active Meditation?
    Why Use Music?
    OSHO Dynamic Meditation
    OSHO Kundalini Meditation
    OSHO Nadabrahma Meditation
    OSHO Nadabrahma Meditation for Couples
    OSHO Nataraj Meditation
    More OSHO Active Meditations
    unknown
    9 OSHO Talks: Silence Shared in Words
    The Use of Technology
    The Purpose
    How to Listen
    unknown
    10 OSHO Evening Meeting Meditation unknown
    11 OSHO Meditative Therapies
    OSHO Mystic Rose
    OSHO No-Mind
    OSHO Born Again
    OSHO Reminding Yourself of the Forgotten Language of Talking to Your BodyMind
    unknown
    12 Breath Meditations
    OSHO Vipassana Meditation
    Watching the Gap in the Breath
    Watching the Gap While in the Marketplace
    Breating from the Soles of Your Feet
    Twenty-one-day Experiment In
    Seclusion and Silence
    unknown
    13 Chakra Meditations
    OSHO Chakra Breathing Meditation
    OSHO Chakra Sounds Meditation
    OSHO Prayer Meditation
    OSHO Mahamudra Meditation
    unknown
    14 Heart Meditations
    OSHO Heart Meditation
    From the Head to the Heart
    The Heart of Peacefulness
    unknown
    15 Centering Meditations
    OSHO Whirling Meditation
    OSHO No-Dimensions Meditation
    Ask Yourself
    Findig the Source of Joy
    Be Undisturbed
    unknown
    16 Meditations on Light
    OSHO Golden Light Meditation
    Heart of Light
    unknown
    17 Meditating in Darkness
    OSHO Darkness Meditation
    unknown
    18 Meditations on Sound
    OSHO Devavani Meditation
    OSHO Nadabrahma Meditation (See Chapter 8)
    OSHO Nadabrahma Meditation for Couples (See Chapter 8)
    OSHO Talks (See Chapter 9)
    Listen from the Heart
    Aum
    The Center of Sound
    unknown
    19 The Art of Looking
    OSHO Talks (See Chapter 9)
    Look Without Words
    Look with Empty Eyes
    Seeing for the First Time
    Feel the Light Returning
    unknown
    20 Meditations on Touch
    Touching like a Feather
    Touch from Inside Your Body
    Feel the Touch
    Touch from the Heart
    unknown
    21 Finding Space Inside
    Enter the Clear Sky
    Include Everything
    Feel the Absence of Things
    Hollow Bamboo
    unknown
    22 Emptying the Mind
    OSHO Gibberish Meditation
    OSHO No-Mind (See Chapter 11)
    Throwing Thing Out
    How to Stop Thinking
    unknown
    23 Dealing with Feelings
    Exaggerate
    Accept the Challenge
    Understanding Misery, Pain, Suffering
    Drop Misery
    unknown
    24 Letting Go, Death and Dying
    OSHO Nataraj Meditation (See Chapter 8)
    Letting Go of the Past
    Complete the Day
    Experience Death
    Let Death Appear like a Deep Rest
    unknown
    25 Third-eye Meditations
    OSHO Gourishankar Meditation
    OSHO Mandala Meditation
    Finding the Witness
    Looking at the Tip of the Nose
    unknown
    26 Just Sitting
    Zazen
    Sitting Silently for No Reason at All
    Sitting in a Bus or Train
    unknown
    27 Laughter as Meditation
    OSHO Laughter Meditation
    OSHO Mystic Rose (See Chapter 11)
    Wake Up, Stretch, and Laugh
    Just Start Laughing
    Have a Good Laugh
    unknown
    28 Make Sleep a Meditation
    Slip into Sleep Meditatively
    Watch Sleep Come and Go
    Sleeping Fully Aware
    If You Suffer from Insomnia
    Forget about Sleep
    unknown
    29 Anything Can Be a Meditation
    Physical Work or Exercise
    Running, Jogging, and Swimming
    Just Stand on the Earth
    When Eating, Eat
    Smoking
    Bring Joy to Every Act
    unknown
    30 Children and Meditation
    Play Meditation
    Be Noisy, Then Be Silent
    From Gibberish to Silence
    Feel like a Tree and Sway
    OSHO Nataraj Meditation (See Chapter 8)
    unknown
    * "Music tapes are available for these meditations" (footnote in the book).
    ** The book is indeed missing a space before the word "Meditation."