Talk:Osho Dhyan Yog (ओशो ध्यान योग)
Source for such inside-the-book info as is available is the G**gle Books version of the 2006 edition. It shows that the book is organised into two sections, each comprising about half the book. The first section has only three chapters, with the third chapter, साधना सोपान, or Sadhana Sopan, being almost two-thirds of that. The second section has seven chapters, with the fifth of those, आत्मा-साधना, or Atma-Sadhana, a long one.
Editorial credit is given to Sw Narendra Bodhisatva and copyright dated 1997. Since Narendra left Pune early in the 90s, the work on the book must have long predated 1997, thus it was around for a good while and likely was published by Rebel in some earlier form.
Rajneesh Dhyan Yog (रजनीश ध्यान योग) can also be considered as a possible ancestor to this book. Virtually nothing is known about it but the name is suggestive. Updated Sarlo (talk) 23:23, 9 June 2014 (PDT)
a TOC from that G**gle peek inside the book:
- खंड एक
- ध्यान : एक वैज्ञानिक दृष्टि . . 11
- ध्यान सोपान . . . . . . . . . . . .21
- साधना सोपान . . . . . . . . . . . 49
- खंड दो
- साधना सूत्र . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
- ध्यानोपलब्धि . . . . . . . . . . .147
- जिज्ञासा समाधान . . . . . . . .155
- ध्यान मंदिर . . . . . . . . . . . .175
- आत्म-साधना . . . . . . . . . . 195
- ध्यान : रहस्य . . . . . . . . . . 249
- ध्यान : अवधि . . . . . . . . . . 261
Getting back to Osho Dhyan Yog's potential sources: there may be a relationship between it and Dhyanyog: Pratham Aur Antim Mukti (ध्यानयोग : प्रथम और अंतिम मुक्ति) but it is tenuous, far from clear, direct or one-to-one. Some fragments of a potential history have been shared by Osho's brother Shailendra:
The first edition of Osho Dhyan Yog's likeliest major ancestor, Rajneesh Dhyan Yog (रजनीश ध्यान योग), was a compilation published around 1974. In Pune One, it got divided into two separate pocket books, spinning off Rajneesh Dhyan Darshan (रजनीश ध्यान दर्शन) as a new-title "companion". The division was thematic, with Yog being about meditation techniques and including letters to meditators, giving practical guidance about the issues that arise in connection with meditation. Darshan was oriented more towards the philosophy, science and mechanism of meditation and how it works; its material derived solely from Osho's discourses. The latter title is not to be confused with Dhyan Darshan (ध्यान दर्शन) (without "Rajneesh"), which is a series from a camp in Mumbai from 21.12.70 to 25.12.70 featuring five days of talks and meditation.
Most of Yog got translated & became part of The Orange Book (pub 1980), which became later on a part of Meditation: The First and Last Freedom, with both of these books gathering new material from talks that had not been available earlier. To complete the cycle, First and Last Freedom got re-translated as Pratham Aur Antim Mukti.
But just to make it complicated and mysterious again, whatever was not used from Yog and Orange Book was later compiled under another new title Dhyan Vigyan (ध्यान विज्ञान), or "Science of Meditation". No trace has ever been seen of this last volume, so for now the default presumption will be that Osho Dhyan Yog one way or another inherited the unused material of Rajneesh Dhyan Yog, Rajneesh Dhyan Darshan and The Orange Book. Note that Narendra was not involved in Pratham Aur Antim Mukti. His editorial credit from Diamond more or less explicitly excludes that book as a direct major predecessor of Osho Dhyan Yog. -- doofus-9 23:35, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
- Only correction is Orange Book was compiled from English talks with editors text and then it was used for Dhyanyog: Pratham Aur Antim Mukti, Dhyan Vigyan and current book.--DhyanAntar 08:25, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
OW has e-book.--DhyanAntar 16:11, 17 July 2020 (UTC)
The book looks as based on Rajneesh Dhyan Yog (part I and first 4 chapters of part II), but in more compact way: in RDY each sentense starts from new line. It explains why current book has less pages. Checked first two chapters and beginning of ch.3 of part I: google book is not available completely. Ch.2 differs from ch.2 of RDY: different order of techniques, one is replaced (खिलखिला के हँसना --> विपश्यना ध्यान)--DhyanAntar 07:47, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
| edition 2006**
|source of the compilation|
|खंड : एक|
|1||ध्यान : एक वैज्ञानिक दृष्टि
|खंड : दो|
|6||ध्यान : रहस्य||unknown|
|7||ध्यान : अवधि||unknown|
- ** Subtitles are taken from text as they don't present in TOC.