Talk:Osho Dhyan Yog (ओशो ध्यान योग)

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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**
chapter titles
source of the compilation
खंड : एक
1 ध्यान : एक वैज्ञानिक दृष्टि
(no subtitle)
  1. ध्यान है भीतर झाँकना
  2. ध्यान है अमृत -- ध्यान है जीवन
  3. ध्यान की अनुपस्थिति है मन
  4. मन का विसर्जत -- साक्षी-भाव से
  5. सत्योपलब्धि के मार्ग अनंत हैं
  6. सब मार्ग ध्यान के ही विविध रूप हैं

Hasiba Kheliba Dhariba Dhyanam ~ 02
Prem Ke Phool ~ 131
Dhai Aakhar Prem Ka ~ 047
Antarveena ~ 061
Dhai Aakhar Prem Ka ~ 103
Antarveena ~ 138
Antarveena ~ 127
2 ध्यान सोपान
  1. सक्रिय ध्यान
  2. कुंडलिनी ध्यान
  3. नटराज ध्यान
  4. नादब्रह्म ध्यान
  5. विपश्यना ध्यान
  6. गौरीशंकर ध्यान
  7. मंडल ध्यान
  8. देववाणी ध्यान
  9. प्रार्थना ध्यान
  10. सामूहिक प्रार्थना ध्यान
  11. रात्रि ध्यान
  12. जिबरिश
  13. शिवनेत्र ध्यान
  14. अग्निशिखा ध्यान
  15. त्राटक ध्यान-1
  16. त्राटक ध्यान-2
  17. त्राटक ध्यान-3
  18. कीर्तन ध्यान
  19. सूफी दरवेश नृत्य
  20. ओंकार-साधना
  21. मंत्र-साधना

[perhaps editor's words only]
[editor's words]
[unknown source of quote + editor's words]
[editor's words]
[editor's words]
[editor's words]
[editor's words]
Yoga The Alpha and Omega Vol 03 ~ 06 + [editor's words]
The Hidden Harmony ~ 09, The Great Nothing ~ 02
[editor's words]
Kathopanishad ~ 01
[perhaps editor's words only]
[editor's words]
[perhaps editor's words only]
[editor's words]
The Ultimate Alchemy Vol 1 ~ 06
[perhaps editor's words only]
[editor's words (based on Dhyan Ke Kamal ~ 02 event)]
[perhaps editor's words only]
Piv Piv Laagi Pyas ~ 05
Shiv-Sutra ~ 10
3 साधना सोपान
प्रवेश के पूर्व
  1. निष्क्रिय ध्यान-1
  2. निष्क्रिय ध्यान-2
  3. बहना, मिटना, तथाता
  4. कल्पना-भोग
  5. संतुलन ध्यान-1
  6. संतुलन ध्यान-2
  7. मूलबंध--ब्रह्मचर्य-उपलब्धि की सरलतम विधि
  8. यौन-मुद्रा--काम-ऊर्जा के ऊर्ध्वगमन की एक सरल विधि
  9. निश्चल-ध्यान-योग
  10. अनापानसती-योग
  11. इक्कीस दिवसीय मौन
  12. स्वप्न में सचेतन प्रवेश की दो विधियाँ
  13. आत्मोपलब्धि की पाँच तांत्रिक विधियाँ
  14. सजग मृत्यु और शरीर से अलग होने की विधि
  15. जाति-स्मरण के प्रयोग
  16. प्राण-साधना
  17. अंतर्प्रकाश साधना
  18. अंतर्वाणी साधना
  19. संयम साधना-1
  20. संयम साधना-2
  21. शांति-सूत्र--नियति की स्वीकृति
unknown
खंड : दो
1 साधना सूत्र unknown
2 ध्यानोपलब्धि unknown
3 जिज्ञासा समाधान unknown
4 ध्यान मंदिर unknown
5 आत्म-साधना unknown
6 ध्यान : रहस्य unknown
7 ध्यान : अवधि unknown
** Subtitles are taken from text as they don't present in TOC.