Tantra: The Supreme Understanding

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An all-time best-seller, which takes flight from the obscure song of the Tibetan master, Tilopa, to explain in simple language the mystical insights hidden in Tantra. A classic that explains Tantra as a method to expand man's consciousness.
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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.
Original tape title was Song of Songs (source:Osho Books on CD-ROM).
Later published as Only One Sky and The Supreme Understanding.
time period of Osho's original talks/writings
Feb 11, 1975 to Feb 20, 1975 : timeline
number of discourses/chapters
10   (see table of contents)


editions

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Tantra: The Supreme Understanding

Talks on Tilopa's Song of Mahamudra

Year of publication : 1975
Publisher : Rajneesh Foundation
ISBN : None
Number of pages : 253
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes : First edition. © Copyright 1975 by Rajneesh Foundation.
Size : 227 x 145 x 28 mm
Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Published by Ma Yoga Laxmi
Compilation: Sw Amrit Pathik
Editor: Ma Yoga Anurag
Art work: Sw Anand Yatri
Printed by V.B.Gharpure, Tata Press Limited, 414 Veer Savarkar Marg, Bombay 400 025
Introduction: Ma Yoga Anurag, Poona, June 1975

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Tantra: The Supreme Understanding

Discourses on the Tantric Way of Tilopa's Song of Mahamudra

Year of publication : 1984
Publisher : Rajneesh Foundation International
ISBN 0-88050-643-1 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 305
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
Edition notes : Second edition July 1984, 10,000 copies. © Copyright: 1975 Rajneesh Foundation International.
Size : 177 x 114 x 18 mm
Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Published by: Ma Anand Sheela M.M., D.Phil.M., D.Litt.M.(RIMU), Acharya
Editors: Ma Prem Apa, Ma Anand Vadan
Design: Sw Veet Ateet
Direction: Ma Yoga Pratima, M.M., D.Phil.M.(RIMU), Arihanta
Printed in U.S.A.
Library of Congress Catalog Number 84-42797
Introduction: Sw Premgeet

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Tantra: The Supreme Understanding

Discourses on the Tantric Way of Tilopa's Song of Mahamudra

Year of publication : 1991
Publisher : The Rebel Publishing House, Germany
ISBN 3-89338-109-0 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 263
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes : Third edition. Copyright Osho International Foundation.
Size : 208 x 146 x 27 mm
Editing by Ma Prem Maneesha, Sw Krishna Prabhu
Typesetting by Ma Prem Arya
Design and illustration by Ma Krishna Gopa
Photography by Sw Vijayo
Cover and end paper paintings by Ma Krishna Gopa from an eighteenth-century Gujarati tantric painting of the creation of the universe.
Production by Ma Prem Lolita, Sw Prem Prabhu
Printing by Mohndruck, Gütersloh, West Germany
Introduction: Sw Anand Subhuti

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Tantra: The Supreme Understanding

Discourses on the Tantric Way of Tilopa's Song of Mahamudra

Year of publication : 1993
Publisher : Express Books, India
ISBN
Number of pages : 246
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes :

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Tantra: The Supreme Understanding

Discourses on Tilopa's Song of Mahamudra

Year of publication : 1997
Publisher : Rebel Publishing House, India
ISBN 81-7261-009-2 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 220?
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes :

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Tantra: The Supreme Understanding

Discourses On The Tantric Way of Tilopas Song of Mahamudra

Year of publication : 1997
Reprint : 2000, 2004, 2006
Publisher : Full Circle / Hind Pocket Books
ISBN 81-216-0695-0 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 271
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
Edition notes :

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Tantra: The Supreme Understanding

Talks on the Tantric Way of Tilopa's Song of Mahamudra

Year of publication : 2000
Reprint : 2003?, 2005
Publisher : Tao Publishing
ISBN 81-7261-009-2 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 270
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes : Fifth edition. Copyright © all revisions 1953-2005 Osho International Foundation. (Type-page is exactly the same as the 1991 edition.)
Editing: Prem Maneesha, Krishna Prabhu
Typesetting: Prem Arya
Design and illustration: Krishna Gopa, Anand Premin, Kirana
Production by Deva Harito, Anurag Spersa
Introduction: Anand Subhuti

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Tantra: The Supreme Understanding

Year of publication : 2009
Publisher : Watkins, UK
ISBN 978-1-906787-28-8 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 272
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
Edition notes : This editions published in the UK 2009. Text copyright © 1975, 2009 The Osho International Foundation. (Google: Aug. 17, 2009)
Designed and typeset by Jerry Goldie
Osho comments in chapters 1-10 of this Work on selected excerpts Teachings of Tibetan Yoga, translated and annotated by Garma C C Chang, University Books, New Hyde Park, New York, © 1963 by the Oriental Studies Foundation.
Introduction: "The First Thing Is the Body" - The Tantra Vision Vol 2 ~ 07 (extract)

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Tantra: The Supreme Understanding

Year of publication : 2009
Publisher : Watkins Publishing Limited
ISBN 978-1-906787-37-0 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 272
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
Edition notes : This editions first published in the UK and USA 2009 by Watkins Publishing, Sixth Floor, Castle House, 75-76 Wells Street, London W1T 3QH. Text copyright © 1975, 2009 The Osho International Foundation. (Google: Sep. 1, 2009)
Designed and typeset by Jerry Goldie
Osho comments in chapters 1-10 of this Work on selected excerpts Teachings of Tibetan Yoga, translated and annotated by Garma C C Chang, University Books, New Hyde Park, New York, © 1963 by the Oriental Studies Foundation.
Printed and bound in Great Britain

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Tantra: The Supreme Understanding

Discourses On The Tantric Way of Tilopas Song of Mahamudra

Year of publication : 2010
Publisher : Full Circle / Hind Pocket Books
ISBN 8121614993 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 271
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
Edition notes :

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Tantra: The Supreme Understanding

Talks on the Tantric Way of Tilopa's Song of Mahamudra

Year of publication : 2011
Publisher : Hind Pocket Books
ISBN 978-81-216-1499-3 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 259
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
Edition notes :

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Tantra: The Supreme Understanding

Year of publication : 2017
Publisher : Watkins
ISBN 9781786781260 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 272
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : E
Edition notes :
Introduction: "The First Thing Is the Body" - The Tantra Vision Vol 2 ~ 07 (extract)

table of contents

editions 1975, 1991, both 2009, 2017
chapter titles
discourses
event location duration media
1 The Ultimate Experience 11 Feb 1975 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 42min audio
2 The Root Problem of All Problems 12 Feb 1975 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 31min audio
3 The Nature of Darkness and of Light 13 Feb 1975 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 15min audio
4 Be Like a Hollow Bamboo 14 Feb 1975 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 24min audio
5 The Innate Truth 15 Feb 1975 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 53min audio
6 The Great Teaching 16 Feb 1975 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 44min audio
7 The Pathless Path 17 Feb 1975 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 39min audio
8 Cut the Root 18 Feb 1975 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 31min audio
9 Beyond and Beyond 19 Feb 1975 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 31min audio
10 The Supreme Understanding 20 Feb 1975 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 2h 4min audio