The Book of Secrets

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Now all in one volume for the first time!
Osho's contemporary interpretation of the secret teachings of the 4000-year-old Vigyan Bhairav Tantra is now collected all in one impressive volume.
Osho goes line by line through each of the mysterious teachings that were first made known in the West by Paul Reps in the last chapter of his book, Zen Flesh, Zen Bones. In the process, we learn that these verses are, in fact, highly condensed, telegraphic instructions for 112 different meditation techniques.
notes
The original series of 80 discourses were simply called Vigyan Bhairav Tantra.
For publication as books they were divided up into 5 volumes, called the The Book of the Secrets, Volume 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 (16 discourses each).
Subsequently (1991) published as Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, First Series and Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, Second Series (40 discourses each). Both volumes were also available as a boxed set, Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, which included a deck of 112 cards to represent the various meditations.
Please refer to these two volumes if you want to read this book online.
time period of Osho's original talks/writings
Oct 1, 1972 to Nov 8, 1973 : timeline
number of discourses/chapters
preface and 80 chapters   (see table of contents)


editions

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The Book of Secrets

Vigyan Bhairav Tantra

The Science of Meditation

A contemporary approach to 112 meditations described in the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra'

Year of publication : 1998
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
Edition no. : 1
ISBN 0-312-18058-6 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 1139
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes : First St. Martin's Griffin edition: April 1998. Copyright © 1974 Osho International Foundation
Size : 218 x 197 x 55 mm
Editing by Ma Shivam Suvarna, B.A., Ma Nirgun, B.A., M.S.W.
Typesetting by Ma Krishna Gopa
Design by Sw Deva Anugito and Ma Krishna Gopa
Sutras from Zen Flesh, Zen Bones by Paul Reps with permission of Charles E. Tuttle Co.Inc.
Contains an indexed list of the 112 Meditations
Without cover.

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The Book of Secrets

Year of publication : 2007
Publisher : Osho Media International
Edition no. : 1
ISBN 8172612176 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 1094
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes :

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The Book of Secrets

112 Meditations to Discover the Mystery Within

Year of publication : 2010
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
Edition no. : 1
ISBN 0312650604 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 1328
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes : "New and Revised Edition"
Includes a DVD

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The Book of Secrets

112 Meditations to Discover the Mystery Within

Year of publication : 2010
Publisher : Pan Macmillan Australia
Edition no. : 1
ISBN 9780312650605 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 1152
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes :
Includes a DVD

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The Book of Secrets

112 Meditations to Discover the Mystery Within

Year of publication : 2012
Publisher : Osho Media International
Edition no. :
ISBN 978-0-88050-770-7 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 1327
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : E
Edition notes : Revised edition.

table of contents

edition 2012
chapter titles
discourses
event location duration media
Preface The Last Testament (Vol 3) ~ 19, q.3
1 The World of Tantra 1 Oct 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 44min audio
2 The Path of Yoga and the Path of Tantra 2 Oct 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 39min audio
3 Breath - A Bridge to the Universe
Watch the Gap Between Two Breaths
Watch the Turning Point Between Two Breaths
Watch the Fusion Point of Two Breaths
Be Aware when Breathing Stops
3 Oct 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 30min audio
4 Overcoming the Deceptions of the Mind 4 Oct 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 34min audio
5 Five Techniques of Attentiveness
Focus Your Attention on the Third Eye
Focus on the Gap During Your Daily Activities
A Technique to Be Aware in Dreams
Watch the Turning Point with Devotion
Lie down as Dead. Stare Without Blinking. Suck Something and Become the Sucking
5 Oct 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 49min audio
6 Devices to Transcend Dreaming 6 Oct 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 21min audio
7 Techniques to Put You at Ease
Become the Caress
Close Your Senses, Become Stone-like
Let Yourself Become Weightless
7 Oct 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 34min audio
8 Total Acceptance and Non-Division: The Meaning of Tantric Purity 8 Oct 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 34min audio
9 Techniques for Centering
Concentrate Totally on One Object
Put Your Awareness on Your Spine
12 Nov 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 44min audio
10 Self Actualization: The Basic Need 13 Nov 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 29min audio
11 Techniques to Penetrate the Inner
Close All the Openings of Your Head
Absord the Senses in Your Heart
Do Not Choose, Keep in the Middle
14 Nov 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 30min audio
12 Beyond Mind to the Source 15 Nov 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 17min audio
13 Inner Centering
Look Lovingly at an Object
Sit on Your Buttocks Only
Meditate in a Moving Vehicle
Concentrate on a Pain in Your Body
16 Nov 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 29min audio
14 Changing the Direction of Energy 17 Nov 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 40min audio
15 Seeing the Past as a Dream
Look at Your Past, Dis-identified
Feel an Object and Become It
Watch Your Moods
18 Nov 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 26min audio
16 Beyond the Sin of Unconsciousness 19 Nov 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 17min audio
17 Several Stop Techniques
Stop!
Face Any Desire
Exhaust Yourself and Drop to the Ground
8 Dec 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 37min audio
18 Remaining with the Facts 9 Dec 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 30min audio
19 A Technique for the Intellectual and a Technique for the Feeling Type
Imagine Yourself Losing All Energy
Devote Yourself
12 Dec 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 38min audio
20 Ordinary Love and the Love of a Buddha 13 Dec 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 22min audio
21 Three Looking Techniques
Close the Eyes and Stop Their Movement
Look at an Object as a Whole
Look at an Object as if for the First Time
14 Dec 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 30min audio
22 Unblocking the Third Eye 15 Dec 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 30min audio
23 Several More Looking Methods
Look into the Limitless Sky
A Secret Method
Look into a Deep Well
Withdraw Yourself Completely
16 Dec 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 28min audio
24 Doubt or Faith, Life or Death: The Bases of Different Paths 17 Dec 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 38min audio
25 From Words to Pure Words to Being
Beyond Words and Sounds
Feel Yourself in the Center of Sounds
22 Jan 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 44min audio
26 Acceptance of the Peaks and the Valleys 23 Jan 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 18min audio
27 Soundlessness, Soundfulness and Total Awareness
Intone a Sound and Become It
Listen to a Fading Sound
Listen to a Stringed Instrument
24 Jan 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 26min audio
28 Meditation: An Unburdening of Repressions 25 Jan 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 32min audio
29 Methods for the Dropping of Mind
Use Sound as a Passage Toward Feeling
Focus Sound Your Mind on the Tongue
A Method for Those with a Sensitive Ear
26 Jan 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 31min audio
30 Surrendering in Sex and Surrendering to a Master 27 Jan 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 22min audio
31 From Sound to Inner Silence
Intone a Word Ending in "AH"
Closing Ears and Contacring Rectum
Use Your Name as a Mantra
28 Jan 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 33min audio
32 "No Fight" Is the Central Teaching 29 Jan 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 18min audio
33 The Spirituality of the Tantric Sex Act
In the Sex Act, Do Not Seek the Release
Shaking in Sex
Make Love Without the Partner
When Joy Arises, Become It
Eat and Drink Consciously
22 Feb 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 20min audio
34 Cosmic Orgasm Through Tantra 23 Feb 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 14min audio
35 Turning Inward Toward the Real
Self-remembering
Feel the Satisfaction
Be Aware of the Gap Between Waking and Sleep
Think of the World as an Illusion
24 Feb 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 36min audio
36 From Illusion to Reality 25 Feb 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 23min audio
37 Techniques to Witness the Flux-like Film of Life
Be Undisturbed by Desires
See the World as a Drama
Stay in the Middle Between Two Polarities
Acceptance
26 Feb 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 34min audio
38 Toward the Authentic Being 27 Feb 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 27min audio
39 From the Wave to the Cosmic Ocean
Experience Existence as Wave-ing
Use Mind as the Door to Meditation
Be Aware Who is Sensing
28 Feb 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 25min audio
40 Sudden Enlightenment and Its Obstacles 1 Mar 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 30min audio
41 Tantric Methods for Awareness and NonJudgment
At the Beginning of a Strong Sensation, Be Aware
Do Not Judge
25 Mar 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 29min audio
42 Alertness Through Tantra 26 Mar 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 24min audio
43 Finding the Changeless Through the Changing
Be Aware of That Which Never Changes in You
Remember That Everything Changes
27 Mar 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 31min audio
44 Secrets of Love and Liberation 28 Mar 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 27min audio
45 Remaining with the Real
Be Hope-less
Go Beyond Bondage and Freedom
29 Mar 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay unknown missing
46 The Tantric Way to Freedom from Desires 30 Mar 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 25min audio
47 Tantric Meditation Using Light
Visualize Light Rays Rising up Your Spine
Visualize a Spark of Light Jumping from One Chakra to the Next
Feel the Presence of the Ever-living Existentce
31 Mar 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 31min audio
48 The Potentiality of the Seed 1 Apr 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 20min audio
49 Conscious Doing
Become the Clarity of the Cloudless Sky
Feel the Whole Universe in Your Head
Remember Yourself as Light
22 May 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 32min audio
50 Moving to the Roots 23 May 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 23min audio
51 Coming Back to Existence
Dissolve into Darkness
Bringing out the Inner
Develop Pure Attentiveness
24 May 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 32min audio
52 Entering This Moment 27 May 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 29min audio
53 From Death to Deathlessness
Focus on Fire
Imagine the Whole World Burning
Everything Converges in Your Being
28 May 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 28min audio
54 The Fire of Awareness 29 May 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 22min audio
55 Only the Unreal Dissolves
Feel, Don't Think
Change Your Focus to the Gaps
30 May 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 25min audio
56 Discovering Emptiness 31 May 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 20min audio
57 You Are Everywhere
Detach Yourself from Your Body
Thinking No Thing
28 Jun 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 33min audio
58 Go Beyond Karma 29 Jun 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 27min audio
59 Watch from the Hill
Imagine the Unimaginable
Feel "I Am"
30 Jun 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 26min audio
60 Liberate Yourself from Yourself 1 Jul 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 24min audio
61 Techniques to Become One with the Whole
Know the Knower and the Known
Include Everything in Your Being
2 Jul 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 17min audio
62 Right Now Is the Goal 3 Jul 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 19min audio
63 Start Creating Yourself
Touch Your Eyes Lightly
Experience Your Etheric Body
4 Jul 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 24min audio
64 Choicelessness Is Bliss 5 Jul 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 20min audio
65 Destroy the Limits
Be Aware of the Moments of No-thought
Consider the Body Limitless
25 Jul 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 28min audio
66 A Buddha Is a Nobody 26 Jul 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 22min audio
67 Go Beyond Mind and Matter
Feel Yourself Saturated
Concentrate on the Breasts, or on the Root of the Penis
27 Jul 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 35min audio
68 Energy Enjoys Itself Playing 28 Jul 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 26min audio
69 You Are Unknown to Yourself
Look into Unlimited Space
Fill Endless Space with Your Bliss Body
29 Jul 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 35min audio
70 Suffer the Pain of Aloneness 30 Jul 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 25min audio
71 Forget the Periphery
Feel the Peace in Your Heart
Expand in All Directions
31 Jul 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 30min audio
72 Start Living in Insecurity 1 Aug 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 18min audio
73 Fear of Transformation Goes Deep
Remain Detached
Believe That you Are All-powerful
1 Nov 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 40min audio
74 Sensitivity Is Awareness 2 Nov 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 34min audio
75 Seek the Rhythm of Opposites
Imagine Spirit Within and Without
Do not Fight with Desire
The Limits of Perception
Realize the Oneness of Existence
3 Nov 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 31min audio
76 Life Is Sex Energy 4 Nov 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 33min audio
77 Become Each Being
Become Each Being
Know Only Consciousness Exists
Become Your Own Inner Guide
5 Nov 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 31min audio
78 The Inner Guide 6 Nov 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 23min audio
79 The Philosophy of Emptiness
Feel Your Body as Empty
Be Playful in Activity
Beyond Knowing and Not-knowing
Enter the Space Within
7 Nov 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 39min audio
80 All and Nothing Mean the Same 8 Nov 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 26min audio