The Book of the Secrets, Vol 2

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An in-depth and practical explanation of the 112 meditation techniques of Shiva, on which the science of Tantra is based. Conveniently arranged according to different senses and chakras, there are step-by-step meditation techniques for every man, woman and child. Techniques include: watching the gap between two breaths; watching one's moods; being aware of oneself as the one who senses; focusing attention on the third eye; making love without a partner. Meditation techniques for every possible facet of day-to-day life and an invaluable companion for every meditator.
Editor's Note (in the 1975 hardcover and the 1979 paperback editions, and also in Vol 3 (1976) and (1980)):
A newcomer to the literature of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh would be surprised to know, when reading this volume on "Vigyana Bhairava Tantra", that Bhagwan never prepares for any of his lectures. A sutra is merely read by him or a question is put to him, and with superb spontaneity his Divine wisdom flows forth in response.
All the books of Bhagwan's that are being published are the transcribed, edited, verbatim transcriptions of these spontaneous lectures with hardly a word altered. The editor's function is merely to punctuate, paragraph and set in grammatical sentence structure that which has its source in the wisdom of the Divine - a divine task indeed for the one who is editing.
Bhagwan never writes anything, except letters. The spoken word has always been his medium. Thus, the reader will find a great aliveness in these discourses, as they were originally presented through an alive medium.
We are fortunate in this age to have the invention of the modern tape recorder. Imagine if the tape recorder had existed at the time of Buddha, Christ, or Mahavir and we had been able to preserve their actual words, voice intonations and language dialects for posterity! What a blessing it would have been to have their original words rather than the partialized interpretations handed down by their disciples!
But with Bhagwan future posterity will know what a rare living Enlightened Master once walked the earth. It will know the wisdom he has spoken, the sadhanas (spiritual practices) he has taught and even the soothing quality of his voice, since tapes as well as books will be preserved.
So, we are not only indebted to modern inventions as well as to ancient teachings like those in "Vigyana Bhairava Tantra" (here with presented in this volume), but especially to Bhagwan for showering his grace upon us by taking so much trouble to awaken and teach such a distressed, tense overanxious cicvilization as ours is.
(Ma Ananda Prem)
notes
This book was later published as part of Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, First Series and Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, Second Series, also available as a boxed set, Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, Two Vol. Boxed Set, which included a deck of 112 cards.
Please refer to these two volumes if you want to read this book online.
Later published as part of a single volume called The Book of Secrets.
time period of Osho's original talks/writings
Dec 8, 1972 to Jan 29, 1973 : timeline
number of discourses/chapters
16   (see table of contents)


editions

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The Book of the Secrets, Vol 2

Discourses on "Vigyana Bhairava Tantra"

Year of publication : 1975.12
Publisher : Rajneesh Foundation
Edition no. : 1
ISBN : None
Number of pages : 414
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes : First edition: December 1975. © Copyright 1975 Rajneesh Foundation, Poona, India
Size : 225 x 146 x 32 mm
Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Published by: Ma Yoga Laxmi
Compilation: Ma Yoga Astha, Sw Amrit Pathik
Editing: Ma Ananda Prem
Art work by Sw Anand Yatri
Printed by Shri Syed Ishaque, Sangam Press Ltd., 17 B Kothrud, Poona 411 029 India
Editors Note: Ma Ananda Prem
Pages II - III.

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The Book of the Secrets, Vol 2

Discourses on "Vigyana Bhairava Tantra"

Year of publication : 1975
Publisher : Rajneesh Foundation
Edition no. : 1
ISBN : None
Number of pages : 409
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
Edition notes : First edition 1975
Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

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The Book of the Secrets, Vol 2

Discourses on "Vigyana Bhairava Tantra"

Year of publication : 1977
Publisher : Harper and Row
Edition no. : 1
ISBN 0-06-090564-6 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 402
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
Edition notes :
Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

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The Book of the Secrets, Vol 2

Discourses on "Vigyana Bhairava Tantra"

Year of publication : 1979
Publisher : Harper Colophon Books
Edition no. : 1
ISBN 0-06-090668-5 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 392
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
Edition notes : First Harper Colophon edition published 1979. A hardcover edition of this book is published by Ma Yoga Laxmi, Rajneesh Foundation. It is here reprinted by arrangement. Copyright © 1975 by Rajneesh Foundation.
Size : 203 x 136 x 21 mm
Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Compilation: Ma Yoga Astha, Sw Amrit Pathik
Editing: Ma Ananda Prem
Editor's Note: Ma Ananda Prem
Printed in the United States of America

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The Book of the Secrets, Vol 2

Year of publication : 1979
Publisher : ?
Edition no. : 1
ISBN : ? (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : ?
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes :

table of contents

edition 1975
chapter titles
discourses
event location duration media
1 Several 'Stop' Techniques 8 Dec 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 37min audio
2 Remaining with the Facts 9 Dec 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 30min audio
3 A Technique for the Intellectual and
a Technique for the Feeling Type
12 Dec 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 38min audio
4 Ordinary Love and the Love of a Buddha 13 Dec 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 22min audio
5 Three 'Looking' Techniques 14 Dec 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 30min audio
6 The Third Eye and Psychic Eye Power 15 Dec 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 30min audio
7 Several More 'Looking' Methods 16 Dec 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 28min audio
8 Doubt or Faith, Life or Death: The Bases
of Different Paths
17 Dec 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 38min audio
9 From Words to Pure Sounds to Being 22 Jan 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 44min audio
10 Tantra: An Acceptance of the Peaks and the Valleys 23 Jan 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 18min audio
11 Soundlessness, Soundfulness and Total Awareness 24 Jan 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 26min audio
12 Meditation: An Unburdening of Repressions 25 Jan 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 32min audio
13 Sound Methods for the Dropping of Mind 26 Jan 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 31min audio
14 Surrendering in Sex and Surrendering to a Master 27 Jan 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 22min audio
15 From Sound to Inner Silence 28 Jan 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 33min audio
16 Tantra: The Path of Surrender 29 Jan 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 18min audio