The Perfect Way

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A beautiful introduction to Osho's unique vision, and a personal invitation to meditation. In his inimitably poetic style, Osho invites the reader to wake up from the spiritual sleep in which most of humanity is immersed. These talks are from his first meditation camp at Ranakpur in the hills of Rajasthan, and a subsequent camp** in Ajol, Gujarat, India. Here are guided meditation techniques suitable for those new to meditation and seasoned seekers alike, as well as responses to questions.
translated from
Hindi : Sadhana Path (साधना पथ)
notes
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Later published as part of Osho Books on CD-ROM.
From the back cover (1979 ed.):
"The Perfect Way is early-Rajneesh, 1964. These discourses are the outcome of Shree Rajneesh's first testing of a new idea, the meditation camp, envisaging an intensive programme lasting several days, which enabled the seekers to dive totally into an atmosphere of meditation."
Previously published in 1966 as Path of Self-Realization and later in 1971 as Path to Self Realisation
time period of Osho's original talks/writings
Jun 3, 1964 to Jun 8, 1964 : timeline
number of discourses/chapters
10   (see table of contents)


editions

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The Perfect Way

Year of publication : 1979
Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass
Edition no. : 1
ISBN 0-89684-062-X (Orient Book Distributors) (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 226
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
Edition notes : First edition: Delhi, 1979. Revised version of Path of Self-Realization (1966). © Rajneesh Foundation, Poona, India.
Size : 176 x 123 x 12 mm
Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Introduction: Sw Krishna Prem, May 1977, Poona
Printed in India By Shantilal Jain, at Shri Jainendra Press, A45, Phase-1, Industrial Area, Naraina, New Delhi-110 028.
Published by Narendra Prakash Jain, for Motilal Banarsidass, Bungalow Road, Jawahar Nagar, Delhi-110 007.

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The Perfect Way

Discourses given by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh at His first meditation camp held in Rajasthan, India

Year of publication : 1984
Publisher : Rajneesh Foundation International
Edition no. : 1
ISBN 0-88050-707-1 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 169
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
Edition notes : First U.S. Printing: July 1984, 10,000 copies. Copyright: © 1984 Rajneesh Foundation International.
Size : 179 x 108 x 11 mm
Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Published by Ma Anand Sheela M.M., D.Phil.M., D.Litt.M.(RIMU), Acharya
Editor: Sw Krishna Prem M.M., D.Phil.M.(RIMU), Acharya
Design: Sw Dhyan Abudaya
Direction: Ma Yoga Pratima M.M., D.Phil.M.(RIMU), Arihanta
Printed in U.S.A.
Library of Congress Catalog Number 84-42808
Introduction: Ma Deva Sarito, Rajneeshpuram, 1984

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The Perfect Way

Year of publication : 1993
Reprint 1996
Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass
Edition no. : 1
ISBN 81-208-1168-2 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 226
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
Edition notes : First edition: Delhi 1979. Reprint: Delhi 1993
Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Introduction: Sw Krishna Prem, May 1977, Poona
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The Perfect Way

Year of publication : 2001
Publisher : Rebel Publishing House, India
Edition no. : 2
ISBN 81-7261-163-3 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 229
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes : Published 1984 by The Rebel Publishing House, Second Edition, revised 2001. Copyright 1979, 2001 by Osho International Foundation.
Size : 197 x 129 x 19 mm
Author as Osho
In this edition the material is divided in 14 chapters, as in Path of Self-Realization.
Editing: Sw Yoga Pratap Bharati, Ma Prem Lolita
Design & typesetting: Ma Deva Harito
Production: Ma Deva Harito
Photography: Osho Photo Services
Printing: Thomson Press (India) Ltd
With infinite gratitude to Osho - Ma Prem Geeta
  • Cover back, spine and front.

  • Pages IV - V.

  • Pages VI - VII.

  • Pages VIII - IX.

  • Pages 198 - 199.

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    The Perfect Way

    Year of publication : 2008
    Publisher : Rebel Publishing House, India
    Edition no. : 3
    ISBN 81-7261-163-3 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 201
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
    Edition notes :

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    The Perfect Way

    Year of publication : 2017
    Publisher : Beginningless Media
    Edition no. :
    ISBN 978-1938755989 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 145
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
    Edition notes :

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    The Perfect Way

    Year of publication : 2017
    Publisher : Osho Media International
    Edition no. :
    ISBN 978-0-88050-338-9 (source - osho.com) (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages :
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : E
    Edition notes : There are stated wrong ISBN 978-0-88050-611-3 in ebook, which dublicates ebook Words from a Man of No Words (2015 edition).

    table of contents

    editions 1979, 1984, 1993* & CD-ROM
    chapter titles
    discourses and writings
    event location duration media
    0 The Welcome (first part,
    i.e. PoSR - Prologue)
    unknown unknown unknown none
    1 The Welcome 3 Jun 1964 pm Shri Muchala Mahavira, Ranakpur, meditation camp unknown none
    2 The First Morning 4 Jun 1964 am Shri Muchala Mahavira, Ranakpur, meditation camp unknown none
    3.1 The First Evening 4 Jun 1964 pm Shri Muchala Mahavira, Ranakpur, meditation camp unknown none
    3.2 The First Evening (part 2) 4 Jun 1964 pm Shri Muchala Mahavira, Ranakpur, meditation camp unknown none
    4 The Second Morning 5 Jun 1964 am Shri Muchala Mahavira, Ranakpur, meditation camp unknown none
    5.1 The Second Evening 5 Jun 1964 pm Shri Muchala Mahavira, Ranakpur, meditation camp unknown none
    5.2 The Second Evening (part 2) 5 Jun 1964 pm Shri Muchala Mahavira, Ranakpur, meditation camp unknown none
    6 The Third Morning 6 Jun 1964 am Shri Muchala Mahavira, Ranakpur, meditation camp unknown none
    7.1 The Third Evening 6 Jun 1964 pm Shri Muchala Mahavira, Ranakpur, meditation camp unknown none
    7.2 The Third Evening (part 2) 6 Jun 1964 pm Shri Muchala Mahavira, Ranakpur, meditation camp unknown none
    8 The Fourth Morning 7 Jun 1964 am Shri Muchala Mahavira, Ranakpur, meditation camp unknown none
    9.1 The Final Evening 7 Jun 1964 pm Shri Muchala Mahavira, Ranakpur, meditation camp unknown none
    9.2 The Final Evening (part 2) 7 Jun 1964 pm Shri Muchala Mahavira, Ranakpur, meditation camp unknown none
    10 The Farewell* 8 Jun 1964 am Shri Muchala Mahavira, Ranakpur, meditation camp unknown none
    * The 1993 edition has only 9 chapters, the last chapter, "The Farewell" is missing.


    edition 2001
    chapter titles
    discourses and writings
    event location duration media
    0 Invitation Into Light (Prologue) unknown unknown unknown none
    1 Listening With the Heart 3 Jun 1964 pm Shri Muchala Mahavira, Ranakpur, meditation camp unknown none
    2 Thought Birth Control 4 Jun 1964 am Shri Muchala Mahavira, Ranakpur, meditation camp unknown none
    3 Meditation is Non-doing 4 Jun 1964 pm Shri Muchala Mahavira, Ranakpur, meditation camp unknown none
    4 Stop and See 4 Jun 1964 pm Shri Muchala Mahavira, Ranakpur, meditation camp unknown none
    5 Naturally Moral 5 Jun 1964 am Shri Muchala Mahavira, Ranakpur, meditation camp unknown none
    6 Seeing Without Thinking 5 Jun 1964 pm Shri Muchala Mahavira, Ranakpur, meditation camp unknown none
    7 I Am a Dream-breaker 5 Jun 1964 pm Shri Muchala Mahavira, Ranakpur, meditation camp unknown none
    8 The Fully Drowned 6 Jun 1964 am Shri Muchala Mahavira, Ranakpur, meditation camp unknown none
    9 Entering the Gap 6 Jun 1964 pm Shri Muchala Mahavira, Ranakpur, meditation camp unknown none
    10 A Zone of Silence 6 Jun 1964 pm Shri Muchala Mahavira, Ranakpur, meditation camp unknown none
    11 The Discipline of Witnessing 7 Jun 1964 am Shri Muchala Mahavira, Ranakpur, meditation camp unknown none
    12 The Dewdrop and the Ocean 7 Jun 1964 pm Shri Muchala Mahavira, Ranakpur, meditation camp unknown none
    13 Birth of a New Man 7 Jun 1964 pm Shri Muchala Mahavira, Ranakpur, meditation camp unknown none
    14 With Infinite Awaiting 8 Jun 1964 am Shri Muchala Mahavira, Ranakpur, meditation camp unknown none