Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, First Series

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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.
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Later published as part of Osho Books on CD-ROM.
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).
This book published together with its sister Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, Second Series (40 discourses each). Both volumes are also available as a boxed set, Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, which includes Vigyan Bhairav Tantra 112-Card Deck to represent the 112 meditations.
Later published as a single volume The Book of Secrets.
time period of Osho's original talks/writings
Oct 1, 1972 to Mar 1, 1973 : timeline
number of discourses/chapters
40   (see table of contents)


editions

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Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, First Series

The Book of the Secrets. A New Commentary

Year of publication : 1991
Publisher : The Rebel Publishing House, Germany
Edition no. : -
ISBN 3-89338-085-X (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 575
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes : © Friends of Secrets, Cologne, Zurich, Sydney.
Size : 216 x 195 x 51 mm
Editing by Ma Shivam Suvarna, B.A., Ma Nirgun, B.A., M.S.W.
Typesetting by Ma Prem Arya
Design by Sw Deva Anugito B.Arch.
Photography: Sw Veet Shastro, Sw Premgit
Production: Ma Punyo, Ma Prem Anugama
Printed by The Rebel Publishing House GmbH, Venloer Strasse 5-7, 5000 Cologne, West Germany, on behalf of Friends of Secrets.
Introduction: Ma Deva Waduda B.S., M.A., Psychology, Bodhisattvaa, Siddha, M.M., D.M.(RIMU), Ma Yoga Ranjana Ph.D., Political Schience, Bodhisattvaa, Arihanta, M.M., D.Phil.M.(RIMU)
Contains an indexed list of the meditations.

table of contents

edition 1991
chapter titles
discourses
event location duration media
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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 Sounds to Being 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 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 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 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 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 24 Feb 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 36min audio
36 From Maya (Illusion) to Reality 25 Feb 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 23min audio
37 Techniques to Witness the Fluxlike Film of Life 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 28 Feb 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 25min audio
40 Sudden Enlightenment and Its Obstacles 1 Mar 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 30min audio