Yoga: The Alpha and the Omega, Vol 1

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Osho is saying that all the techniques of Yoga have really one focus: how to use the mind. Rightly used it becomes no-mind and you are absolutely silent; wrongly, it becomes so divided you go insane. Through the sutras of Patanjali, Osho leads the reader step by step toward an understanding of the mind - that it is not something different from the body, and how to use it as an instrument.
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Later published as part of Osho Books on CD-ROM.
"Ten discourses, given by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, on the 'Yoga Sutras' of Patanjali. This volume covers chapter 1, Samadhi Pada, Sutras 1-16."
Later published in the US as Yoga: The Science of the Soul, Vol 1.
Later published in India as The Path of Yoga.
Chapters 1-5 later published in India as The Cessation of Mind and chapters 6-10 - as The Birth of Being.
Chapters 1, 3 & 9 published as a part of Yoga: The Science of the Soul (6 talks).
See Yoga: The Alpha and the Omega (series) for links to other volumes in this series.
time period of Osho's original talks/writings
Dec 25, 1973 to Jan 4, 1974 : timeline
number of discourses/chapters
10   (see table of contents)


editions

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Yoga: The Alpha and the Omega, Vol 1

Discourses on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Year of publication : 1976
Publisher : Rajneesh Foundation
ISBN 0-88050-177-4 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 252
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes : First edition March 1976. © Copyright 1976 by Rajneesh Foundation.
Size : 223 x 145 x 26 mm
Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Published by Ma Yoga Laxmi
Editing: Ma Ananda Prem
Compilation: Sw Amrit Pathik
Design: Sw Anand Yatri
Foreword: Ma Ananda Prem
Coordination: Sw Amano Manish
Printed by V.B.Gharpure, Tata Press Ltd., 414 Veer Savarkar Marg, Bombay 400 025, India

table of contents

edition 1976.03
chapter titles
discourses
event location duration media
1 Introduction to the Path of Yoga 25 Dec 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 42min audio
2 The Desireless Path of Yoga 26 Dec 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 28min audio
3 The Five Modifications of the Mind 27 Dec 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 44min audio
4 Beyond Mind to Awareness 28 Dec 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 15min audio
5 Right and Wrong Knowledge and the Mind 29 Dec 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 42min audio
6 The Purity of the Science of Yoga 30 Dec 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 23min audio
7 Non-Attachment and Constant Inner Practice
with Devotion
31 Dec 1973 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 31min audio
8 Stop, and It Is Here! 1 Jan 1974 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 33min audio
9 Constant Practice and Desirelessness:
The Foundation of Yoga
3 Jan 1974 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 30min audio
10 Recognizing Yourself as the Cause of Your Misery 4 Jan 1974 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 31min audio