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  • Hardcover: 1328 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; Har/DVD Re edition (September 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312650604
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312650605
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.4 x 2.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #179,299 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"These techniques will not mention any religious ritual. No temple is needed, you are quite enough of a temple yourself. You are the lab; the whole experiment is to go on within you. This is not religion, this is science. No belief is needed. Only a daringness to experiment is enough; courage to experiment is enough.

These 112 methods are for the whole of humanity-for all the ages that have passed, and for all the ages that have yet to come. I will go on describing each method from as many angles as possible. If you feel any affinity with it, play with it for three days. If you feel that it fits, that something clicks in you, continue it for three months.

Life is a miracle. If you have not known its mystery, that only shows that you do not know the technique for how to approach it." --Osho

About the Author

Osho, the philosopher and spiritual leader who rose to prominence in the sixties and seventies, continued teaching and guiding devoted followers up until his death in 1990. Many of Osho's techniques have been preserved by the Osho Foundation, which continues to practice and spread Osho's teachings.

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Osho, known for his revolutionary contribution to the science of inner transformation, continues to inspire millions of people worldwide in their search to define a new approach to individual spirituality that is self-directed and responsive to the everyday challenges of contemporary life. The Sunday Times of London named him one of the '1,000 Makers of the Twentieth Century,' and novelist Tom Robbins called him 'the most dangerous man since Jesus Christ.' For more information about Osho and his work, please visit osho.com.


Osho's teachings defy categorization, covering everything from the individual quest for meaning to the most urgent social and political issues facing individuals and society today.

His unique "Osho Active Meditations" are designed to first release the accumulated stresses of body and mind, so that it is easier to experience the thought-free and relaxed state of meditation. (Meditation -The First and Last Freedom, by Osho)

About his own work Osho has said that he is helping to create the conditions for the birth of a new kind of human being. He has often characterized this new human being as "Zorba the Buddha" -- capable both of enjoying the earthy pleasures of a Zorba the Greek and the silent serenity of a Gautam Buddha.

Running like a thread through all aspects of Osho's work is a vision that encompasses both the timeless wisdom of the East and the highest potential of Western science and technology.

Osho has been described by the Sunday Times in London as one of the "1000 Makers of the 20th Century" and by American author Tom Robbins as "the most dangerous man since Jesus Christ."

Biographical:
Autobiography of a Spiritually Incorrect Mystic, ST. MARTIN'S Press, New York, available in multiple languages.


Websites for more information:
http://www.OSHO.com
http://OSHO.com/resort
http://OSHO.com/magazine
http://OSHO.com/shop
http://www.youtube.com/OSHO
http://www.oshobytes.blogspot.com
http://www.Twitter.com/OSHOtimes
http://www.facebook.com/pages/OSHO.International

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I just have to make the time to read it consistently.
EmpressChris
Osho is explaining very profoundly every methods, so that we can really understand them.
Rudi Zimmerer
I would highly recommend to read this book to all spiritual seekers.
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73 of 76 people found the following review helpful By J. W. Thomas on September 19, 2010
Format: Hardcover
If you already own the original edition The Book of Secrets: 112 Keys to the Mystery Within of this classic you may choose not to buy this new 2010 reissue. It does have a sturdier binding than the original, some passages have been edited for greater clarity, and there's a DVD with a talk by Osho bound in the back. If on the other hand you actually treasure as I do this collection of Osho's commentaries on the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, your original copy will have come apart from rereadings and annotations and you'll be in need of this fresh new orange cover edition. Those new to Osho but ready for a deep plunge into his teachings on meditation will find no better introduction than these talks from his early years as a teacher. Most of the paperback compilations issued in recent years by Osho International have been edited to muffle his unique voice; the real Osho can be encountered here in this volume and on the accompanying DVD. If you think Osho was just some kind of fake guru who owned hundreds of Rolls Royces and whose message was sex orgies for all, much evidence to the contrary is here in this book.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By southpaw68 VINE VOICE on October 3, 2011
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This is Osho's interpretation of the Bikram Tantra. Tantra seeks to go beyond the duality, such as good and evil, and transcend them, which is difficult to understand. He says that Tantra is the only sacred document to accept the body and sex as a springboard to enlightenment. However, Tantra does not often speak of sex.

Clocking in at 1300 pages, Book of Secrets is a long, but easy read with fairly big type. I got tired of reading about these 112 meditation techniques at times, but I forged on. There is DVD with Osho speaking, but I found it boring because he spoke so passively and slowly. Osho suggests picking out the technique which is right for you, which for me would be the one called "dissolving into darkness". These techniques are for enlightenment, which I do not think I'm ready for yet. Osho says that some meditators come to the edge where there ego is going to dissolve into the void, but then turn back for fear of losing it. One should be meditating all the time, which means that you should always do everything with awareness of what your doing whether eating, sleeping, walking, and working.

Regarding dreaming, Osho is not so much impressed with the meaning of dreams. He says that one should learn to control dreams until one learns to gain a yoga sleep without dreams, which is deeper and more refreshing. Dreaming to him is more mind chatter, just like the aimless thoughts that run through the mind, which one should be aware of, but not attached to.

He explores other questions of meditation such as how do you know you are truly enlightened? The mind can trick you into a false enlightenment. Is your search for enlightenment just another ego trip? You have had greed and lust for material things, do you now just want add enlightenment to your possessions?
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By ZuMa on February 10, 2011
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This is such a comprehensive delve into the world of Osho, which is to say a journey into a world without beliefs and filters. I am enjoying so much reading this book and am very impressed by the improved quality of this edition. The last edition was very flimsy. Thank you!

Meditation can only change your life for the better.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By John L. on December 15, 2010
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After reading this book, not only will your outlook on life change, but so will your life. If you want to know more about life and yourself please get this book. OSHO is/was a great person and the sole purpose of this book is to help you.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By shiva on January 23, 2011
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5000 years old technology explained very very well. fantastic book. No words can measure the value of this book. Phenominal work by osho. Dont just read. make this book a part of yourself.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ja on November 10, 2011
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This is a treasure to be digested for many years. Despite all the scandals around Osho, this book proves all his wonderful teachings. The question & answer format also makes for better understanding of these ancient secrets.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bahar Javadi on July 8, 2011
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If you are looking for step by step guidance to find the best meditation suitable for you, then this is the book. It is one of the most amazing books I've ever read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Aisha on May 16, 2013
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It's a wonderful book, the writting is so easy to follow. Wonderful concepts and wonderful ideas to become happier everyday.
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