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Osho Book: Meditation: The First and Last Freedom (International Edition)

 

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Meditation: The First and Last Freedom (International Edition)

A brand new and more portable format for this classic guide to the Osho meditations.

The most comprehensive guide available to all the Osho Active Meditations, plus a variety of other techniques offered at the Osho Meditation Resort in India, and at Osho meditation events around the world. "The first upgrade to meditation since Buddha’s time." The book has just been re-issued in a more compact and portable format. In addition to dozens of meditation techniques, the book is an invaluable resource for meditators - with Osho responses to questions people have encountered along the way.
Osho shows that meditation is not a spiritual discipline separate from everyday life in the real world. In essence, it is simply the art of being aware of what is going on inside and around us.
 
 
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St. Martins Press, USA
127 x 191 mm
320
312336632
International Edition
    #Part 1: About Meditation
    #Part 2: The Science of Meditation
    #Part 3: The Meditations
    #Part 4: Obstacles to Meditation
    #Part 5: Responses to Questions about Meditation
 
 
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Excerpt from: Meditation: The First and Last Freedom
"Meditation is a science, not a superstition. Meditation says that if you experiment with your mind – it is too full of thoughts – thoughts can be dispersed. The clouds can be dispersed and you can attain to an empty sky of your inner being. And it needs just a little courage, a little effort, a little daring, a little persistence and perseverance. A little patience, yes, but no trust – you don’t believe in God? That is not a hindrance to meditation. You don’t believe in the soul? That is not a hindrance in meditation. You don’t believe at all? That is not an obstacle. You can meditate, because meditation simply says how to go withinward: whether there is a soul or not doesn’t matter; whether there is a God or not doesn’t matter. One thing is certain: that you are. Whether you will be after death, or not, does not matter. Only one thing matters: right this moment, you are.

"Who are you? To enter into it is meditation, to go deeper into your own being. Maybe it is just momentary; maybe you are not eternal, maybe death finishes everything. We don’t make any condition that you have to believe, we say only that you have to experiment. Just try. One day it happens: thoughts are not there. And suddenly, when thoughts disappear, the body and you are separate, because thoughts are the bridge. Through thoughts you are joined with the body; it is the link. Suddenly the link disappears – you are there, the body is there, and there is an infinite abyss between the two. Then you know that the body will die but you cannot die. Then it is not something like a dogma; it is not a creed, it is an experience – self-evident. Meditation is a science, not a superstition. Meditation says that if you experiment with your mind – it is too full of thoughts – thoughts can be dispersed. The clouds can be dispersed and you can attain to an empty sky of your inner being. And it needs just a little courage, a little effort, a little daring, a little persistence and perseverance. A little patience, yes, but no trust – you don’t believe in God? That is not a hindrance to meditation. You don’t believe in the soul? That is not a hindrance in meditation. You don’t believe at all? That is not an obstacle. You can meditate, because meditation simply says how to go withinward: whether there is a soul or not doesn’t matter; whether there is a God or not doesn’t matter. One thing is certain: that you are. Whether you will be after death, or not, does not matter. Only one thing matters: right this moment, you are.

"Who are you? To enter into it is meditation, to go deeper into your own being. Maybe it is just momentary; maybe you are not eternal, maybe death finishes everything. We don’t make any condition that you have to believe, we say only that you have to experiment. Just try. One day it happens: thoughts are not there. And suddenly, when thoughts disappear, the body and you are separate, because thoughts are the bridge. Through thoughts you are joined with the body; it is the link. Suddenly the link disappears – you are there, the body is there, and there is an infinite abyss between the two. Then you know that the body will die but you cannot die. Then it is not something like a dogma; it is not a creed, it is an experience – self-evident." Osho
 

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