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Originally published as: Yoga: The Alpha and the Omega, Vol.1
- Publisher:OSHO Media International
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- ISBN-13 :978-0-88050-291-7
#1: Introduction to the Path of Yoga
#2: Desireless, You Are Enlightened
#3: Five Modifications of Mind
#4: Madness or Meditation
#5: Why Can’t You Dance?
#6: The Purity of Yoga
#7: An Ecstasy Is Born
#8: Stop, and It Is Here!
#9: This Very Life, the Ultimate Joy
#10: The End Is in the Beginning
- Excerpt from Chapter #4
Madness or Meditation
“Why do I say man as he is, is mad? Madness means many things. One: you are not centered. If you are not centered you will be insane, with many voices in you. Not centered, you are many, you are a multitude. And no one is a master in the house, and every servant of the house claims to be the master. There is confusion, conflict and a continuous struggle. You are in a continuous civil war. If this civil war were not going on then you would be in meditation. But it continues day and night, for twenty-four hours. Write down whatsoever goes on in your mind for a few minutes, and be honest. Write down exactly whatsoever goes on and you yourself will feel that this is mad.
“I have a particular technique I use with many people. I say to them, sit in a closed room and then start saying loudly whatsoever comes into the mind. Talk aloud so that you can listen. After fifteen minutes of this talking, you will feel that you are listening to a madman. Absurd, inconsistent, unrelated fragments float in the mind, your mind! So you may be ninety-nine percent mad and someone else has crossed the boundary, he has gone beyond one hundred percent. Those who have gone beyond one hundred percent are put in the madhouses. We cannot put you in the madhouse because there are not enough madhouses. And there cannot be, or the whole earth would have to be a madhouse.”