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The principles and practices of Tantra are revealed by one of the greatest spiritual teachers of the twentieth century in The Book of Secrets: 112 Meditations to Discover the Mystery Within.

In this comprehensive and practical guide, the secrets of the ancient science of Tantra become available to a contemporary audience. Confined to small, hidden mystery schools for centuries, and often misunderstood and misinterpreted today. Tantra is not just a collection of techniques to enhance sexual experience. As Osho shows in these pages, it is a complete science of self-realization, based on the cumulative wisdom of centuries of exploration into the meaning of life and consciousness. Tantra―the very word means “technique”―is a set of powerful, transformative tools that can be used to bring new meaning and joy to every aspect of our daily lives.

Osho challenges readers to examine and break free of the conditioned belief systems and prejudices that limit their capacity to enjoy life in all its richness. He has been described by the Sunday Times of London as one of the “1000 Makers of the 20th Century” and by Sunday Mid-Day (India) as one of the ten people―along with Gandhi, Nehru, and Buddha―who have changed the destiny of India. Since his death in 1990, the influence of his teachings continues to expand, reaching seekers of all ages in virtually every country of the world.

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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

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Osho is one of the most provocative and inspiring spiritual teachers of the twentieth century. Known for his revolutionary contribution to the science of inner transformation, the influence of his teachings continues to grow, reaching seekers of all ages in virtually every country of the world. He is the author of many books, including Love, Freedom, Aloneness; The Book of Secrets; and Innocence, Knowledge, and Wonder.

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THE WORLD OF TANTRA


THE SUTRA
Devi asks:
Oh Shiva, what is your reality?
What is this wonder-filled universe?
What constitutes seed?
Who centers the universal wheel?
What is this life beyond form pervading forms?
How may we enter it fully, above space and time, names and descriptions?
Let my doubts be cleared!


Some introductory points. First, the world of Vigyan Bhairav Tantra is not intellectual, it is not philosophical. Doctrine is meaningless to it. It is concerned with method, with technique—not with principles at all. The word tantra means technique, the method, the path. So it is not philosophical—note this. It is not concerned with intellectual problems and inquiries. It is not concerned with the “why” of things, it is concerned with “how”; not with what is truth, but how the truth can be attained.
Tantra means technique. So this treatise is a scientific one. Science is not concerned with why, science is concerned with how. That is the basic difference between philosophy and science. Philosophy asks, “Why this existence?” Science asks, “How this existence?” The moment you ask the question, how?, method and technique become important. Theories become meaningless; experience becomes the center.
Tantra is science, Tantra is not philosophy. To understand philosophy is easy because only your intellect is required. If you can understand language, if you can understand concept, you can understand philosophy. You need not change; you require no transformation. As you are, you can understand philosophy—but not Tantra.
You will need a change … rather, a mutation. Unless you are different, Tantra cannot be understood because Tantra is not an intellectual proposition, it is an experience. Unless you are receptive, ready, vulnerable to the experience, it is not going to come to you.
Philosophy is concerned with the mind. Your head is enough; your totality is not required. Tantra needs you in your totality. It is a deeper challenge. You will have to be in it wholly. It is not fragmentary. A different approach, a different attitude, a different mind to receive it is required. Because of this, Devi is asking apparently philosophical questions. Tantra starts with Devi’s questions. All the questions can be tackled philosophically.
Really, any question can be tackled in two ways: philosophically or totally, intellectually or existentially. For example, if someone asks, “What is love?” you can tackle it intellectually, you can discuss, you can propose theories, you can argue for a particular hypothesis. You can create a system, a doctrine—and you may not have known love at all.
To create a doctrine, experience is not needed. Really, on the contrary, the less you know the better because then you can propose a system un-hesitatingly. Only a blind man can easily define what light is. When you do not know, you are bold. Ignorance is always bold; knowledge hesitates. And the more you know, the more you feel that the ground underneath is dissolving. The more you know, the more you feel how ignorant you are. And those who are really wise, they become ignorant. They become as simple as children, or as simple as idiots.
The less you know, the better. To be philosophical, to be dogmatic, to be doctrinaire—this is easy. To tackle a problem intellectually is very easy. But to tackle a problem existentially—not just to think about it, but to live it through, to go through it, to allow yourself to be transformed through it—is difficult. That is, to know love one will have to be in love. That is dangerous because you will not remain the same. The experience is going to change you. The moment you enter love, you enter a different person. And when you come out you will not be able to recognize your old face; it will not belong to you. A discontinuity will have happened. Now there is a gap, the old man is dead and the new man has come. That is what is known as rebirth—being twice-born.
Tantra is non-philosophical and existential. So of course Devi asks questions which appear to be philosophical, but Shiva is not going to answer them that way. So it is better to understand it in the beginning, otherwise you will be puzzled, because Shiva is not going to answer a single question. All the questions that Devi is asking, Shiva is not going to answer at all. And still he answers! And really, only he has answered them and no one else—but on a different plane.
Devi asks, “What is your reality, my lord?” He is not going to answer it. On the contrary, he will give a technique. And if Devi goes through this technique, she will know. So the answer is roundabout; it is not direct. He is not going to answer “Who am I?” He will give a technique—do it and you will know.
For Tantra, doing is knowing, and there is no other knowing. Unless you do something, unless you change, unless you have a different perspective to look at, to look with, unless you move in an altogether different dimension than the intellect, there is no answer. Answers can be given—they are all lies. All philosophies are lies. You ask a question and the philosophy gives you an answer. It satisfies you or doesn’t satisfy you. If it satisfies you, you become a convert to the philosophy, but you remain the same. If it doesn’t satisfy you, you go on searching for some other philosophy to be converted to. But you remain the same; you are not touched at all, you are not changed.
So whether you are a Hindu or a Mohammedan or a Christian or a Jaina, it makes no difference. The real person behind the facade of a Hindu or a Mohammedan or a Christian is the same. Only words differ, or clothes. The man who is going to the church or to the temple or to the mosque is the same man. Only faces differ, and they are faces which are false; they are masks. Behind the masks you will find the same man—the same anger, the same aggression, the same violence, the same greed, the same lust—everything the same. Is Mohammedan sexuality different from Hindu sexuality? Is Christian violence different from Hindu violence? It is the same! The reality remains the same; only clothes differ.
Tantra is not concerned with your clothes, Tantra is concerned with you. If you ask a question it shows where you are. It shows also that wherever you are you cannot see; that is why there is the question. A blind man asks, “What is light?” and philosophy will start answering what is light. Tantra will know only this: if a man is asking “What is light?” it shows only that he is blind. Tantra will start operating on the man, changing the man, so that he can see. Tantra will not say what is light. Tantra will tell how to attain insight, how to attain seeing, how to attain vision. When the vision is there, the answer will be there. Tantra will not give you the answer; Tantra will give you the technique to attain the answer.
Now, this answer is not going to be intellectual. If you say something about light to a blind man, this is intellectual. If the blind man himself becomes capable of seeing, this is existential. This is what I mean when I say that Tantra is existential. So Shiva is not going to answer Devi’s questions, still, he will answer—the first thing.
The second thing: this is a different type of language. You must know something about it before we enter into it. All the Tantra treatises are dialogues between Shiva and Devi. Devi questions and Shiva answers. All the Tantra treatises start that way. Why? Why this method? It is very significant. It is not a dialogue between a teacher and a disciple, it is a dialogue between two lovers. And Tantra signifies through it a very meaningful thing: that the deeper teachings cannot be given unless there is love between the two—the disciple and the master. The disciple and master must become deep lovers. Only then can the higher, the beyond, be expressed.
So it is a language of love; the disciple must be in an attitude of love. But not only this, because friends can be lovers. Tantra says a disciple moves as receptivity, so the disciple must be in a feminine receptivity; only then is something possible. You need not be a woman to be a disciple, but you need to be in a feminine attitude of receptivity. When Devi asks, it means the feminine attitude asks. Why this emphasis on the feminine attitude?
Man and woman are not only physically different, they are psychologically different. Sex is not only a difference in the body; it is a difference in psychologies also. A feminine mind means receptivity—total receptivity, surrender, love. A disciple needs a feminine psychology; otherwise he will not be able to learn. You can ask, but if you are not open then you cannot be answered. You can ask a question and still remain closed. Then the answer cannot penetrate you. Your doors are closed; you are dead. You are not open.
A feminine receptivity means a womb-like receptivity in the inner depth, so that you can receive. And not only that—much more is implied. A woman is not only receiving something, the moment she receives it, it becomes a part of her body. A child is received. A woman conceives; the moment there is conception, the child has become part of the feminine body. It is not alien, it is not foreign. It has been absorbed. Now the child will live not as something added to the mother, but just as a part, just as the mother. And the child is not only received: the feminine body becomes creative; the child begins to grow.
A disciple needs a womb-like receptivity. Whatsoever is received is not to be gathered as dead knowledge. It must grow in you; it must become blood and bones in you. It must become a part, now. It must grow! This growth will change you, will transform you—the receiver. That is why Tantra uses this device. Every treatise starts with Devi asking a question and Shiva replying to it. Devi is Shiva’s consort, his feminine part.
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what book would you recommend? " There was a question on Quora that ...
Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2017
"If you are allowed to read only 1 book in your entire life, what book would you recommend?" There was a question on Quora that got me thinking... the answer really depends on what you expect to get out of it. Most books mentioned in the Quora thread were... See more
"If you are allowed to read only 1 book in your entire life, what book would you recommend?" There was a question on Quora that got me thinking...
the answer really depends on what you expect to get out of it. Most books mentioned in the Quora thread were trying to provide general truths or expose beliefs, some entertainment, some knowledge, some - help you in this aspect or the other. Also, consider that the person who is making the choice has read at least a couple hundred books in their lifetime…but imagine if you haven’t? Would you REALLY choose Agatha Christie or Sophie Kinsella? What do you really want out of your life? some basic job/entertainment ratio? Riches? Easy life with no drama? or, vice versa, big drama? imagine yourself BEFORE all those books you’ve read and all that wisdom you acquired…. what would you really want out of your life? How would you want to live it?

This is just my perspective, and my ultimate wish in this life is liberation, thus the only book that I would want to read should be written by an enlightened master who has reached that state of being (ultimate liberation) already. The original text should be without edits (e.g., the Bible has lost a lot of wisdom over the centuries of re-writes and being played with), and should contain the actual technique, information on how to achieve what I strive to achieve, not just philosophical discourse that leads nowhere and only makes my mind believe that it gained some valuable knowledge or solved some temporary problem. So it should be a manual of sorts, a roadmap. I don’t need to learn the history of the world, or play with my intellect for ultimate liberation; nor do i need to get entertained. I need to be told what I need to do to reach the goal, by someone who has already reached that same goal.

The Book Of Secrets by Osho is such a book. So far, I haven’t read any other book more valuable than this one, and I’m a bookworm. The general description of this book is wrong: it’s not just about tantra techniques; it contains meditation techniques from all the different paths to enlightenment from different mystery schools around the world - Osho’s biggest gift to humanity.
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In the world we win and lose but in eternity neither matter
Reviewed in the United States on December 10, 2017
OSHO is simply amazing in how he brings up different stories and explains the techniques in different ways thru-out the book. Its a very long book and it was only 1 time he repeated himself regarding stories. Took me a while to read the whole book but it was well worth it... See more
OSHO is simply amazing in how he brings up different stories and explains the techniques in different ways thru-out the book. Its a very long book and it was only 1 time he repeated himself regarding stories. Took me a while to read the whole book but it was well worth it and by the end I had become so deep and the vision keeps getting clearer the more techniques you find out. Even one of the last ones was the most powerful one for me. All are not suited for everyone but some are just on point and hits the spot in the understanding. Thank you OSHO. You are a master that helps people find their own inner master :) Words cannot show the truth but they can point and OSHOs maps to the inner silence are worth spending time on. Because really, time cannot be bought, but eternal bliss can be found. It''s always there waiting for us to connect to it. It is who we are, everyThing else is just temporary and a play. In the world we win and lose but in eternity neither matter. It is not matter ;) It just is... bliss
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This book will blow your mind
Reviewed in the United States on January 2, 2018
Not an easy read, but if you are patient, and read it slowly, you will find yourself transform, and one day "find" yourself awakened. Even before that happens, the traditions and reasoning in this book will blow your mind.
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NoOne123
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read with extreme caution
Reviewed in the United States on January 8, 2019
i have taken the vigyan bhairava course done by Art of living founder sri sri ravi shankar. after i got introduced to this wonderful book, i became obsessed with the techniques and that''s when i bought this book this book is written in a very unstructured manner, which... See more
i have taken the vigyan bhairava course done by Art of living founder sri sri ravi shankar. after i got introduced to this wonderful book, i became obsessed with the techniques and that''s when i bought this book
this book is written in a very unstructured manner, which in a way is not bad as it tries to give a sense of verbal teaching. Osho is very precise on his explanations and you will certainly find lot of depth there
But having said that there is a caution, techniques like this are best understood when the guru is in front of you. sometimes the book becomes very overwhelming and i personally had great trouble understanding some parts. if you don''t have any prior mediation expereince , i would not recommend this book
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Reviewed in the United States on June 18, 2015
This book is not a quick read, or an easy one. This book is more like a reference book, but has more to it. You must read this book slowly and with a great deal of considerable thought. Practice the exercises. This is a book that has to be digested, thought about, talked... See more
This book is not a quick read, or an easy one. This book is more like a reference book, but has more to it. You must read this book slowly and with a great deal of considerable thought. Practice the exercises. This is a book that has to be digested, thought about, talked about and internalized the message.
I have read many books on yoga, meditation, kulundi, charkas and eastern philosophy. Osho writes in a way that is very clear, and easy to understand some of these difficult topics. He is very controversial, however after reading only a few chapters so far, I believe he is right on with his message.
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AmritSagar
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Creative imagination ideas! Use the INDEX don''t read cover to cover!
Reviewed in the United States on May 27, 2021
This was originally five volumes of talks about various methods of snapping out of the general hypnotic dullness of our lives. I am delighted with the quality of this hard cover binding, the excellent index of each "technique" and the reformatting into double columns... See more
This was originally five volumes of talks about various methods of snapping out of the general hypnotic dullness of our lives.
I am delighted with the quality of this hard cover binding, the excellent index of each "technique" and the reformatting into double columns so the eye reads as easily as a magazine article. There is so much here, so well presented. Whoever did the design really made this huge amount of material very easy to jump into and out of, like using a dictionary.
I''m amazed anybody is finding this "too much" as the introduction says to skip around like you would read a magazine, and to try random ideas and play with whatever interests you. Honestly some of the exercises remind me of things we used to do as bored children... most are creative imagination:
Be aware in dreams
Look lovingly at an object
Look at your past disidentified
Look into the limitless sky
Acceptance
Remember everything changes
Imagine the unimaginable
Do not fight with desire
Change your focus to the gaps
Become all beings
The 112 techniques are each only one sentence... the commentary is probably excessive, but you only need to read commentary on things that interest you.
I would really recommend these techniques for people who are trying to break down creative "blocks" and reach inspiration and imagination.
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Best Book
Reviewed in the United States on March 19, 2016
Wonderful book. One of the top I have ever read. I sometimes think of it as the Eastern ''Course in Miracles'', for me. Very easy to read, full of insight and guidance for those seeking their inner selves. This book gets you direct contact with a true Master. Very long, but... See more
Wonderful book. One of the top I have ever read. I sometimes think of it as the Eastern ''Course in Miracles'', for me. Very easy to read, full of insight and guidance for those seeking their inner selves. This book gets you direct contact with a true Master. Very long, but should be taken in doses anyway so you can try the techniques and process the concept which are very deep. I''m sure I will read it again.
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I think this book literally has everything you need out ...
Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2018
I think this book literally has everything you need out of OSHO''s work. It has over 1000+ pages worth of OSHO''s work for only $30. Absolutely worth the buy in my opinion.
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A Massive sized book ..but can be just one book you need to read in your entire life.
Reviewed in India on December 19, 2019
First of all - it is a huge book of approx 1300 pages and only for real serious people. Good part - you dont need to read the entire book..... In fact i would say that if you are focussjng to complete the book, then dont buy it. Its like dictionary which you dont need to...See more
First of all - it is a huge book of approx 1300 pages and only for real serious people. Good part - you dont need to read the entire book..... In fact i would say that if you are focussjng to complete the book, then dont buy it. Its like dictionary which you dont need to read full. The book has detailed discourse by Osho on the 112 meditation methods or tantras given by the Aadishesha..you just need to find which one fits you and continue your journey of meditation....i have read around less than 200 pages of it and still trying to assimilate them by re-reading those pages.
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Well.. Its Osho book! What else can be said?
Reviewed in India on May 29, 2020
I got the book today finally afterore than a weeks wait. The book is sturdy and looks like it has arrived in one piece.. The packaging could have been better.. And the gap between the pages and the cover makes me a bit sceptical about the way it may have been treated by the...See more
I got the book today finally afterore than a weeks wait. The book is sturdy and looks like it has arrived in one piece.. The packaging could have been better.. And the gap between the pages and the cover makes me a bit sceptical about the way it may have been treated by the handlers.. Since its covid19 time.. I may have to refrain from pointing fingers at anybody.. But for a finicky person like me.. The condition of the book is very important.. Now about the contents.. Its by Osho! Needless to say more. For the benefit of the people looking to buy this book I''ve attached the pictures of the contents page.. The subtitles are poetry in themselves! Read through randomly and understood this could be read randomly. Its a great volume. Lighthouse for the lost ships out in the ocean. Be blessed 🙏
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Chandramouli Vishwanath
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This book is all you need!!
Reviewed in India on January 14, 2020
There are so many books and online material available in same subject. Now, why this one is special? There are very few who has the capacity to explain the meditation techniques so simply and in such a way that this becomes a fun read. Even if you don’t practice a single...See more
There are so many books and online material available in same subject. Now, why this one is special? There are very few who has the capacity to explain the meditation techniques so simply and in such a way that this becomes a fun read. Even if you don’t practice a single method, still your knowledge and understanding of esoteric knowledge is broadened leaps and bounds. If this book is understood to its full potential, I bet no other literature will ever be needed. Osho, he is the ultimate guru!
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Possibly too much info in one place
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More of a dictionary on meditation. Quite tricky to follow and I feel like you will never get through it all. Maybe not a good buy for someone knew to meditation but a great encyclopedia style book on facts
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Brilliant!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 3, 2019
I''m still working through it, but absolutely love it. Gives me long awaited explanations and understanding of so many things. Makes sense - love it.
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