Meditation: The First and Last Freedom

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Macmillan, Dec 17, 2004 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 304 pages
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The first upgrade to meditation since Buddha's time

In this essential meditation handbook for the 21st century, Osho turns the traditional notion of meditation practice on its head. Meditation: The First and Last Freedom 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. As we acquire the knack, meditation can be our companion wherever we are-at work, at play, at rest.

Meditation contains practical, step-by-step guides to a wide variety of meditation techniques selected by and/or created by Osho, including the unique OSHO Active Meditations which deal with the special tensions of contemporary life. Recognizing that it's almost impossible for most people these days just to stop and sit silently, these meditations - including the Osho Dynamic Meditation and Osho Kundalini Meditation - begin with one or more stages of vigorous physical activity. This brings our physical and mental energies to a peak, so that the following silence is easy -- leaving us alert, refreshed, and newly energized.

Newly revised and resized into a handy portable format, Meditation is the perfect text to begin or continue exploring the joys of meditation.

 

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Meditation: the first and last freedom: a practical guide to meditation

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Better known as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, Osho was a controversial guru from India who attracted a large Western following in the mid-Seventies and Eighties. Although Osho rejects intellectual ... Read full review

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Whoever interested in meditation for the purpose of say energetic life, Relief from stress, or say for real meditation i.e.,spiritual....it is the best book I ever found.

Contents

What Is Meditation?
2
The Ability to Respond
15
First Understand the Technique
29
Be Comfortable
36
Appreciate Unawareness
49
Powerful Methods for Awakening
62
OSHO Kundalini Meditation
78
Laughing Meditation
91
A Meditation for the Jet Set
161
OSHO Mandala Meditation
166
OSHO Mystic Rose Meditation
188
OSHO Born Again
202
The Chattering Mind
220
Meditation Is Not Introspection
233
The Goose Has Never Been In
249
Just a 180 Turn
263

Breath A Bridge to Meditation
98
The Heart of Peacefulness
111
Who Am I?
128
Meditations in Sound
146
Make Things as Simple as Possible
281
About the Author
297
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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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