The Book of Secrets (International Edition)

112 Meditations to Discover the Mystery Within
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The Book of Secrets is an essential resource for anyone interested in experimenting with meditation – a comprehensive and practical guide to 112 awareness techniques for bringing you into the present moment. Osho unlocks the secrets of the ancient science of Tantra.

The Book of Secrets is an essential resource for anyone interested in experimenting with meditation – a comprehensive and practical guide to 112 awareness techniques for bringing you into the present moment. Osho unlocks the secrets of the ancient science of Tantra.


Excerpts from: The Book of Secrets, Chapter 33

“Tantra uses sex as a vehicle. It is energy; it can be used as a vehicle. It can transform you, and it can give you transcendental states. But as we are using sex, it looks difficult for us – because we are using it in a very wrong way, and the wrong way is not natural. Even animals are better than us: they are using it in a natural way. Our ways are perverted. Constant hammering on the human mind that sex is sin has created a deep barrier within you. You never allow yourself a total let-go. Something is always standing aloof condemning, even for the new generation. They may say they are not burdened, obsessed, that sex is not a taboo for them, but you cannot unburden your unconscious so easily. It has been built over centuries and centuries; the whole human past is there. So while you may not be condemning it as sin consciously, the unconscious is there constantly condemning it. You are never totally in it. Something is always left out. That left-out part creates the split.

“Tantra says to move into it totally. Just forget yourself, your civilization, your religion, your culture, your ideology. Forget everything. Just move into it totally; don’t leave anything out. Become absolutely nonthinking. Only then does the awareness happen that you have become one with someone. And this feeling of oneness can then be detached from the partner and it can be used with the whole universe. You can be in a sex act with a tree, with the moon, with anything. Once you know how to create this circle, it can be created with anything – even without anything.

“You can create this circle within you because man is both man and woman, and woman is both woman and man. You are both because you were created by two: you were created by both man and woman, so half of you remains the other. You can forget everything completely and the circle can be created within you. Once the circle is created within you – your man is meeting your woman, the inner woman is meeting the inner man – you are in an embrace within yourself. And only when this circle is created is real celibacy attained. Otherwise all celibacies are just perversions, and then they create their own problems. When this circle is created inside, you are freed.

“This is what Tantra says: sex is the deepest bondage, yet it can be used as a vehicle for the highest freedom. Tantra says poison can be used as medicine, but wisdom is needed. So don’t condemn anything. Rather, use it. And don’t be against anything. Find ways how it can be used and transformed. Tantra is a deep, total acceptance of life. It is the only approach of its kind. All over the world, in all the centuries that have gone by, Tantra is unique. It says don’t throw anything and don’t be against anything and don’t create any conflict, because with any conflict you will be destructive with yourself.

“All the religions are against sex, afraid of it, because it is such a great energy. Once you are in it you are no more, and then the current will take you anywhere. That’s why the fear. So create a barrier in which you and the current become two, and don’t allow this vital energy to have any possession over you: be the master of it.

“Only Tantra says that this mastery is going to be false, diseased, pathological, because you cannot really be divided from this current. You are it. So all divisions will be false, arbitrary, and basically no division is possible because you are the current – a part and parcel of it, just a wave in it. You can become frozen and you can separate yourself from the current, but that frozenness will be deadness. And humanity has become dead. No one is really alive; you are just dead weights floating in the stream. Melt!

“Tantra says try to melt. Don’t become like icebergs: melt and become one with the river. Becoming one with the river, feeling one with the river, merging in the river, be aware and there will be transformation. There is transformation. Transformation is not through conflict; it is through awareness. These three techniques are very, very scientific, but then sex becomes something other than what you know. Then it is not a temporary relief; then it is not throwing energy out. Then there is no end to it. It becomes a meditative circle.”

In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:
love... look... center... ego... sex... change... heart... shiva... bokuju... mahavira...
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Edition/ Version International Edition
Type シリーズ
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN-13 978-0312650605
Dimensions (size) 190 x 210 mm
Number of Pages 1328
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