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The Book of Secrets is a step by step guide to find the best meditation suitable for you. 112 methods of meditation are described and introduced here with helpful background information to give contemporary people a door to meditation. Reading this book, not only will your outlook on life change, but so will your life. If you want to know more about life and yourself this ...more
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Published 2012 by Osho Media International (first published April 15th 1974)
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Maddie
Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Revisted!

Vigyan Bhairav Tantra is much older than Osho, and definitely worth 5 stars. To be perfectly honest with you, I could care less about Osho and all the controversy that surrounds him, his life and his followers and the many misguided actions that took place in his name. What I do care about is the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra text itself. A text consisting entirely of meditation techniques written in India 5000 years ago in another language is nearly impossible for an aver
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Mina
I usually try to avoid "feel-good" New Age books, mainly because I know that life is not always about feeling good, and I don't want to believe in, or practise, lies and deception, especially towards my own self. Who can want to deceive their own selves?

There may be some truths within this book that seem to coincide with our own belief systems, but at other moments, how can we know that what this book is presenting is really something authentic and real, or just watered down realities that we al
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this book is about tantra (not sex - that's kama sutra). tantra is about uniting of all of our experience (body, emotions, mind) for the pursuit of a greater purpose, such as spiritual fulfillment. the processes of tantra are highly psychological in nature, so if you like psychology, eastern yoga, esoteric metaphysics, or even just something new on the philosophical horizon, this book has it in concentration. personally, i have read this book 10+ times. this is one of my all-time favorite books. ...more
Martin
A good book to reread now and then, but in small doses. Like all wisdom literature it should be taken with a proverbial grain of salt. But there is more powerful insight in this one book than in all the new age babble that lines the self-help shelves. At times contradictory or reductive (Osho's grasp of science is rudimentary), it is the imperfect work of an imperfect mind speaking truths that are difficult to hear and even harder to live. At any rate, the transformation it aims at won't come fr ...more
Katie
this is the longest book i have ever bothered owning or trying to read. for some reason, too, every time i open it, it tells me exactly what i need to hear.
Pamela Wells
As a Seeker you must learn a much higher code of conduct then just those taught to you as a child. This requires your willingness to integrate many points of view. What wisdom list of books would be complete without at least one more perspective about the divine? Start with your own great spiritual or religious tradition then read the Book of Secrets. Osho speaks fluently in the tradition of all great spiritual teachers - with love, kindness, tolerance and compassion. Tantra is teaching spirit f ...more
Dave Bergen
Book of the Secrets is a deep study of Vijñāna-Bhairava Tantra, a real classic of the Vedic Tantra lineage. If you have any real interest in Tantra (other than misusing it as a justification to get laid), you pretty much have to read this book. The hardback edition is out of print. Fortunately it is available online if you look around.

Rajneesh (Osho) is a self-made Enlightened being, and here he reveals many of his secrets—how he attained Enlightenment and what it all means. Plus he answers que
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Brad VanAuken
This book, more than any other that I have found, provides simple practical techniques (112 of them) for breaking through the veil of illusion and entering truth. While the techniques are simple and profound, the author has written over 1,100 pages of commentary that provide context and insight. This is a very readable book. It is the right book for me now. Interestingly, many of its techniques are ones that I had practiced on my own without knowing from whence they came or why I was practicing ...more
Moonstar83
Nov 20, 2008 Moonstar83 rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: the confused,broken-hearted and openminded
Shelves: tantra
This book is like a bible of meaningful thoughts and I turn to it whenever I need support.Anyone who is in search of truth can find something here.I use it as therapy,really helps and provides true wisdom and comfort.
Randi Hope
be careful

if you read to much of this or any osho- you might end up looney.

however, there's some good tidbits of wisdom here and there.
Avinash Saraf
Mar 14, 2007 Avinash Saraf rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Seekers
Although I havent read many of Osho books, I have read his Autobiography [http://www.iosho.com/oBook/The%20Life...] (collection and excerpts of his lectures over the yrs about his life) and From Sex to Superconsciousness. One major difference in this book is that his goal in the book is very clear. Its not abstract in any way, its like math- clear cut and concise. He talks about the difference between Yoga and Tantra in the beginning and explains their differing philosophies in a simple, layma ...more
Polina
I picked and chose chapters of it that appealed to me and each one was creating drastic shifts in my perceptions and experiences but somehow the book failed to hold my interest for longer than 1 week. Perhaps I need a little more time to rest where I am before I am again drawn to return to it to continue my transformation.
Simone Roberts
Up to page 200 or so now. A simply brilliant, clear, and practical close-reading of the Tantra Sutras (only 6 of which have anything to do with sex), plus long aleatory lessons from Osho. Both good for your soul and handy for your new project on Irigaray. Seriouly one of the best "esoteric" books I have ever, ever read.
yonderboy777
This book had more of an effect on the course of my life than any other book I've ever read.
Rawiyah   Al-mousa
amazes me this osho

there has a lot of wisdom ,and lots and lots of nonsense !!
Joseph
Cannot finish at a stretch, all meditative experiments! 112 experiments of shiva+Buddha!
Amanda FIRST NAME
Still reading...absolutely incredible teaching. Osho speaks truth...
Iowa City Public Library
When I was a little girl I was traumatize by the film In Cold Blood. You see when it first was aired on network television WMT (now KGAN) chose to show it after 10:30 P.M. My brother Steve and I snuck into the living room to watch it and of course came into the movie as the farm family was being slaughtered. It took a boyfriend forcing me to watch the movie in 1991, to realize that it wasn’t the movie that scared me as much as it was the stuff I let be associated with that film. I had convinced ...more
Zey
Oct 24, 2012 Zey is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Sayfa 16'da anlatır ki;

Sana bir başka Zen ustası olan Bokuju hakkında eski bir hikâye anlatacağım.Yalnız başına bir mağarada yaşıyormuş, yapayalnız, ama bir
gün ya da gece, zaman zaman yüksek sesle "Bokuju!" diyormuş... Kendi
ismi. Sonra "Evet efendim, buradayım!" diyormuş. Ve orada başka
kimse olmuyormuş. Müritleri ona soruyormuş: "Neden 'Bokuju!' diyorsun, kendi ismini söylüyorsun ve sonra, 'Evet efendim, buradayım!' diyorsun?" Demiş ki: "Ne zaman düşünmeye başlasam, uyanık olmayı hatırlamam gere
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John
An immense work. Of course, like all Osho's books, it's just him speaking extemporaneously, but that doesn't diminish the impact. I really feel like I gained a lot of insight into tantra methodology through reading about and working with a few of these techniques. They're so simple but they can really change you. Rajneesh says in the first part of the book that he's worked deeply with all 112 techniques and you get the feeling he did. Priceless.
Karan Nahar
This is the best self help book or whatever u call it . This is osho at his best . It's a must for everyone . Many concepts are around us and common it's just that we r so busy that we don't even realise these simple things which can change us for the good . Go for it
Skivvy Jones
Osho is dangerous. This book is a good book for transformation. Don't come looking to cope or for self-help; use one of his softer mass market books (Intuition, Zen), etc.,) for that.
Che
Mar 19, 2014 Che is currently reading it
Thank you Rajiv... I'm starting to read this book and I'm loving Osho's teachings :) he is tremendously great! :):):) Thanks A bunch to you! :)
Robert
maybe the best book in my collection. This book changed my life forever and i don't use that saying lightly, amazing stuff.
Tracy Morton
At times interesting, at times dry.
Ginnikhanna27
A great insight into life
Abayneh Aringa
to read
Nidongbudong
The author's musings on the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra. Osho's commentaris on these sutras are based on the translation of Paul Reps rather than the Sanskrit originals. Neverthelss, they are so original in their approach and speak so directly that they warrant study. This is not a book to be read cover to cover. Each sutra suggests a meditation practice. Each meditation practice could occupy one for a lifetime.
Toniann Cusumano
It will take you a lifetime to finish this book, but its worth it. That is, if you have the interest in the subject matter to begin with. It is a heavy read, difficult to digest in places mainly because it is brimming with wisdom of the ages. I've owned it for a decade, at least, and still refer back to it when in-between books and in need of illumination. Have yet to finish it all, wonder if I ever will.
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