Meditation, the First and the Last Freedom


A Practical Guide to Osho Meditations

In een handzaam formaat is hier het welbekende Meditation The First and the Last Freedom, a practical guide for Osho meditations. De subtitel The First and the Last Freedom zegt alles. Het is het enige boek dat echt alle Actieve meditaties bevat van Osho. Er staat uitleg over de achtergrond van de Osho meditaties in als de Meditationkundalini en de dynamische meditatie. Je kunt lezen over het effect dat deze meditaties kunnen hebben.
En verder hoe je je het beste op meditatie kunt voorbereiden. Een schat aan meditatie wijsheid staat je bij dit boek te wachten.

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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: The First and Last Freedom 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.

Meditation: The First and Last Freedom is the perfect text to begin or continue exploring the joys of meditation.

Meditation is a Science

“Meditation is a science, not a superstition. Meditation says that if you experiment with your mind – it is too full of thoughts – thoughts can be dispersed. The clouds can be dispersed and you can attain to an empty sky of your inner being. And it needs just a little courage, a little effort, a little daring, a little persistence and perseverance. A little patience, yes, but no trust – you don’t believe in God? That is not a hindrance to meditation. You don’t believe in the soul? That is not a hindrance in meditation. You don’t believe at all? That is not an obstacle. You can meditate, because meditation simply says how to go withinward: whether there is a soul or not doesn’t matter; whether there is a God or not doesn’t matter. One thing is certain: that you are. Whether you will be after death, or not, does not matter. Only one thing matters: right this moment, you are.

“Who are you? To enter into it is meditation, to go deeper into your own being. Maybe it is just momentary; maybe you are not eternal, maybe death finishes everything. We don’t make any condition that you have to believe, we say only that you have to experiment. Just try. One day it happens: thoughts are not there. And suddenly, when thoughts disappear, the body and you are separate, because thoughts are the bridge. Through thoughts you are joined with the body; it is the link. Suddenly the link disappears – you are there, the body is there, and there is an infinite abyss between the two. Then you know that the body will die but you cannot die. Then it is not something like a dogma; it is not a creed, it is an experience – self-evident. Meditation is a science, not a superstition. Meditation says that if you experiment with your mind – it is too full of thoughts – thoughts can be dispersed. The clouds can be dispersed and you can attain to an empty skyMeditation of your inner being. And it needs just a little courage, a little effort, a little daring, a little persistence and perseverance. A little patience, yes, but no trust – you don’t believe in God? That is not a hindrance to meditation. You don’t believe in the soul? That is not a hindrance in meditation. You don’t believe at all? That is not an obstacle. You can meditate, because meditation simply says how to go withinward: whether there is a soul or not doesn’t matter; whether there is a God or not doesn’t matter. One thing is certain: that you are. Whether you will be after death, or not, does not matter. Only one thing matters: right this moment, you are.

“Who are you? To enter into it is meditation, to go deeper into your own being. Maybe it is just momentary; maybe you are not eternal, maybe death finishes everything. We don’t make any condition that you have to believe, we say only that you have to experiment. Just try. One day it happens: thoughts are not there. And suddenly, when thoughts disappear, the body and you are separate, because thoughts are the bridge. Through thoughts you are joined with the body; it is the link. Suddenly the link disappears – you are there, the body is there, and there is an infinite abyss between the two. Then you know that the body will die but you cannot die. Then it is not something like a dogma; it is not a creed, it is an experience – self-evident.” Osho