This is the first of 112 meditation techniques as taught in the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, the 5,000 year old Vedic scripture that details the most effective meditation techniques towards the goal of spiritual enlightenment.
The entire book, which can easily be printed on less than two pages, starts with the goddess Shakti asking her husband, Lord Shiva, about the nature of reality and how this truth can be experienced within one’s being. In answer to her question, Lord Shiva describes 112 different meditation techniques that will lead the seeker to this experience of truth.
The Book of Secrets is a series of talks with commentaries on the 112 meditation techniques given by Shiva to his consort Devi, alternated with question and answer sessions. There is a technique here, Osho says, for every type of man and woman in the world, from the past, present or future.
In a series of 80 talks on an ancient Tantra text of 112 meditation techniques, the Indian god Shiva offers these 112 methods to his consort, Devi. Osho develops these ancient telegraphic and condensed sutras into the fundamental and now classic work, THE BOOK OF SECRETS and takes the reader through each set of two-line verses and explains what method of meditation they are describing, and how to do it. In alternating chapters, he responds to specific question on each techniques. Throughout, Osho encourages the reader to experiment with the techniques in a scientific way, based on experience and experimentation rather than belief or superstition.