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Publisher: Fusion Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8128400924
This collection of Osho's talks are commentaries of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. He says that mind can not enter on the path of Yoga because Yoga means a methodology to reveal the truth. Yoga means to encounter the reality as it is.
Patanjali is scientific. If you want to change the body posture, Patanjali will say change your food habits, because every food habit creates subtle body postures. If you are meat eater you cannot sit Buddha-like. If you are non-vegetarian, your posture will be different, if you are vegetarian your posture will be different - because the body is built by your food. It is not an accident. Whatsoever you are putting in the body, the body will reflect it.
Patanjali is scientific because he takes note of everything - the food, the posture, the way you sleep, the way you get up in the morning, when you get up in the morning, when you go to sleep. He takes note of everything so that your body becomes a situation for something higher.
Then he takes note of your breathing. If you are sad you have a different rhythm of the breathing. Just note it down. You try, you can have a very beautiful experiment.
That's what I mean when I say Patanjali is scientific. He is not a poet. If says, "Don't eat meat,", he is not saying it because eating meat is violence, no. He is saying it because eating meat is self-destructive. There are poets who say to be non-violent is beautiful; Patanjali says to be non-violent is to be healthy, to be non-violent is to be selfish. You are not having compassion on somebody else, you are having compassion on yourself.
The Purity of Yoga
Establish Within Yourself
Stop, And It is Here
Practice And Desirelessness
The Cause of Misery
Introduction to the Path of Yoga
Desireless, You Are Enlightened
The Five Modifications of Mind
Madness or Meditation