The Path of Meditation
A Step-by-Step Guide to Meditation
This book is highly recommended for every meditator. In these talks given during a meditation camp Osho introduces us to the most fundamental steps of meditating. He begins with guidance related to diet, exercise and sleep and then helps us understand how the body, thoughts and emotions can be purified to help us move into meditation.
Chapter 1: The Foundation of Meditation
Chapter 2: Begin with the Body
Chapter 3: Finding Quality in Life
Chapter 4: Understanding the Mind
Chapter 5: Understanding Emotions
Chapter 6: Body and Soul: Science and Religion
Chapter 7: The Light of Consciousness
Chapter 8: Truth: Your Birthright
Chapter 9: One Step at a Time
Excerpt from The Path of Meditation
"I have said a few things to you about how to take steps towards samadhi: how to discipline yourself and take care of yourself, and how to sow the seeds which will grow into divine flowers. But if even just a few things stick to your mind, if even one seed falls into the soil of your heart, there is no reason why it should not sprout and give you the experience of a new life. Drop the desire to go on living your life in the same way as you have been living it. There is no meaning in it. Make space in your life for something new. If you go on living in the same way that you have been living, death will be the only outcome.
This desire, this discontent must come alive in you. I have no other wish for you than this. Usually people say that religion is contentment. And I say that only religious people become discontented. Everything in life only creates discontent in them, and only then do they begin to look towards religion.
So I don?t ask you to be contented. I don?t ask you to be satisfied. I ask you to be dissatisfied, to be utterly dissatisfied. Let every cell of your heart, of your soul be discontented - discontented for the divine, discontented for truth. In the fire of this discontent you will have a new birth."