A practical guidebook for the seeker
The Inner Journey is a precise manual for tuning the body, mind, heart and hara to an inner balance and harmony that will prepare us for the experience of meditation.
Osho speaks of meditation as a music that naturally flows in a well-tuned instrument and of love as the dance that moves to this music.
1: The Body: The First Step
2: The Head, The Heart, The Navel
3: The Navel: Seat of Will
4: Knowing The Mind
5: The True Knowledge
6: No Belief, No Disbelief
7: Tuning the Heart
8: Love Has No I
Excerpt from: The Inner Journey, Chapter 2
"This afternoon I would like to discuss a few more points relating to the real center of the body. A few questions have also been asked about this.
Neither the head nor the heart – the navel is the most important and basic center of man’s life.
"Man has developed according to his mind, so the direction, the flow of his life has gone wrong. In the past five thousand years we have educated and developed only the mind, only the intellect. The results have been very harmful. The results are that almost every human being is on the verge of madness – a little push and anyone can become mad. The mind is almost on the verge of a breakdown: a little push and the mind can collapse.It is also a surprising thing that in the last half century, within the last fifty years, almost all the greatest thinkers of the world have gone mad.
"In the West in the last half century there has hardly been a single thinker who did not experience some kind of madness. Great poets, great thinkers, great philosophers, great scientists have all been found to be suffering from some kind of madness. And slowly, slowly, as more and more of humanity is becoming educated, the symptoms of madness are also reaching the common people.
"If a new man is to be created, it is absolutely essential to change the center of man’s life. If that center is closer to the navel instead of to the head, it will be closer to the life-energy." Osho
In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:
love... meditation... center... listen... roots... ego... anger... akbar... mahavira... magdalene...