Talks on The Secret of the Golden Flower
Osho describes The Secret of the Golden Flower as very ancient, “… a great synthesis of all the great religions.”
He also says, “This book, The Secret of the Golden Flower, is one of the most esoteric treatises in the world. It will show you the way to become more than the body. It will show you the way to go beyond death.”
Among many valuable techniques, Osho gives specific instructions on the Taoist Golden Light meditation – to harmonize the male and female elements and transmute sexual energy.
Chapter 1: The Secret of the Magic of Life
Chapter 2: Empty Eyes
Chapter 3: The Atomic Moment
Chapter 4: I Mean Business Here!
Chapter 5: To Be One Again
Chapter 6: Born with Joy
Chapter 7: Turning the Key
Chapter 8: Real Is for Always
Chapter 9: Riding on a Miracle
Chapter 10: The Zorba-Buddha Synthesis
Chapter 11: The Whole and Holy Circle
Chapter 12: To Create a Balance
Chapter 13: A Listening Heart
Chapter 14: The New Man
Chapter 15: Beyond Indolence and Distraction
Chapter 16: In the Lake of the Void
Chapter 17: A Little Bit of Sky
Chapter 18: Love Is the Only Friend
Chapter 19: The Golden Flower Is Opening
Chapter 20: Words Cannot Contain It
Chapter 21: The Spirit Returns and Touches Heaven
Chapter 22: Aloneness Is Ultimate
Chapter 23: The Moon Gathers Up the Ten Thousand Waters
Chapter 24: I Sure Dig You, Man
Chapter 25: With Emptiness, the Matter Is Settled
Chapter 26: Because of Love, We Are Together
Chapter 27: The Contemplation of Emptiness
Chapter 28: Tao Is Already Happening
Chapter 29: Where the Positive and Negative Meet
Chapter 30: This Very World the Paradise
Chapter 31: The Festive Dimension
This book, The Secret of the Golden Flower, is one of the most esoteric treatises in the world. It will show you the way to become more than the body. It will show you the way to go beyond death. It will show you the way to bloom – how not to remain a seed but to become a golden flower – what in India we have called the one-thousand-petaled lotus, in China they call the golden flower. It is a symbol.
The flower represents perfection, totality. The flower represents the uttermost expression of the potential, the actualization of the potential. The flower represents the beauty, the grandeur, the splendor of being. And unless you have become a thousand-petaled lotus or a golden flower….
Remember, you have to go far. Remember, that you have to get out of the traps that the society has put around you. Remember, that you have not yet done the work for which you have come to the Earth. Remember, you are just a seed, not yet a soul.
This treatise, The Secret of the Golden Flower, is very ancient – possibly one of the most ancient treatises in the world – certainly twenty-five centuries old, but the possibility is that it is older than that. But twenty-five centuries can be traced back very easily. And this treatise is also a great synthesis of all the great religions. That is rare, unique. The Bible belongs to the Christians, the Talmud belongs to the Jews, the Vedas belong to the Hindus, the Dhammapada to the Buddhists, the Tao Te Ching to the Taoists. But this small book, The Secret of the Golden Flower, belongs to no one in particular, or it belongs to all.
It is deeply based in Taoist teachings, it is a flowering of the Taoist approach to life and existence. But it is not only that – Zarathustra has played a role; Zarathustra’s teachings have been incorporated in it. Buddhist teachings have also been incorporated in it, and a certain esoteric school of Christians, the Nestorians, they have also played their part. So Christianity and Judaism also have become part of it.
It is one of the most synthetical approaches.