Hardcover, 273 pages
This book provides insider stories of Osho, written firsthand by his personal dentist, living in his house in Poona, India and Rajneeshpuram, USA. It is a unique document; funny, profound, giving an exquisite authentic glimpse of an enlightened Master working on his disciples.
“You, Devageet, will be my note-taker. I will speak from the dental chair. No Buddha has ever done such a thing … but you know me; I am a little crazy. One day these notes that you take from your dental chair will become a beautiful book. It will not be like my other books.” ~Osho
Originally trained in dental surgery in Edinburgh, Devageet was a family man practicing his profession, dentistry, in England and Australia until his mid-thirties. His search for inner truth and meaning grew, taking him in many directions. He explored Art, the psychologies of Freud, Jung, Adler and others, the philosophies of the East and the West, along with Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Zen, Sikhism, Sufism, Taoism, fasting and running. Using these methods he became informed but not transformed. Meeting Osho in April 1976 Devageet immediately knew that he had found his spiritual master. He was given a new name, and a new life. For over 12 years, until Osho left his physical body, in January 1990, Devageet was privileged to be Osho’s personal dental surgeon, during which time the master in the dental chair operated on his dentist.
He also asked Devageet to write two books: Osho, The First Buddha in the Dental Chair: Amusing Anecdotes By His Personal Dentist; and, A Subjective Account of My Life With Osho.