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Encounters with an Inexplicable Man

Stories of Osho as Told by his People

Compiled & Edited by Savita Brandt

Paperback, 296 pages

95 stories from 42 different people from 12 different countries.

What was it like to live in the community of a spiritual anarchist? To be buffeted in the energy-field of the most controversial mystic of the 20th century? Osho, then known as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, drew world attention by driving Rolls Royces, dressing in otherworldly robes and attracting vast numbers of red-clothed followers. His iconoclastic views punctured the serenity of both Indian and American society, and the world press had a field day attempting to discredit him. Yet the power of his radical spiritual vision has infiltrated the 21st century in broad swathes, his hundreds of books still sell in scores of languages and his work continues to be celebrated worldwide.
These simple tales of the jolts and joys along the way to transformation give us an intimate glimpse into the relationship between this rare contemporary mystic and some of his thousands of ‘sannyasins’, who came from all walks of life and several continents to live and work around him.

"It is brilliantly presented, beautiful to look at, and makes absolutely fascinating reading. It's the one book we all need to keep on our bookshelves besides Osho's own books, to remind ourselves of how he worked on all the various aspects of human nature we presented him with, and to share the joy of our fellow travelers on the journey to our true nature." (Pankaja Brooke)


About the Author:
Savita Brandt is a British psychoanalytic therapist who has been an Osho disciple for 38 years. She edited Osho’s books and was a regular writer and columnist for the print magazine, Osho Times International. To compile this collection, she talked to scores of Osho’s devotees, past and present, gathering together their intimate, provocative and sometimes comical memories.

 

Savita Brandt talks about "Encounters with an Inexplicable Man" 

 

 

Osho The first Buddha in the Dental Chair

By Devageet

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.