“You can go on changing the outer for lives and you will never be satisfied. Unless the inner changes, the outer can never be perfect.”- Osho
“It may be that the satisfaction I need depends on my going away, so that when I've gone and come back, I'll find it at home.”- Rumi
“The mind has to be empty to see clearly.”- J Krishnamurti
“A man is never the same for long. He is continually changing. He seldom remains the same even for half an hour.”- George Gurdjieff
“We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free.”- J Krishnamurti
“Do not say, 'It is morning' and dismiss it with a name of yesterday. See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name.”- Rabindranath Tagore
“The knowledgeable person lives with a question mark '?' and the man of awe and wonder lives with an exclamation mark '!'.”- Osho
“Laughter relieves us of superfluous energy, which, if it remained unused, might become negative, that is, poison. Laughter is the antidote.”- George Gurdjieff
“What is a fear of living? It's being pre-eminently afraid of dying. It is not doing what you came here to do, out of timidity and spinelessness. The antidote is to take full responsibility for yourself - for the time you take up and the space you occupy.”- Maya Angelou
“Man is born only as a potential. He can become a thorn for himself and for others, he can also become a flower for himself and for- Osho
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”- Rumi
The Dancing Buddhas
In terms of accreditation, however, I was trained in both graphic design and existential psychotherapy, and was for years a practising psychotherapist in London, which is where I was born.
Ever since I embarked on the intoxicating “life of total ruin” with the mystic Osho, nothing’s been ordinary. I have lived in the UK, France, Italy and the US, mostly in his community of celebrating misfits, and now spend large chunks of my time in India.
I love theatre, poetry, good food, searching but playful conversation, and the ‘naked’ witnessing life.
My two books are: Encounters with an Inexplicable Man: Stories of Osho as Told by his People (just published in Hindi under the title Ek Avyakhya Purush Ke Saath: Osho Ki Kahaniyan Unke Logon Ki Zubaani) and Dinner with Osho: Two Women’s Intimate Tales on the Path of Meditation, due out later this year. I am currently working on a third, an old diary written under Osho’s direction when I was one of his personal energy mediums.
A psychology graduate, I have been a meditator since I was a little girl, having been brought up with both Osho and J. Krishnamurti in my life as well as studying in a Krishnamurti school. Both have had a very strong impact on me and continue to do so. Meditation to me is like breathing – an on-going process.
I have wandered into various roles in life, from being a hairdresser to working in PR. From an entrepreneur, a masseuse, a professional cook, to teaching meditation, running retreats, and now helping publish books as well as writing one myself on Indian women.
In a meditator’s terms, this is also called going with the flow…
I love to dance, read, exercise and cook among other things.
For the last ten years, I have been living and working in the light of Osho, mainly through my work as an assistant in a local Osho bookshop. I learned many things there and came across people from several different countries. Having the chance to talk with them helped me get a good experience of human nature. Now I am working with Dancing Buddhas, it is a great privilege for me to be able to continue to stay connected to Osho in my work. I consider it my sadhana – my spiritual practice.