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
others

— 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

If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint', then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced

— Vincent van Gogh

Buddha says: Be a light unto yourself!
I say: Be a joke unto yourself!

— Osho

The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven

— John Milton

He who contrives, defeats his purpose;
and he who is grasping, loses.
The sage does not contrive to win,
and therefore is not defeated;
he is not grasping, so does not lose

— Tao te Ching

Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes

— Alan Watts

Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company

— Mark Twain

Humour is mankind’s greatest blessing

— Mark Twain

A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms

— Zen saying

I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may – light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful

— John Constable

For bliss, one needs a certain integrity… One needs a determined approach to life. One needs to stake all, to risk all. In that very risking, something that has been always there but was hidden, becomes manifest... Your soul is born

— Osho

Everyone makes mistakes; no one is perfect. A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday

— Alexander Pope

When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained

— Mark Twain

I have become my own version of an optimist. If I cannot go through one door, I’ll go through another door. Or I’ll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present

— Rabindranath Tagore

When your ego is no more, only then will you know who you are

— Osho

There is nothing logical about human existence. For the mystic, poetry is not a teaching in verse; it is simply an outpouring of an illogical but beautiful inner condition

— Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science

— Albert Einstein

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time

— Mark Twain

Be thankful. For if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little. And if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick. And if we did get sick at least we didn’t die. So be thankful!

— Gautama the Buddha

As long as a human being worries about when he will die and what he has that is his, all of his works are zero. When affection for the I-creature and what it owns is dead, then the work of the Teacher is over

— Kabir

The mirror does not say: 'How beautiful! How ugly!' The mirror simply remains silent and reflects. That's the way of the meditator. He becomes a mirror, he looks at the mind – thousands of thoughts and desires and memories go on passing, day in, day out – and he goes on watching with no judgement at all. He does not say, 'This is good, this is bad, this should not be, this should be…' No. He simply looks

— Osho

Dancing Buddhas Books is a creative venture based in Pune, India, that publishes items relating to Osho, meditation, creativity, and the wellbeing of the environment – projects that are selected at the discretion of the organization and its investors.

The Dancing Buddhas

Savita

Author & Blogger

I’ve done a lot of things but never made much money out of any of it. I was a horse rancher, a graphic designer, a chicken farmer, a magazine columnist, a house cleaner, a paralegal, a publisher’s production editor, a Sufi song-and-dance teacher, an actor-writer-director for the theatre… It’s been a long life and it’s a long list – and that’s just a bit of it.

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 (published in Hindi under the title Ek Avyakhya Purush Ke Saath: Osho Ki Kahaniyan Unke Logon Ki Zubaani and recently published in Tamil) and Dinner with Osho: Intimate Tales of Two Women on the Path of Meditation. I am currently working on a third, a diary written under Osho’s direction when I was one of his personal energy mediums.

Shashi

Editor

I arrived in Pune in 1999 not knowing who Osho was – and have never left. I was a journalist, and for some years divided my time between freelance sub-editing in the UK and whirling, painting mandalas and meditating in Pune. These days, I work remotely for a small independent UK publisher as managing editor, editor and typesetter, while still painting the odd mandala or creating visionary digital images based on my travel photography. I also edit Savita's series of Osho-related memoirs and other materials for Dancing Buddhas.

Amol

Marketing Manager

I was born in Pune in 1989 and spent some years working for different companies in the city. But the biggest impact on my life has come from the two great spiritual masters of the 20th century, Osho and Ramana Maharshi.

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.