Einstein is one-dimensional, so is Gautama the Buddha.
"And between these two a few artists exist who have
something of both the dimensions.
"The true man will be all three simultaneously: he
will be a scientist, an artist, and religious.
"And I call the fourth man the spiritual man", says
Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam was a scientist who read
spiritual books, wrote poetry, played the stringed
instrument called Veena, and made his mission to teach
and inspire the young generation for excellence.
Thus there could be no better person than the former
President of India, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam to whom
Osho’s two-volume set, Einstein The Buddha"
published by my friend K. P. R. Nair of Konark should be
His was my first thought when given the opportunity
to meet him in 2006.
When was presented with Osho’s vision of Einstein The
Buddha, he said:
"Yes, I know about Osho and have read him. Thank
This happened at the meeting with some students and
publishers following the publishing of one of his books
that answered questions from students from all over
India who interacted with him on his website.
Always smiling and listening intently to everyone, he
responded almost instantly as expected from an
outstanding person with a brilliant mind.
After the formal presentations, we moved to another
hall next door where tea was served. Now he was even
more informal and came over to talk to almost everyone.
When he came over, I asked him about Osho’s thinking
and he said it was out of the ordinary and provided new
Earlier, he met 14-year old student, Sudarkkadi, from
Kalapur, Vellore district of Tamil Nadu, who was brought
in by Mr. K. P. R. Nair, the publisher of Kalam’s
biography, Who is Kalam?
In a Tamil monthly for children, she elicited the
best response from Dr. Kalam to her question:
‘Please rank yourself among the following: Scientist,
Tamilian, Human Being and Indian."
His answer was, "One can find all three in a Human
Earlier on 13 June 2003, she came to Delhi to receive
the first copy of a biography, ‘Who is Kalam? A Good
Human Being’ by the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari
Vajpayee as she had helped to select its title with her