NEW DELHI India --
"The geometry of the Buddhas" were the opening words of
my speech to inaugurate an art exhibition of 25 Buddha
paintings. Not surprisingly, everyone was puzzled at this
statement, writes Swami Anand Kul Bhushan.
This was from Osho’s response to a question from a
disciple who wandered into a room full of Buddha statues in
Frankfurt museum, I explained.
"The first thing to be understood: is that the Buddha
statues have nothing to do with Gautam Buddha.
"They are all false, they don’t resemble Buddha at all,
but they have something to do with Buddhahood," said Osho.
He went on, "Watching a Buddha statue is watching a
"The figure of the statue, the geometry of the statue,
creates a figure inside you.
"And that inside figure creates a certain vibe.
"It was not just imagination that happened to you in the
Frankfurt museum; those Buddha statues created a certain
vibe in you.
"The Buddha statues, the many statues all around you,
created certain geometry."
The art gallery with the Buddha paintings had a similar
effect on everyone present.
The vibrant colours contrasted with soft hues exuded
silence and peace from Buddha’s face with calm, closed eyes.
A delicate serenity pervaded the gallery.
Looking at 25 paintings by the artist, Dhyan Passika
a.k.a. Ravikant, you gradually get transported into this
inner geometry and an inner balance of silence, peace and
After all, he painted them while in meditation as he
listened to Osho’s discourses on Buddha called ‘Es Dhammo
Sanantano’ in Dharamshala.
The serene, pure and inspiring backdrop of the mountains
is reflected in this series.
After his graduation in contemporary sculpture, he
dabbles in photography and ceramics.
He worked in Bharat Bhawan using ceramic medium to make
He has been honoured with several awards and has
exhibited across India.
After reading Osho and attending meditation camps, his
life was transformed.
After working for major companies for visual
merchandising for eight years, he answered the call of the
mountains and devoted full time to painting.
In Dharamsala, he created this series of Buddha
By listening to Osho, meditating, unknowingly, he added
Osho says, "The Buddha statues, the many statues all
around you created a certain geometry.
"You will be surprised: that is the basic reason why
statues were created.
"They are not idols, as you think.
"They are not idols, they are very scientific.
"They are not objects to be worshipped; they are
geometries to be imbibed.
"It is a totally different thing."
"In China there is one Buddha temple which has ten
thousand Buddha statues, all Buddha statues."
Wherever you look …the same figure.
The ceiling has the same figure, all the sides have the
same figure, and the walls have the same figure.
Ten thousand Buddha statues!
Just think, sitting cross-legged in a Buddha posture and
you are also surrounded by ten thousand Buddhas!
It creates a geometry. From everywhere Buddha impinges