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Basic geometric shapes envelop Buddha as a square transforms into a circle | Coastweek

NEW DELHI India -- Geometry: Basic geometric shapes envelop Buddha as a square transforms into a circle, then a triangle and finally a curves of the half moon around the third eye. PHOTOS - JOY O SANGEET CHOUDHURY

 

'Geometry of the Buddhas transports you into meditation' says Osho
 
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 YANTRA.

"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 ecstasy.

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 beautiful sculptures.

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 paintings.

By listening to Osho, meditating, unknowingly, he added certain geometry.

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 upon you.
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From every nook and corner he starts surrounding you.

You are gone.

Your ordinary geometry is no longer there.

Your ordinary life is no longer there.

For a few moments you are moving on higher planes, at higher altitudes.

 
 

Swami Anand Kul Bhushan lights the lamp | Coastweek

NEW DELHI India --  Ma Turio presents a sketch [left]. Lamp lighting: [from left] Kul Bhushan, Ma Sarita, Swami Keerti and Pratiksha Apurva, a well-known artist and Osho’s niece. PHOTOS - JOY O SANGEET CHOUDHURY

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