Space never speaks
"Being on this earth, your knowledge confirms that
youas bodyexist, but as Space, you do not. But in seeing you,
I get completely ousted from the idea that I am separate from you.
"It is really one vast ocean. There remains no more drop.
In the same way, this individual awareness appears very significantas the
drop of beautiful dew on the grass. So I am thatthis beautiful earth-life.
Shyam', you say, 'when I look at you, my bound concept of my existence on this
earth gets released. When I come back, my body appears to be real, but I remember
that state. Please tell me what that is.'
"All you meditators have gained that state. You are aware
of that state. But because of your age and crystallized nature, you are compelled
to do so many things. And you get cemented in the idea: I am this body.
you meditate you transcend all this. And you want to ask what that state is.
But that Space never speaks, so it doesnt answer your query on the relative
level. The same thing happens to Shyam."
Music, song and celebration
After the langar, the 6-hour celebration continued indoors
with songs, poetry, and musical performances presented by many of his devotees.
After the performances, Swami-ji said, "With the expression of your
heart and mind, my speech stopped. Just as your instruments cant
speak by themselves, my mouth cant speak by itself, being the same
type of instrument as that in the hands of the musicians. If the musicians
leave the instruments at home, the instrument cant start playing.
So with speech.
"On this occasion, when all are fully alive and participating
in the game of the manifestation of the senses, the senses are kept intact, and
mind functions for the sake of the play.
There must be an infinite Self!
"I too associate with the whole galaxy of instruments
in the hands of God and pray to the Almighty that he may fill the instruments
with chaytan (consciousness) so they may not compare themselves with jhar (insentience)
and may remain tuned in to that which is unchanging.
"He Himself likes to hear the speech of someone who has
never spoken. Then he chooses to speak and give thanks to all who have participated."
to one of the many flower bouquets decorating the hall, Swami-ji said, "All
of you are flowers like the flowers in this bouquet. And I am speaking
from the side of the pot [that contains them].
"All objects which are obvious, they sayfrom the
Self right down to the grass bladeare human awareness. Yet a human being
can see there must be the infinite Self. If there is manifest existence, then
it must have a pot that contains it, and it doesn't just contain flowers, but
all of existencetiger, moose, and so on. So the container cant be
"So what does pot or 'basis' or source mean?
When you look in the mirror and see your forms, what is the container?
"Being You, you cant grasp You. So we have to have
constant celebration of the manifest formation. But there is something at the
back of very thing, every breath, every thought. There must be a source. If this
has become your method of checking, then we have to be very grateful for this
human form that allows us to see so many forms, each of which attracts us.
"So where is a being trapped? As a body form. All are
wanting to get out of the body. But they feel they are caught in the house, or
in the office, or in someones embrace. See? A human being wanting to get
freedom, what does he do? He gets in the trap. Everyone wants freedom, but no
one can get out of it. And a human being is the only incarnation where one can
get the information on how to get out of it.
"So many messiahs came to give the message: 'You do this.'
As a result, all the boys and girls are being pressed and suppressed in the schools.
"Human beings want to be free. But what do they get?
Bondage. By the time a person is 25 or 30 he is crystallized, localized, a personality.
"No one tells you what is missingthat you are the
Space. So if you dont know this, youll pick up music or some such
thing and the whole life will pass.
have never been the instrument. You have always been chaytan. The chaytan is
guru-consciousness. And when you come in touch with it, what happens? You become
free. Those who have meditated and have now come to know, realize they have done
everything in freedom. Out of freedom, all of you have come to realize that all
your conditions have been dissolved and dismantled and have became the Space.
"What happens when you are the Space? You are the container.
And then, once we are convinced of what we have learnt, we inform with the words:
'Space you are.'
"All the things and forms are bound. Why? Because the
drop feels separate from the ocean. You as a drop-human-being: be informed that
you have never been bound, you never were small. You have total power to go beyond
all that appears to be necessary.
"What are 76 years? They cant be weighed. Age or
time or all that is qualified is not. When you are beyond time and space you
are pure consciousness."
1 February 2000