Chapter 2: You Are Already That.
Then what is my message to you? My message is: love is great, so great that you need not bother about hate. Let hate be a part in it, let it grow - it will add salt to your taste. Compassion is vast; a little bit of the sky can be given to anger - there is no harm. But anger should be part of compassion. Anger should not be apart, it should be part of compassion. Hate should be part of love and death should be part of life, pain part of pleasure, misery part of celebration, part of blessing, darkness part of light. And then nothing is wrong; there is no sin. Sin should be part of virtue.
Be great! Rise to your ultimate height; don’t remain pigmies. If you remain pigmies you will always be complaining against existence, because how can you feel fulfilled? Rise to your height. Don’t be afraid. The negative will rise with you; it is beautiful. The negative is part, complementary, but the negative should be part of the positive - it has to be because it is negative. A negative cannot become the whole, and the positive cannot become a part of the negative. This has to be understood.
How can life become a part of death? Death is just an absence. How can light become a part of darkness? Darkness is nothing but the absence of light; but darkness can be absorbed into light.
Look outside - the sun has risen. So much light is showering under the trees, small parts, fragments of shadow; nothing is wrong. A weary traveler comes and sits under a tree and is sheltered. It is hot outside, and under the tree it is cool. That shadow under the tree is a part.
Let everything negative be part of the positive. And the contrary is not possible because the positive exists, the negative is just an absence.
This is possible. I tell you this is possible because this has happened to me. That’s why it is very difficult to understand me. You would like me to be one pole, and I am both. But this has happened to me; this can happen to you. And this is what has always been happening to people who have moved in the right dimension and who have accepted all. I have not denied anything, because from the very beginning this became my deepest observation: if you deny something, you will never be whole. How can you be whole if you deny something? That something will always be missing. This became a deep observation with me, that nothing is to be denied and everything is to be absorbed.
Life has to become not a single note, but a harmony. A single note, howsoever beautiful, is boring. A group of many notes - many even divergent, diametrically opposite notes - when they meet in a harmony, create a beauty. The beauty is neither in the positive nor in the negative; the beauty is in the harmony. Let me repeat it: the beauty is neither in truth nor lie, the beauty is neither in compassion nor anger; the beauty is in the unity. Where opposites meet, there is the temple of the divine. Where contradictions meet, that is the pinnacle, the crescendo of life.
The last question:
You said that to be sensitive is to be religious. But it seems that sensitivity leads me to sensuality and indulgence. What is the way for me?