Chapter 2: Happy People Are Dangerous
It is said that even scientists were surprised about Nijinsky, one of the greatest dancers that has ever walked on the earth. They couldn’t believe his jumping. When he danced he would take such big jumps that they were against gravitation. They were not possible: you cannot jump that much. And the way he would jump - so gracefully! And when he was coming down, he would come like a dove, so slowly, as if gravitation was not functioning.
Many times Nijinsky was asked, “What is the secret?-
He said, “I don’t know.except that I love dancing.” And once he said, “When you love dancing, then you don’t function under the law of gravitation. You function under the law of grace.”
That is the difference between Moses and Jesus. Moses brings the law of gravitation into the world. All those Ten Commandments are laws, just like gravitation. Jesus brings the law of grace, which is not a law at all.
You function in a totally different dimension when you love deeply: this question would not have arisen, you would not have thought of it as work.
Watch a mother, how much she does for the child. But if you ask her she will say, “I have not been doing anything. In fact many more things were needed to be done and I have not done them. I always feel that my child has not received as much care as was needed.”
Then go to the secretary of a club or institute and ask him. He will give you a long list of what he has been doing there. He will even include things that he has not done on the list! He is a doer; a mother is a lover.
I was reading the biography of a Hindu sannyasin who lived in South Africa. He came to the Himalayas on a pilgrimage. He was going uphill and it was hot. He was perspiring and gasping for breath. The journey was hard.
Just in front of him was a girl, not more than ten years of age, carrying a very heavy, fat child on her shoulders. She was perspiring. The sannyasin spoke to the girl and said, “My daughter, the child seems to be very heavy.”
The girl looked at the sannyasin and said, “Swamiji, he is not a burden. He is my brother. He is not a burden at all. He has no weight - he is my brother.”
When you love, weight disappears; when you love, you function in a different world.
The last question:
Is this it? Am I experiencing you? Has the final journey begun?
This is from Dharmateerth Bodhisattva. Yes..
Enough for today.