Read Book

OSHO Online Library   »   The Books   »   The Book of Nothing: Hsin Hsin Ming

Chapter 9: Not Two

This is just a way of saying that in it a single moment is eternity. A buddha does not live in time, does not live in space. His body moves, we can see his body, but the body is not the buddha. The buddha is the consciousness that we cannot see. His body is born and dies; his consciousness is never born, never dies. But we cannot see that consciousness, and that consciousness is the buddha.

This enlightened consciousness is the very root of our whole existence - and not only the root, but the flowering of it also. Time and space both exist in this consciousness, and this consciousness does not exist in time and space. You cannot say where this consciousness is - “where” is irrelevant. It is everywhere! Rather, on the contrary, it will be better to say that everywhere is in it.

We cannot say at which moment of time this enlightened consciousness exists. No, that is not possible to say. We can say only that all time exists in this consciousness. This consciousness is bigger, and it has to be so. Why does it have to be so?

You look at the sky: the sky is vast. But the looker, the witness, is vaster, otherwise how can you look at the sky? Your awareness must be vaster than the sky, otherwise how can you look at it? The seer must be greater than the seen, that is the only way.

You can watch time, you can say, “This is morning and now this is afternoon and now this is evening. And one minute has passed and one year has passed and one age has passed.” This watcher, this consciousness, must be bigger than time, otherwise how can it watch? The watcher must be greater than the watched. You can see space, you can see time - then this seer within you is greater than both.

Once enlightenment happens, everything is in you. All stars move in you, the worlds arise out of you and dissolve in you - because you are the whole.

Enough for today.