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Chapter 3: The Gardener Is the Garden

After these things
the Lord appointed
other seventy also,
and sent them
two and two before his face
into every city and place,
whither he himself would come.

The gospels are telegraphic because they were meant to be remembered, memorized. Not a single superfluous word is used. They are very economical. So whatsoever is said has to be understood with deep trust and reverence, because that is the only way to understand things like this. A deep reverence is a basic climate and a basic requirement. Only in that deep reverence can something enter in you that hits the heart, stirs your soul.

If you just listen like a skeptical mind - closed, doubting - you will miss, because these are not principles, these are poetries. They indicate, and the indication is very subtle. They intimate, but only in deep intimacy can those things be understood.

After these things
the Lord appointed
other seventy also,
and sent them
two and two before his face
into every city and place,
whither he himself would come.

Why two and two? Why not three? Why not one? Why two and two? Jesus shows a deep understanding of the human mind. More than two is a crowd, and a crowd is never one. It falls apart. There is every possibility they will start arguing within themselves; there is every possibility there will be a conflict of leadership.

More than two is a crowd, less than two.. One is lonely, and in loneliness doubts arise. In loneliness one loses confidence, in loneliness one becomes afraid, suspicious. Jesus says two and two. It should not be a crowd, and one should not be alone. “Go two together.”

Two persons who are intimate, close to each other, bring to each other whatsoever is great. That’s why love is so meaningful - because only in love do you touch the optimum. Alone, you exist on the minimum. In love, you touch the maximum.

Have you watched it? Have you seen a single person when he falls in love? Have you observed the change that comes to him? Suddenly he walks in a different way. He walks less and dances more. Suddenly his movement takes a new grace. His eyes sparkle, his face becomes more beautiful. Something deep inside relaxes and rejoices. He is more vibrant, radiant. You can see that the energy is flowing. Just a few days before, he was low, shrunken. Now, in love, he has opened, bloomed, is overflowing. What has happened?

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