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Chapter 1: Flower Shower

The universe comes to you when you are relaxed, because then you are vulnerable, open - all doors open. From anywhere, God is welcome. But you are not praying, and you are not asking for him to come; you are not doing anything. When you are not doing anything, just in a mood of sublime emptiness, you become the temple, and he comes.

In a mood of sublime emptiness, flowers began to fall around him..

He looked all around - what is happening?

“We are praising you for your discourse on emptiness,” the gods whispered to him.

He couldn’t believe it. He was never expecting it. He couldn’t believe that he was worthy, or he was capable, or he had grown.

“We are praising you for your discourse on emptiness,” the gods whispered to him.

They have to whisper. They must have looked at the amazed eyes of this Subhuti, so surprised. They said, “We are praising you. Don’t be so surprised and don’t be so amazed. Be at ease! We are just praising you for your discourse on emptiness.”

“But I have not spoken of emptiness,” said Subhuti -

“I have not spoken anything!”

“You have not spoken of emptiness, we have not heard emptiness,” responded the gods. “This is true emptiness.”
And blossoms showered upon Subhuti like rain.

Try to understand. They said, “We are praising you for your discourse on emptiness,” and he was not talking to anybody, there was nobody. He was not talking to himself because he was empty, not divided. He was not talking at all, he was simply there. Nothing was being done on his part - no clouds of thought were passing through his mind, no feelings arising in his heart: he was simply as if not. He was simply empty.

And the gods said, “We are praising you for your discourse on emptiness.”

So he was more surprised and he said, “What? I have not spoken of emptiness, I have not said anything!”