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Chapter 8: Compassion, Love and Sex

So there is not a problem. You can just check in, and always continue to check. There is a possibility the mind will deceive you: it can rationalize laziness as non-doing. It can say: “I have become a Zen master” or “I believe in Tao” - but you are not deceiving anybody else. You will be deceiving only yourself. So be alert.

When you are lazy you will know it certainly. It is like a headache. How do you know when you have a headache - and when you don’t have one? You will say you simply know. It is self-evident. In the same way it is self-evident: if you are lazy you will feel sleepy, in a stupor - no energy to do anything, no energy to be creative, no energy to go anywhere. Remember: no energy is the basic taste.

When you are in a non-doing state, you are so full of energy that you want to go somewhere, but there is nowhere to go. The difference is not no energy but nowhere to go. You are so radiant, but what to do? You are sitting there overflowing. The energy goes on welling up, and goes on cleansing you - as if you are under a shower of energy, fresh, you have taken a bath just now; sharp, intelligent, aware. The taste will tell you.

Let me tell you one anecdote - I loved it:

Two big mountain lions were stalking through the jungle single file. Suddenly the rear lion took a big swipe with his tongue across the ass of the front lion.

“Are you turning queer or something?” asked the front lion.

“No,” answered the back lion. “I just ate a Jew and I’m trying to get the taste out of my mouth.”

Now you know when you eat a Jew - then the taste.the taste will show. And the taste is so clear-cut and distinct that there is no question of confusion.

The last question:

Through your lectures you have often undertaken the comparative study of different enlightened persons or incarnations - of course, that of their personalities. How are you going to study the personalities of the two living enlightened persons - Rajneesh and Krishnamurti?

Don’t waste your time on these people - they exist not!

Enough for today.