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Chapter 11: Sober Up

So you need not do anything for me; you do something for you. Meditation, compassion - that is doing for me. And when the fragrance will come, and not thought by the mind.. Right now you think and you feel: What should we do? Then it is the mind. How to pay the master? He has done so much for you, what should you do? This is the mind thinking in terms of giving and taking. No, this mind won’t help. One thing you can do for me: drop this mind, allow your being to flower; then you will be fragrant. Then in all dimensions and directions the whole will be happy. You will be a bliss and your gratitude will not be narrow. It will not be towards a point, it will be moving all over, everywhere. Only then do you achieve prayer. This gratitude is prayer.

When you go in a temple and do a prayer, it is not prayer; but when after compassion gratitude arises, the whole existence becomes the temple. Whatsoever you touch becomes a prayer; whatsoever you do becomes prayerful. You cannot be otherwise. Deeply rooted, anchored in meditation, deeply flowing into compassion, you cannot be otherwise. You become prayer, you become gratitude.

But remember, mind is always addressed. It has a goal, a desire to achieve. Being is unaddressed; it has no goal, it has nothing to achieve. The kingdom of being is already achieved, the emperor is already there on the throne. You move because movement is life, but don’t move towards any goal. And when there is no goal, there is no tension. Then movement is beautiful, graceful.

Enough for today.