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Chapter 11: The Law of Grace

The man was suspicious, but tried.

Two o’clock came, and when the alarm went off, he woke up. He was standing in his garden, destroying his plants.

He was a somnambulist. We all are. You have been sowing seeds and in your deep darkness - in your night, in your sleep, in your unawareness, unconsciousness - you have been throwing the plants away, destroying your own field.

You love somebody, and then you start possessing him. Now tares are entering. You love, and then you become jealous. Now weeds are growing. You love, and for trivial things you get angry. You love: for nothing at all - meaningless, petty things - hate arises. Now the wheat is getting mixed with tares.

When you love you feel happy. Every love starts with a deep happiness, celebration, and every love ends in deep sadness.

The other day I was reading a poem by T. S. Eliot. The poetry ends with these lines:

This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but with a whimper.

This is how everything ends. Your love, your meditation, your virtue. Not even with a bang but with a whimper.

You are continuously contradicting yourself. Whatsoever you do, you undo it. With one hand you build the house, with another you destroy it. Watch, be alert, and the more alert you are, the more you will see that there is nobody else working against you. There is no devil working against you, the devil is within you. And there is no God helping you. That God is also within you. And if you can go beyond both, the good and the bad, you yourself become that God.

These sutras of Jesus have to be understood with deep sympathy. You can listen to them without sympathy. Then you will hear them, but they will not become part of your heart. Only in deep sympathy can you become open. And these sutras are seeds. They have much in them which can grow if the right soil in the heart allows them to grow, if you help them to grow. They are just indications, gestures. If you allow them to grow, they can become your very lifestyle.

And a certain ruler
asked him, saying,
“Good Master,
what shall I do
to inherit eternal life?”

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