Chapter 22: The Sweetness of Silence on Your Tongue
Meditation cannot be taught, it can only be caught.
I am meditation.
If you are available you can catch it.
It is just as contagious as any disease - it is not a disease, it is a cure of all diseases; it is the ultimate health. But nobody has thought that health can also be contagious. The whole of medical science goes on thinking about infections, about diseases. Nobody bothers to make health infectious, to create healthy people who move anywhere and make other people healthy, just by their presence.
My own experience is - I am not a physician, the body is not my world - that spirituality, religiousness, is certainly contagious. I give you moments to feel the presence, to feel the nothingness surrounding you. This is meditation; it does not need any object.
But for your contemplation I can give you a few sutras..
.An atomic war will not determine who is right, but who is left.
.A pessimist is someone who is afraid that the optimist is right.
.Take care to get what you like, or you will be forced to like what you get.
.Say it with flowers, say it with sweets. Say it with kisses, say it with eats. Say it with jewelry, say it with drink. But always be careful not to say it with ink.
.Philosophy is the discovery that you might be worse off than you are.
.If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs.maybe you have not heard the gossip!
.Keep quiet and people will think you to be a great philosopher.
.A reformed politician is one who did not get enough votes.
.A neurotic is a person who worries about things that did not happen in the past, instead of worrying about something that won’t happen in the future, like normal people.
.The difference between capitalism and communism: in capitalism, man exploits man; in communism it is vice-versa.
.Women are the kind of problem most men like to wrestle with.
.To have the last word with a woman - apologize.
When you are talking everything feels fine, but when you stop, it feels like the carpet has been pulled from under my feet.