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Chapter 7: The Secret of Awareness

Once you have seen the inner beauty, then you will be able to see the outer also as beautiful. Once you have seen godliness within, you will be able to see it without too. The original is very beautiful:

Bago na ja re na ja,
teri kaya men guljar.
Don’t go to the gardens!
The garden is within you.
Don’t go, don’t go, don’t go to the gardens.
Bago na ja re na ja,
teri kaya men guljar.
Within your own body is the garden of gardens.
Sahas-kanval par baith ke
tu dekhe rup apar.
Find out where this one-thousand-petalled lotus is within you,
and then sit upon it,
and then see the beauty of the formless,
then see the beauty of the invisible,
then see the beauty of the intangible,
then see the beauty of the unknowable.

Those who have only known the known have known nothing. Those who have only seen the seeable have not seen anything. Unless you become capable of seeing the unseen and hearing the unheard, you have not come yet to your full potential.

Existence gives you a great gift of potential. The only way to return the gift in gratitude and thankfulness is to make the potential actual. Be what your seed is carrying within you. Become it. Be it.

This small body is not small: it contains a universe. And this body is not just a body: it is the temple of existence. Love it, respect it, explore it. And don’t get stuck at the first center. You have to move from sex to samadhi. Unless your sexual energies are transformed into samadhi you are not fulfilling your destiny, you are not fulfilling your nature. You are missing the great opportunity that life is.

Enough for today.