Chapter 4: Selfishness: The Only Unselfishness
You said that a master sometimes has to be angry with the disciple and in that case he is acting.
Is he acting also when he laughs or smiles at him?
A master is always acting; a master is a perfect actor. He does not take life seriously. He does not take life as a worry, anxiety. It is a play. He is angry.he is acting. He is laughing.he is acting. A master can only act, because he is not a doer. Whatsoever he does should be taken as acting; and if you cling too much to the acting you will miss the master.
Forget his anger and forget his laughter. Look behind the anger and the laughter, and there you will find the old man. Neither laughing nor angry nor crying nor talking - there you will find him in total silence. There you will find the Buddha: in deep tranquility, in infinite calmness, not even a flicker of thought. Otherwise the master is always on the stage.
But don’t be deceived by the master. Go on watching. Don’t listen to his words; otherwise you will never be able to see him. Listen to his silence. Listen when there is a gap between two words. Read him between two lines. Don’t pay much attention to what he says, what he does; only pay attention to what he is.
Enough for today.