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Chapter 7: Death and Discipline

Then the energy moves to the fifth center, in the throat. That center is the center of silence - silence, thought, thinking, speech. Speech, no-speech - both are there. Right now your throat only works to speak. It does not know how to function in silence, how to go into silence. When the energy comes to it, suddenly you become silent. Not that you make any effort, not that you force yourself to be silent - you find yourself to be silent, full of silence Even if you have to speak, you have to make effort. And your voice becomes musical, whatsoever you say becomes poetry a subtle glow in your words, of life. And your words carry silence within them, around them. In fact your silence becomes more pregnant than your words.

Then the energy goes to the sixth center, the third eye. There you find light - awareness, consciousness. That is the point where sleep happens - hypnosis happens. Have you watched any hypnotizer? He says to fix your eyes to a point. When you fix your two eyes to a point, your third eye goes into sleep. That is just a trick to create sleep in the third eye. When the energy reaches to the third eye, you feel so full of light.all darkness disappeared, infinite light surrounds you. In fact there is no shadow in you then. The oldest saying in Tibet is, “When a yogi becomes realized in awareness, there falls no shadow of his body.” Don’t take it literally - the body will create the shadow. But deep inside, because there is so much light everywhere.. Light without source! If light is with a source there will be shadow; light without source: there cannot be any shadow.

And life now has a different meaning and dimension. You move on the earth but you are no longer of the earth, as if you fly. You have come nearest to buddhahood. Now the garden is very near; you can feel the fragrance. At this point, for the first time, you become capable of understanding a buddha; before it, by and by, gradually, fragments happen to you, but not total understanding. But at this point you are close, just near the door. The temple has arrived; a knock, and the door shall open and you yourself will be a buddha. Now, so near and at such close quarters, you for the first time start feeling what understanding is.

And then the energy moves to the seventh, sahasrar. There it becomes brahmacharya, a life divine. Then you are no longer a man - then you are a god. You have attained to bhagwatta, to divineness. This is brahmacharya.

.and nonpossessiveness. And only after brahmacharya, when you have attained to the fulfillment, you possess the world without possessing it. But by and by you have to train yourself for nonpossession. Don’t be possessive, because whenever you are possessive you simply show that you are a beggar. Whenever you try to possess, you simply show that you don’t possess it; otherwise there is no effort. You are the master. There is no need to try for it.

For example, if you love a person: if you try to possess the person, then you don’t love. And you are not certain about his love also; that’s why you create all safety measures, surround him by every trick, cunningness, cleverness, so that he cannot leave you. But you are killing love. Love is freedom, love gives freedom, love lives in freedom - love is, in its intrinsic core, freedom. You will destroy the whole thing. If you really love, there is no need to possess; you possess so deeply, what is the need? You don’t claim; the claim will look shallow. When you really possess, you become nonpossessive, but one has to train oneself, be aware. Don’t try to possess anything. At the most use, and be thankful that you were allowed to use, but don’t possess.