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Chapter 9: Even in a Single Moment

Now, my emphasis will be on faith - and there is no contradiction. This is only changing the entrance and nothing else. When I was emphasizing doubt, no one came. Now I will emphasize faith. So I will work for those with whom I was connected in past lives.

So there will be no difficulty - because we never go deeply into anything. We cannot go deep. There are levels: when I say doubt, when I say faith - this is inconsistent. Just the labeling may be different, just different words will come now. Whatsoever I was doing will continue. Now, my emphasis will be for those who have worked for something. That is why this order of sannyas - because with doubt it cannot be created.

Whenever there is doubt one can be alone - and can never work in a group. With a technique of doubt you can never work in a group. Never. Doubts make you an island. But when you become a continent, then you are joined with others. Then there is no separation - and you can work in the group.

As far as man is concerned, he is so weak that we cannot rely upon him individually. He cannot do anything, he can only deceive himself. So if we are going to work on individuals we have to create mechanical aids. For example, you are asleep and no one is there to awaken you. You will have to use an alarm clock: that is the mechanical device to help you. But no mechanical device will be very helpful for long, because you will become used to it. And soon you will not be disturbed in your sleep by your alarm clock. Rather, sleep can be even more sound - and the working of the mind is such that you will change the alarm into a symbol in a dream. It will be interpreted in a different way; then it will not become a discontinuity in sleep. You will create a dream in such a way that the alarm becomes just a part of it - so that it is not against your sleep but only a part of your dream.

I have tried with many persons individually. I have also given mechanical devices- but they have become accustomed to them. And then a new fallacy arises - that is the greatest fallacy in spirituality. One can dream that he is awake. That is the most fatal disease, the most dangerous. We can continue our sleep, and we can dream we are awake. Then there is no need for devices - and you are in your dreams alone.

So, my emphasis from now on will be on group work. So even if one is awakened for just a single moment, he can create shocks for others. He can shake you. And this order of sannyas will be a group with inner faith.

When you feel awareness coming to you - even for a single second - help others. And they will help you when the need is there.

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