Chapter 7: The Time Is Short
The mind is an exploiter of every situation. Even the most beautiful situation of being around you is exploited in terms of higher and lower, special and non-special, more meditative and less meditative, closer and not close. How can we avoid these exploitations?
There is not much difficulty in it, simply drop the whole idea. I am teaching you every day that there is nothing higher, nothing lower. It is simply man’s ego creating; if not money, if not politics, then meditation. The ego can exploit any situation, but it will play the same game. One is higher in meditation, the other is lower in meditation. One is an older sannyasin, senior - as if it is a government bureaucracy - and the other one is a new fellow. You can tolerate him, but he is not to be considered much, not to be taken seriously. It is the same ego, you just have to watch.
It is the same ego: whenever it creates any comparison and brings the qualities of higher and lower and judgments, immediately cut off its head, then and there. Take a deep breath and drop it, exhale it! And it is only a question of a few days so that the wrong habit disappears. It is only a wrong habit, nothing to be worried about, a hangover from the old society where everything is compared, everything is put in a certain hierarchy system.
You have come from the old society with much junk from the old society within you. Be alert and go on cleansing yourself of the old, of the past, of all you have brought with you. Become emptier, become cleaner. And it feels so beautiful. It feels so ecstatic that I can only be silent about it, I cannot say anything about it.