Chapter 5: Sit in the Center of the Circle
Deeper and deeper like a spear go to the center of your being. That is the source of life. At the center of your being everybody is a buddha. And the moment you reach to the center and you feel the buddhahood filling your consciousness completely, a tremendous joy arises. Thousands of flowers start showering on you. A serenity, a silence, a blissfulness, a deep ecstasy.just watch everything. You are entering into the very mystery of life.
To make it more clear,
Relax. You are not the body, you are not the mind, you are only the witness. This witness is the point of departure. From this witness you can enter into the universal, into the eternal. This is the door to all that is great - the truth, the beauty, the good - satyam, shivam, sunderam.
Gather as many flowers, as much fragrance, as much gold as possible, because you have to bring the buddha with you. Slowly slowly, you have to act around the clock as a buddha; not as if, but authentically a buddha, remembering the grace, the love, the compassion, remembering the balance of everything and always remaining in the middle, the golden mean. Witnessing makes all this possible.
The evening was beautiful on its own, but your presence, your silence, your witnessing, your melting into each other.This Buddha Auditorium is no more filled with ten thousand people. It has become just a lake of consciousness.
Losing the boundaries is the greatest joy; melting into the universe is the greatest splendor.
Before I call you back, have a good look at this space where you are, because you have to visit this space again and again.
Take a good look at the path you have followed to reach to your center from the circumference. The same path, you will be traveling again coming back. It is a small path, just one step. But what a miracle in a single step! The ordinary becomes extraordinary, the nobody becomes a buddha.
Come back, but come back as buddhas without any fear and without any doubt. The buddha is your essential self. Sit down silently for a few moments just to recollect the experience you have gone through. And live it out in your gestures, in your activities, in your words, in your silences.
Can we celebrate the ten thousand buddhas?