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Chapter 4: Apologies

Unknowability is part of the future game. How can you guarantee? At the most you can say, “I love you this moment and this moment I feel - this is a feeling of this moment - that even death cannot part us. But this is a feeling of this moment. This is not a guarantee. This moment I feel like saying that I will love you always and always, but this is a feeling of this moment, this is no guarantee. What will happen in the future nobody knows. We never knew about this moment so how can we know about other moments? We will have to wait. We will have to be prayerful that it happens, that I love you for ever and ever, but this is not a guarantee.”

Perfect sincerity cannot give any guarantee. Perfect sincerity is so sincere that it cannot promise. It gives whatsoever it can give here and now. Perfect sincerity lives in the present, it has no idea of the future.

Mind moves in the future, being lives here and now. And perfect sincerity belongs to the being, not to the mind. Love, truth, meditation, sincerity, simplicity, innocence, all belong to the being. The opposites belong to the mind and to hide the opposites the mind creates false coins: false sincerity, which guarantees, promises; false love, which is just a name for duty; false beauty, which is just a face for inner ugliness. Mind creates false coins, and nobody is deceived, remember, except yourself.

Enough for today.