Chapter 1: Whatever the Cost Enlightenment Is Cheap
To make it clear, Nivedano.
But remember not to forget the witness. That is your very soul, that is your spirituality, that opens the door of all the mysteries of existence.
At this moment you are the most blessed people on the earth.
Collect as many flowers, as much fragrance as possible. Persuade the buddha to come along with you. Every day the distance is becoming less and less.
When the buddha starts to be your ordinary life, your day-to-day life, when he expresses his grace, his understanding, his enlightenment, in your ordinary activities, gestures, words, silences, waking or asleep, you have found the ultimate truth of your being.
The day it happens is the most glorious, the most splendrous, the purest of your life. There is nothing beyond it. It is the truth, it is beauty, it is godliness.
Before Nivedano calls you back, just witness that your separation from other buddhas has melted down.
The Buddha Auditorium has become an ocean of consciousness of ten thousand buddhas, without any ripples, without any stir.
Collect the juice of life, the sense of eternity, and persuade the buddha to come along with you. He will come, he has always come. Without any doubt, it is your intrinsic nature. It is nobody’s monopoly. It is absolutely your territory, nobody can interfere in it.
Come back, but remember you are coming back as a buddha - with the same grace, with the same beauty, with the same grandeur.
Sit down for a few moments just to remember the golden path you have followed in, just to remember that buddha has come very close to you like a shadow.
One buddha can create enough fire to make millions afire, aflame.