Chapter 3: Crying for the Light
It is not really sadness that gives you pain. It is the interpretation that sadness is wrong that gives you pain, that becomes a psychological problem. It is not anger that is painful; it is the idea that anger is wrong that creates psychological anxiety. It is the interpretation, not the fact. The fact is always liberating.
Jesus says, “Truth liberates,” and that is of tremendous import. Yes, truth liberates, but not knowing about truth. Be the truth, and it liberates. Be the truth, and there is liberation. You need not bring it, you need not wait for it; it happens instantly.
How to be the truth? - you already are the truth. You are carrying false ideals; they are creating the trouble. Drop the ideals. For a few days be a natural being. Just as the trees and animals and birds.accept your being as you are, and a great silence arises. How can it be otherwise? There is no interpretation. Then sadness is beautiful, it has depth. Then anger is also beautiful; it has life vitality. Then sex too is beautiful because it has creativity.
When there is no interpretation, all is beautiful. When all is beautiful, you are relaxed. In that relaxation you have fallen into your own source, and that brings self-knowledge. Falling into one’s own source is what is meant by “Know thyself.” It is not a question of knowledge, it is a question of inner transformation.
And what transformation am I talking about? I am not giving you any ideal that you have to be like; I am not saying that you have to transform from what you are and become somebody else. You have simply to relax into whatsoever you are, and just see.
Have you heard what I am saying? Just see the point - it is liberating. And a great harmony, a great music is heard. That music is of self-knowledge. And your life starts changing. Then you have a magic key which unlocks all the locks.
If you accept sadness, sadness will disappear. How long can you be sad if you accept sadness? If you are capable of accepting sadness you will be capable of absorbing it in your being; it will become your depth.
And how long will you be able to be angry if you accept anger? Anger feeds on rejection. If you accept it, you have absorbed the energy. And anger has great energy in it, vitality, and when that energy is absorbed you become more vital. Your life then has a passion to it, it is a flame. It is not a dull, insipid life; it has intelligence and passion and sharpness.
And if you have accepted sex, one day sex disappears too. And it releases great creativity in you because sex is the potential of creativity. And then you become a creator. Great paintings may arise through you, great poetry may come, great songs may be born, or music. Anything and everything is possible then - you participate with existence.
Sex is the lowest form of creativity, just the seed of creativity. Once the seed has broken, has dissolved, has been absorbed, your whole being becomes creative. And to be creative is to be blissful, to be creative is to be one with existence. When you become a creator you participate in existence.