Chapter 1: The Opium of the People
Everybody is concerned about trivia, you are concerned with the essential core of existence.
Collect as much as you can.the flowers, the fragrance, but remain a witness.
To make the witness even deeper, Nivedano.
Just be a witness.
Slowly, slowly your body will start falling into deep rest, your mind will be a faraway echo - nothing to be concerned with.
Silence deepens and you start melting. Your separation from others disappears. The Buddha Auditorium becomes an ocean of pure consciousness without any ripples.
You are the whole existence, not part of it.
Everybody is the whole existence.
To me, to be one with the whole is the only way to be holy.
Collect whatever experiencing is happening. You have to bring it with you.
And you have also to persuade the buddha to come along with you. He is your very nature, hence there is no problem why he should not come into your ordinary day-to-day activities, in your gestures, in your words, in your silences of the heart, in your love.
Chopping wood, he will be standing within you.
Carrying water from the well, he will be watching silently from inside.
Persuade him. Inch by inch we are bringing him closer and closer to your ordinary simple existence.
The day you disappear and only the buddha remains will be the most blessed day of your life.
Come back.. But come back as buddhas, with grace, with silence, with great beauty.
Sit down just like the buddha for a few moments, to remember where you have been, the source, its juice - it was your life’s juice - the flowers of eternity, the fragrance of the beyond.