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Chapter 7: All Dreams Must Cease

Somebody says something, appreciates you, you feel happy - it is caused. A friend comes to see you and you feel happy - it is caused. Somebody says something, insults you, you feel unhappy - it is caused. The weather is not good, you feel sad and depressed - it is caused. The weather is sunny, you feel good, vibrating, moving, active - it is caused. If in the day you have not eaten, in the night you dream that you are eating delicious things - it is caused.

Look at things which happen to you. Are they caused? If they are caused don’t bother much about them; they belong to the world of the illusion. You are in search of the uncaused. Witnessing, you will find, is the only uncaused thing. It is not caused, nobody causes it.

That’s why buddhas say that a master can only show you the way. He cannot cause any transformation, because the whole thing is to seek the uncaused, so how can a master cause it? Nobody can cause it. He can simply show you the way - you have to travel it.

No buddha can transform you. If a buddha can transform you that will also be a part of the illusory world, because again you are caused. If you come to me and you feel happy, that feeling is caused. If you go away from me and you feel unhappy, that feeling is caused.

Just look: happiness, unhappiness, sadness, joy come and go, they are weathers around you. The witnessing remains the very center, uncaused, unchanging, one. Seek that within you and then everything becomes clear. When you are clear within, everything is transparent. The truth is everywhere around you, only you have to become one.

Enough for today.