Chapter 3: The Gardener Is the Garden
The other has given a deep call. That call has touched his soul. It has awakened him. His energies, which were lying dormant, have become dynamic. Now he has a meaning in life, a purpose. Now life is no more like a desert. It starts blooming. It gains tremendously. And the beauty is this: that the other is not losing, the other is also gaining the same. Two persons in love both gain tremendously and nobody loses. Both come to their peaks because each stirs the depth of the other and each calls the most beautiful in the other. Each provokes the divine in the other.
Lovers become gods to each other. And when somebody believes that you are a god, you have to fulfill it. What can you do? When somebody believes that you are a god, unknowingly you start fulfilling it. Unknowingly you attain to your destiny: you become a god.
If nobody has ever believed in you, you will miss much. If nobody has ever loved you, you will remain barren. If nobody has loved you so deeply that for him at least you have become divine, then the divine in you will go on lying dormant. It will not become dynamic.
When Jesus says “two and two” he is saying not to go alone because alone you will be at your minimum, and not to be more than two because then conflict will arise, but two - in deep friendship, in deep love, in deep trust - so that you can help each other and provoke each other to the very height it is possible to attain. Potentially, whatsoever the other can attain he will attain through you. “Go two and two.”
Therefore said he unto them,
“The harvest truly is great..”
He speaks in the language of the farmers, the fishers, the carpenters.
“The harvest truly is great,
but the laborers are few:
pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest,
that he would send forth laborers
into his harvest.”
It has always been so. When a Buddha is there it is so, when a Zarathustra is there it is so, when a Mahavira is therexxx it is so. The harvest is truly great, but there are not enough laborers. The treasure is vast, but there are not enough to share it. A tremendous energy is released, but nobody is open to receive it. The flower has opened but nobody passes by to be filled by its scent. The fragrance is wasted. It could have been used and people would have attained to their highest peak, but the fragrance goes on spreading into emptiness of the sky. Yes: “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: pray ye therefore..” Jesus says to his disciples, “Pray to the lord of the harvest that he will send forth laborers into his harvest.”
The crop is ready to be cut, and if it is not cut in time it will be wasted. There is a time to sow and there is a time to reap the crop. Jesus is ready, the crop is ready, but there is nobody to share it. Why does it happen? Why are people so blind? Why do people want to remain in their unhappiness? And when the door opens to be happy why don’t they look at it?