Chapter 21: The Most Blissful Moment - When You Cannot Find Yourself
Then to make the child breathe, they will hang it upside down and hit on his buttocks - a great reception! And because of the hit the child starts breathing. But this breathing is not natural and spontaneous. If they had just waited two or three minutes and left the child on his mother’s belly.. He was inside nine months; with just three minutes outside on the belly - the same warmth, the same woman, the same energy - he would have started breathing on his own. Then to cut the cord would have been absolutely logical, rational, scientific.
Everything else that is being done takes no account of the implications. The child has been in the mother’s womb in a certain warmth. He has been floating. Once he starts breathing on his own, the best way will be just to put him in a small bathtub of warm water consisting of the same chemicals as the mother’s womb - it is exactly the same as ocean water, and that’s what makes the evolutionists certain that man was born in the ocean.
You will be surprised to know, the first incarnation of God in Hinduism is a fish. It is very strange. Just the idea.but to them God was life. Just a little translation is needed: instead of saying the reincarnation of God was as a fish, all that is needed is to say that life’s beginning was as a fish.
Allow the child the same atmosphere so he does not feel, from the very first moment, in a stranger’s world, afraid. But we make him afraid. We destroy his delicate eyes, we destroy his spontaneity, we even force his breathing. We don’t give him a natural environment, one to which he is accustomed.
All these small things are going to affect his whole life. For example, whenever he is in anxiety, his breathing will become erratic. Whenever he is afraid, his breathing will be immediately affected. And sooner or later - because only man uses his eyes for reading, and his eyes are no longer as powerful as nature had made them - the child finds his eyes are weakening. He cannot see small letters, small figures, or he cannot see faraway things, and then the glasses become necessary. If glasses are avoided then his eyes will go on deteriorating. The glasses are simply to help him, just to compensate for the damage that has been done.
But glasses have their own psychology. With the glasses you are always behind a curtain, in some way hiding - not facing life as it is, trying to avoid this way or that, never being straight, sincere. Glasses are helping you to protect your eyes, but they bring their own problems with them. And these are the problems: they stand between you and the world, between you and the person you love, between you and the person you are communicating with.
Because of the glasses you never come in direct contact with the eyes of other people. That is missing a great experience, because people are basically their eyes. If you can see into a person’s eyes, its depth will be that person’s depth. A cunning person will not allow you to see directly into his eyes, because a cunning person’s eyes reveal his cunningness.