Chapter 9: The Pause between Two Notes
The second step towards love, and towards the divine melody, is: learn to transform your poisons into honey. Because many people love, but then their love is very much contaminated by poisons - with hate, with jealousy, with anger, with possessiveness.a thousand and one poisons surround your love. Love is a delicate thing. Just think of anger, hatred, possession, jealousy: how can love survive?
First, people move into the head and forget the heart - they are in the majority. Then a minority still lives a little in the heart, but then that minority does another wrong: the small light of love is surrounded by jealousy, hatred, anger, a thousand and one poisons. Then the whole journey becomes bitter. I told you, love is the ladder between heaven and hell, but the ladder is always a two-way thing: you can go up, you can come down. If there are poisons, the ladder will bring you down - you will be entering into hell and not into heaven. And instead of attaining to a melody, your life will become a nauseous noise - conflicting, traffic noise; just a maddening noise - a crowd of many noises with no harmony. You will remain on the verge of madness.
So the second thing to remember is: learn to transform your poisons into honey. How are they transformed? There is a very simple process. In fact, to call it transformation is not right, because you don’t do anything; you only need patience. This is one of the greatest secrets I am telling you. Try it: when anger comes you are not to do anything; just sit silently and watch it. Don’t be against it, don’t be for it. Don’t cooperate with it, don’t repress it. Just watch it, be patient, just see what happens.let it rise.
Remember one thing: don’t do anything in the moment of anger - wait. Just give it a little time and wait.and you will be surprised. And one day you will understand that if you can wait enough, anger itself becomes compassion. It is a wheel; it is moving on its own - you are in a hurry. Just as night becomes day if you can wait a little, in the same way, anger becomes compassion if you can wait a little. The same energy - just patience has to be added to it, nothing else. You try it.
Remember one thing: never do anything in the mood when the poison is possessing you; just wait. When the poison has started changing into its other.. This is one of the basic laws of life: that everything continuously changes into its other. Just as I told you that man changes into woman, woman changes into man, there are periodical changes in you - the good man becomes the bad, the bad man becomes the good; the saint has sinner’s moments and the sinner has saintly moments.one has just to wait.