Chapter 2: A Majority of One
Strange it is that mind also lives on something dead, not on anything living. When mind starts the journey it thinks it is trying to understand the meaning, but it really kills the meaning. All that was alive in those words is left out; only the dead part is absorbed. That’s what I mean when I say someone is intellectual. That means he has collected many dead bones, but he has not tasted life at all. He is full of words, but he himself gives meaning to them; he does not take meaning from them, so the whole journey goes wrong.
If one starts from the mind, one remains confined to the mind. And he collects words, becomes a scholar, an intellectual, but it is not intelligence. His first step - to begin with the mind - is unintelligent. And I have never come up against any intelligent intellectual. That looks absurd because ordinarily we think intellectuals are intelligent people, but that is not true. Intellectuals live only on dead words. Intelligence cannot do that. Intelligence drops the word - that is the corpse - and just takes the living vibe in it.
So it is good to start the journey from the heart. The intelligent man’s way is the way of the heart, because the heart is not interested in words; it is interested only in the juice that comes in the containers of the words. It does not collect containers; it simply drinks the juice and throws away the containers. The mind does just the opposite: it throws away the juice and collects the containers. Containers look beautiful, and a great collection of containers makes a man a great intellectual giant.
If you start the journey from the head, you will go on round and round and round inside the head. Your head will become swollen; you will become more egoistic.
Hasya was asking me, “Why don’t we invite intellectuals, authors, writers, professors to understand you?” This is the problem: they cannot understand. It is good if they read my books; they may be able to collect some words, some containers, but to be in my presence they will feel awkward, because my whole emphasis is on the juice, not on the containers. I am trying hard so that you throw away the container and you simply take the juice.
The heart knows how to become drunk, and the heart knows how to give, how to share. It is willing to share even with the mind. And when the heart shares with the mind then there is a difference, because the heart has no containers; it can share only the juice. If the mind is willing to take, it will have to take the juice. That’s why you are feeling the tingling sensation. Soon the heart will also fill the mind with the same juice. It will fill your whole body with the same tingling sensation. It is a dance of each cell in your being.
So what is happening is perfectly good - and it is happening; you are not doing. Doing is always suspicious; happening is never suspicious. So whenever something is happening, go with it - go with it totally, with no reservations at all, and you will always be getting into deeper benediction, into deeper blessings.
I loved it when once you said, “When I started I was in a majority of one.”
Does truth always prevail?
Even today I am in a majority of one. I will die in a majority of one!