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Chapter 5: From Nothing to Nothing

Friends, of this highest good, become aware.

From the master’s side everybody is a friend. Those who think they are friends, they are friends; and those who think they are enemies, they also are friends.

In non-memory is mind absorbed;
just this is emotionality perfect and pure.
It is unpolluted by the good or bad of worldliness
like a lotus unaffected by the mud from which it grows.

In non-memory is mind absorbed.. Memory watched is absorbed into non-memory. In non-memory mind starts disappearing. And when the mind starts disappearing, there arises a new kind, a new quality of energy in you - the heart energy. Just this is emotionality perfect and pure. Then the heart starts functioning. When the mind is dissolved, the energy that was involved in the mind becomes love. It has to become something - energy cannot be destroyed. No energy is ever destroyed, it is only transformed; it changes its form.

Mind is taking almost eighty percent of your energy, giving you back nothing, returning nothing; it just goes on absorbing eighty percent of your energy. It is like a desert. The river goes on flowing and the desert goes on absorbing it, and nothing comes back. And the desert does not even become green, does not even grow grass, does not even grow trees, does not even become a small pool of water - nothing! It remains dry and dead, and it goes on soaking up the life energy. Mind is a great exploiter. That is where, in the desert of the mind, in the wasteland of the mind, you are lost.

Saraha says: When this happens - that the memory is dissolved and you attain to non-memory - suddenly your total quality changes. You become more loving: compassion arises in you. The same energy that was going into the desert moves into a fertile land. The heart is the land of fertility.

.just this is emotionality perfect and pure.
It is unpolluted by the good or bad of worldliness.

And in the heart there is no distinction between good and bad. The heart knows no distinctions; all distinctions belong to the mind. The heart simply loves without any distinctions. The heart simply flows without any categories, without any judgment. The heart is innocent: It is unpolluted by the good or bad.like a lotus unaffected by the mud from which it grows.

It grows from the same mind energy, from the same mud of thoughts, thinking, desire, lust, but it is a lotus. It grows out of the mud, but remains unpolluted by the mud.