Chapter 23: Consciousness is Total, Pure Energy
If we give only a fixed pattern of meditation, then it will be applicable only to a few people. That has been one of the problems in the past: fixed patterns of meditation, not fluid - fixed, so they fit certain types and all others are left in the darkness.
My effort is to make meditation available to each and everybody; whosoever wants to meditate, meditation should be made available according to his type. If he needs rest, then rest should be his meditation. Then “sitting silently doing nothing, and the spring comes and the grass grows by itself” - that will be his meditation. We have to find as many dimensions to meditation as there are people in the world. And the pattern has not to be very rigid, because no two individuals are alike. The pattern has to be very liquid so that it can fit with the individual. In the past, the practice was that the individual had to fit with the pattern.
I bring a revolution. The individual has not to fit with the pattern, the pattern has to fit with the individual. My respect for the individual is absolute. I am not much concerned with means; means can be changed, arranged in different ways.
That’s why you find so many meditations going on here. We don’t have enough opportunities here, otherwise you would be surprised how many doors there are to the temple of godliness. And you would be surprised also that there is a special door only for you and for nobody else. That’s existence’s love for you, its respect for you. You will be received through a special door, not through the public gate; you will be received as a special guest.
But the basic fundamental is, whatsoever the meditation, it has to fill this requirement: that the body, mind, consciousness, all three should function in unity. Then suddenly one day the fourth has arrived: the witnessing. Or if you want to, call it God - call it God or nirvana or Tao or whatsoever you will.
The third question:
In a deep embrace with you,
In orgasmic play with existence,
Little more of you,
Little less of me.
That’s what is already happening to you. Every day you are disappearing - and it is so obvious. Every day something of you is evaporating: more and more, I am becoming your being. Soon you will not be found there at all.
And that is the moment of great blessings - when the disciple disappears, when the disciple is only a vehicle of the master. And the master is nobody except the whole. The master is one who is not, the master is one who has already disappeared into existence. The master is already a hollow bamboo and existence is using him as a flute.