Chapter 26: Memory Is Not Understanding
If you are feeling afraid of death and the dangers ahead, that only means you are not going deeper into your meditation, that meditation has been to you just a fashion. Now it is time, that you should sincerely and authentically enter into meditation, because that is the only space which can free you from all fears of death, old age, sickness.
It makes you aware that you are not the body and you are not the mind, and you are not only this life, you are eternal life. Death has happened many times and you are still alive, and death will happen many times and you will be still alive.
Meditation’s ultimate conclusion is, live the moment to its totality, intensively, joyously, because there is nothing to be feared - because even death is a fiction. There is no need for any security, for any safety. Live moment to moment, trusting the whole existence as the birds are trusting it, as the trees are trusting it. Don’t separate yourself from existence, become part of it and existence will take care of you. It is already taking care of you.
A traveling salesman, completing a trip earlier than anticipated, sent his wife a telegram: “Returning home Friday.”
Arriving home, he found his wife in bed with another man. Being a person of nonviolence, he complained to his father-in-law, who said, “I’m sure there must be an explanation.”
The next day the father-in-law was all smiles. “There was an explanation: she did not get your telegram.”
These are the ways of the mind: If you look deeply, mind is simply stupid - every mind. And the mind goes on creating all kinds of worries, concerns. My message to you is that you are not the mind. You don’t need any explanation, you need an experience, and that experience is missing; hence the problem has arisen.
An airplane passenger being served drinks by the stewardess exclaimed, “Hey, here is something new - an ice cube with a hole in it!”
“What is new about that?” answered the man sitting alongside him, “I married one.”
Don’t take much notice of what mind says and thinks, laugh at it.
The pope was making water in the men’s room when he noticed that somebody had written on the wall, “My mother made me a homosexual.”
So he took out a pencil and wrote underneath it, “If I buy her the material, will she make me one too?”
Avoid your mind games. Get beyond the mind, where only silence prevails.no insecurity, no question of safety. In that silence everything is secure. You are part of this existence.