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Chapter 9: The Pause between Two Notes

Don’t repress and don’t act according to the anger, and soon you will see that the face is becoming softer, eyes are becoming calmer, the energy is changing - the male turning into female.and soon you will be full of radiance. The same redness that was anger, now is a certain radiance - a beauty on your face, in your eyes. Now go out: the time has come to act.

Act when you are positive. Don’t force positivity, wait for the positivity to come on its own. This is the secret - when I say “learn to transform your poisons into honey” this is what I mean.

And third: share. Whenever it is negative, keep it to yourself. Whenever it is positive, share. Ordinarily, people share their negativities; they don’t share their positivities. Humanity is simply stupid. When they are happy they don’t share, they are very miserly. When they are unhappy they are very, very spendthrift - then they are very much ready to share. When people smile they smile very economically - just so, so far. But when they are angry they are totally angry. The third step is to share the positivity. That will bring your love flowing river-like, arising from your heart. Your dilemma of the heart will start moving when you share.

I have heard a very strange saying of Jorge Luis Borges. Listen to it.

Give that which is holy unto the dogs
cast thy pearls before swine
for the thing that mattereth is giving.

You have heard the contrary saying: Don’t throw to the dogs, and don’t cast pearls before the swine, because they will not understand. Says Borges.

Give that which is holy unto the dogs
cast thy pearls before swine
for the thing that mattereth is giving.

The real thing is not what you are giving - pearls and holiness and love - and to whom you are giving; that is not the point. The point is that you are giving. When you have, give it.

Gurdjieff used to say, “All that I hoarded was lost, and all that I gave is mine. All that I gave is still with me, and all that I hoarded is lost, gone.” True: you have only that which you have shared. You have only as much love as you have shared. Love is not a property to be hoarded, it is a radiance, a fragrance to be shared. The more you share, the more you have; the less you share, the less you have. The more you share, the more will be arising from your innermost core - it is infinite: more will be welling up. Draw water from a well, and more water comes running fresh into the well. Don’t draw the water, close the well, become a miser, and no more springs will function. By and by, spring will become dead, blocked; and the water that is in the well will die, will become stale, dirty. The flowing water is fresh.the flowing love is fresh.

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