Chapter 5: Meditation Incarnate
A man came to me. He said, “That just as it happened in Mohammed’s life, it is happening in my life: I receive messages in the night, God himself, Allah - he gives me messages. But the trouble is, in the morning I always forget: What was the message?” It happened in Ahmedabad.
I told him, “You do one thing. You keep a pad, a pencil, just near your bed. And while you go to sleep, continuously go on remembering that whenever God reveals anything, your sleep will be immediately broken and you will be able to write. And write it, whatsoever it is.”
He said, “Those are tremendous truths, they can transform the whole world, but the trouble is, I always forget in the morning.”
So I said, “You do it and whatsoever it is, you bring it.”
Next day he came. He was very much worried and sad, and depressed and frustrated.
I said, “What happened?”
He said, “I cannot believe what happened. Whatsoever you have said I followed. I went on remembering while I was falling asleep, that whenever the message is delivered I will be able to get up immediately and write the message. And it happened as you said.”
“But then,” I said, “why are you so sad?”
He said, “But the message makes me very sad.”
“What was the message?”
He was feeling a little embarrassed. The message was, “Live a little hot. Sip a Gold Spot.” The board was just in front, before his house. He must have been passing, and..
So he said, “Please don’t say this to anybody because I am very much frustrated. How did it happen? Is it some kind of joke God is playing on me?”
Your dreams are bound to be your dreams - “Live a little hot. Sip a Gold Spot” - they cannot go beyond it! Your visions are your visions; they cannot be more than you. Your experiences are your experiences; they are bound to be below you, they cannot be beyond you. Your kundalini is going to be your kundalini, it cannot be a buddha’s kundalini. Ninety-nine percent the possibility is: you have been imagining.
Man is so poor, he imagines in millions of ways to convince himself that “I am rich.” If you have not been able to attain to the worldly things, then you start attaining non-worldly things. If you don’t have a bank balance here on the earth, then you have a bank balance there in heaven - but you have a bank balance.
Remember always that your mind is stupid. Mind as such is stupidity, mind cannot be intelligence. Intelligence happens only when the mind has gone. Intelligence is not the function of the mind, it is the function of the whole. Mind is stupid, repetitive. It cannot know the unknown, it can only go on repeating the known. “Live a little hot. Sip a Gold Spot” - continuously looking at the advertisement board, it has become settled.