Then the mind starts thinking of having something in paradise. But that is again the same game, played with different names, in different times, in different spaces – but the same mind projecting.
My teaching to you is: live herenow! Drop all kinds of ambitions – this is sannyas. Drop all kinds of ambitions, and see the miracle happening: once you drop all ambitions you will have so much energy left that there will be no way other than to celebrate. You will have so much energy in you – all the energy that is involved in ambitions is released because ambitions have been dropped – and that energy becomes an oceanic experience within your soul. That is paradise, that is God. God is not a goal, but an experience of a non-ambitious mind.
Tao has not to be achieved! The achievers go on missing it. The non-achievers suddenly realize that they have always lived in paradise, but because of their ambitions they were not able to see it.
So Tao, just try to understand what I am sharing with you. I am sharing with you this moment, this space. I am not giving you any goals. I am not driving you crazy for some achievement in the future. I am not inspiring you to run and chase some shadows. I am simply imparting to you what has happened to me, I want it to be shared with you: dropping all ambition, I have arrived.
Drop all ambitions and just be, and see the beauty and the benediction of existence. It is incredible, it is simply far-out! You have never dreamt about it, how beautiful it is. You could not have dreamt about it, it surpasses all your imaginations and fantasies. Its beauty is unbelievable, and the grace that is showering on you is just showering for no reason at all. It is very unreasonable! God does not give you because you are worthy. God gives you because he has so much, he cannot contain it!
Try to see my vision – it is totally different from your so-called religions. Your so-called religions are very miserly and very economical. Your so-called religions believe in the laws of economics: you do this and God will do this to you, be worthy and he will make you happy, do something wrong and you go to hell – a very simple mathematics, as if your God is nothing but a magistrate who goes on looking into the books of laws and goes on sending people to hell or heaven.
God does not believe in your economics. God believes in love, God is love – not economics. He does not give you because you are worthy, he gives because he has! Remember the famous Jesus parable? – and Jesus has told the most beautiful parables ever told in the world. Nobody has ever been able to surpass him.
The parable is: