Now if Buddha comes, nobody is going to pay respect to him, because he will not be running a school or a hospital. He will again be sitting under a bodhi tree, just sitting silently. Not that nothing is done by him – tremendous vibes are created by his being, but they are very subtle. He transforms the whole world by sitting under his bodhi tree, but to look at those vibrations you will have to be attuned, you will have to grow. To recognize a buddha is to be already on the path. To recognize a Mother Theresa is very easy. There is nothing much in it. Anybody can see that she is doing good work.
To do good work is one thing, and to be good is totally another. I’m not saying don’t do good works. I am saying: let good works come out of your being good.
First attain to the receptive mode, first attain to the passive, first attain to the nonactive. And when your inner being flowers and you have come to know the integration inside – which is always there, the center is always there – when you have recognized that center, suddenly death disappears for you. Suddenly all worries disappear because you are no more a body now, and no more a mind.
Then compassion arises, love arises, prayerfulness arises. You become a showering, a blessing to the world. Now, nobody can say what will happen to such a man – whether he will go and become a revolutionary like Jesus and chase the moneylenders from the temple; or whether he will go and serve poor people; or whether he will just continue sitting under the bodhi tree and spreading his fragrance; or whether he will become a Meera and dance and sing the glory of God. Nobody knows; it is unpredictable.
You ask me, “How to become integrated?”
My whole effort here is to make you aware that nothing is needed, nothing more is needed. You have it already there, existing inside you. But you have to make approaches. doors, ways to discover it. You have to dig for it; the treasure is there.
So it is not a question of how to become integrated. “How to know that I am already integrated?” is the right question.
The question comes from Nisagar, and I can understand why it comes from her. She has been related to Gurdjieff work in the West. Gurdjieff had a very strange idea; meaningful, but still strange. He used to say to his disciples, “The soul does not exist. The center does not exist; it has to be created. Man is not born with a soul”…a very strange theory. But I can understand what he was emphasizing: man is not born with a soul, he has to crystallize his soul by effort. Hence Gurdjieff’s whole system is called “the work.” It is work and work and work. It is effort – again the action mode.