People are interested in the results, not in the actual process of creativity. If you paint and don’t earn money, you are crazy. If you earn money without doing anything, then you are talented. The most successful person is one who earns much money without doing anything. And the failure is one who does much and earns nothing. I am a failure! [chuckling]
They cannot understand because much is at stake; they have invested their whole life. So feel compassion for them. Your whole being should express your joy – that is the answer. Don’t try to convince them – you cannot. If you try to be logical, they will be logical and you illogical. If you try to convince them, they will convince you.
You can convince them only if you are happy, so happy that they start feeling a certain guilt – that they have been missing something, and you have got something. So dance when they criticize, touch them with deep love. That will be a deep shock to them. When your father criticizes, hug him and do a beautiful dance. Let him think that now she has become completely crazy! But he will feel the energy. He has to feel it – he is your father, he loves you. He will feel that something has happened – something tremendously beautiful, something of the beyond. This is the way you will be able to bring him to me – you will become instrumental.
They are all on the way…just go on being happy!
Sudhindra means god of awareness, and prem means love – god of awareness and love. These two will be your constant remembrances: for others, have love; for yourself, have awareness.
Awareness should become an arrow pointing towards yourself, and love should become an arrow pointing towards others. If you can become this two-arrowed being, everything is achieved. Love for the whole existence, and awareness for one’s being are the same, two aspects of the same coin – and they help each other.
If you try just to be aware and not loving, your awareness will become dry, almost stale…it will not be alive and dancing. If you try love and forget awareness, it becomes like a drunkenness, an addiction. And both have been tried. People have tried love, but then they feel they are lost in it, they lose their moorings, their roots. Then frustrated by love they try awareness, the opposite pole. Then they become closed, like walking tombs; absolutely dry – no leaf, no flower comes, the tree is dead.
Both miss. If both can be managed together, one remains in the world and not of it.
And this is my whole effort here, a greater experiment for human growth – a synthesis of love and awareness…and unless it is achieved humanity is lost.