In that orgasm three things developed. First, the universe; what we in the East call sat. Out of the universe developed life; what we call ananda. And out of life developed mind, what we call chit. Sat means being, ananda means celebrating the being – when a tree comes to bloom it is celebrating its being. And chit means consciousness – when you have become conscious about your bliss, about your celebration. These three states: sat-chit-anand.
Man has come up to the mind. The rocks are still at the first stage: universe – they exist but they don’t flower, they don’t celebrate; they are closed, coiled upon themselves. Some day they will start moving, some day they will open their petals, but right now they are caved within themselves, completely closed.
Trees, animals, they have come to the next stage: life – so happy, so beautiful, so colorful. The birds go on singing, and the trees go on blooming. This is the second stage: life. The third stage, only man has reached it: the state of mind, the state of chit – consciousness.
Buddha says: These three are like a dream. The first, the beginningless beginning, the primordial state, is like sleep – sushupti. These three are like a dream; these three are like a drama that goes on unfolding. If you move beyond mind, if you start moving towards meditation, that is towards no-mind, again another explosion happens, but now it is no longer explosion – it is implosion. Just as one day explosion happened and millions of things were born out of nothingness, so when implosion happens forms, names disappear – again nothingness is born out of it. The circle is complete.
The scientists talk only about explosion, they don’t talk about implosion yet – which is very illogical. Because if explosion is possible, then implosion is also possible.
A seed is thrown into the earth. It explodes. A tree is born, then on the tree again seeds are born. What is a seed now? When the seed explodes, it is a tree. When the tree implodes, it is again a seed. The seed was carrying a tree; it opened itself and became a tree. Now the tree again closes itself, caves in, becomes a small seed.
If explosion happened in the world, as scientists now trust, then the Buddhist idea of implosion is also a reality. Explosion cannot exist without implosion, they both go together. Implosion means again mind moves into life, life moves into universe, universe moves into nothingness – then the circle is complete. Nothingness moves into universe, universe moves into life, life moves into mind, mind again moves into life, life again into universe, universe again into nothingness…the circle is complete.
After implosion, when it has happened, when everything has again come to nothingness, now there is a difference. The first nothingness was unconscious; this second nothingness is conscious. The first was like darkness; the second is like light. The first was like night; the second is like day. The first we called sushupti; the second we will call jagriti – awareness, fully awake.