And thirdly, man goes on forgetting. You go on forgetting things. You were angry yesterday, and you repented it. Now you have forgotten, and if the same stimulus is given again, you will be angry again. This has been so for your whole life: you go on repeating the same things.
It is said that it is very extraordinary to find a man who learns through life – very rare. Really, no one learns. If you learn, then you cannot commit the same mistake twice. But you go on committing the same thing again and again. Rather, the more you commit, the more you become prone to commit it. You are angry again and again, and again and again you repent it, and you have not learned anything. Given the stimulus, you will be angry, and you will do the same madness, and then you will repent again – that is also part of it. And then you will again be ready to be stimulated and to be angry.
The third thing: if you want to turn in, learn! Whatsoever you are doing, learn through it. Take the essential out of it. Look back at what have you been doing with your life and your energy and your time. The same mistakes, the same foolishnesses, the same stupidities, again and again.
So you move in a wheel. However, it is not good to say that you move the wheel: rather, the wheel moves you. Mechanically, you go on and on and on. That is why in India we have called the world sansara. Sansara means the wheel which goes on, and you are just clinging to some spoke on it and you go on moving.
Unless you learn something about this wheel, this vicious circle, this sansara, unless you learn something about it, you will not leave the spoke and jump out of it. So three words, three key words: Death: make it a constant contemplation. Meaning: go on searching for it in your life.
And learn: learn through your life, because there is no other learning. Scriptures won’t give you anything.
If your own life cannot give you something, nothing can give it to you. Learn through your own life, conclude through it. What have you been doing with yourself? If you are in a wheel, jump out of it. But to know that you are in a wheel, you will have to go deep into understanding and learning. These three things will help you to turn in.
Now the techniques:
Simply by looking into the blue sky beyond clouds, the serenity.
That is why I have said so many things – because the techniques are very easy, and you can do them and nothing will result. Then you will say, “What type of techniques are these? We can do them, they are so simple.
Simply by looking into the sky, the blue sky, beyond the clouds, the serenity.