In a way, yes, you are being conned out of all your prejudices, out of all your conclusions, out of all your knowledge. I am trying to take you into the world of innocence again. I am trying to give you a new birth, so that you can become a child again – full of awe and wonder.
The child never sees any paradox anywhere – and that is the beauty of the child. The child can be in tremendous love with you and can say, “I cannot live without you even for a single moment,” and the next moment he is angry and says, “I will never see your face again.” He is total in both his statements, and after a few moments he is again sitting in your lap with great joy – and that too is total.
The child is total each moment, and the child never sees any contradiction. When he is angry, he is really anger; and when he is loving, he is really love. He moves from one moment to another moment without creating any confusion for himself. He is never confused. He never brings this paradox, because he has not yet arrived at conclusions. He does not know how one should be. He simply allows himself to be whatsoever is the case – he flows with life.
You have become stagnant somewhere. You have too much knowledge, and that is functioning as a barrier. It won’t allow you to flow with me, and it won’t allow you to flow with my people. It won’t allow you to flow with life, it won’t allow you to flow with God.
God is both day and night, summer and winter, birth and death…and you have to be capable of absorbing all these so-called paradoxes. If you can absorb all these so-called paradoxes, without becoming confused, enlightenment is not far away.
Enlightenment is the state when all paradoxes have disappeared. One simply takes note of life as it is. One has no conclusions to compare with, no ideas to judge with. Then how can you be confused? You cannot confuse me – it is impossible – because I have no conclusions. Without conclusions, without knowledge, just taste life as it is. It is a mystery, not a paradox.
The second question:
I don’t believe a word about this mystery. Nothing like that exists! My guess is that you are advertising your new commune because the press office is too lazy, and not as clever as you can be.
Sarjano, it is not a question of believing or not believing – it is so. The question of belief arises only because you are not aware of it. Belief is significant, and disbelief too – when you are not aware of the reality. Then either you believe or you disbelieve.
I am not saying believe in the mystery I am talking about. I am not saying disbelieve either – I am saying: Come with me! It is so! Let me wake you up…it is so.