If you experience only things which can be explained, described, defined, then your world is very small and your mind is very childish. You go beyond mind only when you start experiencing things which mind finds itself incapable of bringing to language. To transcend language is one of the most significant things for anyone who is intelligent enough; otherwise, as far as idiots are concerned, they can express everything. They have never experienced anything which goes beyond mind.
The truth is beyond mind; the truth is beyond language. That’s why, Rahul, it can be experienced, but it cannot be described.
One of the most absurd and most loving mystics of China was Chuang Tzu. If Rahul had gone to Chuang Tzu…. He used to push sweets into people’s mouths, forcibly. And you were asking, “Why can truth not be described?” and after you had swallowed the delicious sweet he would ask, “Now describe the sweetness that you have experienced, write it down.”
Even such an ordinary experience of sweetness is beyond. All that you can say is sweet, but that is understood by people because they also have experienced it. If a man has never experienced sweetness and you talk about sweetness, he will simply say, “Don’t deceive me, don’t talk nonsense.” Talk to a blind man about light and you will know, or talk to the deaf about the beauty of music and you will know.
As far as the ultimate truth is concerned, all our senses are very small. If you ask me, I can say, “Look into my eyes, or hold my hand and feel the warmth and the love.”
More than that is this silence. If this silence can penetrate in your heart, you have heard that which cannot be said, and you have received that which cannot be given. This silence will give you an indication of truth, but truth is a millionfold deeper. This silence is just a little fragrance of the flower.
His third question is:
Is there any state of mind which has never been programmed at all? Or are there any techniques to decondition our brain?
There has never been any consciousness which has not been programmed. In the very upbringing comes the programming. Even if the child is brought up not by you but by wolves in the wild, the wolves will program the child.
There have been cases…. Just a few years ago a child twelve years old was found who had been brought up by the wolves in the forest in north India. He could not stand even on his two feet. He ran like a wolf; even the best runner could not manage to keep pace with him. He had been programmed by the wolves.