So the male braggart said, “He begged me and said, ‘Don’t do it!’ He was so afraid, trembling, nervous. He had heard that I was going to cause this Empire State Building to collapse, so he said, ‘Don’t do it’”
The same is happening continuously. Those words were uttered by the wise man with a very different meaning. He meant, “Don’t say such things,” but the ego exploited him. Your ego can exploit anything, it is deeply cunning. And it is so experienced in cunning – experiences of millennia – that you cannot even detect where the cunning enters.
People come to me and they say, “The meditation has happened. Now what to do about my worries?” This is how the ego goes on playing tricks – and they are not even aware of what they are saying. “The meditation has happened, the kundalini has arisen – so what to do? The worries still continue.”
Your mind wants to believe things, so without doing anything you go on believing, deceiving – wish-fulfillments. But the reality doesn’t change by your wish-fulfillments: the worries continue. You can deceive yourself, you cannot deceive the worries. They will not just disappear because you say, “The meditation has happened and the kundalini has arisen, and now I have entered the fifth body.” Those worries will not even hear what you are saying. But if meditation really happens, where are the worries? How can they exist in a meditative mind?
So remember this: that when you are aware, you are, but you are not the ego. Then you are unlimited, then you are infinite expanse, but with no center. There is no focused feeling of I; just unfocused existence, beginning nowhere, ending nowhere – just infinite sky. And when this I disappears, automatically the you disappears, because the you can exist only in reference to the I. I am here; that’s why you are there. If this I disappears from me, you are no more there. You cannot be. How can you exist?
I don’t mean that you will not be there bodily, that you will not be there physically. You will be there as you are, but for me, you cannot be you. The you is meaningful in reference to my I; my I creates you. One part disappears; the other disappears for me. Then simple existence is there; all the barriers have dissolved. With the ego disappearing, the whole existence becomes one. The ego is the divider – and the ego exists because you are inattentive. The fire of awareness will destroy it.
Try it more and more. Suddenly become alert. Walking on the street, immediately stop, take a deep breath, become alert for a moment. And when I say alert, I mean simply alert of whatsoever is happening – the traffic noise, people passing and talking, everything that is all around. Simply become alert. You are not there in that moment: existence is and the beauty of it.