Just a little more…. And once you start dropping your conditionings you will become aware of your wings. And those wings can take you to the ultimate reality: the flight of the alone to the alone. But there you can go only as an innocent being – unconditioned, utterly disidentified from the past.
I know you can drink me right now. Nobody is preventing you. I am inviting you. The whole situation is supportive.
Still you say: “I don’t. Day after day, I don’t.”
Only you can do it. It cannot be done on your behalf – because to do it on your behalf will again help your humanoid to remain. This thing you have to do! You have not done a thing before: this thing you have to do, however long it takes. But I am not going to do it for you. I will make it more and more tempting, seductive, but you will have to act.
That will be the first act of freedom in your life. And the first step is half the journey – the other half is very easy, it comes of its own accord.
Once the devils were having a conference on how to destroy the world fast but easily. They put their heads and tails together to think.
At last there was a stir in the assembly and all eyes were turned to Anger who stood up to speak. “Let me go and destroy the world,” he said. “I will set brother against brother. I will make men angry with each other and they will destroy themselves.”
But the leader of the devils was not satisfied. Lust stood up to speak next: “I will defile men’s minds. I will make love disappear and men will be turned into beasts.”
Shaking his head disgustedly at the answer, Greed spoke up: “Allow me to go and I will instill in men’s hearts the most destructive of all passions. Man’s own uncontrolled desires will destroy him.”
The twins, Gluttony and Drunkenness, told how they could make men’s bodies diseased and their minds besotted. Envy, Jealousy and Hate each told how he could destroy man. Idleness claimed he could do the job.
But with none of these was the leader satisfied. Finally, his last assistant spoke up. This one said, “I shall talk to man persuasively in terms of all that God wants him to be. I shall tell him how fine his plans are to be honest, clean and brave. I shall encourage him in the good purpose of his life.”
The leader was aghast at such a talk, but the assistant continued, “However, I shall tell man there is no hurry, he can do all of these things tomorrow. I shall advise him to wait until conditions become more favorable before he starts.”
The leader of the devils was pleased. He said, “You are the one who shall go on earth to destroy man.”