I said, “These people will do better in the examinations than anybody else. They need not prepare; they have listened so attentively, so meditatively – and I have put myself totally into whatever I have been teaching.”
He said, “I agree on every point. But the problem is that the papers will be set by some other universities, the papers will be examined by some other university’s professors, and they know nothing about you. And these poor students will be unnecessarily harmed.”
I said, “If this is the case then I resign. Then the whole universe becomes my university. Then wherever I am I will do my business.”
The moment will come when business and meditation will become one.
Right now you want to write books on me, and you feel worried because the doer is there. Don’t be worried. Start with the doer. Perhaps while writing on me the doer will disappear at some point, but it cannot be dropped by you.
Get absorbed totally in writing the books. In the beginning you will feel it is the doer who is beginning; let the doer begin it. People commit suicide…The doer is committing suicide by writing on me; let him commit suicide, but don’t think too much of it. Use it while it is alive – use it. Perhaps by the time the introduction is finished he will be gone, and you will be so absorbed in writing, so deeply involved that you will forget that you are there. Neither the doer will be there nor the writer will be there…and then writing happens…and that has a beauty of its own.
When I read Glimpses of a Golden Childhood I enjoyed you as a very courageous child. I always had difficulties in finding enough courage to live my own life. Is courage a quality one inherits?
Everybody inherits every quality that man is capable of. Each quality is immense in its potential, but if you don’t make an effort to actualize it…
In my village there was a beautiful river, and I had found the highest hillock to jump from into the river. I would take other students with me, and just looking down they would start trembling. I would say, “You just watch me: if I can jump, you can also jump. There is no problem in it. You have the potential courage, you have just never used it; you have never given it a chance.”
It was really high…I would jump, then somebody else would gather courage and jump; and then others would see that we are still alive in the river. Then the third person would jump.
Finally, all my friends were able to jump from that cliff. Then I said, “Now this cliff is useless. We should go to the railway bridge that passes over the river; that is the highest point we can find.”