That’s why my moment is for the moment. It does not claim anything beyond it. Each statement that I make is only for this moment. Enjoy it! Just enjoy the rose that has bloomed this mowing – be full of its fragrance, sing it, dance with it, celebrate it. You are fortunate you have been able to see this flower. But don’t hope that you can keep it forever. Unless it is a plastic flower it can’t be eternal. Only false things can be eternal, artificial things can be eternal.
The reality is changing, it is flux, it is a river. Tomorrow I don’t know what I will say. I don’t remember what I said yesterday. I am in no way concerned with my past, and not concerned with my future either. This moment is all for me. Nothing else exists beyond it. I am utterly disconnected from the past…and have no plans for the future. When the tomorrow comes we will see. And what I am saying to you now is not going to become an obligation for me to go on saying it forever. I have no obligation to confirm my past again and again. Yesterday is gone, so are the statements that were made yesterday.
But I understand your problem. Your problem is: Then in what to believe? How to believe? But who is telling you to believe in anything? Rejoice! Don’t believe. Can’t you see the difference? The emphasis is different. I am not telling you to believe in anything.
Of course, if I am telling you to believe in something, then I have to persist again and again with the same thing; I have to say it again and again. That will be a kind of hypnosis. When something is repeated constantly, you become hypnotized by it. I am not here to hypnotize you. I am here for just the opposite thing: to dehypnotize you – not only of the statements that I have made in the past but of the statements of all the enlightened people that have ever existed.
I have to destroy your knowledge, your belief. I have to destroy anything that you can cling to. Only nothing has to be left there….
One sannyasin has done well. He has called my path via confusiva – that’s right. That’s perfectly right. It is neither via negativa nor via positive – it is via confusiva.
If you can be so much confused that you drop all belief, out of that confusion will come clarity. When do you feel confused? When exactly? Whenever one of your beliefs is attacked – you become suspicious: Now what to believe in? Whenever a doubt arises…but how is a doubt possible if there is no belief?
The man of no-belief cannot doubt either. There is nothing to doubt. By destroying your belief I am destroying the very possibility of doubt. Can you see the point? Doubt is a shadow of belief. It looks like the opposite – it is not. Only believers can doubt. If you believe in God, doubt can arise. But if you don’t believe in God, from where can doubt arise? how can doubt arise? A man without any kind of belief will be without any kind of doubt too. That is clarity.
When I say something and it goes against your belief, doubt arises: Now what to choose? You have put so much at stake with your belief, you have lived with it for so long, and now suddenly doubt arises! It shakes you up. It makes you frightened.