So when your mind becomes calm and quiet, your body also starts becoming calm and quiet – a certain stillness in the body, a certain aliveness that you had never felt before. You were in it, but you have never been in such deep touch with it because the mind was continuously keeping you engaged. It was a barrier; your awareness was never becoming bridged with your body. Now the mind is silent, for the first time the awareness becomes alert to the body. So a buddha has his own gestures; his walk is different, his look is different. Everything is different because now there is no mind. Now, the body is not following the mind; mind is not in the way. Now, it is following awareness, the innermost quality of your being.
So any changes that are happening in the body, watch them and rejoice. Be more alert and more changes will be happening. Be more conscious and you will see: even the body starts having a consciousness of its own.
In the presence of a master you start feeling a different vibration around you. It is his awareness radiating through his body. He may speak, he may not speak, but his presence…. Those who are alert will immediately become connected with the master’s body. It vibrates differently.
Now we know that you can record vibrations on gramophone records. Nothing is written, there are only lines; certain vibrations have been caught in those lines. You cannot read them but you can listen to them. In tapes, the same technology has become even better: you can erase the vibrations, and you can put on other vibrations.
In the ancient literature of Tantra they have a very strange idea which the Theosophical Movement introduced again in the contemporary world. It was the idea of akashic records. Akash means the sky. The Tantra idea is that anyone who is enlightened creates vibrations which are recorded by the sky itself because those vibrations are the treasure of existence. And Tantra treatises indicate that there are methods by which you can listen to those records. But there has been a great calamity. People destroyed…
Just the way they are against me, they have forever been against anything that was strange – and Tantra was one of the most strange things. Because it was basically about the sublimation of sexual energy, the whole orthodox mind went against it, and they never bothered to see that it has many other ideas which are very significant. But fanatics don’t care. They destroyed their temples, they destroyed their scriptures, they destroyed and killed their masters – and they almost prevented Tantra from exploring further into its different dimensions. And so this dimension remained incomplete, but I feel there is some truth in it: if existence wants every conscious being to become enlightened, then when he becomes enlightened his record, his vibrations, his words, his silences, should become part of a treasure.
The Tantra idea was that that treasure can be opened through certain methods, and we can know for certain whether Krishna existed or not, whether Mahavira existed or not, whether Buddha existed or not, whether Jesus was really enlightened or not. Those records will reveal everything. But because the scriptures have been destroyed and burned, we don’t know what methods they were suggesting or what methods they had tried.