Right now you may be having a few games here and there. They are simply wasting your time. The same time can be given to finding your reality, your being. Enlightenment is eternal. And there is no way to lose it, because it is you. You have discovered yourself.
You are asking, “If the enlightened person is never born again in the body, and since life is so juicy, why bother about enlightenment?” You can ask the question because you don’t have any way to compare. You have only known this life. You don’t know there is an eternal life too, with no disease, no sickness, no AIDS, no old age, no death. That is enlightenment.
For what should the enlightened person be born again? To be sick? To be old? To go through this whole rut of life, which is nothing but suffering, continuous pain? The enlightened person does not enter into the body again because he has entered into the cosmos.
It is as if you are living in a small hut, and somebody says to you that there is a marble palace of infinite dimensions; but one condition is, you cannot come back to your hut again. You will say, “I don’t want to go after such an idea. Losing my hut? It is so cozy and so comfortable, and I have lived here so long.” The poor man cannot compare, he has no idea….
Have you heard the story of a frog from the ocean who happened to come to Oregon? He was on a journey towards the White House. The moment he heard that even chimpanzees can become presidents in America, he said, “What is wrong with me, a perfectly beautiful frog?”
Feeling thirsty – in Oregon, who would not feel thirsty? – he jumped into a well. In the well there was another frog who had owned the well as far back as he could remember. He was surprised to see this frog, but frogs are not so hostile to strangers as Oregonians are. He welcomed the new frog and said, “Any news about the outside world? – I don’t go anywhere, I simply live here. It is perfectly beautiful: enough water, enough shade, enough food.”
The frog from the outside said, “My boy, you don’t know anything. I come from the ocean.”
“Ocean?” the frog said. “What is that? What kind of a well?”
The frog from the ocean said, “It is not a well at all.”
The frog of the well asked, “Then how big is it?”
It was difficult for the ocean frog to give some estimate of the vastness of the ocean. He said, “It is very difficult to express. You have to experience it.”
The well frog said, “I will give you some measurements.” He jumped one-fourth of the well, and he said, “Is it that big? No?” Then he jumped half of the well and said, “Is your ocean that big? No?” He jumped the whole well from one corner to the other, and he said, “Is your ocean that big?”
The ocean frog said, “Please forgive me, you don’t understand at all. From your well, there is no way to measure the ocean.”