God is far away in the heavens – then the ego feels thrilled, then there is adventure. And I say he is very close by – then the ego feels no interest. Remember this trip of the ego.
Ego can play such beautiful games, such beautiful, subtle games, that if you are not aware, you will never get out of it. And unless you get out of it, you will never see God. Ego is what I mean when I say your eyes are closed: it is the curtain of the ego that is keeping them closed. Drop the curtain and you will know that from the very beginning nothing is hidden and there is nothing that is not sacred, so what is the point in making such distinctions? I don’t make them. I am not a priest, I am not a mahatma, I am not a saint. I am a very ordinary person, as ordinary as you are.
My whole work consists in this: to declare that ordinary human beings are divine. Ordinary human beings like me are divine. You are also divine.
The second question:
You confuse me.
Whatsoever I say you don’t hear, hence the confusion. The way that I say it, you don’t hear in the same way; you interpret it, you bring your mind in. A constant commentary is going on in your minds: while I am speaking you are continuously commenting inside you. Your commentary does not allow me to reach to your heart. All that I pour into you never reaches. Only fragments reach; much is missed, hence the confusion.
Those fragments you cannot put together. Even if you try to put them together they never fit, because much is missing and then you start feeling confused. I am not confusing you – you confuse yourself. If you listen to me all confusion will disappear. You will become fused, you will become one. But I say something, you hear something else.
They strolled into the park. It was a beautiful day. Perfect for the youth and romance that youth is entitled to enjoy.
“See those humming birds flapping their wings a thousand times a minute?” she said.
“Yes” he answered softly. “And they have their bills together.”
“Let’s do that” she implored.
“Gee” he said breathlessly “I’m afraid I can’t flap my arms that fast.”