No-mind is not an invention of the mind, it is a discovery. You don’t have to invent it, it is already here. You just have to be here also – and the meeting, and the transformation. And out of that meeting and transformation arises a totally new kind of morality, a new kind of spontaneity, a new kind of natural grace, a new love for existence, a new reverence for all that is here, for all that surrounds you.
But everything that comes from your very innermost being is being prevented by your God, by your priests, by your scriptures. They are your enemies. You have to take it very clearly. Unless you understand who are the obstacles, you will never reach to no-mind.
God is the biggest obstacle to no-mind.
Because of God, the God-oriented religions could not manage any kind of meditation, because meditation goes inwards, and God is outside. And because God is outside, all the God-oriented religions have invented prayers.
Prayers are for the outside God, and nobody has seen that God. A few people have pretended – either they were lying or they were hallucinating, but nobody has seen God. It is one of the most unproved hypotheses. Don’t carry with you unproved hypotheses; they become very burdensome. As time passes they go on gathering more weight. The weight becomes so heavy that you stop growing. There is no space left for you to grow. All kinds of rubbish, furniture, rotten…surrounds you. You don’t have any space to move.
If God is there you don’t have any empty space, you don’t have any empty sky. You don’t have any possibility to evolve – there is no space. Where are you going to evolve? God is filling every place. That’s why religions insist that he is omnipresent. If he is omnipresent, then there is no space left for you. If he is all over, then wherever you go you will be struggling against God.
No-mind is a pure space. It simply gives you an opening which goes on widening as your experience becomes ripe. Finally, you find there is only pure space all around you, infinite and eternal – and you can open your wings. It is your home – you can fly as high as you want. There is no weight dragging you downwards, dragging you backwards. The experience of weightlessness is synonymous with no-mind.
A strange Sufi story is….
A Sufi mystic was staying in a disciple’s home. But he used to pray to God so loudly that the neighbors started complaining. In the middle of the night he would start shouting so loudly – you have to shout loudly if you want to reach to an invisible God. You don’t know where he is. Nobody knows his telephone number, nobody knows his address. Blindly, you are just raising your hands towards the sky, which never answers because there is nobody to answer.
Looked at scientifically, people who are praying to God are absolutely insane, neurotics, because they are praying to somebody who is not there, and they are talking to somebody who has never been there. No answer ever comes.