You have a language which is based on duality and he has an experience which is rooted in non-duality. You are on the earth, he is in the sky. The distance is infinite but it has to be bridged. And you cannot bridge it, only a buddha can bridge it. You know nothing of the sky, you know nothing of that inexpressible experience, that ineffable experience. But he knows both. He knows your darkness because he has lived in that darkness himself. He knows your misery because he has passed through it and he knows now the bliss of ultimate attainment. Now he knows what godliness is. Only he can manage to bridge, only he can manage to create some links between you and him.
Language is the most important link between humanity and the buddha. In fact, language is the most distinctive characteristic of human beings; no other animals use language. Man is man because of language. Hence, language cannot be avoided, it has to be used – but it has to be used in such a way that you are constantly reminded that it has to be dropped, and the sooner the better.
Drop both doubt and trust, belief and unbelief, skepticism and faith – drop both! And then see something new arising in you which is not trust in the old sense – because it has no doubt in it – which is trust in a totally new meaning, with a totally new texture. That’s what I am talking about, that’s what I call trust: trust which is beyond doubt and your trust, beyond both, whatsoever you have known up to now.
There is a light which is neither your darkness nor your light, and there is a consciousness which is neither your unconscious nor your conscious. What Sigmund Freud and Carl Gustav Jung called conscious, unconscious, are parts of your mind. When Buddha talks about consciousness he is not talking in the same sense as Freud and Jung – his consciousness is the witnessing consciousness, which witnesses the consciousness of Freud and the unconsciousness of Freud.
Learn to become more of a witness, create more watchfulness. Let each act, each thought, be seen. Don’t become identified with it; remain aloof, distant, far away, a watcher on the hills. Then one day you will be showered with infinite bliss.
The second question:
Stronger and stronger the feeling arises in me that there is an absolute connection between ego and no, and between love and yes. And that love cannot say no, only pseudo love which is from the ego can say no; and that ego cannot say yes – ego can only say a pseudo yes which is hypocrisy. Yet my mind doubts, objects to the simplicity of this understanding.
The first thing to be understood is that truth is always simple. It is the untrue which is complex. Truth is utterly simple; it has no complexity in it. That’s why the knowledgeable person goes on missing it.