Unfortunately, I am not in their territory so they cannot do anything to me. But many of the sannyasins come from Germany. For them, I had to find a way. And I am not a man to step back. To step forward is my way so from one hand, I have gone to two hands. Now let them make a law against raising two hands….
And you call these countries democracies, where you cannot raise your hands? It is a crime, and dogs are free and man is in all kinds of chains. Just on the first day, when I raised one hand, Premda…he is a doctor and my personal optician. He became afraid because he was sitting in the front row, and his picture was also taken. He started trying to find ways… “Somehow drop my picture, because if this picture is found in Germany, I am finished!”
In fact I told my people, “Don’t let him remove his picture”…because as it happens he is the head of the darkroom! Then I understood also that Niskriya looks so innocent but is not so innocent…that cunning fellow was raising both hands, knowing perfectly well that one hand can create trouble back home!
I was thinking, “What is the matter? Why is he raising two hands?” But there is no need to be worried. Now, knowing that those idiots have passed a law that raising one hand is a crime…I had even to consult one of my sannyasins who is an attorney in Germany to ask him what is the situation. He said, “One hand is going to create great trouble, unless we can prove that it was raised in a comedy or in a drama.”
I said, “It will be very difficult because it is not comic and it is not a drama. And even if it were because of me it is impossible for any court to accept that this is a drama.” So I told my sannyasin attorney, Sadhu, that I would change it.
And why not find something better? Why bother about a dirty past and an ugly nightmare? I had raised that hand only to provoke those two dodos who had come from Bunte magazine. That work is done. Now we settle for two hands and a good full-heart “Yaa-Hoo!”
Just give me a demonstration….
In the book Dialogues with Gurdjieff, George Gurdjieff is said to have described the work as:
“It is more than all words, less than all dreams. It is a terror to behold, a joy to experience. It is the connecting ends of a great and secret circle closing the gap twixt all and nothing, it is the work.”
Beloved Master, how would you define the work?