It is always good to come and go – to be in the world and to come to me again. Let it be a constant rhythm so that you are never out of the world and never in the world. By and by you will realize that you transcend it. This has to be so gradual – just as a flower opens so gradually that you cannot see when the opening really happened. It is just like when a child becomes a young man: nobody knows on what day or date it happens. Just think, if a child suddenly becomes a man he will go mad; he will not be able to understand what has happened.
And use the techniques that you were doing here: just sit facing the wall and move inwards. Sometimes when you are feeling good and happy, do something. It almost always happens that when people are miserable, anxious, tense, nervous, they try meditation – but then it is hard to enter. When you are feeling hurt, angry, sad, then you think of meditation, but that is almost going against the current and will be difficult.
When you are feeling happy, loving, floating – these are the right moments when the door is very close. Just a knock will be enough.
Suddenly one morning one is feeling good, for no visible cause at all. Something must have happened deep in the unconscious. Something must have happened between you and the cosmos, some harmony; maybe in the night, in deep sleep. In the morning you are feeling good; don’t waste that time. Just a few minutes of meditation will be more than a few days of meditation when you are miserable.
Or suddenly at night lying on the bed, one feels at home…the cozy surroundings, the warmth of the bed. Just sit for five minutes; don’t waste that moment. A certain harmony is there – use that, ride on it, and that wave will take you far away, farther than you can go on your own. So learn how to use these blissful moments.
When you spoke about us being eternal, not the changing things, I realized at one point during the group that when I was really ignorant, I identified with the outside. Then when I got into yoga, I said that it’s all an illusion, and I tried to identify with the inside. Then I got a little bit tantric and I said, well, I’m both. I can’t just be the inside. I must be my identity, the world, these things. Then in the group I suddenly thought well, I’m not so sure about either now: when I go inside, maybe the outside isn’t there anymore.
It has been good. It has been very good. Outside, inside, are just false divisions, as all divisions are. Useful – because it is difficult to talk without words, so we say outside and inside. But then you come to understand that there is only one. It has no outside to it and no inside, because inside and outside means two. It is one and you are that.
That’s the meaning of the Upanishad’s Tattvamasi Svetketu: that art thou. That means the outside, thou means the inside; they are bridged. That becomes thou, and thou becomes that…suddenly there is no division. There is no division – death is life and life is death.