Before that, there are thousands of things in the way. The body gives its own experiences, which have become known as the experiences of the centers of kundalini; seven centers become seven lotus flowers. Each is bigger than the other and higher, and the fragrance is intoxicating. The mind gives you great spaces, unlimited, infinite. But remember the fundamental maxim that still, the home has not come.
Enjoy the journey and enjoy all the scenes that come on the journey – the trees, the mountains, the flowers, the rivers, the sun and the moon and the stars – but don’t stop anywhere unless your very subjectivity becomes its own object. When the observer is the observed, when the knower is the known, when the seer is the seen, the home has arrived.
This home is the real temple we have been searching for, for lives together, but we always go astray. We become satisfied with beautiful experiences. A courageous seeker has to leave all those beautiful experiences behind, and go on moving. When all experiences are exhausted and only he himself remains in his aloneness…no ecstasy is bigger than that, no blissfulness is more blissful, no truth is truer. You have entered what I call godliness; you have become a god.
You are asking, “If none of those three things are me, then where am I?”
An old man went to his doctor. “I have got toilet problems,” he complained.
“Well, let us see. How is your urination?”
“Every morning at seven o’clock, like a baby.”
“Good. How about your bowel movement?”
“Eight o’clock each morning, like clockwork.”
“So, what is the problem?” the doctor asked.
“I don’t wake up until nine.”
You are asleep and it is time to wake up. All these experiences are experiences of a sleeping mind.
The awakened mind has no experiences at all.