But nothingness is not emptiness. Nothingness is simply no thing-ness, a space, pure, unobstructed. The whole sky becomes available to you within your own being.
Kowalski’s son has been acting strangely, so Kowalski takes him to the psychiatrist.
“Tell me, son,” asks the psychiatrist, “how many wheels are there on a car?”
“Four,” replies the boy.
“Very good,” says the shrink. “And what is it that a cow has four of that a woman has two of?”
“Legs,” answers the kid.
“Good,” says the shrink. “And what does your father have that your mother likes the most?”
“Money,” replies the boy.
The psychiatrist turns to Kowalski and says,
“You don’t have to worry about your son, he is smart.”
“He sure is!” says Kowalski. “I missed the last two questions myself!”
Just accept what you have missed and you will feel unburdened, happy, and you will be accepted back – nobody is going to reject you. But in the commune in America, you had become part of a group which separated itself from the whole commune of five thousand people. Just twenty women and the desire is to dominate? It is very human.
Because I was silent and I was in isolation, and I was not talking to anyone, not meeting with anyone, this power group became superior to others, starting the egoist trip.
The simple thing for you is to accept that you have been wrong and that you deeply feel sorry for it, and nobody is going to be angry about it. I don’t teach people to be judgmental. They will all feel sympathetic towards you, loving towards you. What happened, happened, but we can change the future. The past is already gone, but if you go on carrying the past inside yourself, then it is not gone. It is present and it will remain your future also. This will be like a cancer which will kill you.
Paddy is driving along a winding mountain road in his old Ford car.
Suddenly a sleek sports car going in the opposite direction almost runs him off the road. And to make things worse, a young woman driving the sports car sticks her head out of the window and yells at him, “Pig!”
Paddy immediately reacts angrily by sticking his head out of his car and yelling back at her, “Bitch!”
He then rounds the next bend in the road and smashes straight into a huge pig!