They are miserable. They are afraid to let his understanding reach them, they are afraid of his light. They start closing their windows and their doors. They are afraid of his presence. They will condemn, they will create confusion, they will create rumors, they will create lies; they will do everything to prevent this man’s light, his understanding, his insight from spreading. The reason is that they are afraid.
This man’s presence is a great fear to them. In his presence they become suddenly naked – with all their jealousies, with all their miseries, with all their pain, with all their wounds. In his presence they cannot hide. Before his eyes they are as if before x-rays which will penetrate to their deepest core and reveal all they have been somehow hiding from the society and creating a certain good image. They are just the opposite within.
I have never been hurt by any misunderstanding. It was part of my understanding that it is going to be so. Once you are free of the desire to love and to be loved, you will love; but it will not be a desire, it will be an overflowing energy. And you will be loved, but it will not be an expectation, it will be a surprise.
Once you just understand yourself and have gone beyond all kinds of misunderstandings, your light is so clear and bright, your certainty is so absolute, that the whole world can condemn you, but it will not in any way hurt you. It will simply create more compassion and more effort to make these people somehow come out of their darkness and see the light.
One thing is certain that you mention – that once both these desires are calmed down, one feels in heaven. One really is in heaven. One has always been; it was just that one was getting disturbed by small things and forgetting the immense beauty and joy the whole existence is ready to give to you – and without any price. It is just yours for the asking.
I have too many questions about you because in you I see a part of myself, and in that part I see everyone. Please nudge me if I am in the wrong lane.
You are in the wrong space. You see a part of you in me. That is going to create many problems, because I don’t have any part of you in me. That is the beginning of a long journey; then in that part you see everybody else and all their problems. Then the small part you had seen in me becomes so big – because in that small part you are seeing everybody – that you are going to forget me completely. I will be covered all over with other people’s parts – thick, not a thin layer, because everybody’s parts….