No – there is no seed in the mind of the no-mind. The mind cannot contain even the seed of no-mind. The mind has no space to contain it. No-mind is vast, like the sky. How can it be contained in a tiny thing, the mind? And the mind is already too full – full of thoughts, desires, fantasies, imaginations, memories. There is no space.
In the first place it is very tiny – it cannot contain the no-mind. In the second place it is so full, overcrowded, so noisy. The no-mind is silent; the mind is noisy. The mind cannot contain it; the mind has to cease. In that cessation is the beginning of a new life, a new being, a new world.
“Is it helpful,” you ask, “to meditate along these lines of mind-transcending concepts like eternity, nirvana, death?”
Those so-called mind-transcending concepts are still concepts and are of the mind. When you are thinking of eternity, what will you do? You will think. When you are thinking of nirvana, what is going to happen? Your mind will spin and weave, and your mind will give you beautiful ideas about nirvana – but that will be all mind work.
What can you think about death? What will you think if you think about death? You don’t know! How can you think anything about that which you don’t know?
Mind is perfectly capable in repeating the known; with the unknown it is impotent. You don’t know eternity, all that you know is time. Even when you think of eternity it is nothing but lengthened time, stretched time – but it is time. What do you know about nirvana? – all that you have heard about it, read about it. That is not nirvana. The word nirvana is not nirvana, and the concept of nirvana is not nirvana. The word God is not God, and all the pictures and all the statues that have been made of God have nothing to do with him – because he has no name and no form.
And what are you going to think about death? How can you think about death? You have heard a few things, you have seen a few people dying, but you have never seen death. When you see a man dying what do you see? He breathes no more; that’s all that you see. His body has become cold; that’s all that you see. What more? Is this death? – the body becoming cold, breathing stopping? Is this all? What has happened to the innermost core of the person? You cannot know without dying. You cannot know without experiencing. The only way to know the unknown is to experience it.
So these concepts won’t help. They may rather, on the contrary, strengthen the mind, because the mind will say, “Look, I can even supply you mind-transcending concepts. See what I am doing for you. Keep me with you always. I will help you to become enlightened. Without me you will be nowhere. Without me how will you think about death and nirvana and eternity? I am absolutely essential. Without me you will not be anything at all.”