When you can go out and in as easily as you come and go from your house…. It is cool, you feel cold; you go outside and sit in the sunshine. Then the sunshine increases, the sun climbs high, it starts getting hot, you start sweating; you get up and come in. It is just as you come and go from your house: then the house is not a prison. If you are sitting in prison you don’t have the possibility to come out or go in whenever your heart feels like it. In jail you are a prisoner, at home you are a master.
When your lion can dance outside, can fly in the sky, can play with the moon and stars – then there is no problem. Then there is no fight with the body. Then the body is a place for relaxation. When you get tired you can return inside and rest. Then there is no enmity with the body either. Then the body is a temple.
The second question:
Yesterday you said that you are always with us, and when we take sannyas we also start being with you. I do not remember any moment when I took sannyas: neither when, nor where. You just gave it. Even now, have I come near you? I didn’t know anything about sannyas then, nor do I know anything now. Master, how can I become a real sannyasin? How can I come closer to you? Where is that worthiness in me? Where is that trust and surrender in me?
It has happened many times that I have given initiation to people who have no idea about sannyas. I have given sannyas to those who had not come to take sannyas. I have initiated those who had never thought of sannyas even in their wildest dreams…because I don’t look only at your mind, I look at the many things repressed in your unconscious.
Last night a young woman came to see me and I didn’t even ask her. I said to her, “Close your eyes and take sannyas.” I didn’t even ask if she wanted to take sannyas. She closed her eyes and accepted initiation. Ordinarily one would be surprised if asked to take sannyas and would want to think it over. Some people think of taking sannyas for months, for years. Some have kept on thinking about it and died before taking it. She graciously received it. On a conscious level she doesn’t know anything about it.
But we are not new here – we are very ancient! This girl has been seeking for many lives. She carries treasures of meditation. Just seeing this treasure I said, “Close your eyes and go inside.” I told her, “I am not going to ask you whether you want to take sannyas or not. There is no need to ask.”
I gave Dayal sannyas in the same way. This question is from Dayal. I didn’t ask Dayal – Dayal also didn’t know.