He said, “The problem is, she has also escaped once before and foolishly I reported it to the police immediately, and the next day they found her. This time I have waited seven days. Even if the police find it out on their own without my report, then too my wife will have gone far away. But my neighbors have been torturing me continuously for seven days, saying, ‘What are you doing here sitting joyously, playing on your flute? We have never heard your flute before – have you gone mad? Behave normally, don’t be abnormal! Just go and report it.’
“Tired of those idiots, I have come to report it. Just please write it down on any rubbish paper and throw it in the wastepaper basket so that my neighbors stop torturing me. I have never enjoyed my life. These seven days have been a blessing from the beyond – no anxieties, no problems.”
If you don’t have a wife, it is very difficult to have anxiety and problems. If you don’t have a husband, from where are you going to get all kinds of problems and jealousies? And these people are “normal” people.
I wrote to Joshua Learman, “You don’t understand anything at all. ‘Peace’ and ‘mind’ cannot coexist. Peace is in the transcendence of the mind. You can choose: either the mind or peace, but you cannot have both together.” And the coward has not answered my registered letter!
Almustafa is asking, Have you peace…?
Peace is not something that you can go to the market and purchase. Peace is something that you have to deserve, by being a witness of the mind.
The moment the mind stops there is peace, peace that passeth understanding – because there is nobody to understand it. That old fellow mind, who has always been trying to understand everything, is no longer there.
And …the quiet urge that reveals your power? Still the attraction is for power. Peace is not a power. Peace is simplicity, peace is humbleness.
Are the roses in the garden powerful? They are beautiful, but not powerful. The thorns are powerful, although they are not beautiful. Just a strong wind and all your roses will be gone; their petals will fall on the ground and disappear into the original source, the juice that created them – they have gone back to the same source. Have you seen a more humble, yet beautiful, phenomenon as a roseflower?
Do you want to become a roseflower or a machine gun? Do you want to become a meditator or a police commissioner? A police commissioner has power; what power has the meditator?
Have you remembrances…? Almustafa is showing his ignorance completely, because all remembrances are part of your mind, of your memory system, which is a mechanism. A computer is far more capable of having all the memories.
…The glimmering arches that span the summits of the mind? Nobody has ever uttered such nonsense – glimmering arches that span the summits of the mind. There are glimmering arches, but you see them only when the mind is no longer blocking the way.