The first question:
“We’re playing those mind-games together pushing the barrier, planting seeds. Playing the mind-guerrilla, chanting the mantra “Peace on Earth.” We’ve all been playing those mind-games forever…Love is the answer, and you know that’s for sure. Love is the flower, you got to let it grow. Yes is the answer, and you know that’s for sure. Yes is surrender and you got to let it grow…”
This song was written by John Lennon about ten years ago. Now he is dead. Lennon was very much in love with you, even though he declared that he was not ready to become a disciple. I can feel this connection myself. I really would like you to say something about his death.
Words have their own magic, and the poets, the singers, live in the magical world of words, not of realities. They are skillful, very skillful and efficient, as far as the delicate, subtle waves of words, imagination, dreams is concerned, but all that they go on doing is utterly unconscious.
John Lennon on the one hand sings:
“Love is the answer, and you know that’s for sure.”
He himself does not know it. He says:
“Love is the flower, you got to let it grow.”
But to know it you have to be absolutely awakened, because love is the ultimate peak of consciousness. The poet can imagine about it, the singer can sing about it, the painter can paint about it, but they have seen only reflections of the moon in the lake; they have not seen the moon itself. And, of course, the moon reflected in the lake is just made of the same stuff as dreams are made of. The poets, the singers, are dreamers, they are not seers. So he says:
“Yes is the answer, and you know that’s for sure”
But he himself is not so sure. If he was sure then this statement that he was in love with me, yet he declared that he was not ready to become a disciple…What does it mean to be a disciple? It simply means a love affair. It simply means the highest form of relatedness, of communion, of saying yes totally, not holding back anything.