Questions from friends.
I have to ask you this esoteric question. How can you say with such certainty that this earth is the only place in the universe where life has blossomed, and consciousness has arisen?
How do you know?
It is not an esoteric question; it belongs to the inner science of man. The moment one becomes enlightened, he is no longer confined in his own body; his vision is as big as the whole universe.
So when I said that this earth is the only place where life has blossomed, where not only life but consciousness has arisen, not only that but there have been a few people who have reached to the ultimate expression of consciousness – to me, that is godliness – I can say it with authority because it is my own vision. But a few things have to be added to it.
There are almost fifty thousand planets in the whole universe where life has reached to the animal stage…some planets where life has only reached to the vegetable state. But there is no planet other than earth where there exists something similar to man – not only alive…Animals are alive, but man is conscious of his life. To become conscious of one’s consciousness is the highest stage, and that is not far away.
You are aware of your life.
You can be aware of your awareness.
Self-awareness will reveal you the mystery of existence.
You have not to accept it on my word. If you accept it, it becomes esoteric for you. To me it is an actual experience, and there are many experiences which I am not telling you about for the simple reason that they will look esoteric – because you cannot conceive of them. To me they are realities, but to you they have to become realities.
I mention this point especially, because I am immensely concerned that life on the earth is not destroyed; it is existence’s most ambitious flight.
You are not alive; existence is alive in you.
You are not conscious; existence has become conscious in you. The moment you become conscious of consciousness, existence achieves its fulfillment. You are so blessed in that moment that you can bless the whole universe; that is the meaning of the word Bhagwan. It does not mean God; it simply means the blessed one, one who is blessed and who is capable now to share his blessing with anybody who is ready to receive it.