The unpatterned reality is the only reality; the patterned reality is just imposed. That’s why now anthropologists say that every society, every culture, looks at the same reality but finds a different reality there, because their patterns, their concepts are different. There are many cultures in the world, primitive cultures. They look at the same world in a very different way; their interpretation is totally different. The reality is the same for us and for them, but the pattern looked through is different. For example, Buddhists say that there is no substance in the world, the world is a process. There is nothing substantial. Everything is in movement – or even that may not be the right thing to say. Movement is the only thing. When we say that everything is in movement, again there is the old fallacy – it is as if there is something which is moving. Buddha says there is nothing which is moving – only movement is there. That is all that there is. So in a Buddhist country like Thailand or Burma, they don’t have any corresponding word for “is” in their languages. When the Bible was translated into Thai for the first time, it became a problem to translate it because in the Bible it is said that “God is.” You cannot say that “God is” in Burmese or in Thai; you cannot say it. Whatsoever they say will mean, “God is becoming.” Everything is moving, nothing is. When a Burmese looks at the world, he looks at movement. When we look, when particularly the Greek-oriented Western mind looks, there is no process, only substance. There are dead things, not movements. Even when you look at a river, you see the river as “is.” The river is not there – the river just means a movement, something which is constantly becoming. And a point never comes where you say it has become, it is a process without end. When we look at a tree, we see the tree “is.” The Burmese language has nothing to say. They can only say that the tree is becoming, the tree is flowing, the tree is growing, the tree is in process. If the child is brought up with this pattern in the mind – then everything is a process – the world, the reality, will be totally different. For you it is different and the reality is one and the same. But what mind do you bring to it to interpret it? Then it changes.
Remember one basic thing: unless the pattern of your mind is thrown away, unless you are “de-patterned,” unless your conditioning is thrown away and you are deconditioned, you will not know what reality is – you will know only interpretations. Those interpretations are the workings of your own mind. Unpatterned reality is the only reality. And this technique is to help you to unpattern, to decondition, to dissolve from the mind the words which have gathered there. You cannot look because of them. Whatsoever looks real to you let it be dissolved.
Imagine energy, not substance, nothing static, but process, movement, rhythm, dance, and go on imagining until the entire universe spiritualizes. If you persist, within three months of intensively working for just one hour every day, you can move to this feeling. Within three months you can have a different feeling of the whole existence around you. Matter is no longer there, only immaterial, oceanic existence, just waves, vibrations. When this happens then you know what God is. That ocean of energy is God. God is not a person. God is not somewhere sitting on a throne in heaven. The whole creative energy of existence is God. But we have a pattern of thinking. We say God is the creator. God is not the creator. Rather, God is the creative force, the very creation itself.
It has been forced again and again on our minds that somewhere in the past, God created the world – and then and there creation finished. Christians have a story that within six days God created the world and on the seventh day he rested. That’s why the seventh day, Sunday, is a holiday. God took a holiday on that day. In six days he created the world, forever and ever – and since then there has been no creation. Since the sixth day there has been no creation. This is a very dead concept. Tantra says God is the very creativity. Creation is not a historical event that happened somewhere in the past – it is happening every moment, God is creating every moment. But again language creates a problem and we say, “God is creating.” It feels that God is someone who goes on creating. No, the very creativity that goes on moving and moving every moment, that very creativity is God. So you are in creation every moment. This is a very alive concept. It is not that God has created something somewhere and since then there has been no dialogue between man and God, there has been really no connection, no relationship – he created and the thing was finished. Tantra says that every moment you are being created, every moment you are in deep relationship with the divine, with the source of creativity. This is a very alive concept.
Through this technique you will have glimpse of the creative force, within and without. And once you can feel the creative force and the touch, the impact of it, you will become totally different, you will never be the same again. God has entered you. You have become an abode.