That’s why you never come across a very intelligent yogi – no. Yogis are, more or less, stupid. Their bodies are healthy – that’s true – strong, but their minds are just dead. You will not see the glimmer of intelligence. You will see a very robust body, animal-like, but somehow the human has disappeared.
Standing on your head, you are forcing your blood into the head through gravitation. The head needs blood, but in a very, very small quantity; and very slowly, not floodlike. Against gravitation, very little blood reaches the head. And that, too, in a very silent way. If too much blood reaches into the head it is destructive.
Yoga has been used to kill the mind; breathing can be used to kill the mind. There are rhythms of breath, subtle vibrations of breath, which can be very, very drastic to the delicate mind. The mind can be destroyed through them. These are old tricks. Now the latest tricks are supplied by science: LSD, marijuana, and others. More and more sophisticated drugs will be available sooner or later.
I am not in favor of stopping the mind; I am in favor of watching it. It stops of its own accord, and then it is beautiful. When something happens without any violence it has a beauty of its own, it has a natural growth. You can force a flower and open it by force, you can pull the petals of a bud and open it by force – but you have destroyed the beauty of the flower. Now it is almost dead. It cannot stand your violence. The petals will be hanging loose, limp, dying. When the bud opens by its own energy, when it opens of its own accord, then those petals are alive.
The mind is your flowering – don’t force it in any way. I am against all force and against all violence, and particularly violence that is directed towards yourself. Just watch, in deep prayerfulness, love, reverence, and see what happens – miracles happen of their own accord. There is no need to pull and push.
You ask how to stop thinking? I say: Just watch, be alert. And drop this idea of stopping, otherwise it will stop the natural transformation of the mind. Drop this idea of stopping. Who are you to stop? At the most, enjoy.
And nothing is wrong – even if immoral thoughts, so-called immoral thoughts, pass through your mind, let them pass; nothing is wrong. You remain detached. No harm is being done. It is just fiction; you are seeing an inner movie. Allow it its own way and it will lead you, by and by, to the state of no-mind. Watching ultimately culminates in no-mind.
No-mind is not against mind; no-mind is beyond mind. No-mind does not come by killing and destroying the mind. No-mind comes when you have understood the mind so totally that thinking is no longer needed – your understanding has replaced it.
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