That’s how it happens: you meditate and you will become a god, you will discover godliness in your own being. And that is the beginning of discovery. Then you start discovering it in others. Then slowly, slowly the whole existence is full of God, overflooded with God.
But ask for the proof first and you will miss the whole journey. Then the mind says, “First prove, then meditate.” The mind has played a trick on you, the mind has befooled you. And it looks logical: before you start any inquiry, let it be proved. If God is, then meditation is significant; otherwise why are you meditating? If God is, then prayer is significant; if there is no God, then prayer is futile.
I say to you: whether there is a God or not, prayer is significant. Prayer does not change God – prayer changes you! Prayer has nothing to do with God; it has everything to do with you. The praying person becomes a totally different kind of person. Meditation has nothing to do with God, but meditation transforms you.
These are alchemical ways of transforming your interiority. And when your interiority is changed, is full of light and clarity, you will be able to see.
God can be seen but cannot be proved. Only small things can be proved, only things which are worthless can be proved. Be free of this desire for proof. It is a stupid desire.
Mary and Bob were in their upper berth on the train to Niagara Falls, and she kept repeating, “Bobby, I just can’t believe that we are really married!”
From the lower berth bellowed a sleepy voice, “For Chrissake, Bobby, convince her – we wanna get to sleep!”
Yes, of such things you can be convinced, but nothing higher, nothing deeper, nothing really valuable.
You ask me, “Can you convince me about the existence of God?”
And what else do you think I am doing here? I am not arguing for God, I am not directly trying to prove the existence of God; but in an indirect way I am creating the right situation, the right milieu, the right context, where God can become available to you. That’s what is going on here. I don’t talk much about God because there is no need. I talk about love, about meditation, about awareness, about mindfulness, and I talk about a thousand and one things. They all are significant in the sense that they will create the right atmosphere, the right climate for God to happen.
I am trying to create a buddhafield: a certain space in which you can grow into gods. My effort is not to give you a belief in God; my effort is to give you an experience of God. And belief is of no value because hidden behind belief there is always doubt. Only experience is of real help, because in experience there is no doubt left.