The moment your very being is nothing but a simple, silent clarity, perceptivity, you don’t need even to feel. Let me say, the man who knows is a scholar; the man who feels is a poet, a painter, a dancer. But the man who simply is, is a mystic. He has entered into the mystery of existence – not as separate from it…but as a dewdrop slips from the lotus leaf into the ocean, he has also slipped into the oceanic that surrounds you.
Now, in a sense you are no more, and in another sense you are the whole ocean. There is no knower and there is no question to know.
Your second statement is also important to be understood. You are saying, “I just love the sound of your voice.” I really want you not to take my words the way they are being ordinarily taken and understood – as meaningful, as imparting some information to you. I am not teaching you anything. I don’t have any message. I am not converting you.
I am simply singing my own song. The meaning is not in the words, the meaning is in the silences between the words.
So many times people have wondered, how can I go on speaking four hours a day? And I have stopped reading for fifteen years. I don’t know what my next sentence is going to be and I don’t know why I am going to say it. Because I am not speaking out of knowledge, I can go on speaking for eternity. Knowledge is very small.
The man of knowledge is really repeating something which he has accumulated in his memory. He is behaving like a computer. I am speaking because I simply enjoy to see the moments of silence when you are waiting and I don’t know what I am going to say. It is a miracle that somehow sentences make themselves, somehow the whole appears to have some interconnection, but I am not making any effort.
Even if people find contradictions, it is perfectly good, because only a very ordinary knowledgeable person is concerned about consistency. A man who is speaking, using speech as a means to convey not meaning but poetry, not meaning but some significance, not meaning but some fragrance, not message but presence….
I have nothing to say to you, but I have much to share with you. Speaking to you is just an arbitrary method to be with you and to allow my heart and your hearts to dance in the same rhythm, on the same wavelength. The moment your heart starts dancing in the same rhythm, I have reached you. Without converting you, I have transformed you; without even touching you, I have brought a new light and a new joy into your being.
I have sown the seeds which, in the right time, are going to blossom into beautiful madness.
If I can create as many people as possible who can dance madly, laugh madly, sing madly, who can make every moment of their life just a celebration, I have introduced you to the authentic religion for which man has been searching for centuries but has not been able to find. I have found it and I want you also to be partners in this immense finding:
Religion without words, religion without creeds, religion without fictions of God, heaven and hell.