So, what you are hearing is what has been heard down the ages by all those who have come to a certain state of silence. It is the sound of existence, it is the song of existence itself. And you are asking, should you do something else except watching? No, to do anything will be a disturbance to watching. You simply watch – watch more joyously, watch more lovingly. Don’t watch in a dry way, watch full of juice, watch the way a poet looks at the sunrise or the painter looks at the flower or the lover looks at the beloved. Don’t watch the way the wife looks at the husband.
The woman made herself comfortable on the couch and her psychiatrist proceeded, “All right, Mrs. Finkelstein, what has been the most exciting thing in your life these past weeks?”
“Well,” she exclaimed, “I have been serving my husband rabbit food for dinner every night.”
“And what does your husband say about that?” asked the psychiatrist.
“Ah, nothing much,” she said, “but you should see the way he looks at me from across the table with those little pink eyes.”
Don’t watch that way. Every woman turns the husband into a rabbit “with those little pink eyes.” Eyes have to be more joyful, more radiant, more beautiful.
So what you are doing is perfectly right, just put more juice into it, more beauty, a quality of song, and the sound will start becoming more and more clear – so clear that you will be throbbing with the whole sound. Each fiber of your body, each cell of your mind will be in a dance.
This is the true way of knowing the ultimate mantra. Repeating, “Om, Om…” is simply foolish. It is not a question of your repetition; you should be absolutely silent and possessed by existence and then existence repeats in you, in every fiber of your being, the sound of Om. And it is so refreshing, it is so blissful that there is no comparison, in any human experience, which goes beyond the ecstasy of this dance of existence within you. You can call it the ultimate in ecstasy.
It is a good beginning, just go on and on. Slowly, slowly you will not be hearing the sound, you will become the sound. That is the end of the journey, you have come home.
Taking care of a business – continuity, commitment, responsibility…Unnecessary values, which are quite contrary to being in the moment, freedom and spontaneity, which the heart longs for. Please say something about the way in which these two spaces can live peacefully together, if there is any.
If you want to ride on two horses together, it is going to be a difficult job. You will have to understand one thing: if you have a longing for freedom, spontaneity and being in the moment, you will have to be not businesslike. You can continue the business but you will have to transform your business attitude, approach. You cannot compromise both, you cannot synthesize both. You have to sacrifice one in the favor of the another.