You have to remember that his whole experience was based on two things: one, that he has fallen in trust with me…It is a strange language that I am using. You may not have ever heard the phrase ‘falling in trust’. Falling in love happens every day. Falling in trust happens only once in a while.
And secondly, not for a single moment since he has met me has he missed entering into meditation as much as possible. His death was not an end to life, but the ultimate culmination of a tremendous trust and meditativeness. Where trust and meditation meet, one attains to one’s potential in its whole glory and splendor.
Now the sutras:
Only if the person truly possesses the faculty of wisdom and will power will he consent to step back and reflect.
Ta Hui is a strange mixture. Perhaps he is not even aware that the words he is using are not the right words. For example, wisdom is not a faculty; intelligence is a faculty.
Wisdom is your whole being. Wisdom is you. It is not a faculty, it is your wholeness that becomes luminous.
But Ta Hui is an intellectual and is trying his best to teach people something which even those who have attained find it difficult to teach. And he is meddling in people’s minds: faculty of wisdom – and then the second word he uses, will power.
Will power is nothing but another name of ego power. A man of wisdom has no will, just as he has no mind – because to will means to keep yourself separate from existence. It is a little subtle, but try to feel it. The moment you will it means you are always willing against things as they are. You want them to be some other way.
A man of enlightenment has no will. The universal will is enough, there is no need of having an individual will. He has surrendered his individual will to the universe, now wherever the river takes him, he goes. He is not even swimming, he is simply floating.
Will is struggle, fight.
Will To Power is the name of the book by Friedrich Nietzsche. It was published after his death because even Nietzsche himself could not imagine how he would face the world when the book was published. It will be criticized, because will to power means a continuous struggle, violence – for money, for power, for position. Life becomes a war field, no more a rejoicing. It is simply competition – and a very terrific competition because everybody is trying to reach to the same place.
Ta Hui uses the word without understanding the nature of meditation: there is no will power, there is no faculty of wisdom. And he goes on to say,