Life anyway does a lot of things to everybody which help them wake up. We are just one of those things, we are no special.
We talk so much about observing one’s life. Observing one’s life is not about scolding oneself or belittling oneself. A lot of that happens in
Keep watching, how helpless you are. Keep watching that in spite of your resistance, the storm is taking you away. Keep watching and if you desire anything more than that, then you are desiring hell. Don’t desire anything more that that.
The bowler may bowl an accurate bouncer, at a lively speed, it may just not be possible to play it, put bat to the ball. You will have no option but just to bend and watch, watch it go past you, over your head.
In this helplessness, lies great artistry.
It is not possible for everyone to bend down; people take bouncers on their cheeks. Watching the ball is not a symbol of meekness, it is great artistry. It shows keen observation, it shows wisdom, it shows strength. Bending down is not just capitulation, it is wisdom. So, let the storm take you away, you bend down, let it take you away.
But never for a moment must you lose attention; just keep knowing.
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And you’re not listening when there is a readymade rejection of what the world is capable of telling you. One listens. Listening, I repeat, is one’s nature. One’s nature!
Out of listening, the right action is born.
Listening to all, you will come to know where to be present. Here, it is possible that by listening to me, your listening has sharpened and enhanced. But that enhanced listening, then, would be at play, and would display its power when you are in the middle of the world.
Don’t fight thought, go close to thought.
Don’t be afraid of thoughts.
When thoughts arise, have the courage to go very-very close to them.
When you go close to thought, you reach the root of thought.
And that is the Aham Vritti – the root of the ego.
Facts are material; facts are dualistic; facts are supplied to you by your senses. Facts might take you to the door of the Truth but, facts by themselves are not the Truth.
‘Now’ is not the present, and facts are not the Truth. To say that facts are the truth and ‘now’ is the present, is to say that material is the final reality; and if material is the ultimate Truth, then there can be no Love, Freedom or Joy because none of these are material. There can be no Love in facts. There can be no Freedom in facts.