one with yourself. And then the second step is: be one with
existence. The second is easy. The first has become difficult because of so
much conditioning, so much education, and so many civilizing efforts. The first
has become difficult.
have taken the first step of just accepting yourself and loving yourself as you
are, moment to moment.... For example, you are sad. This moment you are sad.
Your whole conditioning says to you “You should not be sad. This is bad. You
should not be sad. You have to be happy.” Now the division, now the problem.
sad: that is the truth of this moment.
conditioning, your mind says, “You should not be like this, you have to be
happy. Smile! What will people think of you?”
When you are sad, accept the sadness: this is you. Don’t say, “I am sad.”
Don’t say that sadness is something separate from you. Simply say, “I am
sadness. This moment, I am sadness.”
sadness in total authenticity.
will be surprised that a miraculous door opens in your being. If you can live
your sadness with no image of being happy, you become happy immediately, because
the division disappears. There is no division any more. “I am sadness” and
there is no question of any ideal to be anything else. So there is no effort,
no conflict. “I am simply this” and there is relaxation. And in that relaxation
is grace, and in that relaxation is joy. All
psychological pain exists only because you are divided. Pain means division.
and bliss means no-division. It will look paradoxical to you: if one is sad,
accepting one’s sadness how can one become joyous? It will look paradoxical,
but it is so. Try it.
the way you are: accept it with joy, with gratitude.
a harmony will be felt. The two selves in you, the ideal self and the real
self, will not be there to fight any more. They will meet and merge into one.
It is not
really sadness that gives you pain. It is the interpretation that sadness is
wrong that gives you pain, and that becomes a psychological problem. It is not
anger that is painful; it is the idea that anger is wrong that creates
psychological anxiety. It is the interpretation, not the fact. The fact is always
there is no interpretation, all is beautiful//When all
is beautiful, you are relaxed.
relaxation you have fallen into your own source, and that brings
self-knowledge. Falling into one’s own source is what is meant by “Know
thyself.” It is not a question of knowledge, it is a question of inner
transformation am I talking about? I am not giving you any ideal that you have
to be like; I am not saying that you have to transform from what you are and
become somebody else. You have simply to relax into whatsoever you are, and
have a magic key, which unlocks all the locks.
accept sadness, sadness will disappear. How long can you be sad if you accept
sadness? If you are capable of accepting sadness you will be capable of absorbing it
in your being; it will become your depth.