|Satsang –||Volume 15, Number 3: March 4, 2012|
Lead The Mind To The Bliss
These people were talking about the movement of the world and everybody’s mind constantly moving, but you were established in that Space that is silent. Normally, people say “silent” when you become quiet, with lips closed, but Silence is that which is the Source—Source as existence, which we call satta, existence, the adhishthaan [substratum or ultimate basis].
If there is gold and you make two thousand ornaments, the ornaments will be known by their names—rings, bangles, necklaces—but the gold will remain just the same.
This point leads you to think that the human mind is like an ornament. Ornaments are moving. They have designs. And, suppose an ornament walks—when people lose their gold ornaments they say that they “walked.” Or if a thief takes them they say they “walked.”
Ornaments may know gold and gold may know ornaments, but what is the gold of a human ornament? Human ornaments appear to be mobile, active, with vision and hearing, breathing, and taste. They are mobile ornaments, sentient ornaments.
You came to know as ornaments are of different shapes, so is the case with human beings. Human beings are generally said to be children of God—like flowers of the garden or fruits of the tree.
If deep sleep is not there, then how will the dream come? If deep sleep is not there, how will the waking state come? What is the source of the dream state and waking state? A human will never know that it is deep sleep. Because deep sleep should also have a source, which belongs to a human being.
Silence of what? Not silence of the arms, feet, eyes, and ears, because you all want to have them working efficiently. Yet you want to have silence of that which is the cause of the movement of all the ornaments, all the instruments. And that is Silence. And Silence is gold. [Laughter]
All human beings love activity. Nobody loves silence, because silence is dead. All human beings think that silence belongs to a dead man or dead state, so why should they be silent? But each one is seeking peace of mind. And mind is not peaceful because it is moving all the time. With that mind, which does not stop at all, they want to have peace.
This is wrong information. When you come over here, you hear that which you have never heard: that peace does not belong to the mind, peace does not belong to the eyes, peace does not belong to the ears, peace does not belong to your heart, peace does not belong to your breath, peace does not belong to your cells. They are all moving. Then where is peace—not only of the mind, but of all the senses, of all the cells?
That peace lies in that which is the Source, Existence. Existence remains Existence forever. When the world was not in existence, Existence was. When the world came and became mobile, Existence was. And the world gets dissolved many times, but Existence is.
The source of activity, the source of vision, the source of audition, the source of all the plants and planets and human beings is that Silence, that Existence.
A human being does not see this Existence, so he denies it. Because whatever he sees he says it exists, it is present. Whatever he hears, even if he is blind, he says a sound is there. All the senses that a human being has convey to him that something is there that is the object of each sense. He has become objective because of the senses. And senses are dependent on the mind. And mind is happy with the knowledge of the names and forms of objects.
Thus, ego-intellect-mind, which is one existence, the antahakaran, inner instrument, functions as knowing. If it functions as knowing, then why do bones not function as knowing? They are in the same human being. Why does his hair not function as knowing?
A person is hopelessly trained that “knowing” is something called mind and “existence,” or material form, is skin, hair, teeth, tongue and stomach, legs and feet, and all that which is not mobile. The material forms are insentient, especially bones; they don’t move. Hands and feet appear to move, there is action there.
What is that? A human being has come to understand and live the life with the help of his human mind. If mind is not there, a human is not there. So a human is nothing but mind, and mind is nothing but a human. But how will mind become bones? How will mind become skin? How will mind become your carpet? How will mind be a river? How will mind be a mountain? Again, a question. So a human being is always in a questioning state.
Yet he wants to work. If he continues questioning, there is no end, so he drops questioning. And then he gets frustrated, because he doesn’t get an answer, but questions are there. A human being is supposed to continue seeking more knowledge than he has. He has the mind, which knows only names and forms; however, he seeks the knowledge of Silence.
People teach: be quiet, close your eyes, meditate, be silent. But the mind keeps moving. And I say, by way of an answer to your questions as to where Silence is, Silence is when your senses do not function and you do not die. In death, the senses do not function. In deep sleep, it is like death, but the senses function, the breath functions, your cells function, your food is being digested, and you are sleeping. And there is no Silence.
Therefore, human beings will never know Silence unless Guru comes in their life and gives them gyan, knowledge. That means that human beings do not have knowledge. They have knowledge of things and forms and bodies and their relations. And that is not gyan. Why? All are seeking gyan. Gyan is Silence, which is neither born nor does it die. Nor moves, nor remains unmoved. That gyan is Pure Free Forever.
When Guru gives a person the gyan, Pure Free Forever, he is already mobile and doesn’t want to have it. He says, Pure Free Forever is nowhere. Yet he wants to listen. That means a human being wants the answer, but after getting the answer he does not want to follow it.
He wants to have comfort and comfort can never be as long as you have the mind. Because whatever you have, the mind will keep moving and desiring something else. You compromise and in compromise you get frustrated—you get frozen. If you compromise and compromise, you will become stone. You are those people who did not want to compromise with all those things that do not serve your purpose but you were supposed to follow them.
You gave up, but you are not escapists. You are the seekers after that answer that belongs to you, but has run away from you. The answer belongs to you, but is not coming to you. You want to call the answer: Come on, be with me. Why? Me is gyan. Me is the Source. And you do not know Me, because it has gone away from you. You do not know Me. Me is at a far distance.
Your I is over here and you call your I “me.” I, me, and body—all three together is one reality for you. Whereas Me is nowhere in the body. I is nowhere in the body. And still mind says it is here. It is not the fault of I, not the fault of Me, and not the fault of the body. It is the mind, which is fictitious and false. It comes from nowhere, and as soon as it comes your gyan goes away.
What is essential? Peace of mind. Mind will only be at peace when it knows where it should go. If you do not give the mind peace, which is what is attracting it, mind will not be satisfied. What do we do?
All human beings are told to give up your mind, do not like your mind, mind is a monkey, mind is moving, mind is creating problems for you, mind is creating the world and the world is very nasty and you should not live in the world. Such injunctions you have heard.
Whereas I say mind has the source that is Bliss. Lead the mind to the Bliss and mind will be docile and so pleased with you and it will be your friend. Provided you give this Space to the mind.
I am so pleased that all of you have decided to find a few minutes and offer this gift to the mind: Mind, please come to Me, I am your Source. Just touch Me. Love Me. Be with Me. As I love you as my manifest form. But you, being with the senses, have forgotten completely when you are with the body that is born. That which is not born is Me. That which is not born is I.I and Me, you can translate into you, he, she. I, me, you, he, she—the Source is there when all these words are not there.
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