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I received your letter.
How lovingly you insist on my writing something,
and here am I, drowned in a deep silence!
I speak, I work,
but I am steeped in emptiness within.
There, there is no movement.
Thus I seem to be living two lives at one time.
What a drama!
But perhaps all of life is a drama
and becoming aware of this opens the door
to a unique freedom.
That which is
inaction in action
stillness in motion
eternity in change
– that is truth
and that is existence.
Real life lies in this eternity –
everything else is just the stream of dreams.
In truth the world is just a dream
and the question is not whether to leave these dreams or not,
one just has to be aware of them.
With this awareness, everything changes.
The center moves.
A shift takes place from body to soul.
And what is there.
It cannot be told.
It has never been told
and it never will be.
There is no other way but to know it for oneself.
Death is known only through dying
and truth is known only through diving deep within oneself.
May God drown you in this truth!
I am in bliss.
I have been meaning to write for a long time
but many engagements prevented me.
My blessings, however, I send every day.
Life is a sadhana;
the more you involve yourself in it
the more divine it becomes.
The light is hidden in the darkness,
truth is hidden,
and from this comes the joy of searching.
I remember the words of a rishi:
Truth is hidden under a golden lid.
The golden lid that hides truth is nothing but our mind.
The mind has smothered us;
we are in it,
we identify with it,
therefore the suffering comes,
the bondage and the chain of rebirths.
Rise above it,
become aware that you are distinct from it –
that alone brings bliss,
that alone is freedom
and the end of birth and death.
We have to be what we truly are:
this is the only sadhana.
It is the frustration of living through desires
that brings this sadhana.
Become alert about desire
and non-attachment begins to appear.
This is not to be made to happen,
it follows naturally from awareness of attachment.
Each one of us has to become aware of his attachments,
and keep being so!
Nothing should be done unconsciously.
If this is remembered
one day a totally new kind of revolution takes place
in our consciousness.
God is leading you towards this revolution –
this I know.
3. My respects to you.
I was extremely pleased to get your letter.
So far I have not written anything
but a meditation center has started here
where some friends are experimenting.
When I have some definite results
there is every possibility of my writing something.
About my experiments on myself, I am sure and certain,
but I want to test their usefulness to others.
I do not want to write anything
in the manner of philosophy,
my outlook is scientific.
I want to say something about yoga
based on certain psychological
and parapsychological experiments.
There are many illusory notions held about it
and these have to be refuted.
Therefore I am experimenting here also.
It is clear to me
that this work is not for promoting any group or cause.
If you ever come here we can talk more about all this.
4. My respects to you.
I am grateful for your affectionate letter.
You are meditating – that is a matter for joy.
Drop all ideas of achieving in meditation,
just do it naturally;
what happens, happens on its own.
One day, effortlessly,
everything starts happening by itself.
Effort does not lead to meditation,
in fact it is a hindrance.
In effort, practice, study,
there is tension.
even the expectation of peace,
The tension has to go.
As soon as this happens
a divine peace sets in.
Stop feeling: I am doing it;
realize instead: I leave myself in the hands of that-which-is.
surrender yourself completely;
as soon as you do this, emptiness comes.
Breathing and the body are becoming relaxed, you say.
This will happen with the mind too.
When the mind goes
what takes place is indescribable.
I know that this is going to happen to you both.
Just go on naturally and without purpose.
Soon I shall be there,
until then, go on quietly with what I have told you to do.
My respects to all.
Write whenever you feel like it.
I am in complete bliss.
It is through God’s grace
that you are working towards the discovery
of the inner light.
That light is definitely there
and once it is met all darkness in life disappears.
Each step taken within
peels away the darkness layer by layer
unfolding a world of light in which everything is new.
This experience cuts away all bondage –
and then comes the realization that it was never there!
Liberation happens to that which is eternally free!
I am pleased with your progress.
Your letter was received long back
but as I was busy there was delay in replying,
but my memory of you is always there,
along with all those eager for the light.
My good wishes flow for ever towards them.
We have to keep going.
Many times one becomes disheartened on the path
but ultimately the thirsty pilgrim reaches the spring.
In fact the water is there before the thirst.
My kind regards to all.
6. My respects to you.
I was away, but your letter followed me here.
I am pleased to have it.
I see life as full of bliss.
Ordinarily, we do not have the eyes to see this
and so are deprived of it,
but this seeing can be created.
Perhaps it is not correct to say it can be created;
it is already there,
it is only a matter of opening the eyes,
and then – everything changes.
Meditation achieves this.
Meditation means: peace; emptiness.
This emptiness is there
but is concealed by the flow of thoughts.
As thoughts cease it comes into view.
It seems difficult to become free of thoughts
but it is very simple.
The mind seems very restless
but it can easily settle.
The key to this transcendence is witnessing.
One has to be a witness,
an observer of the mind.
One has to watch it,
just watch it.
The moment the witness state dawns,
that very moment one becomes free of thoughts.
This in turn opens the door to bliss
and then this very world changes
into a new world altogether.
Results will come slowly.
You are not to worry about that,
their coming is certain.
My kind regards to all.
It is a long time since I received your letter.
I am happy that you long for peace –
but drop this idea that you are way behind.
Nobody is lagging behind.
It is just a matter of turning in –
and the drop becomes the ocean.
Actually the drop is the ocean
but it does not know it –
that is the only separation.
In the emptiness of meditation even this separation goes.
Meditation is the center of life’s sadhana.
The thought process will slow down
and in its place will come peace and emptiness.
When thoughts vanish
the seer, the witness, becomes visible
and the complex of the unconscious disappears.
This complex is the cause of bondage.
In the beginning it appears as hard as stone
but the seeker who practices patiently
finds one day that it was just a dream,
a puff of air.
May the seed of your meditation
blossom into the flower of samadhi!
My kind regards to all.
The rest when we meet.
8. My respects to you.
Moving around for the whole of May affected my health so all
programs for June – Bombay, Calcutta, Jaipur – were canceled.
I am glad to hear you are experimenting with
Don’t worry about results,
just be with the experimenting.
The return is bound to come one day – not gradually
but all of a sudden, effortlessly,
without one’s knowing, it happens.
Within a moment life becomes wonderfully different!
I am not writing anything on
Bhagwan Mahavir at the moment.
There is no urge whatsoever in me to write.
But if you persuade me it is a different thing!
Everything else is fine.
I read your letter on the way here.
It has touched my heart.
If your desire to know life’s truth becomes strong
then what is longing today
becomes one day the attainment.
Burning desire is all that is needed
and nothing else.
As rivers seek out the ocean
so man if he wants to can find the truth.
No peak, no mountain can stop him,
in fact their challenge awakens his sense of adventure.
Truth is within everyone.
Rivers have to find the ocean
but our ocean is inside us –
it is a wonder that so many remain thirsty still without it.
Actually they cannot really want it.
There is a saying of Christ’s: Ask and ye shall receive.
But if you don’t ask, whose fault is it?
There is no better bargain than the attainment of God.
We have only to ask, nothing more.
As the asking grows stronger and stronger
so he who asks starts vanishing.
A limit is reached,
a point of evaporation is reached,
where the seeker utterly disappears
and only the asking remains.
This is the very moment of attainment.
Truth is where the I is not –
this experience alone is the divine experience.
Absence of ego is presence of God.
My regards to all there.
10. My respects to you.
I was waiting for your letter when it came.
I really want your life to be filled with light,
for you to surrender yourself to God.
God and light are always close by.
It is only a matter of opening one’s eyes
and then what is ours becomes ours.
The distance is just that of
between the eyelash and the eye –
and perhaps not even that much;
the eyes are always open, only we don’t know it.
There is an old story:
A fish had long heard stories about the ocean.
She began to fret about it
so one day she asked the Queen of Fishes:
What is this ocean and where is it?
The Queen was surprised. She said:
The ocean? Why, you are in the ocean itself!
Your very existence, your very life, is in the ocean.
It is within you.
The ocean is your everything,
but for the ocean, you are nothing.
For this very reason
the fish couldn’t see the ocean!
And for this very reason
we are unable to find God.
But he can be found –
by being empty.
In the state of emptiness we meet him
for God is emptiness.
I am in bliss,
or shall I say –
Bliss alone is and I am not!
11. My respects to you.
I received your letter, I was waiting for it.
The trip to Rajnagar was blissful.
Religion robbed of the spirit of yoga has become a matter
of morality only, thereby losing its soul.
Morality is negative.
Life cannot be based on negation,
negation cannot nourish life.
The emphasis has to be on attainment
not on renunciation.
It is not a question of renouncing ignorance
but of attaining understanding,
it is this that has to be central.
Practice has to be positive
and this sadhana can happen through yoga.
In my talks with Acharya Tulsi,
Muni Shri Nathamaljee and others
I have stressed this point.
Many letters have come from Rajnagar and Rajasthan
in this connection; as you have said
it seems some fruitful work has been accomplished
by going there.
One thing is very clear:
people are eager for a spiritual life
and current forms of religion do not satisfy them.
If however the right religion is given to them
it can revolutionize human consciousness.
I think of you.
May God grant you peace.
My love and regards to all.
12. My respects to you.
All your letters arrived in good time
but as I have been busy I could not reply sooner.
I have been out most of the time
and I have just returned after speaking in Jaipur, Burhanpur,
Hoshangabad, Chanda and other places.
How thirsty people are for spiritual life!
I am surprised that some people say
man has lost all interest in religion.
This can never be.
No interest in religion means no interest in life,
bliss, the ultimate.
Consciousness is by nature God-oriented
and it can only be satisfied by attaining God –
the state of satchitananda,