You will remain just a watcher on the hill. The body will be there – dead, burned ashes – and you will be the watcher, you will be the witness. This witness has no ego.
This shows that he never understood even a single dew drop of the Zen experience he became the propagator of Zen philosophy in the west, but not knowing what he was doing, not experiencing anything of what he was talking about.
Yes this whole cosmos is a joke; Hindu calls it a Leela. It is a joke, it is a play. And the day that you understand then you start laughing, and the laughing never stops it goes on and on. It spreads all over the cosmos.
Behavioural studies have also shown that those who are best able to balance their emotions (by controlling them without repressing them) also demonstrate the greatest selflessness in the face of the suffering of others.
How can our consciousness be free? How can we free and release our consciousness? How can we bring a mind that is bound, imprisoned in patterns out of the prison? The greatest problem that human beings face is the release and freedom of their consciousness. the question is not about a God, the question is about the freedom of consciousness.
A thinker is never here and now, he is never in the present, he is always somewhere else. A meditator is always here and now, he is nowhere else. That’s why thinking is the only barrier in meditation. You have to become aware and by and by the more you become aware, the more you stop cooperating with thinking.