“And, one thing more,” Ananda said. “You never change your posture, your remain in the same posture. Wherever you put your hand in the beginning, you keep it there the whole night. You never change it. It seems that deep down you are keeping absolutely alert.”
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.
Try this. Who ever is unable to go out can use this technique as well as the meditation for sleep which is to be done at night. You can do them both just before sleeping. The body can be purified in this way.
Christmas Humphrey calls Zen Buddhism that is starting in the wrong direction from the very beginning. Zen is not buddhism – the essential core of the heart of Buddha, certainly, but it is the essential core of Moses too,
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.
It happens in your life, sometimes only in a few moments when you love a person. That too is rare, because man’s mind never leaves him, even in love. It goes on creating its own nonsense, creating its own world. and the lover is no longer allowed such closeness that he reaches to the background.
There are also two types of knowledge. One is the knowledge of the reservoir, which is filled from the outside. It becomes rotten very soon. No brain in the world is more rotten than the brain of a Pundit.
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.
Why should Mahavira say this? Society, the politics of the country the priests and the politicians, they were too male chauvinistic. Some compromise was needed, otherwise they would not allow anything.