In the world of having you only believe that you have something, but really you don’t have anything. You come alone empty handed and you go alone empty handed.
You don’t live in the same world – you cannot, because you don’t have similar minds. Just by the side of you somebody may be living in heaven, and you may be living in hell – and You feel that you are living in the same world? How can you live in the same world when minds differ?
Ananda said, ” Buddha never meant to drop the flowers the one who has brought the flowers has to be dropped. By dropping flowers nothing will happen. Why not drop yourself?”
Your name has gone very deep within you, but there is a very beautiful phenomenon about your name; you never call it, others call it. Others use it; you never use it.
It is just like this. I am standing before a mirror; I am real, the mirror is real but the reflection in the mirror is not real. I am real, the mirror is also real, but the reflection in the mirror is a reflection, it is not a reality. Brain cells are real, consciousness is real, but when consciousness gets involved, attached, identified with the brain cells, the ego is formed. That ego is unreal
So it is a great responsibility – which is not possible for one who believes in God, which is not possible for one who believes in the priest, who believes in the church, because he wants to give his responsibility to other people. the Christian thinks Jesus is the saviour , so it is Jesus’s responsibility – “He will come and deliver us from our misery, from this hell.” Freedom simply makes you absolutely responsible for everything that you are and that you are going to be.
You can interpret that this cloud is moving towards the north because it has a choice, it has chosen to move north. But you are wrong; the cloud has no choice. He is not bound to go anywhere, he has no destiny. He is simply moving because the whole nature is going that way.
Remember always that what so ever is happening around you is rooted in the mind. Mind is always the cause. It is the projector, and outside there are only screens -you project yourself. If you feel it is ugly then change the mind. If you feel what so ever comes from the mind is hellish and nightmarish.
Nietzsche had no idea that just to give freedom is not enough – not only no enough, it is dangerous, it may reduce man to animality. In the name of freedom he may loose his path towards higher states of consciousness.