One at a time. If you fall in love with two women at a time, what does it show? It shows you have a split personality. You are schizophrenic, you are not one, you are two.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
Zen is not a religion, not a dogma, not a creed. Zen is not even quest, and enquiry, it is non philosophical. The fundamental of the Zen approach is that all is as it should be, nothing is missing. this very moment everything is perfect.
A compromise is a mechanical unity; A synthesis is an organic growth. So what so ever is happening right now in the name of EST, TM, ARICA, is a sort of mechanical unity.