Dropping the past
Dropping the past / 過去を落とす
"Let the dead bury the dead"
”催眠 hypnosis ”という言葉は
真の導師 master の働きは
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Tao: The Golden Gate, Vol 1
Discourses on Ko Hsuan’s The Classic of Purity
Talks given from 11/06/80 am to 20/06/80 am
English Discourse series
Chapter title: Now Here
18 June 1980 am in Buddha Hall
chapter 8 の質問4の英語の全講話です。
The fourth question:
FIRST A JOKE:
TWO MADMEN WENT INTO A PUB AND WHILE LOOKING AROUND FOR A PLACE TO SIT THEY SAW THEMSELVES IN A BIG MIRROR ON THE OPPOSITE WALL.
ONE MADMAN SAID TO THE OTHER,
”HEY, LOOK AT THOSE TWO GUYS OVER THERE.
THEY LOOK SO FAMILIAR TO ME.
LET’S GO OVER AND SAY HELLO TO THEM.”
AS THEY START MOVING, HOWEVER, THE OTHER MADMAN SAYS,
”NEVER MIND, THEY ARE ALREADY COMING TO SEE US!”
THIS JOKE SAYS A LOT ABOUT HOW I HAVE BEEN FEELING SINCE I STARTED WORK TWO MONTHS AGO.
THE CLOSER I COME TO YOU,
THE CLOSER I COME TO MYSELF,
AND VICE VERSA.
YET WHEN I FEEL CLOSE TO YOU SOMETIMES GREAT FEAR ARISES.
COULD I BE TOO MUCH AFRAID OF LOVE?
LOVE CERTAINLY CREATES GREAT FEAR
because we have been brought up to hate, not to love.
Our whole conditioning is against love,
but the strategy is very subtle and
very few people become aware of the phenomenon that we are brought up to hate.
The Hindu hates the Mohammedan,
the Mohammedan hates the Christian.
the Christian hates the Jew.
The religions all hate each other.
The theist hates the atheist,
the atheist hates the theist.
All political ideologies are based on hatred.
Communists hate fascists.
Fascists hate socialists.
All nations are rooted in hatred;
they all hate each other.
This world is full of hatred.
your very marrow are full of hatred.
Even if sometimes you seem to be united you are always united AGAINST something,
against the common enemy,
It is not a union of love.
Adolf Hitler was aware of this psychology.
He writes in his autobiography, MEIN KAMPF, that people are not united because of love
– love has no power;
all power comes through hatred.
Create hatred and they will become united.
And I can fully understand his insight.
He may have been a lunatic,
but sometimes lunatics have great insights.
This is a great insight into mob psychology.
He says in another place,
”If you want your country to be ready and alert,
always keep them full of the fear
that they are going to be attacked,
that the war is just knocking on the doors,
that everybody surrounding the nation is your enemy.
Whether they are enemies or not does not matter;
if they are, good;
if they are not, still, invent, propagate,
that they are enemies.
only then will your country be united.”
Hindus become united if there is a fear of the Mohammedans.
Mohammedans become united if they are afraid that Hindus are going to attack.
India becomes united if the fear arises that Pakistan is getting ready for war.
Russia goes on piling up more and more atom bombs, hydrogen bombs and whatnot,
just out of the fear that America is getting ready for war.
And America goes on piling up the same atom bombs, hydrogen bombs,
in the fear that Russia is getting ready for war.
This whole world seems to live out of fear and hatred.
Love has been destroyed.
For centuries, for thousands of years, your love has been paralyzed and poisoned,
so whenever love arises in you,
your whole conditioning goes against it;
it creates trembling in you,
it creates fear in you.
If it is pseudo
then there is no problem, you can manage.
But if it is real, if it is authentic,
then certainly you are going to be tremendously afraid of it, as if you are being thrown into a fire.
Something very strange has happened to man.
Love is man’s intrinsic nature
without love nobody ever grows,
without love nobody ever blooms, flowers,
without love nobody can ever feel fulfilled, contented.
Without love there is no God.
God is nothing
but the ultimate experience of love.
Hence, because your love is pseudo
– and you can manage only pseudo love because it creates no fear in you –
your God is also pseudo.
The Christian God,
the Hindu God,
the Jewish God,
these are all false gods.
God cannot be Hindu and
cannot be Christian and
cannot be Jewish.
Can love be Hindu?
Can love be Christian?
Can love be Jewish?
But there are many books on ”Christian love”.
It seems that the whole earth has become a madhouse.
Soon you will find books on
If love can be Christian, then why not roses?
Everything that is false is manageable.
Marriage is manageable,
love is not.
If you want to remain in control without any fear,
then go on playing with toys;
then real things are not for you.
But if you have come here, Rajendra,
then all toys have to be broken.
That’s my whole work:
to destroy all toys,
to make you aware that you have played with toys your whole life,
that you are not yet mature,
you are still childish.
to be childish is ugly;
to be childlike is a totally different phenomenon.
To be childish means to be retarded;
then one goes on playing with toys, paper boats and sandcastles.
If one is really mature, integrated,
then one is childlike,
full of wonder and awe,
sensitive to the beauty of existence,
so sensitive that his whole life becomes an overflowing of love.
You are surrounded by such a beautiful existence and
if your heart does not dance with it you can’t be said to be alive.
You must be dead,
you must be living a posthumous existence,
you must be already in your grave.
And I am trying to pull you out of your grave.
I am calling to you,
”Lazarus, come out of your grave!”
And if you have lived for a long time in the grave...
Graves are comfortable, very comfortable places;
in fact, there is nothing more comfortable than the grave.
Nothing ever happens in a grave, no fear,
because there is no longer any death possible;
no disease, no illness, no old age.
You cannot be cheated,
you cannot be deceived,
you cannot be robbed,
you cannot go bankrupt.
You are safe, secure.
Life is insecure.
Life basically is dangerous.
And I teach you how to be alive,
how to live dangerously,
because that is the only way to live;
there is no other way.
If you want to live safely, comfortably,
that simply means you are desiring death,
you are suicidal,
you are a coward, escapist.
Your feeling is true.
You have come across something immensely significant.
Now don’t turn back.
You say ...
WHEN I FEEL CLOSE TO YOU SOMETIMES GREAT FEAR ARISES.
Let it arise!
That means the beginning of life.
Go through it.
And it will not harm you;
it will help you
– it will make you stronger than ever.
If you can go through the fear consciously,
fear will disappear and you will come out of the fire of it purer, like pure gold.
Love is the death of the ego,
hence the fear.
The ego is very much afraid of going into love.
It can pretend to,
but it cannot go into love.
It can come only up to a certain point;
beyond that it becomes afraid.
Then it starts shrinking back, turning back.
Anybody who has ever been in love knows it.
And with me, of course, Rajendra, it is going to be far deeper than it can be with an ordinary love.
The love between a disciple and the Master is the greatest love existence has ever known.
It is trust,
it is trusting the unknowable.
It is going with a madman into the uncharted sea,
leaving the shore behind where all the security was.
Getting into a love relationship with a Master means in the worldly eyes going mad.
Jesus came once in the early morning to a lake.
A fisherman has just thrown his net, the sun just on the horizon.
A beautiful morning:
the birds singing and the silent lake and the silence and the freshness...
And Jesus put his hand on the shoulder of the fisherman.
The fisherman looks back.
For a moment no word is uttered by Jesus or by the fisherman.
Jesus simply looks into his eyes:
the man falls in love.
Something has transpired.
”How long are you going to waste your life in catching fish?
Come along with me!
I will show you the way to catch God.”
The man must have been of immense courage.
He threw his net in the lake.
He didn’t even pull the net out.
He followed Jesus without asking a single question, without asking,
”Who are you and where are you leading me?”
The psychologists will say that he was hypnotized.
If it is hypnosis,
then it is available only to the very fortunate ones.
It is not hypnosis.
In fact, he was not hypnotized
because the word ”hypnosis” comes from a root which means sleep.
He was awakened
– he was asleep before.
His whole life he was just catching fish;
that was sleep.
Now this man has stirred a new longing in him,
a new desire;
a new star has risen in his heart.
He would like to go with this man.
And without any question he followed him.
When they were just going outside the town, a man came running.
He told the fisherman,
”Where are you going?
Have you gone mad?
This man is mad!
And, moreover, your father who was ill is dead
so we have to make arrangements for his last rites and rituals. ”
For the first time the fisherman spoke to Jesus.
”Can I be allowed to go home just for three days to fulfill my duties as a son to my dead father?”
”Don’t be worried.
There are so many dead people in the town
– they will take care of it.
The dead will bury the dead.
You come along with me.
If you come with me then there is no going back.
If you have chosen me then there is no going back.
Come along with me!”
And the man followed.
The person who had come to inform him stood there amazed.
”What is happening?
His father is dead and this man is following a madman! ”
Jesus was known as being mad.
Buddha was known as being mad.
Mahavira was known as being mad.
And in a way they look mad to people
because their ways are so different, so diametrically opposite to the worldly people.
I am a madman and, Rajendra,
you have come and fallen in love with me.
There is no going back, fear or no fear.
You have to come with me;
the journey has already started.
Even if you go back
you will not find the old shore again.
Even if you go back,
those old toys will not be of any help anymore;
you are finished with them,
you will know they are toys.
Now the real has to be found, has to be inquired into.
And it is not very far away either
– it is within you.
Falling in love with a Master means
really falling in love with your ultimate nature,
falling in love with your Tao.
Hence your joke is beautiful.
Two madmen went into a pub and while looking around for a place to sit they saw themselves in a big mirror on the opposite wall.
One madman said to the other,
”Hey, look at those two guys over there.
They look so familiar to me.
Let’s go over and say hello to them. ”
As they start moving, however, the other madman says,
”Never mind, they are already coming to see us!”
The closer you come to me
the closer you will be to yourself.
The day you are dissolved in me
you will be dissolved in yourself.
I will disappear immediately.
I am just a device,
just an excuse to dissolve.
Suddenly you will find yourself,
you will discover yourself.
The function of the real Master is
to help you to discover yourself,
to help you to be yourself.
And unless you are yourself
you are not free
you cannot know what bliss is
you cannot know what truth is
you cannot know what God is.
『The last word of Buddha was, sammasati.
Remember that you are a buddha – sammasati.』
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