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MEDITATION Only love can be courageous … aloneness is your truth, your divinity (175) The function of a master is to help you stand alone. Meditation is just a strategy to take away your personality, your thoughts, your mind, your identity with the body, and leave you absolutely alone inside, just a living fire. And once you have found your living fire, you will know all the joys and all the ecstasies that human consciousness is capable of (175). To be a disciple means to learn the discipline of being yourself, of being your true self … Only those people who have stood alone in their being, in their clarity, in their light, in their flowering, who have found their own space they can call their eternal home --- those few people are the emperors. This whole universe is their empire. They don’t need to conquer it; it is already conquered. By knowing yourself, you have conquered it (177). Through meditation, you get to know yourself. Aloneness is your temple where God lives … There is nothing more beautiful, more peaceful and more joyful than being alone (178-179). You cannot make a solitary man unhappy because he has learned to live with himself and be happy with himself. Alone he is sufficient unto himself … All children are self sufficient – that is their beauty; they are a light unto themselves; they do not bother about your opinion of them (191). The solitary is the elect because he has chosen his own being and by doing so you have chose the being of the whole universe because there is no separation. When you choose yourself, you have chosen God, and when you choose God, god has chosen you (194). In finding oneself, one finds the meaning of life, its significance, joy and splendor. You can only find this alone in an empty consciousness … In the nothingness, a miracle happens because when there is nothing else for your consciousness to be conscious of, the consciousness turns upon itself. It becomes a circle (195).
sit by a tree. is a great experience of transcendence … Let your aloneness be a dance … Whatsoever existence has given you must be a subtle necessity for your soul. or a rock and relax into the sadness without fear and your sadness will transform into joy (209). We re-remember who we are through meditation.” You are not part of the mundane world. no thought.Unless you know yourself as eternal beings. It is not thinking … Meditation is just being delighted in your own presence. free from all that has been a nightmare to you for many. You are lost in forgetfulness (197). Whatsoever you are with yourself. To be alone is a great opportunity. many lives. free from misery. Buddha said that “the master’s function is to help you remember who you are. no emotion … you just are and that is a sheer delight … this joy 2 . Once the eternity of your being is realized. not even a feeling disturbs it. part of the whole. your home is the home of the divine. because in your aloneness you are bound to stumble upon yourself and for the first time remember who you are. your experience of it will become your enlightenment which grows from within (198). That aloneness has to be so pure that not even a thought. It comes because you are alone and it is giving you a change to go into your aloneness (205). Whenever you are sad. never feeling as if you are a part of anywhere. in your own being. The moment your aloneness is complete. Become more centered in your deep aloneness. To be an insider in this world is to get lost … to be an outsider. the river. a blessing. in a totally relaxed state of consciousness and not doing anything … no action. The fear of death is simply because you are not aware of your eternal source of life. Sadness is sacred because it is your own. That’s what meditation is: becoming centered in one’s own aloneness. death becomes a lie (196). you will be with others … Meditation is not concentration nor contemplation. free from anxiety. Forgetfulness of yourself is the only sin there really is and to remember yourself is the only virtue (196). you will remain afraid of death. To know you are part of the divine existence is to be free from death. otherwise it would not have given it (201. 203).
that is why he helps … a happy person is so happy he wants to be left alone to be happy … why should he bother to go to wars to be killed and to kill others? (18) An unselfish person is frustrated because he is “trying to be unselfish. Love is the only freedom from attachment. You are here for a short time to enjoy. Love. Whenever a person lives in misery he would like to destroy … You would like to create some situation in which you can become destructive”(18-19). delight. A person who has not learned to love himself falls in love with his reflection like Narcissus … He has become his own object of love … this reflection is 3 . SEEKING HAPPINESS: THE ART OF SELFISHNESS The more you seek your happiness the more you will help others to be happy (17). his energy is shared by all (225). The East took care of a person who dedicated his life to meditation because the East came to know that if even one man became enlightened. Mikhail Naimy The Book of Mirdad.comes from nowhere and everywhere because existence is made up of the stuff called joy (215). A person who is deeply interested in his happiness is always interested in others’ happiness also… but not for them. to be happy. Whenever there is love. You will be able to share it with others. is one of the most selfish things (20). and out of your love and dancing. I say. our of your deep selfishness will start an overflowing of energy. A happy person belongs to himself … an unhappy person does not feel he belongs so he creates a substitute belonging by joining an organization or group (19). Love melts the frozen self. Deep down he is interested in himself. suicidal. The self if like an ice cube. He has missed his own life and when you miss your own life you become murderous. the lover and the beloved both disappear into the love (32) … Love yourself immensely and in that love your ego and pride will disappears (32). love is like the morning sun (29). When you love everything you are attached to nothing. dance and love. He cannot be unselfish because only a selfish person [one who is interested in his own happiness] is able to be unselfish … An unselfish person is always in anguish.
Love gives you the lesson that you can fall into harmony with someone who has never been part of your ego (34) You will not know yourself without knowing the other because the other functions as a mirror to show you who you really are and the areas in which you need to grow (34). The man who is without love is narcissistic. The mind can function only with the old. When love knocks on the door. the agony is very deep. The lovers melt into each other (31). Only when you are intimate does 4 . uncreative … This is no way to live … the fundamental reason for this madness is that people have forgotten the language of love … Love needs intimacy. unproductive. The whole earth has become a mad house … Everyone is stuck with their own illusion of having a separate self. with the new. the separate self filled with egoistic pride … the ego lives though comparison to others (31) … Narcissism is the greatest obsession of the modern mind (35). And this madness is meaningless. he is closed … The higher love needs you to be open and vulnerable. then people go mad. If the gold wants to be purified. You cannot have ecstasy without agony. love is the end. The challenge has to be taken … One has to go into love … Those who try to bypass the step of love will never reach God … You become aware of your totality only when you are provoked by the presence of the other (34). To suffer in love is not to suffer in vain because love takes you to higher levels of consciousness. So whatsoever the pain.the other. all that is needed to fall in love is to put aside the ego (34). You have to drop your armor … the calculating mind … You have to take risks and live dangerously … The other might reject you …hurt you … show you your ugliness … By avoiding the mirror. no other. Love is the only real thing worth doing … All else is just a means. Love is fire. Love gives you the first experience of being in tune with something that is not your ego. Love knows no comparison … In real love there is no separation. go into love (35). the mind is utterly useless … because the transformation is going to be from the self toward a state of no-self. it has to pass through the fire. WHY IS LOVE SO PAINFUL? Love is painful because it creates the way for bliss. To suffer without love is utterly a waste. you are not going to grow beautiful … you are not going to grow either.
THE MISERY OF THE WORLD You cannot get love from someone who has not attained blissfulness … that is the misery of the whole world. a method to kill you as a separate individual and to help you become the infinite. You have become indentified with the illusion. You don’t know truth … the experience of the divine … or the fragrance of beauty. First you have to be so full of light and delight that you are overflowing. bliss and celebration (37). Love does not grow in blindness. but only the illusion is dying. Yes. Everybody is asking to be loved and pretending to love.. Let there be pain … let there be suffering. Love is the true God … Love is a device. so hollow. Go through the dark night. 5 . Disappear as a dewdrop and become the ocean … but you will have to pass through the door of love (37) … You will think you are dying.the other person become a mirror. And that revelation brings you to the ultimate peak of joy. there is agony … you will have to dies as an ego. You have not experienced yourself. not imposed by anybody. but if you dies as an ego. Love is the natural prayer. That overflowing energy is love (47). The people who say life is meaningless are the people who have not known love. Nothing grows in your being … Your spring has not come yet … You don’t know what love is because you have not gone deep enough into consciousness. and you will reach a beautiful sunrise. you with be born as a Buddha (36). And only when the illusion is gone will you be able to see you are. LOVE WILL GIVE YOU THE FIRST PROOF THAT LIFE IS NOT MEANINGLESS. you know nothing of who you are. What have you got to give? You are so empty.. You cannot love because you don’t know what consciousness is. You used the body and escaped… You never became intimate enough to reveal each other’s original face … Suffer love because through the suffering comes great ecstasy. You are born with it. All they are saying is that their life has missed love . true. ignorance and unconsciousness. It is only in the womb of the dark night that the sun evolves (37). there is no possibility of love blooming (44-45). When you only have sex with someone you have avoided the soul of that person. In the desert of darkness in which you are living. but the illusion is still an illusion.
both person become blind to each other (56-57)..Become more and more alert and aware and love will come on its own accord … First BE thyself and know thyself. not beggars. Love is God (48). Most people are in search of a fish named attachment and love is the bait (150-151). When you start giving love with a sense of deep gratitude to all those who accept it. The more love you give. FORGET RELATIONSHIPS AND LEARN HOW TO RELATE Love relates but is not a relationship … Relationship means something complete. Once you are in a relationship you start taking each other for granted … that is insulting and disrespectful … In relationships. In ordinary relationships most people love a person because the person is not available … both are attracted to each other because they are unknown to each other … true love happens only when you have a very integrated being (60-61) … love is an affinity with the inner most being of the person. He could have rejected it. AUTHENTIC LOVE Real. finished. And a man is an emperor when he is so full of love that he can give it without any conditions (51). I do not use the word “friendship” because that ship has drowned too many people (54). A great paradox of life is that what ever you get you will become bored with and whatever you do not get you will long for it . you will be surprised that you have become an emperor – no longer a beggar asking for love with a begging bowl … love belongs to the world of emperors. closed … forget relationships and learn how to relate (5556). the more love you get (52).. I cannot commit a sin that can be greater than his love … how can we commit sins which God’s love cannot forgive? – Omar Khayyam. authentic love feels obliged to the person who has accepted his love. then love will come as a reward (47). THE THREE DIMENSIONS OF LOVE: 6 . GIVE UP GUILT AND FEELING UNWORTHY OF LOVE I trust that God’s love is great enough.
feels hurt and is in constant struggle … The more you possess. Man like: Non possessive. Love never suspects. blind and unconscious. You worry about whether the other loves you because you are not certain about your own love or your own worth (75) …If somebody loves you. possessiveness creates a mask of love … excitement. is never jealous. and passion are insane. Godlike: transcends duality. In the second. no object to love. The other in the relationship provides a mirror in which you can see who you really are. exploitative. It’s like the bank who will only loan money when the person does not need it (73). • • • The first uses the other as a means. never interferes in the other’s freedom. These are shadows of the ego … Just as the sun as never known anything of darkness. seeks bondage. physical. no relationship. When all possessiveness. without possessions the ego cannot exist … Jealousy pretends to be love. Animal like: lustful. 7 . your own confusion and chaos (71). fever. jealousies and expectations disappear. a state of being loving. grants freedom 3.1. THE PROBLEM WITH THE EGO AND LOVE It is the bondage of marriage and relationships that make couples look so sad. the other is no longer a means In the third. The possibility of love can only exist when you don’t need anybody. you accept it because you love yourself … when you enjoy yourself. full of love for the beloved. 2. egalitarian. competitive. possessive. It is the ego that is jealous. love has never known anything of jealousy. others find you enjoyable (76). love does not disappear – you disappear – the ego disappears. the other has disappeared. never imposes on the other. Love gives freedom which is only possible when there are “spaces in your togetherness” as Gibran says (65). They give you the feeling as if they are love (78-80). the more the ego is strengthened.
nobody can transcend lust. it becomes more poisonous. neediness. WITH SEX. Those who think sex is the end and lie a life of indulgence 2. if love arises out of lust. they destroy themselves and wither away. lust is the mud the lotus arises out of … without love. 3. as if a big rock is hanging around your neck. Love is commitment. With lust repressed. however. everything else is co-dependency. BE TRUE TO LOVE: 8 . gives you a glow. Repressed. by and by. as if you can fly. it is tremendously valuable energy. whereas. Lust transformed into live. touches the very soul of that person (83).Until you know how to be utterly alone and blissful. It spreads into your whole system. Those who are against indulgences. They just seek to understand. slavery (80). you can only repress it. Those who are wise: They have no theories to impose. TRANSFORMING LUST INTO LOVE Love is the lotus. it becomes toxic. THREE TYPES OF SEXUAL BEINGS: 1. You start growing winds. not the end. involvement. but one has to pass through it (89). you lose all opportunities to fly in the sky. With lust transformed into love. into love (88). then don’t be afraid of sex … become more aware and more alert about it. Destroying sex. it destroys you. Repressed sexual energy moves you toward lover states of being. you start rising toward higher being … if you want to become a Buddha (an awakened one). you will never know what love is. the opposite extreme. Make it a meditation and transform it. With lust repressed. Learn the art of removing all that hinders love … Love is the undercurrent of your being (81). Both are foolish attitudes. responsibility (82) … Love penetrates to the very core of the person. They see sex as an opportunity to grow beyond it. as if you are carrying a weight. a radiance. Sex is the beginning. you have passed the test of existence (87). Be careful. risk. on the other hand. you become heavy. You start feeling light.
Between two lovers there should not be secrets or politics … Whatsoever arises in the heart should be transparent to the lover … Through each other you should be growing to a higher unity (93). If you don’t love a woman. Don’t hide from your beloved or your lover – be true. Either way. If you are married to somebody and you don’t’ love that person and you still go on living with him/her. that is going against the law of love. and in each man all men are represented … deep down the question is of female and male energy. in the West they cling to their ego’s freedom and noncommitment. If you go on changing your woman or your man. Then it is a rape – socially accepted. Intimacy is good. love is killed (91). The real orgasm happens inside when your real woman and real man meet . because that is trespassing. It is not possible if you go on changing partners very often … To grow roots. conveniences and formalities.If you live with a man or woman and you don’t love him. of course. Each man is half man and half woman because half of your being 9 . But the same happens if you are with a woman and you don’t love her.. but it is a rape and you are going against love (90).. and that is the ultimate law. a tree needs to remain in one place. love is killed because people are afraid to change relationships. In the East. but the basis necessity is love (90). If you don’t love your wife. In the East. Drop all masks. make it truthfully. don’t sleep with her. but love suffers both ways (91). you are committing a sin against love. it is as wrong as if you go and rape a woman. comfort and formality. be nude. GROWING ROOTS IN LOVE It is possible if you love a person and live the whole life with him or her that a great intimacy will grow and love will have deeper and deeper revelations to make to you. When you make contact. When you rape a woman it is a crime because you don’t love the woman and the woman does not love you. In the West. they cling to security. In each woman. Reveal your whole heart. Then it goes deeper and becomes stronger (90). Only when you love is everything permitted (92). making love to him or her. love is killed because people are changing relationships too often. all women are represented. and to remain in one commitment is beautiful. don’t touch her. When you are deciding against love in favor of social comforts. you live in sin. you will become neurotic (94).
Your lover is only an excuse. The only prayer should be to be creative … that is how you participate in the whole … you have to be a participant. The longing is perfect right. responsibility for making the wrong choice. and vice versa (93). aflame and don’t lose heart. Let your lover be just an experience of an even greater love – the love for the whole of existence. Freedom involves risks. Thus. it is the ego … Just keep your longing burning. religious nature. FREEDOM You are born absolutely free. on the other end. you simply avoid the responsibility of freedom (104). Your lover is just an excuse to get there (97). not an observer. Your longing to be one is your spiritual desire. you ascend to heaven and rise above the angels (106). your consciousness. your very essential. It is just that you are focusing yourself on the wrong spot. Your longing is the beginning of the ultimate union with existence. It is good that love fails. Then your inner woman [in the man] will awaken … The outer woman is just a way to the inner woman. because the failure of love is bound to take you on a new pilgrimage … It is not love that is creating the trouble. Create yourself. The higher you go. Just change the object and life become a paradise (99). THE FUNDAMENTAL SLAVERY 10 .came from your mother and father. stars are born …. choice. Out of the chaos of freedom. Wrong is always easier because it is downhill. you will have to find a woman outside who responds to your inner being. there is the danger of falling … Freedom is a ladder … on one end you fall below the animals. Let your longing be a search for your inner being. your being (105). only the object of longing is not right. That is creating the suffering and the hell. right is arduous and uphill. Your longing is the seed of your spirituality. Every discipline is a subtle kind of slavery (107) Man is a bridge between the animals and God … between the conscious and unconscious (108). to reach that inner union.
3. 11 . love energy is intelligent. Ignorance and delusion = easily deceived and idiocy. 4. is self condemnatory and is a ready victim. The best way is to imprison love.Where there is guilt. he is always bowing and on his knees. Keep them from love and they become dull. touch and intimacy. 2. All five tricks are managed through a taboo against love. FIVE TRICKS TO CONTROL MANKIND 1. 5. When you are in love. A miserable man has no self worth. When man is afraid. you cannot move into love (116). Keep him weak so you can dominate him. Alienation from others. Do not allow intimacy and keep people separate so they cannot band together. you are not afraid. Fear. Keep man away from love and he is fearful … love destroys fear. Misery. In love mankind performs at his peak. The most sexual people are the most intelligent.
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