What is the quality of the visitor who exists before the visit and still exists after the visit? What is the quality that we have, you have, I have, that has the capacity to come on this earth temporarily and yet is not contained by that time of the duration of our visit?
So this has been a tradition for thousands of years, you let go of all you’ve been possessing and been possessed by, and then you can come into open space, you’re more likely to be able to move into open space, and that which I speak of which can take over your life comes from open space, or what seems to human beings to be open space.
So he felt from the very beginning, and hardly any disruptions from that, that what he was missing in his life he might get through the connection with me... There has to be this resonance, otherwise, to go to a teacher you don’t have resonance with, it’s just information – teachings that don’t have a flow of blood in them.
When you are in an enlightened space, I don’t just mean if you become altogether enlightened... a characteristic of the space of enlightenment is that you are content. You want for nothing. The way you are, the state you’re in, is complete and it’s sufficient, and there’s no longing anymore for anything. But what about when you’re not in the enlightened space?
... if you – anyone – identifies with the ego, then it cannot receive anything that is beyond the ego, right? And that’s what the usual situation is. Not only is the ego limited to what it can contain, but believing that the ego is who you are means that you will reject anything that may touch you from beyond the ego realm.
What is the flavour of life before we use it in any direction, before we employ it towards something? That’s what I’m asking you, now, and that’s what I was asking myself while we were sitting for that hour – not for the first time – but for the whole hour I was tasting the fact of aliveness, allowing that to be me, without anything added afterwards that I can describe, “Ah, my life, I’m a spiritual teacher, I do this, I do seminars.” Before any such evaluation of my life, what is the taste of the source of life?
'I want to talk to you about sexual energy. Perhaps you’re not the least bit interested in that subject, maybe a little curious. (laughs) ... Mostly animals have sex to reproduce and we have sex for lots of other different reasons, hopefully even not to reproduce. (laughs) It’s completely different for human beings because the sexual energy in human beings is actually not just about sex. '
Question: What is true, what is real? Answer: I don’t know. I know what is real and true for me, but what is real and true for me is not the same thing that was real and true for me when I was young and what was real and true for me when I was a boy, what was real and true for me when I was a child, what was real and true for me when I was in business, working in firms and companies, and it’s not what was true for me when I was travelling, but became true for me later on in life, and that has been steady. But I cannot say that because I have a sense of what the truth is that it is the Truth, and I would imagine that the only time you’re likely to feel the truth about life is when you’re not in life anymore, then you can create a distance.
I think it’s time for me to correct certain misunderstandings about what you’re here for. We’re not here just to give you a good time and make you feel better about yourself. We’re not here to boost your egos. We’re here, if not to take your ego away, at least to soften its impact on your life. Of course there’s a huge resistance against this in some of you and some resistance in everybody. There’s bound to be.
So to all women, your sexuality is part of you and belongs to you, and it’s a very precious thing. It belongs to you and not to your husband or your lover or your friends, and I’m very happy to see all over, at least in the Western world, that women are taking that step that I’m talking about and saying, “I don’t belong to you, sexually I belong to myself."