TO BE CONSCIOUS IS TO GO THROUGH A DEEP SURGERY
The greater masses of the world are not interested in consciousness.
They are more interested in unconsciousness.
You will be surprised because you may not have heard them saying that they are interested in unconsciousness, but you can see them drinking alcohol -- all kinds of narcotics are being used, all kinds of drugs are being used. And there are other kinds of unconsciousnesses which are not produced by chemical drugs.
For example, in a movie, for three hours, for what are you searching? You are searching for three hours of unconsciousness. [….]
Consciousness is painful, because you will have to drop so much which you have carried your whole life thinking it very valuable. [….]
You will have to face again your original face which you have lost far back. You have become somebody else. You have been somebody else so long, that now to face your original face is going to shatter you completely.
To be conscious is not a game.
To be conscious is to go through a deep surgery.
And the problem is, you are the surgeon, and you are the patient. [….]
Consciousness is self-surgery. [….] Nobody can do it for somebody else; you can only do it for yourself.
This is the fundamental of spiritual surgery: you can only be successful on yourself.
Howsoever painful it is ... but there is no other way. Yes, it pays tremendously if you can pass through the test. It is like entering in a house where nobody has entered for years … you will raise so much dust.
And that dust is not simple dust, it covers your wounds. It has helped you to forget yourself. It has made you unconscious of yourself. It is not like taking off your clothes, it is more like peeling off your skin.
But once you succeed, then all the pain seems to be just nothing, because the bliss that descends on you is incomparable; the pain that you suffered looks so tiny and so meaningless. But that is in the end.
Gautam the Buddha used to say, "My path in the beginning is tremendous pain; in the end, tremendous blissfulness. But patience is needed." […]
All that you can do is to pass through this suffering, to pass through this dark night of the soul.
Reach to the dawn of your being.
Blossom. Let your blissfulness explode.
From Darkness to Light, # 7
Date: 2014-12-29; view: 149