|Posted by Oneness Ecuador on April 27, 2013 at 8:15 PM|
Q.) Bhagavan, it is very difficult for me to let go of my emotions, problems etc. I feel there are things that stay back and accumulate inside. Although, since I took my first course in India, I have become more conscious about my feelings and I allow myself to feel more. I can not experience things completely and then I go into frustration. What can I do, Bhagavan?
SRI BHAGAVAN: So, we have never told you to let go of your emotions, problems or stop accumulating. Never at all. That is not the teaching. All that we are telling is, please realize, it is the one mind, it is the ancient mind, that is how it was for millions of years and that is how it would be, unless and until the human brain changes. It has always been so.
The other thing is, it's not your mind or my mind or his mind. It's the one human mind. So what we expect you to realize or understand is, that it can not change. That it's impossible to change whatever is there. The impossibility of change must strike you like a ton of bricks. That's what we're talking about. We're not asking you to change things at all. We've been telling you that's what man has been doing for millennia, trying to change. It's like straightening a dog's tail. That cannot be done.
Now if somebody's going on trying to straighten a dog's tail, then he realizes it can not be changed, then he gives up the whole effort. When he gives it up, what is there is peace, there is silence, there is tranquility. That's the absence of conflict.
Similarly, the problem with you is, you hear some teaching, you hear something about an awakened man, you want to become like that and you want to be free of this or you want to have something, you want to change this, and you're lost. That is not what the teaching is saying. The teaching is saying "just be aware of them", that's all. It does not matter what you see or what is going on.
The only thing that we want you to realize is, it can not be changed. You cannot give up those things. And strangely - we do not want to emphasize this because then it again becomes a concept - if you stop trying to change, what is there is peace. What is there is the absence of conflict. What is there is joy. But if you try to say "I'll be free of conflict, I'll have peace, I'll have joy" - you will never have it until doomsday.
It's all a question of giving up. Not deliberately, not through effort. That's why we are saying "effortless effort". If you try giving up and then give up, it is false. It's just tricking you. The mind is tricking you. It must drop like a dry leaf. A dry leaf automatically falls down.
Similarly, all that we want you to see is that it's impossible to change. It's your effort to change which is the problem. A problem does not exist by itself. It is your problem that you want to change that. You want it to be different. You're saying "that is right, this is wrong, it should be this, it should be that". That effort IS the problem. Saying it is wrong, that is the problem. Saying it is right, that is the problem. Saying "I will change it", that is the problem. When you say "I must change jealousy" - that only is jealousy. If there's no such effort, there's no jealousy also. Because there's no "somebody" who's having jealousy. You are equal to jealousy. What is there is jealousy only. But it appears as though you are suffering from jealousy. And then you're trying to be free of it. How can you be free of it? Because you are only jealousy. Not that you are suffering from jealousy. If that were the case, we could do something about it. But that's not the truth. Therefore, it is just there. Why bother about it?
It is just there like the mountains are there, the clouds are there. You can't do anything with the mountains, nor with the clouds. Just watch them. Just watch them, that is all there is to life. Just mere watching. That is what we call awareness. That is what we call awakening. It's not something to achieve. No. Just realizing there's nothing to do.