Be Still and Know
Enlightenment is as far away as you are from yourself.
You cannot become enlightened.
Either you are or you are not.
Be – don’t try to become.
Between these two words, being and becoming, your whole life is contained.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
Intelligence and enlightenment are not two things.
Your innermost center is your enlightenment.
Those who have become enlightened have not achieved it, because it is not an achievement.
They have not invented it, because it has nothing to do with imagination, with mind.
With mind nobody has ever been able to know the truth.
Without mind anybody can know the truth, because the mind is the only barrier.
The mind must cease for the truth to be.
Intelligence is not something to be achieved in the future, it is here-now, it is already the case.
Whatsoever is to be attained is here, present in you right this very moment.
If you can trust without any effort, it can become revealed.
It is not a question of time, of you having to work it out.
It is not somewhere far away that you have to travel to.
It is you.
All that is needed is to discover it.
Because it has been hidden from you for certain reasons by people who are powerful and who want to remain in power.
Intelligence is your nature.
It is inborn.
It is your very being.
Intelligence is that which arises within you every moment.
You can call it intuition, call it consciousness, call it no mind, call it meditation.
These are names, different names for the same thing.
You can give it any name, it does not matter, names don’t matter in this world of real existence.
There is no language of intelligence.
There cannot be by the very nature of the phenomenon.
It happens beyond mind and language is part of the mind.
Intuition is paradoxical.
It is not linear, it is multi-dimensional.
It is experienced in utter silence.
When there is no thought. no desire, no ambition, in that state of no-mind truth descends in you.
There is no teaching intuition, truth cannot be taught.
Nobody can give you the truth, truth has to be discovered within your own being.
It cannot be borrowed from the scriptures.
It is not possible even to communicate it, it is inexpressible; by its very nature, intrinsically, it is indefinable.
Truth happens to you in a wordless silence, in deep, deep meditation.
It is Existential.
Intuition functions in a quantum leap.
It simply opens its doors through meditation.
Intuition is also completely ready, it does not grow, you have inherited that too from existence.
It has no methodological procedure, it simply sees things.
It has eyes to see.
Its very nature is observation.
It has been there for centuries, for eternity, waiting for you to take note of it.
Intuition is never working; it is simply there.
What is working is always mind.
What is always at rest, not working, is you.
The body sleeps, the mind sleeps, but the seer is always awake, is always present, twenty-four hours day.
Whatever you are doing or not doing, it is there.
Very few people reach to intuition, because to reach to oneself, you have to go beyond intellect, and meditation is the only way.
The whole East has been working only in one dimension for centuries, how to find the seer.
But unfortunately meditation is not part of our education.
Education stops at intellect, creating a quarrel between your instinct and intellect, turning you against your own nature, creating a split, a schizophrenia that you will suffer from your whole life.
We are given tuition everywhere.
That tuition is to repress your intuition.
In the schools, in the colleges, in the universities, you are given tuition.
It means something from the outside being forced upon you, and intuition means something coming from your innermost core.
If you are unconscious, then it will remain instinct.
If you are conscious, then instinct plus awareness is equal to intuition.
With meditation immediately you start meeting intuition, not as an enemy but as a friend.
The person who is meditating has the greatest possibility of reaching the highest peaks of intelligence.
Because in meditation he is doing the greatest possible work that a person is capable of.
And that is realizing oneself, knowing: “Who am I.”
The body has nothing to do with intuition; the mind has nothing to do with intuition.
Intelligence is the quality of your awareness.
More aware, more intelligent.
And if you are totally aware, you are as intelligent as this whole existence is.
In a better world the people of intuition will be the guiding lights for those who can at least understand them intellectually.
Only this way can the world be at ease, live at ease.
No armies are needed, no weapons are needed, no nations are needed, no religions are needed.
All that is needed is a little meditativeness, a little silence, a little love, a little more humanity… just a little more.
And existence will become fragrant with something so totally unique and new that you will have to find a new category for it.
Each individual has to become a meditator, a silent watcher, so that he can discover himself.
And this discovery is going to change everything around him.
And if we can change many people through meditation, we can create a new world.
My path is not the path of imagination.
It is the path that does not use the mind at all.
Imagination and projection and hallucination and illusion, they are all parts of the mind.
My simple approach is transcendence of mind.
Remember one thing: except for silence, everything else is your imagination, howsoever beautiful.
Only your silence I can say has my support, because only in your silence are you close to the very center of existence.
In absolute silence, you become the very center yourself.
You need not believe me, I am simply inviting you to experience it.
What I am doing here is very simple, very ordinary, nothing spiritual in it, nothing sacred.
I am not trying to make you holy persons.
I am simply trying to make you sane, intelligent, ordinary people who can live their lives joyously, dancingly, celebratingly.
I have come to awaken you, not to teach you.
Let go and I will transform you.
This is my promise.
Intelligence is your consciousness, your being.