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FEEL THE COSMOS AS A TRANSLUCENT EVER-LIVING
This again is concerned with light: "FEEL THE
COSMOS AS A TRANSLUCENT EVER-LIVING PRESENCE." If you have taken
any drugs such as LSD or some such thing, the whole world around you
becomes a light phenomenon of colors that are translucent, alive.
This is not because of LSD. The world is such, but your eyes have
become dull. The LSD is not creating a colorful world around you;
the world is already colorful, nothing is wrong with the world. It
is a rainbow of colors -- a mystery of colors and translucent light.
But your eyes have become dull. That is why you can never feel it
in such colorfulness.
is just clearing your eyes. It is not making the world colorful; it
is just helping your dullness to go chemically, and then the whole
world erupts before you. It is a new thing. Even an ordinary chair
becomes a marvelous phenomenon. Just a shoe on the floor takes on
new colors, a new youth. Ordinary traffic noise becomes musical. Trees
you have always seen but never looked at are born anew though you
have always passed them by and you know you have seen them. Every
leaf of a tree is a miracle.
this is how reality is. It is not LSD which is creating this reality.
LSD is just destroying your dullness, your insensitivity, and you
look at the world as one should really look. But LSD can give you
only a glimpse, and if you depend on it, sooner or later even LSD
will not be able to remove your dullness. Then you will need greater
doses, and then you will become immune to greater doses. And, really,
if you then leave LSD or other drugs, the world will be duller than
it has ever been. Then you will become even more insensitive.
a few days ago a girl came to see me. She said she could not feel
any orgasm in the love act. She has tried many men, but she cannot
feel any orgasm. The peak never comes, and she has become frustrated.
So I asked her to tell me her whole love and sex life -- the whole
story. Then I discovered that she had been using an electric vibrator.
Now in the West they are using these. Once you use an electric vibrator
as a male penis, then no male can satisfy you because an electric
vibrator is, after all, an electric vibrator. Then your vagina and
clitoris will go dead, dull, and then orgasm will become impossible.
Then there won't be any possibility of any orgasm. You will now need
a more powerful electric vibrator, and this can go to such an extreme
that your total sexual mechanism will become stony. And this is happening
to our every sense. If you use any outer device, you will become dull.
will make you dull ultimately because with it you are not growing.
If YOU grow, then it is a different process. Then you become more
sensitive, and as you become more sensitive the world becomes different.
Now you can sense many things you never sensed before because you
were not sensitive.
technique is based on inner sensitivity. First grow in sensitivity.
Just close your doors, make the room dark and light a small candle.
Sit near the candle with a very loving attitude -- rather, with a
prayerful attitude. Just pray to the candle, "Reveal yourself
to me." Take a bath, throw cold water on your eyes, then sit
in a very prayerful mood before the candle. Look at it and forget
everything else. Just look at the small candle -- the flame and the
candle. Go on looking at it. After five minutes you will feel that
many things are changing in the candle. They are not changing in the
candle, remember; your eyes are changing.
a loving attitude, with the whole world closed out, with total concentration,
with a feeling heart, just go on looking at the candle and the flame.
Then you will discover new colors around the flame, new shades which
you were never aware were there. They are there; the whole rainbow
is there. Wherever light is, the rainbow is there because light is
all color. You need a subtle sensitivity. Just feel it and go on looking
at it. Even if tears start flowing, go on looking at it. Those tears
will help your eyes to be more fresh.
you may feel that the flame, the candle, has become mysterious. It
is not the ordinary candle you brought with you; it has taken on a
new glamor, a subtle divineness has come into it. Go on doing this.
You can also do this with many other things.
of my friends was telling me that a group of five or six persons had
been experimenting with rocks. I had told them how to experiment,
and then they reported to me. They were experimenting with rocks on
the bank of a lonely river. They were trying to feel them with their
hands, with their faces, touching the rocks with their tongues, smelling
the rocks. In every way possible they were feeling the rocks -- just
ordinary rocks which they found on the bank.
tried this for a whole hour, everyone with a rock. And then, my friend
reported, there was a miracle. Everyone said, "Could I keep this
rock? I have fallen in love with it!" An ordinary rock! If you
have a sympathetic relationship with it, you will fall in love. And
if you don't have that sensitivity, then even with a very beautiful
person you are with a rock; you cannot fall in love.
must grow. Your every sense must become more alive. Then you can experiment
with this technique. "FEEL THE COSMOS AS A TRANSLUCENT EVER-LIVING
PRESENCE." Everywhere light is -- in many, many shapes, forms,
light is happening everywhere. Look at it! And everywhere light is
because the whole phenomenon is based on the foundation of light.
Look at a leaf or a flower or a rock, and sooner or later you will
feel rays coming out of it. Just wait patiently. Don't be in a hurry
because nothing is revealed when you are in a hurry. In a hurry you
are dull. Wait silently with anything, and you will discover a new
phenomenon which was always there, but of which you were not alert
-- not aware of it.
THE COSMOS AS A TRANSLUCENT EVER-LIVING PRESENCE," and your mind
will become completely silent as you feel the presence of the ever-living
existence. You will be just a part in it, just a note in the great
symphony. No burden, no tension... the drop has fallen into the ocean.
But great imagination will be needed in the beginning, and if you
are also trying with other sensitivity training it will be helpful.
can try many ways. Just take someone's hand into your hand. Close
your eyes and feel the life in the other. Feel it, and allow it to
move towards you. Feel your own life and allow it to move towards
the other. Sit near a tree and touch the bark of the tree. Close your
eyes and feel the life arising in the tree, and you change immediately.
have heard about one experiment. A doctor was experimenting with people
to see whether their feelings changed their biochemistry. Now he has
reported that feeling changes biochemistry immediately. He experimented
with a group of twelve persons. He collected their urine before the
experiment, and the urine was ordinary, normal.
person was put under a different stress. One was shown a film of horror,
anger, violence, cruelty -- it was just a film -- for thirty minutes
he was shown a film of horror. Of course, with the film his emotions
changed. He felt stress. To another a very joyful film was shown.
He felt happy. And so on went the experiment for twelve persons. Then
their urine was taken again and the urine analysis showed that everyone's
urine was different now. The chemicals had changed in the body. The
person who felt horror was ill now; the person who felt hope, happiness,
joy, was healthy now. His urine was different, the chemicals of the
body were different.
are not aware of what you are doing with yourself. When you go to
see a murder film, you don't know what you are doing. You are changing
your body chemistry. If you are reading a detective novel, you don't
know what you are doing. You are killing yourself. You will become
excited, you will become afraid, a tension will come to you. That
is how you enjoy the detective novel. The more tense you become, the
more you enjoy it. The more the suspense over what is going to happen,
the more you get excited -- and you are changing your body chemistry.
these techniques also change your body chemistry. If you feel the
whole world as filled with life, light, then you are changing your
body chemistry. And this is a chain reaction. When your body chemistry
changes, you can look at the world and it will look more alive. And
if it looks more alive, your body chemistry will change again, and
then it becomes a chain.
this method is done for three months, you will be living in a different
world because you will be different now.