September 21, 2008
The first is Inner Integrity. You have to be completely honest about yourself to yourself. It does not matter who you are or what you are. What is important is … can you confront yourself? Can you face yourself? Can you be honest? Can you be authentic with yourself?Since most people have never been honest with themselves this is easily said than done. You are frightened of yourselves. You don’t want to see this about yourselves. You would like to put all the internal ugliness under the carpet. That is not really going to help you.The second thing you need to understand is that you have come down here to play your whole life as a game. In cricket when Indians and Pakistanis confront each other, it is more like war. They play as though their life depends on it. But then they also know it is a game. Similarly you have to live life seriously. Life has to be taken seriously, but you have to live it intensely, but you should know it is a game. You can’t be too frivolous, you can’t be irresponsible, can’t be careless. You have to be serious; at the same time know it is a game. If you could develop this perception, it would be of immense benefit in the process of Enlightenment.So when you do become enlightened you will see how beautiful, how perfect this world is, you will really start playing it like a game. You will start living for the first time. As of now, you do not live. Your sail on, birthday after birthday comes and finally it is all over. You have hardly enjoyed anything. This is what most human life is. You should truly understand your purpose as to why you have come down here.You have been sent here to have a good time! But you have made a mess of the whole thing. Once you are enlightened no matter what your situation in life, you will have a good time. That’s what life is all about. That’s why we use the word ‘LEELA’ – just to play. When I look at you I see the bag each one of you is carrying. your burned and pain keeps hitting me all the time.So I hope that a few days later you will be rid of your baggage and you would all be singing and dancing and go out into the world to play your games. With this perception you could go into your meditation. DON’T TRY TO MEDIATE. Just see, all that you have got to see here is, “To see, to realize you cannot mediate!” YOU DO THAT, I WILL DO THE REST!If you try to mediate, if you think you can mediate, I cannot help you. But, if you were to realize that you cannot mediate…then, meditation would happen!
- Sri Bhagavan