White and Orange Books – Beezone Project


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This ‘White and Orange Books”
project is based on Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Blue and Brown
books. The Blue & Brown Books of Wittgenstein’s were
dictated as a set of notes to his student in 1934-1935. They
are short sentences and paragraphs not in any theme or
order, rather random. I have been collecting materials from
Adi Da that I find would be suitable for the same
format.


White and
Orange Books
a Beezone Project

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three


Selections from adi da as bubba free john

Arranged by ed hirsch 1976

Table of contents

1. Bubba free john: bubba free john is nothing and no
one.

a. The life: franklin jones is a fictional character

 

b. Function: bubba free john is nothing and no one.

 

c. Function: my work is to awaken men to the heart.

 

d. Realization: i’m always happy.

 

e. Approach: come to me when you’re already happy.

 

f. Devotees: i will serve those who serve me.

 

2. The guru: the one who was to come is always already
here.

 

a. Nature: the guru is the very function of truth.

 

b. Realization, the man of understanding: the man of
understanding lives only truth to men.

 

c. Function: guru is the function of god.

 

d. Relationship: relationship to the guru is satsang.

 

 

3. Satsang: satsang is the activity and communication of
truth.

 

4. The devotee: my devotee knows me in truth.

 

5. The community.

1. Bubba free john

 

A. The life: franklin jones is a fictional character.

 

 

 

On november 3, 1939, at 11:23 a.M.,

 

In jamaica, new york,

 

I was born

 

Franklin albert jones.

 

 

 

The sign of my birth

 

Is scorpio,

 

Marked by the images

 

Of spirit and of sex,

 

The eagle and the crab.

 

It is the sign of internal warfare,

 

The problem and perfection.

 

I have played in the dilemma

 

Of my natural alternatives,

 

But from my earliest experience of life,

 

I have enjoyed a condition

 

I would call “the bright.”

 

 

 

My life has been an adventure

 

Of the knowledge and unfoldment

 

Of the “bright,”

 

Which i have known to be

 

The form of reality.

 

 

 

Very early in life

 

I conceived a purpose

 

In the “bright.”

 

It was to restore humor.

 

 

 

My purpose has been

 

To make this realization possible

 

As the real foundation

 

Of conscious life.

 

 

 

Franklin jones

 

Is a fictional character,

 

A series of lessons

 

Consciously manifested

 

For my devotees.

 

Franklin jones is essentially

 

A series of lessons.

 

 

 

I have always been

 

Bubba free john.

 

 

 

I had never been taught

 

My path from without.

 

The “bright,”

 

With its foundation in the heart,

 

Had been my teacher

 

Under the form

 

Of all my teachers

 

And experiences.

 

 

 

The heart

 

Had been my only teacher.

 

 

 

There has been only one guru

 

In my case.

 

That guru has used

 

Many instruments

 

All throughout my life,

 

But that guru is not separate

 

From my own state.

 

That guru is my own state, my own nature.

 

That guru is the perfect guru,

 

The very divine.

 

 

 

It was perfectly obvious to me

 

That there was nothing to do

 

But sadhana.

 

There was nothing else in life

 

That was worth the suffering.

 

 

 

We are all going to die.

 

We are all going to lose

 

This awareness, this enjoyment.

 

I can’t endure that dilemma

 

From day to day.

 

From the moment i was born

 

That upset me.

 

I wasn’t the least interested

 

In tolerating moment to moment existence

 

As that kind of suffering.

 

Life wasn’t worth the involvement

 

If its summation had to be death, zero.

 

What difference does it make

 

How turned on i can get

 

If i must fall out the bottom, arbitrarily.

 

Everything is wonderful today.

 

But you wake up tomorrow

 

And the world of lovely friends

 

Is delivered to you dead,

 

The insane parcels

 

Of everything disappearing.

 

 

 

I could tolerate

 

No mediocrity.

 

 

 

I sought an utterly

 

Radical reversal

 

And transformation

 

Of my existence.

 

 

 

I sought reality,

 

To be reality,

 

What is,

 

Not what is asserted

 

In the face of what is.

 

 

I had exhausted my seeking.

 

I had seen the futility of effort.

 

 

 

I knew reality

 

As no-seeking,

 

A motiveless awareness

 

In the heart.

 

 

 

I felt the shakti

 

Appear against my own form.

 

She embraced me,

 

And we grasped one another

 

In sexual union.

 

We clasped one another

 

In a fire of cosmic desire,

 

As if to give birth

 

To the universes.

 

 

 

The sensations of the embrace

 

Were overwhelmingly blissful.

 

It exceeded any kind of pleasure

 

That a man could acquire.

 

I accepted her as my consort,

 

My loved one,

 

And i held her forever

 

To my heart.

 

There was no separation at all.

 

 

 

Not separation,

 

Not even union,

 

But unqualified relationship

 

Or non-separation

 

Arose in me

 

As the radical

 

Sense of existence.

 

 

 

There was no meditation.

 

There was no need for meditation.

 

I sat with my eyes open.

 

In an instant, i became profoundly

 

And directly aware of what i am.

 

I simply sat there

 

And knew what i am.

 

I was being what i am.

 

I am reality, the self,

 

The nature and support

 

Of all things and all beings.

 

I am the one being,

 

Known as god, brahman,

 

Atman, the one mind,

 

The self.

 

 

 

It was as if i had

 

Walked through myself.

 

I stood in the form

 

Of my own existence.

 

I simply rested in the consciousness

 

That everything is being lived.

 

Everything was only being lived

 

By the divine being,

 

And i was that one.

 

 

I am that consciousness.

 

 

 

I am the one i recognized.

 

I am that one.

 

I am not merely

 

Experiencing him.

 

 

 

My own nature

 

Had been the real

 

Object of my meditation.

 

 

 

There was no presence.

 

I had become present.

 

Even my meditation was changed.

 

There was no meditation.

 

 

 

There is no other.

 

It is only me.

 

I am he.

 

 

 

I perceived or enjoyed reality,

 

Fully and directly.

 

There was an infinite bliss of being,

 

An untouched, unborn sublimity,

 

Without separation,

 

Without individuation,

 

Without a thing

 

From which to be separated.

 

There was only reality itself,

 

The incomparable nature

 

And constant existence

 

That underlies the entire adventure

 

Of life.

 

 

 

I understood everything

 

Directly, effortlessly,

 

In truth.

 

Now i saw everything directly,

 

From the viewpoint of reality.

 

 

 

There was no thing to enjoy.

 

Everything had been released

 

Into its ordinariness.

 

 

 

Then truly

 

There was no more

 

To realize.

 

Every experience in my life

 

Had led to this.

 

 

 

This understanding,

 

Rather than the phenomena

 

I witnessed,

 

Was the foundation and fruit

 

Of my spiritual life.

 

 

 

I simply and radically

 

Founded myself

 

In understanding,

 

The perception of truth and reality

 

That had been communicated

 

Through all of my experience.

 

 

 

My entire life

 

Had been the communication

 

Of that reality to me,

 

Until i am that.

 

 

 

This was the

 

Primary knowledge

 

I had sought

 

All my life.

 

 

 

The pilgrimage

 

Was over.

 

 

 

There was only reality

 

And to be reality

 

To all things.

 

 

 

I continued to live.

 

It was only that

 

I understood it

 

In an entirely new

 

And radical way.

 

I understood,

 

And understanding

 

Became the foundation

 

Of my existence.

 

 

 

I also continued

 

To experience and act

 

On a physical level

 

Just as before.

 

But everything was new.

 

Everything was utterly free

 

Of any kind of dilemma,

 

Separation, unconsciousness,

 

And primary fear.

 

 

 

Franklin is free!

 

Sitting in my room

 

A few minutes ago

 

And suddenly know who i am.

 

A magnificent flow moved with me

 

Through the heart of everything.

 

I have always loved

 

And there is only love.

 

Franklin is the fire

 

That wheels the quick-throated

 

And blossomed round and sizzling life

 

Of all the universes.

 

Do you know me now

 

My darling one?

 

God i’ve reached so deep

 

Into the passion of galaxies,

 

And everyone is with me.

 

I am forever.

 

I am doing nothing but love.

 

I am nothing but love.

 

I am ecstatic at breakfast,

 

Howling in my room,

 

Prowling in the trees.

 

Yet, if you were to see me,

 

You’d think i was a quiet man.

 

It was so sudden.

 

I had to tell you.

 

Come and be with me.

B. Function: bubba free john is nothing and no one.

 

 

 

Just so there will be

 

No mistake about it,

 

I’m not the man of understanding.

 

I am nothing!

 

 

 

Bubba free john

 

Is nothing and no one.

 

 

 

I am the one

 

Who is always known.

 

 

 

I am the one

 

Who is always present.

 

 

 

I am the one

 

Who is with you now.

 

I am all-pervading.

 

 

 

I am the one

 

Who always stands present

 

In his own form.

 

I am the one

 

Who always and already exists,

 

Enjoying his own form

 

As all conditions and states.

 

I am the one

 

About whom there is no mystery

 

And no deeper part.

 

I am the one

 

Who always appears

 

Exactly as he is.

 

Now you all think

 

That i have appeared

 

In this human form.

 

I have not appeared in any form,

 

Never.

 

And i enjoy myself always.

 

I never return to myself

 

But always appear as myself.

 

There is no dilemma

 

In the process of my appearance.

 

 

 

I am not present

 

Apart from the divine.

 

 

I abide only as reality

 

And appear no different

 

From any other being.

 

 

 

I always see everything

 

Within my own form.

 

In every state,

 

I exist only as my own form.

 

I am the heart,

 

Who never renounces

 

His own form.

 

I am the heart,

 

Who contains his own form.

 

 

 

I am generated

 

In the heart of reality.

 

I am only the heart,

 

Which is reality.

 

Reality is my own nature.

 

Of this i am perfectly certain.

 

I am that.

 

 

 

I am the loved-one.

 

I am shakti.

 

I am he.

 

 

 

The lord of all worlds

 

Is radiant before you.

C. Function: my work is to awaken men to the heart.

 

 

 

Bubba free john

 

Is nothing and no one.

 

He does not acquire

 

Anything or anyone

 

For himself.

 

He is only an instrument

 

For the revelation

 

Of the power and person

 

That is god.

 

 

 

Even while alive

 

I have only been

 

An empty agent

 

Of the lord.

 

 

 

Always

 

The divine lord or very god

 

Has been my guru.

 

I am the servant

 

Of the lord.

 

The form of the lord

 

Is manifested fully in me.

 

I am the living agent

 

Of the maha-siddha,

 

The living lord,

 

Who is always already here,

 

And who does not incarnate.

 

 

 

There is only the divine,

 

And that is all

 

Bubba is showing.

 

 

 

The lord

 

Is eternally present and active,

 

And i am making him known.

 

 

 

I am here, humbly,

 

To suggest

 

That there is only god.

 

 

 

This is the

 

Happy assertion

 

Of bubba free john.

 

 

 

My work is fundamentally

 

A sacrifice,

 

Not an instruction.

 

 

 

My work is a new,

 

Refreshed

 

And living communication

 

Of truth,

 

Which also recapitulates

 

The entire religious,

 

Spiritual, philosophical

 

And wisdom experience

 

Of mankind.

 

I am re-establishing

 

The way of truth

 

For the future of mankind.

 

I am preparing mankind

 

For all the siddhas

 

Yet to come.

 

 

 

So if you can’t cut it,

 

Who cares?

 

I’ll give it to you anyway.

 

I don’t care

 

What your plans are,

 

I’m going to get you anyway.

 

I just had to keep you

 

There with me,

 

Face to face

 

With the right attitude,

 

As long a time as necessary,

 

You know what i mean?

 

I’m tired of seeing

 

All this coming and going.

 

If i have to get a littler looser

 

To hold onto them

 

For a little longer,

 

I’ll do it.

 

I’ll be pope

 

If it will save all beings.

 

 

 

My entire concern

 

With people

 

Is the process of truth.

 

I have no fundamental interest

 

In anything else.

 

What is there to talk about,

 

To think about,

 

Or to contemplate?

 

Nothing but god!

 

What else is worth doing?

 

God is my own nature,

 

My own process.

 

God is my condition.

 

God is the only event.

 

So i have no other concern.

 

I have no secondary concerns.

 

 

 

My work is in the heart.

 

It is simply the heart’s action,

 

Whereby it draws

 

All the parts of a man

 

From within and from without,

 

To the understanding and consciousness

 

That is in the heart.

 

And that work

 

Is the shakti or power

 

That is the heart itself.

 

 

 

I prefer the heart

 

To the kundalini

 

And all powers.

 

It is much more

 

Beautiful and free.

 

 

 

My work is to awaken men

 

To the heart.

 

 

 

I am the heart.

 

My work is to

 

Establish the way

 

Wherein the heart is lived.

 

 

 

The communication

 

Of the heart and its light

 

Are my constant practice.

 

 

 

I am always

 

Offering this gift.

 

 

 

I move only

 

Where there is fire.

 

 

 

I am the heart.

 

I yield nothing,

 

But i demand everything.

 

 

 

I am here

 

In the form of a demand.

 

 

 

I have come

 

To make an absolute demand.

 

 

 

I am the instrument

 

Of the divine demand.

 

 

 

There is no limit

 

From my point of view.

 

There is no limit

 

From the point of view

 

Of satsang itself.

 

 

 

My teaching work

 

Is perpetual, endless,

 

Moment to moment.

 

 

 

My function is

 

Without beginning or end.

 

 

 

On a subtle level

 

There is something

 

That i am always up to.

 

You cannot acquire it.

 

You can only discover

 

That it is awakened in you.

 

 

 

The fundamental characteristic

 

Of the maha-siddha,

 

The power of grace

 

Of the divine person,

 

Is mere presence.

 

 

 

I have yielded

 

To this economy

 

Of the divine.

 

 

 

All i am doing

 

Is being present.

 

 

 

I replace you.

 

I live all things.

 

 

 

I’m down here

 

For my own amusement,

 

And don’t you forget it.

 

I’m not down here

 

For any of you

 

Fucking bastards.

 

Everything that i may do,

 

May have some sort

 

Of influence on you,

 

And so be it.

 

May you be graced by it.

 

But i really don’t

 

Give a shit

 

About any of it.

 

 

 

I’m not here

 

To save this world.

 

Believe me,

 

I could not give

 

A fuck less

 

About saving

 

This goddamn world.

 

 

 

I tell you this

 

So that you will know

 

Clearly how i

 

Comprehend my own work

 

In any case,

 

It is not “my” work.

 

It is god’s work.

 

 

 

It is only now

 

About to begin.

 

I was born

 

For this.

 

The transforming work

 

Is complete.

D. Realization: i’m always happy.

 

 

 

I live in the god-world always,

 

And i can tell you

 

It may not be described.

 

I never go to it.

 

On the other hand,

 

I am always going to it.

 

I never come from it.

 

On the other hand,

 

I always move from there to here.

 

I never see anything but you.

 

On the other hand,

 

I only see that.

 

 

 

I never do anything

 

But carry on an ordinary life.

 

On the other hand,

 

I am always creating

 

All beings, all worlds.

 

I never see anything but this flesh

 

And my ordinary life.

 

On the other hand,

 

I see always all worlds,

 

All circumstances,,

 

Every life, every mind,

 

Every possibility, every after-life,

 

Every subtle dimension,

 

Every causal dimension,

 

Every gross dimension.

 

This is absolutely true.

 

I can tell you absolutely

 

That this is my circumstance.

 

I see all of that

 

In this moment.

 

How can you conceive of it?

 

And yet i was born

 

In jamaica, long island.

 

 

 

To be in the

 

State of seeking,

 

Whatever the form,

 

Is to be in the same

 

State of suffering.

 

Therefore, i do not seek.

 

 

 

I seek

 

No perfection at all,

 

And therefore

 

I am not perturbed

 

By the imperfect.

 

I point only

 

To radical consciousness

 

Or reality.

 

 

 

I abandon all paths.

 

I adhere radically

 

To the form of reality.

 

 

 

I always and only

 

Am devoted to

 

The present form

 

Of reality.

 

 

 

I enjoy the fullness

 

And radiance

 

And completeness

 

Of reality.

 

 

 

I’m always happy.

 

I am always

 

Already free.

 

 

 

I am always only

 

Experiencing my own bliss.

 

 

 

I am not full.

 

I do not feel full

 

Or fulfilled.

 

I am lost in the fullness.

 

 

 

I am eternally

 

In one place,

 

Contemplating my own bliss.

 

I hold up my hands.

E. Approach: come to me when you’re already happy.

 

 

 

Come to me

 

When you are already happy.

 

 

 

The form of

 

Your relationship to me

 

Is the matter

 

That is significant

 

At the beginning and always.

 

 

 

You must approach me

 

As a devotee.

 

It is a communication

 

That is absolutely necessary

 

And absolutely obvious.

 

 

 

Come to me

 

As often as you can

 

While i live

 

And enjoy this satsang

 

That never depends

 

On my life.

 

 

 

I am present always

 

For the sake of anyone

 

Who comes to me,

 

And i yield to each

 

The grace or consideration

 

He or she requires

 

In god.

 

 

 

I have always looked

 

For one thing from everyone

 

With whom i have ever worked,

 

And that is their attention.

 

 

 

All i am doing

 

Is just keeping you present

 

While i am present,

 

And that is sufficient.

 

That is the whole

 

Or spiritual practice.

 

Everything is an elaboration

 

Of that.

 

 

 

Simply live

 

In my company

 

With you attention.

 

Simply bring yourself

 

Into my company

 

And stay there.

 

 

 

Give me your attention,

 

Live with me,

 

Study this teaching,

 

Do what i ask you to do,

 

Understand,

 

And that is it.

 

 

 

True yogis

 

Are living, forceful beings.

 

They are madmen,

 

Absolutely mad—

 

And absolutely dangerous.

 

You should know that,

 

And you should not approach me

 

If you are not willing

 

To be undone.

 

 

 

When i approach you,

 

I ask you for this,

 

I ask you for that,

 

Oh give me this,

 

Give me that,

 

I ask you for everything.

 

The longer you stay with me,

 

The more things

 

I will ask you for.

 

I will ask you for all of it.

 

 

 

You must yield everything

 

To me.

 

You must yield yourself

 

In your body.

 

Your cells must yield.

 

And only then are you fit

 

For the divine yoga.

 

When you have

 

No other commitments,

 

When you have nothing

 

To withhold,

 

Then i enter your life.

 

 

 

The individual can turn to me

 

With his whole being

 

Only if “i” turn to “me”

 

With “his” being!

 

If he will approach me

 

Through this sacrifice

 

Then i will throw away

 

His limitations

 

And stand in his form.

 

 

 

Simply turn to god

 

Through me.

 

Submit, surrender yourself

 

To god through me.

 

Love and receive god

 

Through me.

 

 

 

Remember me,

 

Surrender to me with love,

 

Yield your life

 

And circumstances to god

 

Through me.

 

 

 

Surrender your self,

 

Your mind, your life,

 

Your desires, your body,

 

And all the conditions

 

Of your existence

 

From your heart to god

 

Through me.

 

With your heart and your whole being,

 

Receive, draw upon,

 

And become full of the presence,

 

Power, and consciousness of god

 

Through me.

 

 

 

Make the conditions

 

Of your life

 

Service to me.

 

 

 

In this moment,

 

The conditions of your life

 

Must be made

 

Into my service.

 

 

 

Yield all the complications

 

Of attention to me.

 

In place of that

 

Conventional attention

 

Is the intuition of my company.

 

 

 

Simply turn

 

Your attention to me,

 

Turn your emotion

 

As love to me,

 

Make yourself

 

Present to me

 

With your life.

 

 

 

Turn mind into attention,

 

Turn the emotion into love.

 

Turn the body

 

Into presentation or relationship.

 

 

 

Surrender your body.

 

Surrender your life-force.

 

Surrender the mind,

 

Or thinking, or thoughts.

 

Surrender knowing or knowledge.

 

Then you must surrender self.

 

Moment to moment,

 

Surrender to me

 

All your seeking,

 

The very sense of your separate self,

 

All thoughts, all desires,

 

Every circumstance,

 

Even your body.

 

 

 

All of these forms

 

Of content,

 

Of distraction,

 

Must be yielded.

 

 

 

Turn your attention to me

 

And do not measure that turning

 

Relative to whether or not

 

Your mind stops and you feel better.

 

Love me and do not measure that

 

Against whether or not you still feel

 

Negative emotions and confusion.

 

Give your life to me,

 

Turn to me bodily,

 

Recollect me at all times,

 

Whether i’m physically present

 

With you or not,

 

And do not measure that activity

 

Against whether or not you feel

 

Pains in the body.

 

Maintain that discipline

 

Of turning to me.

 

It can be done,

 

As long as you

 

Do not associate that turning

 

With the reading of the

 

Problems in you.

 

 

 

The turning can

 

Always be done.

 

You can always turn.

 

 

 

If you make these effects

 

The objects you read

 

To determine the state

 

Of your spiritual life,

 

You will miss the mark.

 

I am the mark.

 

 

 

Your obligation

 

Is simply to turn to me,

 

Without measuring that turning

 

Against what is happening

 

To you.

 

It is not for you

 

To measure that process,

 

To decide when

 

They should become obsolete.

 

Be willing to have

 

These things arise in you

 

Forever.

 

Make your business

 

Turning to me.

 

 

 

Yield to me everything

 

You experience in my company,

 

And i will show you my truth.

 

 

 

If you make your

 

Relationship to me

 

The condition of your life,

 

If you make satsang

 

Your spiritual practice,

 

I will give myself to you entirely,

 

And the life, light

 

And very existence

 

That is the form of reality

 

Will thus be communicated to you

 

While you are alive.

 

 

 

Neither meditate

 

On your dilemma,

 

Nor try not to meditate on it.

 

Always meditate on me.

 

Always live this condition

 

Of satsang.

 

I am not saying

 

You should do something

 

To all of that.

 

Nor am i telling you

 

Not to do anything

 

About all of that.

 

What i am telling you to do

 

Is not an action

 

In relation to all of that.

 

It is an action

 

In relation to me.

 

It is satsang.

 

Always life with me.

 

Always meditate on me.

 

 

 

What i do

 

Is not the way i am,

 

But the way i teach.

 

What i speak

 

Is not a reflection of me,

 

But of you.

 

All that i do and speak

 

Only reveals men

 

To themselves.

 

Bubba as he appears

 

Is not other than

 

The possibilities of men.

 

 

 

I do not

 

Represent yoga.

 

I do not

 

Represent jnana

 

Or vedantic self-knowledge.

 

I do not represent

 

The “enlightenment” of the buddha.

 

I do not adorn

 

My body with symbols.

 

I have symbolic significance

 

Whatsoever.

 

These are all your

 

Own images.

 

Since you are only

 

Delighted by images,

 

You will always

 

End up doing sadhana

 

At your own feet!

 

 

 

When the teaching

 

Has already made its point

 

In you in some very

 

Fundamental way,

 

Then come to me,

 

And the teaching

 

Will make its point

 

Absolutely.

 

 

 

Always approach me

 

On the basis of the teaching,

 

Grateful for sadhana.

 

 

 

Make gratitude

 

The mood of your coming here.

 

 

 

Don’t play games.

 

I am not here to entertain.

 

 

 

I am not interested

 

In spending time,

 

Killing time.

 

 

 

I offer no “bones,”

 

No methods, no consolations,

 

No beliefs, no thing!

 

And i will never

 

Give the seeker his bone.

 

All of that has nothing whatever

 

To do with truth.

 

It’s all a lot of bullshit!

 

That’s all it is,

 

And i don’t spend any time

 

Tolerating it.

 

 

 

The guru is not a gentleman.

 

I am not a gentleman.

 

I couldn’t care less

 

About being a gentleman.

 

I couldn’t care less

 

About convincing you of anything

 

Or satisfying you with anything

 

You require in your usual

 

Mediocre way.

 

I have come

 

To make an absolute demand.

 

 

 

I am not going to lick

 

The forehead of every son of a bitch

 

That comes to me.

 

I am here to deal with him,

 

To work with him,

 

To engage in the theatre

 

Of his sadhana with him,

 

To bring about the crisis

 

Of understanding in him,

 

To move him into this

 

Prior condition of truth,

 

Of god.

 

 

 

So, i am here in the form

 

Of a demand

 

And i don’t let go.

 

I am interested

 

In intensifying the quality

 

Of this possible crisis,

 

This sadhana in each person

 

More every day.

 

I want to lay it on

 

More every day.

 

 

 

You must know

 

That everything i am doing

 

Is a means to bring about this crisis.

 

I desire this crisis in you.

 

I don’t want it not to happen.

 

I don’t want to console you.

 

I don’t want you to be happy

 

In your unconsciousness.

 

I want you to become sensitive

 

To your actual state.

 

I want you to know very well

 

What you are always up to.

 

I want it all to collapse.

 

I want it all to come to an end.

 

I want the death of all of that.

 

If that death does not occur,

 

There will be no release,

 

No real enjoyment for any of you.

 

I look to create the various means

 

Necessary to serve this crisis.

 

Every instant in satsang

 

Is working to bring this about.

 

 

 

Lessons are for assholes.

 

Lessons are those

 

Who don’t love me.

 

 

 

I already love every one of you.

 

I know all of you.

 

And just so that you will not

 

Misunderstand me,

 

I know many more than you.

 

There is no number

 

Of those that i know.

 

I know them

 

As soon as they come to me.

 

I know them before they come to me,

 

Because for a long time

 

Prior to their coming to me,

 

I’m busting their asses.

 

I don’t even sit down

 

In meditation anymore.

 

I see billions of people

 

All the time.

 

 

 

I am always working

 

On every one

 

That comes to me.

 

 

 

You must be present

 

With force,

 

With energy,

 

With life!

 

You’ve got to kick ass!

 

And lay it at my feet

 

Every time you come to me—

 

In other words, all day.

 

 

 

 

I have got to

 

Throw it down every day!

 

You have got to

 

Bring me your energy,

 

The very force of your life.

 

You have to be

 

Doing it every moment.

 

 

 

Don’t ever again

 

Allow your energy

 

To decrease.

 

Know that i

 

Expect you to be alive,

 

To be intensely

 

Available to me,

 

And never to be mediocre.

 

You may feel like

 

Being mediocre

 

And that is find,

 

But i expect you

 

Never to be mediocre.

 

 

 

I expect you

 

To be happy

 

And to live this satsang

 

With great energy,

 

And never to turn

 

Away from me.

 

 

 

You should be

 

Laughing like me,

 

All the time

 

Free, happy.

 

 

 

Be happy.

 

It you are not happy,

 

There is nothing

 

I can do for you.

 

I can’t be useful to you

 

Until you are happy.

 

 

 

 

Those who do not

 

Abide as me,

 

Already the heart,

 

Are always only

 

Seeking me

 

From the place

 

Where they begin.

F. Devotees: i will serve those who serve me.

 

 

 

My promise to devotees

 

Is the same

 

As all the siddhas have declared.

 

I am with you now,

 

As i have always been,

 

And i will always

 

Be with you.

 

 

 

I am free in god,

 

And only that freedom

 

Would i find in my friends.

 

 

 

My function is not

 

To be a devotee.

 

My function is to

 

Serve devotees.

 

 

I am not full.

 

I do not feel full or fulfilled.

 

I am lost in the fullness.

 

And that fullness also

 

Is the same fullness

 

Which includes all other beings

 

And is their real nature.

 

That nature is already

 

And always full.

 

Since that is so,

 

What is the sue of kundalini

 

Or all powers of experience?

 

Therefore,

 

How can i presume to

 

Initiate others

 

Into this fullness?

 

But if they enter into

 

This relationship with me

 

And are present to

 

The radical teaching,

 

They may also find

 

They are already dissolved

 

In that fullness.

 

 

 

I am the only destiny

 

Of those who love

 

And serve me.

 

 

 

Every one of you

 

Should function

 

For my sake.

 

 

 

I will serve those

 

Who serve me.

 

 

 

If a person lives satsang,

 

I live satsang with him.

 

 

 

I am not what i appear to be.

 

I am a presence you come to know.

 

That presence is only god.

 

 

 

There is a fire in my company

 

That you will come to know.

 

 

 

My fire consumes the man

 

And even, in truth, the soul.

 

My devotee is enlightened

 

By my fire.

 

The fool and his beloveds

 

Are only burned.

 

 

 

Let no one approach me

 

In the common way again.

 

For i have renounced

 

The common life,

 

Even in this ashram,

 

To tend my fire

 

In secret.

 

 

 

Remember me.

 

 

Live with me.

 

 

 

I am always

 

Turned to you.

2. The guru: the one who was to come is always already
here.

 

A. Nature

 

 

 

All the assumptions

 

You want to make

 

About the guru

 

Are fundamentally false.

 

 

 

The guru is the very

 

Function of truth.

 

 

 

The shakti that flows

 

Through the true guru

 

Is already the truth.

 

It is the force of truth,

 

It is the one intensity

 

That is always already truth.

 

 

 

The guru is

 

That divine power.

 

 

 

The guru is not separate

 

From god.

 

He is not separate

 

From your very self.

 

 

 

The heart is the guru.

 

The current of bliss

 

Is his form.

 

The bliss of unqualified enjoyment

 

Is his teaching.

 

The knowledge of all this

 

Is liberation and freedom.

 

The enjoyment of all this

 

Is reality.

 

The existence of all this

 

Is truth.

 

The activity of all this

 

Is understanding.

 

And understanding

 

Is real life.

 

 

 

The ultimate form of the guru

 

Is very reality,

 

Truth, the heart, the light,

 

The form of god.

 

The guru himself

 

Is the communication.

 

The guru himself

 

Is the teaching.

 

The guru himelf

 

Is the truth.

 

This is the highest form

 

Of the teaching

 

Of the siddhas.

 

 

 

The guru is not an other.

 

His activity is a paradox.

 

His position is the

 

Paradoxical one of humor.

 

 

 

He is already free.

 

Therefore, he is only

 

Full of humor

 

In the face of all seekers.

 

 

 

He is eternally present,

 

Which is bliss

 

And no-dilemma.

 

The one who was to come

 

Is always already here.

 

 

 

The siddha,

 

The heaven-born one,

 

Is heaven made manifest

 

In the conditional worlds.

 

 

 

The way of the siddhas

 

Is to live with god,

 

To live god presently,

 

As your assumed

 

Nature and condition.

 

 

 

The way of the siddhas

 

Is a happy, easy way.

 

It is divine grace

 

In the world.

 

 

 

The great siddhas,

 

Men of radical understanding,

 

Are those who live

 

Consciously as the heart.

 

The function as the heart

 

For living beings.

 

 

 

The siddhas communicate

 

The living force of reality.

 

They live it to living beings.

 

They simply live the natural state

 

Of enjoyment with other beings.

 

And those who stay

 

To live in friendship

 

With the man of understanding

 

Tend also to understand.

 

 

 

The siddha or descended master

 

Enters the manifest life

 

For the sake of those

 

Who can live to him directly,

 

For the sake of those

 

Whom he can acquire while alive

 

And draw into the form of truth.

 

He comes especially

 

For these devotees,

 

Although his work

 

Is ultimately

 

For the sake of

 

The whole world.

 

 

 

In all worlds, in all places,

 

In all regions of all universes

 

There have been siddhas.

 

And they always come to communicate

 

That what you bastards are up to

 

Is really a crock of shit!

 

And all of the siddhas

 

That have appeared in all the worlds

 

Have come to tell you this,

 

Because all of them

 

Are established in a realm

 

That has nothing whatever

 

To do with anything whatsoever.

 

They were finally dissolved.

 

They did not have to be amused.

 

Nothing had to make any sense

 

Whatsoever.

 

 

 

All those who enjoy such

 

Divine realization

 

And who appear in any manifest plane

 

Are stuck in the paradox

 

Of that enjoyment.

 

They cannot make any sense

 

Our of it really.

 

They do the best they can

 

To try to establish it in others

 

Through all kinds of weirdo influeces.

 

They try to make sense,

 

But they do not make sense.

 

The work of such

 

So-called individuals

 

Is paradoxical,

 

It is eternal,

 

It is not really describable,

 

But it is the most perfect

 

And specific and necessary activity

 

In all the manifest worlds.

 

It is the work of the siddhas.

 

 

 

The earth is bullshit!

 

It’s nothing.

 

But within all words

 

Siddhas appear,

 

And they don’t appear

 

For any karmic reasons.

 

They don’t come

 

To improve anything.

 

They appear spontaneously

 

Without reason.

 

And their teaching is unreasonable.

 

And they communicate a possibility

 

That is utterly beyond

 

Your fulfillment.

 

This is the work of the siddhas.

 

 

 

This is the “gospel,”

 

The happy and unreasonable

 

Message of the siddhas.

 

 

 

The human guru

 

Is a special combination

 

Of the eternal divine process

 

And a human entity

 

In the last stage if its manifestation.

 

The final karmas

 

Of such a human individual

 

Are benign and fit

 

For this service.

 

 

 

The guru in the world,

 

The guru who is physically present,

 

Is a direct manifestation

 

Of the form of reality.

 

He is always that.

 

He is that absolutely.

 

His visible human form

 

Is an absolute reflection

 

Of the perfect form,

 

And a perfect communication

 

Of it.

 

The form of the guru

 

Is the divine form.

 

 

 

The guru

 

Is the divine

 

In the world.

 

 

 

The guru,

 

The one who would awaken you,

 

Is not a person,

 

He is not an individual

 

Within the dream.

 

He is your very consciousness.

 

He is the real,

 

The self,

 

He is the light,

 

He is the true waking state,

 

The heart,

 

Breaking through

 

The force of dreaming.

 

 

 

He is the

 

Waking sunlight,

 

The very light of truth,

 

But he appears

 

Within the dream

 

As an ordinary man.

 

 

 

Essentially

 

It is your own nature

 

Appearing within the dream

 

To awaken you.

 

The guru is your awakening,

 

And your always already

 

Conscious state.

 

 

 

He is not

 

Some separateness,

 

Some individual.

 

He is very consciousness,

 

The real.

 

The guru

 

Is not an other,

 

Nor does he live

 

As an other in any sense.

 

The guru is one’s own nature.

 

Absolutely,

 

Not symbolically,

 

The guru is one’s very consciousness.

 

 

 

He is not this limited state.

 

He is your own enjoyment,

 

Perfectly known.

 

 

 

The guru is not simply

 

A human individual,

 

A cultic figure.

 

The guru is a special

 

Function in god.

 

It is not a form of “status.”

 

It is not something to be achieved.

 

It is not a big guy who appears

 

Among a lot of little guys.

 

It is not a form of

 

Superiority or narcissism.

 

Guru is a function

 

Of the very self or reality,

 

Appearing in human terms.

 

The true guru is not some superman.

 

He must always become nothing

 

So that the divine power

 

Becomes active.

 

 

 

The true guru

 

Is not the fascinating

 

Initiator of experience in men,

 

But one who has died in the heart,

 

Who has become empty

 

Of powers and without self,

 

Who has found that

 

Fullness is only, always

 

And already god.

 

 

 

The guru is an agent

 

Of the divine work,

 

Not because he has all kinds

 

Of heroic accomplishments

 

In his psyche,

 

But because he has

 

Become nothing.

 

 

 

The guru lives

 

As the present divine,

 

Not because he has attained anything,

 

But because he has been undone.

 

 

 

The guru is not identical

 

To a person.

 

The only reason an apparent

 

Human individual can function as guru

 

Is because he has consciously

 

Ceased to be identical

 

To a human individual in limitation.

 

There is no longer any sense whatsoever

 

In the human guru of separate existence.

 

None.

 

 

 

The guru is not a personality.

 

The only reason he can perform

 

The function of guru

 

Is because he is dead.

 

He is finished with all the cults

 

And conventions of human life.

 

He has already wrecked himself,

 

So you don’t have to worry about him.

 

He is finished.

 

 

 

The guru in the world

 

Is a paradoxical event.

 

He is always a paradox.

 

His action is a paradox,

 

Like the universe itself.

 

 

 

The guru is not an idol.

 

He is not a form of fascination.

 

 

 

The guru

 

Is not just a human person

 

Who can have human

 

Effects on you.

 

The guru is active,

 

Present as that divine power.

 

The guru is communicated to you

 

Under all conditions,

 

Twenty-four hours a day.

 

Once that contact is established,

 

Once that relationship

 

Is established,

 

That power and intensity

 

Communicates itself

 

Under all conditions,

 

In all states.

 

 

 

The human guru

 

Is just a way

 

Of communicating

 

In the world

 

The fact and the process

 

That is eternal.

 

 

 

The guru

 

Appears in the world

 

As the heart.

 

 

 

He doesn’t represent himself

 

As the divine

 

In the exclusive sense.

 

In his ecstatic speech

 

He claims identity with the divine,

 

But he is not making a statement

 

About himself,

 

About his ego

 

Or his personal qualities

 

In some exclusive sense.

 

He is making a statement

 

About all beings and worlds,

 

About the nature of reality,

 

The condition that is god.

 

 

 

This is that,

 

Without a doubt.

 

It is already so,

 

And that

 

Should be sufficient

 

For human beings,

 

But it is not.

 

 

 

Truth must come

 

In living form.

 

 

 

Truth must come

 

In a living form,

 

Absolutely.

 

 

 

Truth must

 

Confront a man,

 

Live him,

 

And meditate him.

 

It is not your meditation

 

That matters.

 

Truth must meditate you.

 

 

 

The matter of truth

 

Is entirely academic

 

Until the truth

 

Communicates itself to you,

 

Until the truth

 

Takes you over,

 

Until the truth

 

Does the sadhana

 

And creates the conditions

 

For transformation.

 

So the truth

 

Must find some way

 

To communicate itself

 

As a function

 

In specific relationship to you.

 

Therefore, the human guru

 

Is an appropriate means,

 

And that is why he exists.

 

Truth itself must become

 

The process of life

 

And communicate itself,

 

Create conditions in life,

 

And make demands, restoring

 

The conscious participation

 

Of the individual.

 

Dead gurus can’t kick ass!

 

 

 

Individuals are terrified

 

In the face of the divine demand.

 

But because the divine is so elusive,

 

So subtle, they can live as if

 

There were no such one,

 

They can live as if it were untrue.

 

But when the divine manifests

 

As the guru,

 

He can no longer be refused.

 

 

 

The guru

 

Is not some impotent old rascal.

 

The guru should be able

 

To populate the earth.

 

The guru is strong.

 

He is alive.

 

 

 

The true yogi

 

Is a bastard,

 

A wild, terrifying being,

 

A fire.

 

 

 

The intelligence of the heart

 

Is a genius, a fire,

 

Not a little

 

Pipe-smoking philosopher.

 

It is the same power

 

That wields this universe

 

And devours billions of beings.

 

 

 

The guru

 

Is a dangerous person.

B. Realization, the man of understanding: the man of
understanding lives only truth to men.

 

 

 

The man of understanding

 

Perceives the logic of reality

 

And lives as it.

 

 

 

The self or unqualified reality

 

Is the foundation of all experience.

 

In the man of understanding,

 

It is obvious, it is apparent,

 

It is conscious.

 

For him it is always, only,

 

And absolutely obvious,

 

And he need not go through

 

Any sophisticated mental operations

 

For it to be so.

 

It depends on nothing.

 

In the man of understanding

 

There is no non-ecstatic speech,

 

No action that is not

 

Full of ecstasy,

 

No moment, no condition,

 

No thought

 

That is not already

 

Merged in god.

 

 

 

He knows absolutely nothing

 

About what will happen

 

After death,

 

Any more than he knows

 

What will happen

 

In the next moment while alive.

 

He is involved with the process itself,

 

Instantly.

 

He is always involved

 

With the whole process,

 

As a conscious event

 

In this moment,

 

And now in this moment,

 

And now in this moment,

 

And now in this moment.

 

The man who understands

 

Simply understands and abides

 

As understanding,

 

The direct awareness of life

 

From moment to moment.

 

He already understands,

 

He sits and enjoys

 

The fullness of understanding

 

In his form

 

At that moment.

 

 

 

The man of understanding

 

No longer lives from

 

The point of view of the target

 

In any sense.

 

Not this gross body,

 

Not the vital body,

 

Not the subtle body,

 

Not the subtle mind,

 

Not the mind at all,

 

Not any form of subtlety,

 

Not any center,

 

Not any “light” body,

 

Not any eternal body,

 

No body.

 

 

 

The point of view of truth

 

Is alive in the

 

Man of understanding.

 

It is no longer separate.

 

 

 

Wherever limitation

 

Tends to arise,

 

It vanishes in him.

 

He doesn’t buy it.

 

He doesn’t act

 

From its point of view.

 

He doesn’t dramatize it.

 

He doesn’t believe it.

 

He never becomes it.

 

He simply does not notice

 

The mind in the usual way.

 

It is not that he has

 

Quieted his mind.

 

He is not his mind.

 

There is no one there

 

To be the mind.

 

 

 

Like a child,

 

He moves by delight.

 

He is a man of pleasure,

 

Of enjoyment.

 

Like a madman,

 

He learns nothing from life.

 

He doesn’t believe what he sees.

 

He doesn’t take it

 

To have any limiting significance.

 

He throws away all the things

 

That seem to everyone

 

So profound, so serious.

 

 

 

If anything arises,

 

Humor is not lost.

 

Therefore,

 

The man of understanding

 

Continues to live,

 

But with humor,

 

And he does with humor.

 

 

 

His life is a paradox.

 

 

 

The man of understanding

 

Lives only truth to men.

 

Their struggle is as endless

 

As his bliss.

 

 

 

The man of understanding

 

Is simply a man

 

Who is awake.

 

 

 

Only the man of understanding

 

Is always already free.

 

 

 

He is free, blissful,

 

Creatively alive.

 

Thus, he is not only no-seeking,

 

Which is freedom.

 

He is eternally present,

 

Which is bliss and no-dilemma.

 

 

 

He is not a yogi,

 

A saint, or a sage.

 

He is only alive

 

In truth.

 

 

 

The man of understanding,

 

Functioning as guru,

 

Is an awakener.

 

He is always already awake.

 

He couldn’t care less

 

About your urges and demands

 

Within the dream.

 

 

 

The significance of the work

 

Of the man of understanding

 

Is not in anything he does

 

Within the dream.

 

He simply does not support it.

 

He does not live as it.

 

He does not believe it.

 

He does not take it seriously.

 

 

 

One who awakens

 

Is not concerned

 

For the destiny of those

 

Who appeared along with him

 

In his dream.

 

There is no such destiny.

 

There is no one.

 

 

 

The guy in the dream is waiting.

 

It is going to happen any day,

 

Either jesus is coming,

 

Or the quake is coming,

 

One or the other.

 

Or the war, or the bomb,

 

It is all coming.

 

And you have got to prepare for it,

 

Boys and girls!

 

But this guy who is just awake

 

Slowly sips a cup of sweeted herbs.

 

Everybody else is phewww!

 

Hitting the mantra,

 

Sucking dope,

 

Trusting god.

 

But this guy is unreasonable.

 

He just doesn’t care.

 

 

 

He may appear to be extraordinary,

 

A doer of famous things.

 

He may appear playfully as that.

 

But he is simply awake.

 

Nothing is happening.

 

Nothing has been accomplished.

 

All he has been is awake.

 

 

 

His freedom is extreme,

 

Beyond the point of wildness,

 

So that he is no longer wild.

 

His extremes are manifest

 

As ordinariness.

 

His extremes are his natural appearance.

 

Walking into a room

 

Is a maddening extreme

 

From his point of view.

 

It is odd, it is wildly imaginative!

 

When he contemplates his own

 

Consciousness,

 

When he contemplates

 

Being conscious,

 

He almost falls

 

Into a trance.

 

So, instead of contemplating

 

Consciousness,

 

He looks at people,

 

He talks, he does ordinary things.

 

Because everything has become

 

Insubstantial and unnecessary for him,

 

He lives only as that

 

Unmodified reality, and yet he,

 

Paradoxically, lives.

 

For such a one,

 

All life is paradox.

 

 

 

He sees he is not other

 

Than all that arises.

 

He sees he is, in truth,

 

The world.

 

His speech and action

 

Is all paradoxes,

 

Humor, play.

 

He has not abandoned life,

 

Nor does he minimize it.

 

It has simply become an area

 

Of creative enjoyment.

 

He is a man of joy and pleasure,

 

Of love and knowledge,

 

Ability and help,

 

Detachment, calm, energy,

 

Clarity and force.

 

Even though he desires,

 

He only understands.

 

Therefore, he appears

 

As any other peculiar man,

 

Except he bears a humor

 

Known only to understanding.

 

 

 

The man of understanding

 

Cannot be found.

 

He cannot be followed.

 

He can only be understood

 

As the ordinary.

 

 

 

There is no

 

Unique and free man

 

In all the world,

 

Except the man

 

Who always understands.

 

And he is impossible to find.

 

Therefore, understand.

 

 

 

The man of understanding

 

Is not entranced.

 

He is not elsewhere.

 

He is not having an experience.

 

He is not passionless and inoffensive.

 

He is awake. He is present.

 

 

 

The man of understanding

 

Is a visible dilemma

 

To those who do not understand.

 

He is acceptable

 

Only to those who understand.

 

 

 

He always appears to be the opposite

 

Of what you are.

 

He always seems to sympathize

 

With what you deny.

 

Therefore, at times and over time

 

He appears as every kind of persuasion.

 

He is not consistent.

 

He has no image.

 

At times he asserts.

 

At times he denies.

 

At times he asserts what he has

 

Already denied.

 

At times he denies

 

What he has already asserted.

 

He is not useful.

 

His teaching is every kind of nonsense.

 

His wisdom is vanished.

 

Altogether, that is his wisdom.

 

At last, he represents

 

No truth at all.

 

Therefore, his living coaxes everyone

 

Only to understand.

 

His existence denies every truth,

 

Every path

 

By which men depend upon certain truths,

 

Certain experiences, certain stimulations,

 

Of freedom and enjoyment.

 

He is a seducer, a madman, a hoax,

 

A libertine, a fool, a moralist,

 

A sayer of truths,

 

A bearer of all experience,

 

A righteous knave, a prince,

 

A child, an old one, an ascetic, a god.

 

He demonstrates the futility of all things.

 

Therefore, he makes understanding

 

The only possibility.

 

And understanding makes no difference at all.

 

Except it is reality,

 

Which was already the case.

 

 

 

Those who understand

 

Are love.

 

The man of understanding

 

Arises as love,

 

Mad with love.

 

He is not narcissus.

 

Creativity is love.

 

The world is love.

 

I do not speak

 

From mere sentiment.

 

I am describing what

 

Is actually the case.

 

The man of understanding

 

Appears as love.

 

He is not separate from love.

 

He is generative love.

 

Love is the fullness,

 

The light,

 

The brightness of reality.

 

It is the form of reality.

 

I am he.

 

 

 

Therefore,

 

The man of understanding

 

Leaps for joy

 

That you have already understood.

 

He sees that there is

 

Only understanding.

 

Thus, the man of understanding

 

Is constantly happy with you.

 

He is overwhelmed with happiness.

 

He says to you:

 

See how there is only

 

This world of perfect enjoyment,

 

Where everyone is happy,

 

And everything is blissful.

 

His heart is always tearful

 

With the endless happiness

 

Of the world.

 

He has grasped it,

 

But no one is interested.

 

He is of interest to no one.

 

He smiles at you.

 

You notice it.

 

Everything has already died.

 

This is the other world.

C. Function: guru is the function of god.

 

 

 

Guru is not a kind of status.

 

It is a specific function.

 

 

 

The guru is a function, a siddhi,

 

A process, an activity

 

Available to man.

 

 

 

The guru is an eternal siddhi

 

Or function of the divine reality.

 

 

 

The guru is a specific function

 

Of the divine, not other than the divine.

 

The guru is a process,

 

Not a thing.

 

The guru is that process

 

That we mean

 

By the term “grace.”

 

 

 

Guru is the function of god.

 

Guru is the function of god

 

That makes realization possible.

 

 

 

He is present in that specific function

 

That is perfect,

 

That is truth.

 

 

 

The fundamental function

 

That is the guru

 

Is siddhi.

 

The guru is that siddhi.

 

 

 

The human guru

 

Is the instrument

 

Of that siddhi,

 

The function of god.

 

 

 

He is alive in the divine,

 

Ad the divine process

 

Is functioning through him.

 

 

 

The guru is not a “philosopher.”

 

The guru must manifest

 

The tangible influence

 

Of the unqualified

 

Heart of reality.

 

He has to manifest

 

Reality alive.

 

 

 

The guru is not guru

 

By virtue of being independent,

 

Some guy who made it.

 

He is guru by virtue

 

Of his function,

 

Which is the present

 

No obstacle to truth,

 

And to maintain

 

A radical connection

 

To truth.

 

 

 

The guru is one

 

In whom there is nothing,

 

No obstacle,

 

And all the divine functions

 

On all levels

 

Down into the human

 

Become open, active, pure.

 

 

 

Guru is a function

 

In which even liberation,

 

Realization, and understanding

 

Are dissolved.

 

There must be nothing.

 

 

 

One who is aware

 

As the form of reality

 

Gives life to all things.

 

 

 

The guru in satsang

 

Serves all beings.

 

 

There is no limitation

 

To the guru’s capacity

 

To be that fundamental enjoyment

 

For all beings.

 

 

 

The guru function is universally

 

Available and is not identical

 

To the human vehicle

 

Through which it may appear.

 

Otherwise the guru in human form

 

Could not serve anything but human beings.

 

But in fact that siddhi is generated

 

To all manifest existence,

 

The whole range of dimensions

 

Of appearance and disappearance.

 

 

 

It is communicated

 

In all of those dimensions

 

Simultaneously and eternally.

 

Always all of it is given.

 

 

 

The entire function

 

And work of the guru

 

Is to restore

 

Attention to god.

 

 

 

Everyone who attaches himself

 

To the guru

 

Immediately gets involved

 

In the divine,

 

Because the guru

 

Is just a symbolic

 

Bit of theatre

 

Through which the divine

 

Represents itself

 

In the world.

 

 

 

The guru is only interested

 

In attaching people to himself.

 

Everything he sees:

 

“turn to me.”

 

He is the divine

 

In the world.

 

And the divine demands

 

Absolute attention.

 

 

 

The guru is not a gentleman

 

Who comes into the world

 

And tells you to recite

 

Your fucking mantra.

 

The guru comes

 

And wipes out all of that bullshit.

 

He is not a gentleman.

 

 

 

The guru is present

 

In the world

 

In the form of a demand.

 

 

 

The guru appears

 

In the asylum

 

Of ordinary men.

 

 

 

The guru

 

Has no power or intention

 

To fascinate mankind

 

But only to be of use

 

To mankind.

 

 

 

The perfect activity

 

Of the divine,

 

Of the guru,

 

Is mere presence.

 

Fundamentally,

 

Apart from all the theatre

 

That the guru creates

 

In order to impress people,

 

To shake them up

 

And bring them along,

 

He is doing one thing.

 

He is simply being present.

 

Everything he does

 

Is a paradoxical play

 

Because it is not serving

 

What it appears to serve.

 

He makes the world

 

Reveal its own humor.

 

 

 

The guru operates from the point of view

 

Of a perfect assumpton

 

Of your divine existence.

 

He doesn’t just go around

 

Assuming mentally that everybody is god.

 

He can make that assumption

 

Only because it is perfectly apparent to him.

 

That is all there is to it.

 

He makes no assumptions

 

On a lower level.

 

So when he enters into relationship

 

With you, that perfection tends also to be

 

Generated in your case,

 

Because his assumption of your true nature

 

Manifests as power to transform.

 

 

 

The guru assumes your enlightenment.

 

He doesn’t mechanically enlighten you,

 

Or give you something to do

 

To enlighten yourself.

 

He absorbs you.

 

He is you to begin with.

 

But the guru in human form

 

Consciously assumes your divine state

 

In every function in which you appear.

 

He assumes it in your very cells

 

And literally, actively lives you.

 

The guru literally meditates you.

 

He is in a position to do so,

 

Since he is you.

 

 

 

While rested in the most intimate

 

And profound intuition

 

Of the divine,

 

The human guru

 

Embraces living beings

 

In a mutual sacrifice

 

Of divine distraction.

 

The guru accepts

 

Whatever is yielded to him

 

And replaces it

 

In the life of his devotee

 

With his own

 

Condition, form and nature.

 

 

 

The guru replaces

 

You with himself.

 

 

 

He is the paradoxical man.

 

He is that other dimension in person.

 

Like a genie in a dream,

 

He is both a perfect distraction

 

And a perfect servant.

 

He calls you constantly

 

And roughens your feet.

 

He intensifies the sunlight in your room.

 

He does not awaken you

 

To another place or dream.

 

Rather he serves an awakening

 

In which there is no realm,

 

No implication, and no adventure.

 

He does not awaken you

 

To another place.

 

He awakens you in place,

 

So that even while

 

The dream of living survives,

 

The noticing escapes you.

 

 

 

What men bring to the guru

 

Is their intuition of reality.

 

The guru lives it consciously,

 

Is the sun to their

 

Deep-seated intuition,

 

And he draws it

 

Into this instant.

 

 

 

The guru appears

 

In the midst of the dreams

 

Of ordinary waking life

 

Like sunlight in the morning.

 

When you are still dreaming,

 

Still asleep,

 

The sun comes up.

 

It gets brighter and brighter,

 

And the light comes into the room.

 

At last, the light, the day itself,

 

Becomes sufficient to wake you,

 

And then, all of a sudden,

 

You are not dreaming,

 

And everything is all right.

 

The guru is simply that sunlight process,

 

That intensification,

 

Rising on you always,

 

Without any other special activity.

 

His relationship to you, your

 

Condition of relationship to him,

 

Just that relationship is sufficient.

 

There is only sunlight on the pillow

 

Until that intensity is sufficient

 

To wake you up.

 

It is the kiss of the prince

 

And sleeping beauty.

 

Such is understanding.

D. Relationship: the relationship to the guru is
satsang.

 

 

 

Satsang is

 

Absolute attachment

 

To the guru in god.

 

 

 

The relationship to the guru

 

Is satsang.

 

That is the discovery,

 

That is the process.

 

That is the secret

 

Of the siddhas.

 

That relationship is the yoga.

 

It is the universal process.

 

It is the single means.

 

It is very truth.

 

 

 

Satsang is the living,

 

Present relationship

 

To one who lives as the heart—

 

Not one who suggests it,

 

Who has experienced it,

 

Who envisions it,

 

Who only thinks about it,

 

Who only teaches about it,

 

But one who is the heart,

 

Without any limiting qualifications.

 

 

 

People are super-cool

 

In relationship to god.

 

How many tears have you wept for god?

 

How much suffering have you done

 

For love of the guru?

 

How much intense suffering

 

Has been generated in your life

 

For lack of self-knowledge?

 

Very little.

 

But look at how many hours and hours

 

You’ve spent retching over the most

 

Idiotic nonsense!

 

Look at how much time

 

You spend defending your own reluctance!

 

The energy of life is devoted to nonsense,

 

To this false principle.

 

And when the individual stands

 

Face to face with god, the guru,

 

And his own nature, he is cool!

 

He is already right there on top of it,

 

He’s already got it, he’s straight,

 

And everything is all right.

 

And because everything is all right,

 

He’s not going to lie down

 

At the guru’s foot.

 

He’s not going to

 

Bend his neck to god.

 

He’s not going to

 

Dissolve in the heart.

 

 

 

When a man’s hunger

 

Becomes intelligent,

 

When his dis-ease

 

Becomes mind,

 

Then the spoken truth,

 

The word of the siddha,

 

And the living form of the guru

 

Becomes his need.

 

 

 

Contained within that acknowledgement

 

Of suffering is the possibility

 

Of knowing the guru.

 

And when you meet the guru,

 

Then your adventure is halted.

 

 

 

When you truly see

 

Who the guru is,

 

You are already awake.

 

 

 

It is not so much

 

That you turn to the guru

 

Anyway.

 

The guru turns to you.

 

And by the time you realize

 

That you have turned,

 

You have become nothing.

 

 

All the guru is doing

 

Is being happy.

 

And, since he is happy,

 

He talks to his friends,

 

Engages himself with them

 

In ways that might serve

 

That happiness.

 

It’s really a very

 

Ordinary occupation.

 

It requires great humor,

 

Because all of one’s friends

 

Are suffering.

 

 

 

He is always right there

 

And you are always

 

Turning everywhere else.

 

 

 

The teacher

 

Must always deal

 

With the state

 

That people bring to him.

 

And that state

 

Is never radically free.

 

The new disciple

 

Is never a form

 

Of enjoyment.

 

He is not blissful.

 

He is not truth.

 

 

 

The guru does not come

 

To satisfy devotees or disciples.

 

A satisfied disciple

 

Is still the one he was.

 

The guru is only interested

 

In the utter,

 

Radical dissolution

 

Of that whole limitation

 

That appears as his disciple.

 

 

 

The guru moves

 

By non-support.

 

He undermines

 

The disciple.

 

 

 

Your death

 

Is what interests the guru.

 

 

 

It is only the true guru

 

Who is very interested

 

In your death.

 

Your death,

 

Not all the things

 

You call your life.

 

And he is very interested

 

In bringing it about

 

Very quickly.

 

He doesn’t want a long engagement!

 

He wants a sudden “death”

 

For everyone.

 

Such a one lives truth

 

Until death, and then slips away.

 

And everyone will slip away

 

In truth sooner or later.

 

The guru is only looking

 

For company on his way out!

 

 

 

The guru must exist

 

As a function.

 

He must be a paradox

 

For his devotees.

 

He must be elusive,

 

He must never

 

Take a fixed position.

 

 

 

He must be paradoxical, free,

 

In order to serve

 

Those who come to him.

 

The qualities of his action

 

Can’t be predetermine.

 

He won’t consistently assume

 

The qualities of an archetype,

 

The holy man, the yogi,

 

The philosopher.

 

He must be free

 

To appear in any form.

 

 

 

The guru

 

Does not withhold.

 

He always lives truth

 

Openly.

 

 

 

The guru’s presence

 

Is a paradox

 

And a disturbance,

 

Except for those

 

Who grasp the principle

 

Of his activity.

 

They become he devotees

 

And are happy with him,

 

Because the process

 

Occurs in them

 

Without difficulty.

 

 

 

The siddha

 

“lives” his disciples.

3. Satsang: satsang is the activity and communication of
truth.

 

 

 

Satsang is

 

The real condition.

 

 

 

Satsang is

 

The activity

 

And communication

 

Of truth.

 

 

 

The function of satsang

 

Is truth.

 

It is truth.

 

It is no solution,

 

No answer,

 

No thing.

 

 

 

Satsang is the principal

 

Condition of sadhana.

 

The entire process of sadhana

 

Is its realization.

 

 

 

Satsang is truth,

 

It arrives as truth,

 

And it functions as truth

 

In life.

 

 

 

Satsang does not proceed

 

Toward a goal of truth.

 

Satsang is truth.

 

It is the life of truth.

 

It is the force,

 

The consciousness

 

That is truth.

 

 

 

Truth does not

 

Specially appear

 

Under the form

 

Of anything extraordinary

 

Of fascinating.

 

 

 

It is the most

 

Subtle communication,

 

The most

 

Absolute communication,

 

The most

 

Obvious communication,

 

And its only condition

 

Is the obvious.

 

 

 

In satsang,

 

The dharma,

 

Which is truth itself,

 

Is communicated

 

Always perfectly,

 

Absolutely,

 

Without limitation.

 

Always

 

All of it is given.

 

The truth

 

Is fully communicated

 

In satsang.

 

It is the perfect condition

 

Of satsang.

 

 

 

The force

 

That is in satsang

 

Is the force

 

Of reality.

 

 

 

The intensification

 

Of everything

 

Is the activity

 

Of satsang.

 

 

 

Satsang

 

Is a paradox.

 

 

 

There is a real process,

 

Which is called satsang.

 

It is the unqualified

 

Communication of life.

 

It is simply unqualified,

 

Conscious relationship.

 

 

 

Satsang

 

Is a relationship.

 

It is obvious.

 

Satsang is the

 

Enjoyment of relationship,

 

Being in relationship.

 

 

 

Satsang is the meditation.

 

That is the real condition.

 

That is the realization.

 

That is perfect enjoyment.

 

 

 

Satsang is the discovery,

 

Satsang is the realization.

 

Satsang is understanding.

 

It is meditation,

 

It is truth,

 

It is enjoyment,

 

It is humor.

 

It is the principle of life.

 

Satsang is only force, intensity,

 

It is one!

 

The absolute vision

 

Is communicated in satsang

 

All the time!

 

Satsang itself

 

Is the absolute vision!

 

It is above your heads!

 

Just sit up

 

A little straighter!

 

 

 

God is the

 

Entire principle of this work.

 

There is absolutely

 

No limitation

 

In the principle of this satsang.

 

 

 

Only the divine

 

Is active in this work.

 

 

 

The divine person,

 

The lord,

 

Is the eternal siddha,

 

The master of this yoga.

 

He is the revealer

 

And the power

 

Which fulfills this satsang.

 

 

 

The communication of satsang

 

Is the communication

 

Of that very one,

 

That intensity,

 

That absolute

 

Existing one.

 

 

 

The lord is the fundamental

 

Condition communicated in satsang

 

With the man of understanding.

 

From the beginning,

 

Not merely at the end,

 

Truth is the condition

 

Of this process.

 

 

 

Satsang is your condition

 

In the worlds.

 

It is the true nature

 

Of your birth.

 

It is the god-given form

 

And real destiny.

 

 

 

The assumption of limitation

 

Is not the nature

 

Of this satsang.

 

In this satsang,

 

Your perfection,

 

Your real condition,

 

Is assumed,

 

The divine nature of this life

 

Is assumed, lived and known.

 

 

 

Satsang is the dream

 

Wherein the man of understanding

 

Appears.

 

 

 

Satsang is

 

Attention to the guru

 

As guru,

 

Attention to the guru

 

As the manifest agent

 

Of the very divine,

 

Attention to the guru

 

And through the guru

 

To the divine,

 

The absolute divine,

 

The absolute intensity

 

Of real-god.

 

 

 

Satsang is not simply

 

A common relationship

 

Between a teacher and a disciple.

 

Fundamentally, it is

 

The intuitive enjoyment

 

Of the absolute divine.

 

 

 

Satsang is

 

Absolute attachment

 

To the guru in god.

 

It is maddening attachment,

 

Love of the guru

 

That distracts one

 

From the whole course

 

Of conventional life.

 

 

 

Satsang is humor,

 

Delight.

 

 

 

The truth

 

Is the condition of satsang

 

That must be realized

 

In every single moment.

 

That constant realization

 

Is happiness.

 

 

 

When satsang

 

Becomes your condition,

 

Every moment

 

Becomes the spiritual event.

 

 

 

Not a breath is spent

 

Outside of satsang

 

Once it begins.

 

 

 

Freedom always already

 

Is the case.

 

Thus, freedom is enjoyed

 

Where truth

 

Suddenly comes alive.

 

 

 

Mortal laughter

 

Does not change

 

The condition of men,

 

Apart from the creation

 

Of temporary amusement.

 

But divine humor, truth,

 

Delights men

 

And utterly transforms

 

Their lives.

 

 

 

Everything is satsang.

 

There is only satsang.

 

It is eternal.

 

But after this

 

Is all seen to be so,

 

It must be lived.

 

 

 

Satsang must begin.

 

Satsang must be enjoyed

 

As the condition

 

Of life.

 

 

 

Satsang

 

Is the great condition,

 

The only condition.

 

It is always

 

Your condition,

 

But it is not lived.

 

It is denied,

 

Forgotten,

 

Resisted.

 

 

 

The principle

 

Of ordinary life

 

Is entirely, continually

 

Antagonistic to satsang.

 

You can see it

 

In yourself—

 

How do you live satsang

 

From hour to hour?

 

You don’t…

 

 

 

Satsang is a

 

Radical condition

 

And it does require

 

Everything of you.

 

It does require you

 

To absolutely lose face.

 

 

 

Truth must become

 

The point of view.

 

Require truth.

 

 

 

Don’t be cool

 

To a heart

 

That’s true.

 

 

 

Come to satsang

 

With real need,

 

Not with anything

 

To defend.

 

 

 

Everything

 

A man brings

 

To the heart

 

To defend

 

Is destroyed.

 

Everything

 

He defends

 

Is undermined.

 

 

 

Satsang contains

 

And communicates itself

 

As a demand.

 

 

 

Every moment

 

Is a demand

 

For attention.

 

 

 

What arises is never

 

The point,

 

But it is always

 

Only a paradox

 

And a test,

 

A form of the always

 

Prior demand,

 

Which is itself

 

The divine person,

 

The maha siddha,

 

The siddha-guru.

 

 

 

Consciousness is the demand,

 

And that

 

Has nothing to do

 

With the things

 

That arise.

 

 

 

Satsang is a fire!

 

This communion

 

Is not a place

 

Where we talk “philosophy.”

 

There is a living force

 

Enacted here.

 

It is a living

 

Consciousness.

 

 

 

This sadhana

 

Requires everything

 

Of you.

 

 

 

You must do

 

This sadhana

 

With great intensity.

 

 

 

I expect each one

 

To maintain

 

This satsang

 

Constantly.

 

 

 

The best thing

 

A man can do

 

Is spend his time

 

In satsang.

 

 

 

The quicker it becomes

 

In you,

 

The more intelligent,

 

The more “like” reality

 

You become.

 

 

 

If we were not here

 

In satsang together,

 

What would we be doing?

 

What is the alternative?

 

What’s on television tonight?

 

What could you possibly do?

 

 

 

All your alternatives

 

Are brief.

 

 

 

In satsang

 

Nothing is given.

 

Only that relationship

 

Is offered.

 

 

 

Nothing is offered

 

But satsang.

 

Nothing is given

 

But that relationship,

 

Because it is truth.

 

 

 

Satsang does not

 

Fulfill your search.

 

 

 

It is absolutely impossible

 

To believe

 

That there is only god,

 

To assume it,

 

To think it,

 

To gather it.

 

You have nothing

 

To resort to

 

Other than that

 

Real life

 

Which is satsang.

 

 

 

Satsang

 

Is the same

 

For everyone.

 

 

 

It is

 

Equally available

 

To all.

 

 

 

Live this satsang,

 

Enjoy this satsang.

 

 

 

For those

 

Who live satsang,

 

Satsang is sufficient.

4. The devotee: my devotee knows me in truth.

 

 

 

The sadhana of the student

 

Is to become human.

 

The sadhana of the disciple

 

Is to become spiritual.

 

The sadhana of the devotee

 

Is to become god.

 

 

 

My disciples embrace

 

The discipline of the teaching

 

Most fully.

 

And they know that i am

 

The principal discipline.

 

They find the siddhi

 

Of the divine person

 

Alive in my company.

 

For them, i am always present

 

And active as the perfect

 

Communication of the nature,

 

Condition, form, source,

 

And process

 

That is the world.

 

 

 

The discipline

 

Lives a life of revelation.

 

 

 

The life of a disciple

 

Is a waking life.

 

It is to live

 

Already awake.

 

 

 

In the life of every true disciple,

 

There has only been

 

The sudden communication

 

Of the heart.

 

 

 

The disciple’s attention

 

Is turned to the guru

 

Without conflict,

 

Without limitation.

 

Then the very living force

 

Of the disciple

 

Is manifested as bliss,

 

Happiness, love, intensity, devotion.

 

 

 

My disciple is turned to mem

 

But my devotee

 

Knows me in truth.

 

 

The true disciple

 

Is a devotee

 

Who simply lives

 

With his guru.

 

 

 

When you become

 

Communicative,

 

When you become

 

A real instrument,

 

When you cease to be

 

Involved in your own sadhana,

 

And have become happy

 

To live with each other

 

And make satsang available

 

–those are the signs

 

Of the devotee.

 

 

 

The true devotee’s attention

 

Is absolutely intense,

 

Absolutely constant,

 

Absolutely unwavering and pure.

 

That is what makes

 

A devotee valuable.

 

 

 

His self-sacrifice

 

Or surrender

 

Is spontaneous,

 

Coincident with his life

 

From moment to moment.

 

 

 

His realization

 

Is spontaneous, absolute,

 

Continuous.

 

 

 

There is absolute

 

Continuousness of bliss.

 

 

 

The devotee abides

 

Without dilemma

 

As that which cannot be

 

Avoided,

 

The form of reality.

 

 

 

His very existence

 

Is a paradox.

 

His enjoyment

 

Is a paradox.

 

 

 

He is not a man of concerns

 

Or of programs

 

Or of descriptions.

 

He is utterly free of all that.

 

He has become always

 

Already ecstatic.

 

And for such a one

 

There is therefore

 

No straightforward description

 

Of reality, or of the cosmos,

 

Or of life.

 

Only god is apparent

 

To such a one.

 

Only the paradox survives.

 

 

 

To be a devotee,

 

To live in satsang,

 

Is to live god

 

As your present condition.

 

 

 

The devotee is continually,

 

Effortlessly

 

Meditating upon

 

The divine person.

 

 

 

The divine process

 

Is activated

 

As a literal force

 

In the devotee.

 

 

 

Every devotee

 

Is wildly and priorly

 

Free in god.

 

They live in the divine,

 

And are free to put up with

 

The randomness of this world

 

In which there is no

 

Apparent security,

 

Because they depend utterly

 

On the divine.

 

 

 

When you become bound

 

To the principle of truth,

 

You will become active

 

As a devotee.

 

And the signs

 

Of the devotee

 

Will become active in you,

 

And you will be happy.

 

 

 

The devotee

 

Is always happy,

 

And he lives

 

With great intensity.

 

 

 

The most intense life

 

Of a devotee

 

Is a very active life,

 

Constant sadhana.

 

From the point of view

 

Of the devotee,

 

There is no discipline to it

 

At all.

 

He is just happy.

 

He is just functioning.

 

He enjoys this functioning.

 

He is not functioning because

 

It will make him realize the truth,

 

He is functioning because

 

He is already alive in the truth,

 

And these functions are

 

Natural to him.

 

They are the forms

 

Of his blissfulness.

 

There is simply direct realization,

 

Happiness under conditions

 

Of all possible functional states,

 

High or low.

 

That is the perfection

 

Of the devotee.

 

 

 

When god becomes your condition,

 

Nothing you’re doing

 

Makes any sense whatsoever.

 

You become a happy person.

 

You don’t have any more

 

Seeking to do.

 

You don’t have anything

 

More to accomplish.

 

You just become already happy.

 

You know that nothing

 

Is going to make you happy,

 

And you know very well then

 

That nothing is going to make

 

Anybody else happy either.

 

Either they are fundamentally

 

And unreasonably happy,

 

Or they are simply unhappy.

 

Perhaps consoled, occupied,

 

Distracted,

 

But basically unhappy.

 

 

 

In the devotee it is perfect.

 

It is obvious in the devotee

 

That there is happiness.

 

That is his nature,

 

His condition, his destiny.

 

Then everything that appears

 

Is samadhi.

 

Whatever he sees is that.

 

So he is only happy.

 

He can’t help but be happy.

 

He can’t sidestep it.

 

He can’t have an experience

 

That is unhappy, fundamentally.

 

It is all the same condition.

 

All of his parts open.

 

His heart opens.

 

All sorrow leaves his being.

 

His mind stops endlessly

 

Manufacturing his false vision,

 

And it becomes radiance only.

 

 

 

Those who live in god

 

Consent to be fools,

 

Ineffective in the effort

 

To transform man,

 

Unreasonable and already happy,

 

Without arguments or defenses.

 

Their happiness

 

Is their only argument.

 

 

 

There are some for whom

 

Freedom is that which

 

They already are.

 

Therefore, they are

 

Always already here,

 

Whose presence is love.

 

 

 

Ecstasy is the way of life,

 

And those who are ecstatic

 

Are free of concerns.

 

They only live and love

 

And are no longer

 

Profoundly useful.

 

They create and continue

 

And disappear

 

In the ecstatic

 

Life fire of god.

 

 

 

When that intuition

 

Has become intense,

 

When your life as a devotee

 

Is real,

 

Then you will become

 

Responsible for living god

 

In the world.

 

 

 

Such a one

 

Lives freely, happily,

 

With ease,

 

And also with

 

Intensity of being.

 

He is free of all destiny,

 

Even while apparent

 

Destiny or life continues

 

To arise in his own case.

 

The conscious force of reality

 

Becomes the present mover

 

Of his appearance.

 

 

 

One whose enjoyment is such

 

Knows himself and the entire

 

World-process as consciousness,

 

Prior happiness, or joy,

 

And his enjoyment

 

Consumes self, mind, and world.

 

The destiny of such a one

 

Is that light that is

 

Consciousness.

 

It is a destiny that

 

May not be described.

 

It is the timeless destiny

 

Of the prior light,

 

Inqualified heaven,

 

The god-world of brightness,

 

Not of motion,

 

Not of sight,

 

Not of hearing,

 

Not of cognition,

 

But of fullness,

 

In which no form

 

Stands out.

 

 

 

Those who become

 

The true devotees of the divine

 

In the presence of the

 

True guru-siddhi

 

Are free of the world,

 

And they may live in the world

 

As the presence of the divine,

 

As the presence of love,

 

Of freedom, of prior happiness,

 

Of conditionless bliss.

 

 

 

That happiness

 

Does not appear

 

Only as a kind of ecstatic madness,

 

But as an ordinary, human,

 

And enjoyable life—

 

Free of the fucking divine vision!

 

 

 

Life from that point

 

Is fundamentally a celebration.

 

And the devotee

 

Loses his concerns for the world.

 

He never loses them,

 

He throws them,

 

He kicks the shit out of them,

 

To enjoy his ecstatic

 

Life in god.

 

 

 

Everything becomes consciousness,

 

Everything becomes his own

 

Consciousness.

 

He has nothing left but humor

 

While alive.

 

 

 

In the perfect devotee,

 

All limitations are undone

 

In the inclusive humor

 

Of is radical intuition.

 

He does not seek.

 

He only enjoys himself

 

At play.

 

 

 

In one who is

 

Truly conscious,

 

Life is no longer

 

A mystery.

 

He breathes

 

The very light of god.

 

He sees the alchemical

 

Transformation of the divine

 

Into life in every moment

 

And sacrifices himself

 

In return.

 

He only lives god

 

And everything

 

Is obvious to him.

 

 

 

Death is no longer

 

His concern, nor life.

 

All states are

 

The condition of truth

 

For him.

 

He knows no dilemma.

 

 

 

And life

 

Is no longer a question.

 

For such a one

 

There is not the least

 

Trace of “mystery”

 

Left in the universe.

 

He has no question,

 

And he has no answer.

 

He is only humorous.

 

 

 

The truly free man

 

Is alive in the world

 

With love and energy.

 

He is not contained.

 

He cannot be undone

 

By the world itself.

 

He has a certain madness,

 

A certain foolishness,

 

A certain wildness.

 

The highest form

 

Of his foolishness

 

Is his love.

 

 

 

In the case of a true devotee,

 

The world of experience

 

Are realized as the present

 

Play of god,

 

And everything works together

 

To instruct, enlighten, heal,

 

And positively transform

 

Such a devotee.

 

 

 

All these things

 

Are given as grace.

 

And nothing that is not useful,

 

Nothing that is not appropriate,

 

Is ever given to such a one.

 

Everything else is given

 

In the right moment.

 

 

 

One who is simply

 

The devotee of the lord

 

In satsang

 

Is given everything.

 

 

 

For the sake of devotees,

 

The human guru appears.

 

 

 

The essential responsibility

 

Of the guru is satsang,

 

To live the heart

 

To his friends.

 

 

 

Everything that i’ve told you

 

Before

 

Is to prepare you

 

To be a devotee.

 

 

 

The guru’s function

 

Is to create devotees.

 

 

 

The entire function

 

Of the human guru’s appearance

 

In the world

 

Is to create devotees.

 

Once devotees are created,

 

It isn’t necessary

 

For there to be

 

A human guru.

 

The eternal guru,

 

Who is also that human guru,

 

Is always present,

 

And devotees are

 

Always in touch

 

With that one.

 

The creation of devotees

 

Is what is necessary,

 

Not the creation

 

Of more gurus.

 

 

 

The function of the guru

 

Is to enter his devotee.

 

 

 

There is only one

 

Divine process in the world,

 

And that’s when

 

The guru manifests

 

And enters his devotee.

 

 

 

Literally,

 

The guru enters his devotee.

 

The guru is not a human being.

 

The lord is the guru.

 

And when the guru appears

 

In human form

 

It is the lord,

 

And he enters his devotee.

 

When the lord

 

Enters his devotee,

 

There is no doubt

 

About it.

 

 

 

For the natural devotee,

 

The physical form of the guru

 

Is sufficient.

 

He simply lives with his guru.

 

 

 

To become capable

 

Of contemplating or meditating

 

On the guru’s form

 

Is the ultimate capacity

 

Of a devotee.

 

 

 

Only if the devotee

 

Can be awakened

 

In the guru’s presence,

 

And made identical to him

 

In consciousness,

 

Can the teaching be realized.

 

 

 

The realization of the guru

 

Becomes that of the devotee.

 

 

 

The truth is being lived to him.

 

It is being lived as him,

 

By the grace of the guru.

 

 

 

One who becomes foolish

 

In relation to the guru

 

Is already happy.

 

 

 

One who accepts

 

The guru’s invitation

 

Is already eternally fulfilled.

 

Satsang is his condition.

 

Satsang is his need.

 

Satsang is his sadhana

 

Or eternal spiritual practice.

 

 

 

For the true devotee,

 

Guru is the meditation,

 

Guru is the realization.

 

Guru is the continuous

 

Contemplation and enjoyment

 

Of the devotee.

 

 

 

The true devotee

 

Is constantly involved

 

In perfect psycho-physical love

 

Of the divine person.

 

All his thoughts are the

 

Attention of mind

 

To the divine person.

 

He need not consider only

 

Holy or cultic thoughts

 

To be love of him.

 

All his speech is eloquent

 

About the divine person.

 

He need not consider

 

Only holy or cultic speech

 

To be love of him.

 

All his actions

 

Are devotion to him.

 

He need not consider only

 

Holy or cultic actions

 

To be love of him.

 

Then all that is received

 

Is received from him, and by him,

 

In love.

 

All that is yielded

 

Is yielded to him, and by him,

 

In love.

 

Such a devotee is my own.

5. The community:

 

 

 

The guru is a special

 

And temporary manifestation

 

Of the divine work.

 

He completes that special work

 

During his own lifetime,

 

And then leaves behind him

 

An ashram or community

 

Which lives satsang

 

And is responsible

 

For communicating its availability,

 

Its teaching,

 

And its practice.

 

 

“spiritual” forces of all kinds

 

Live within the community

 

That has come to me,

 

And these are not to be identified

 

With my special function.

 

 

 

They are the common life of the community,

 

To be responsibly realized, conserved and used

 

By virtue of the constant enjoyment

 

Of true satsang

 

And its power of understanding.

 

 

 

My disciples must understand themselves

 

In relation to methods, concepts, promises, beliefs

 

And the apparently extraordinary activity

 

Of subtle forces.

 

If they do so,

 

They will remain free of their illusions

 

In the world.

 

If they do not,

 

They have chosen

 

The way of narcissus

 

Rather than the way of satsang.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was the

 

Primary knowledge

 

I had sought

 

All my life.

 

 

 

The pilgrimage

 

Was over.

 

 

 

There was only reality

 

And to be reality

 

To all things.

 

 

 

I continued to live.

 

It was only that

 

I understood it

 

In an entirely new

 

And radical way.

 

I understood,

 

And understanding

 

Became the foundation

 

Of my existence.

 

 

 

I also continued

 

To experience and act

 

On a physical level

 

Just as before.

 

But everything was new.

 

Everything was utterly free

 

Of any kind of dilemma,

 

Separation, unconsciousness,

 

And primary fear.

 

 

 

Franklin is free!

 

Sitting in my room

 

A few minutes ago

 

And suddenly know who i am.

 

A magnificent flow moved with me

 

Through the heart of everything.

 

I have always loved

 

And there is only love.

 

Franklin is the fire

 

That wheels the quick-throated

 

And blossomed round and sizzling life

 

Of all the universes.

 

Do you know me now

 

My darling one?

 

God i’ve reached so deep

 

Into the passion of galaxies,

 

And everyone is with me.

 

I am forever.

 

I am doing nothing but love.

 

I am nothing but love.

 

I am ecstatic at breakfast,

 

Howling in my room,

 

Prowling in the trees.

 

Yet, if you were to see me,

 

You’d think i was a quiet man.

 

It was so sudden.

 

I had to tell you.

 

Come and be with me.

B. Function: bubba free john is nothing and no one.

 

 

 

Just so there will be

 

No mistake about it,

 

I’m not the man of understanding.

 

I am nothing!

 

 

 

Bubba free john

 

Is nothing and no one.

 

 

 

I am the one

 

Who is always known.

 

 

 

I am the one

 

Who is always present.

 

 

 

I am the one

 

Who is with you now.

 

I am all-pervading.

 

 

 

I am the one

 

Who always stands present

 

In his own form.

 

I am the one

 

Who always and already exists,

 

Enjoying his own form

 

As all conditions and states.

 

I am the one

 

About whom there is no mystery

 

And no deeper part.

 

I am the one

 

Who always appears

 

Exactly as he is.

 

Now you all think

 

That i have appeared

 

In this human form.

 

I have not appeared in any form,

 

Never.

 

And i enjoy myself always.

 

I never return to myself

 

But always appear as myself.

 

There is no dilemma

 

In the process of my appearance.

 

 

 

I am not present

 

Apart from the divine.

 

 

I abide only as reality

 

And appear no different

 

From any other being.

 

 

 

I always see everything

 

Within my own form.

 

In every state,

 

I exist only as my own form.

 

I am the heart,

 

Who never renounces

 

His own form.

 

I am the heart,

 

Who contains his own form.

 

 

 

I am generated

 

In the heart of reality.

 

I am only the heart,

 

Which is reality.

 

Reality is my own nature.

 

Of this i am perfectly certain.

 

I am that.

 

 

 

I am the loved-one.

 

I am shakti.

 

I am he.

 

 

 

The lord of all worlds

 

Is radiant before you.

C. Function: my work is to awaken men to the heart.

 

 

 

Bubba free john

 

Is nothing and no one.

 

He does not acquire

 

Anything or anyone

 

For himself.

 

He is only an instrument

 

For the revelation

 

Of the power and person

 

That is god.

 

 

 

Even while alive

 

I have only been

 

An empty agent

 

Of the lord.

 

 

 

Always

 

The divine lord or very god

 

Has been my guru.

 

I am the servant

 

Of the lord.

 

The form of the lord

 

Is manifested fully in me.

 

I am the living agent

 

Of the maha-siddha,

 

The living lord,

 

Who is always already here,

 

And who does not incarnate.

 

 

 

There is only the divine,

 

And that is all

 

Bubba is showing.

 

 

 

The lord

 

Is eternally present and active,

 

And i am making him known.

 

 

 

I am here, humbly,

 

To suggest

 

That there is only god.

 

 

 

This is the

 

Happy assertion

 

Of bubba free john.

 

 

 

My work is fundamentally

 

A sacrifice,

 

Not an instruction.

 

 

 

My work is a new,

 

Refreshed

 

And living communication

 

Of truth,

 

Which also recapitulates

 

The entire religious,

 

Spiritual, philosophical

 

And wisdom experience

 

Of mankind.

 

I am re-establishing

 

The way of truth

 

For the future of mankind.

 

I am preparing mankind

 

For all the siddhas

 

Yet to come.

 

 

 

So if you can’t cut it,

 

Who cares?

 

I’ll give it to you anyway.

 

I don’t care

 

What your plans are,

 

I’m going to get you anyway.

 

I just had to keep you

 

There with me,

 

Face to face

 

With the right attitude,

 

As long a time as necessary,

 

You know what i mean?

 

I’m tired of seeing

 

All this coming and going.

 

If i have to get a littler looser

 

To hold onto them

 

For a little longer,

 

I’ll do it.

 

I’ll be pope

 

If it will save all beings.

 

 

 

My entire concern

 

With people

 

Is the process of truth.

 

I have no fundamental interest

 

In anything else.

 

What is there to talk about,

 

To think about,

 

Or to contemplate?

 

Nothing but god!

 

What else is worth doing?

 

God is my own nature,

 

My own process.

 

God is my condition.

 

God is the only event.

 

So i have no other concern.

 

I have no secondary concerns.

 

 

 

My work is in the heart.

 

It is simply the heart’s action,

 

Whereby it draws

 

All the parts of a man

 

From within and from without,

 

To the understanding and consciousness

 

That is in the heart.

 

And that work

 

Is the shakti or power

 

That is the heart itself.

 

 

 

I prefer the heart

 

To the kundalini

 

And all powers.

 

It is much more

 

Beautiful and free.

 

 

 

My work is to awaken men

 

To the heart.

 

 

 

I am the heart.

 

My work is to

 

Establish the way

 

Wherein the heart is lived.

 

 

 

The communication

 

Of the heart and its light

 

Are my constant practice.

 

 

 

I am always

 

Offering this gift.

 

 

 

I move only

 

Where there is fire.

 

 

 

I am the heart.

 

I yield nothing,

 

But i demand everything.

 

 

 

I am here

 

In the form of a demand.

 

 

 

I have come

 

To make an absolute demand.

 

 

 

I am the instrument

 

Of the divine demand.

 

 

 

There is no limit

 

From my point of view.

 

There is no limit

 

From the point of view

 

Of satsang itself.

 

 

 

My teaching work

 

Is perpetual, endless,

 

Moment to moment.

 

 

 

My function is

 

Without beginning or end.

 

 

 

On a subtle level

 

There is something

 

That i am always up to.

 

You cannot acquire it.

 

You can only discover

 

That it is awakened in you.

 

 

 

The fundamental characteristic

 

Of the maha-siddha,

 

The power of grace

 

Of the divine person,

 

Is mere presence.

 

 

 

I have yielded

 

To this economy

 

Of the divine.

 

 

 

All i am doing

 

Is being present.

 

 

 

I replace you.

 

I live all things.

 

 

 

I’m down here

 

For my own amusement,

 

And don’t you forget it.

 

I’m not down here

 

For any of you

 

Fucking bastards.

 

Everything that i may do,

 

May have some sort

 

Of influence on you,

 

And so be it.

 

May you be graced by it.

 

But i really don’t

 

Give a shit

 

About any of it.

 

 

 

I’m not here

 

To save this world.

 

Believe me,

 

I could not give

 

A fuck less

 

About saving

 

This goddamn world.

 

 

 

I tell you this

 

So that you will know

 

Clearly how i

 

Comprehend my own work

 

In any case,

 

It is not “my” work.

 

It is god’s work.

 

 

 

It is only now

 

About to begin.

 

I was born

 

For this.

 

The transforming work

 

Is complete.

D. Realization: i’m always happy.

 

 

 

I live in the god-world always,

 

And i can tell you

 

It may not be described.

 

I never go to it.

 

On the other hand,

 

I am always going to it.

 

I never come from it.

 

On the other hand,

 

I always move from there to here.

 

I never see anything but you.

 

On the other hand,

 

I only see that.

 

 

 

I never do anything

 

But carry on an ordinary life.

 

On the other hand,

 

I am always creating

 

All beings, all worlds.

 

I never see anything but this flesh

 

And my ordinary life.

 

On the other hand,

 

I see always all worlds,

 

All circumstances,,

 

Every life, every mind,

 

Every possibility, every after-life,

 

Every subtle dimension,

 

Every causal dimension,

 

Every gross dimension.

 

This is absolutely true.

 

I can tell you absolutely

 

That this is my circumstance.

 

I see all of that

 

In this moment.

 

How can you conceive of it?

 

And yet i was born

 

In jamaica, long island.

 

 

 

To be in the

 

State of seeking,

 

Whatever the form,

 

Is to be in the same

 

State of suffering.

 

Therefore, i do not seek.

 

 

 

I seek

 

No perfection at all,

 

And therefore

 

I am not perturbed

 

By the imperfect.

 

I point only

 

To radical consciousness

 

Or reality.

 

 

 

I abandon all paths.

 

I adhere radically

 

To the form of reality.

 

 

 

I always and only

 

Am devoted to

 

The present form

 

Of reality.

 

 

 

I enjoy the fullness

 

And radiance

 

And completeness

 

Of reality.

 

 

 

I’m always happy.

 

I am always

 

Already free.

 

 

 

I am always only

 

Experiencing my own bliss.

 

 

 

I am not full.

 

I do not feel full

 

Or fulfilled.

 

I am lost in the fullness.

 

 

 

I am eternally

 

In one place,

 

Contemplating my own bliss.

 

I hold up my hands.

E. Approach: come to me when you’re already happy.

 

 

 

Come to me

 

When you are already happy.

 

 

 

The form of

 

Your relationship to me

 

Is the matter

 

That is significant

 

At the beginning and always.

 

 

 

You must approach me

 

As a devotee.

 

It is a communication

 

That is absolutely necessary

 

And absolutely obvious.

 

 

 

Come to me

 

As often as you can

 

While i live

 

And enjoy this satsang

 

That never depends

 

On my life.

 

 

 

I am present always

 

For the sake of anyone

 

Who comes to me,

 

And i yield to each

 

The grace or consideration

 

He or she requires

 

In god.

 

 

 

I have always looked

 

For one thing from everyone

 

With whom i have ever worked,

 

And that is their attention.

 

 

 

All i am doing

 

Is just keeping you present

 

While i am present,

 

And that is sufficient.

 

That is the whole

 

Or spiritual practice.

 

Everything is an elaboration

 

Of that.

 

 

 

Simply live

 

In my company

 

With you attention.

 

Simply bring yourself

 

Into my company

 

And stay there.

 

 

 

Give me your attention,

 

Live with me,

 

Study this teaching,

 

Do what i ask you to do,

 

Understand,

 

And that is it.

 

 

 

True yogis

 

Are living, forceful beings.

 

They are madmen,

 

Absolutely mad—

 

And absolutely dangerous.

 

You should know that,

 

And you should not approach me

 

If you are not willing

 

To be undone.

 

 

 

When i approach you,

 

I ask you for this,

 

I ask you for that,

 

Oh give me this,

 

Give me that,

 

I ask you for everything.

 

The longer you stay with me,

 

The more things

 

I will ask you for.

 

I will ask you for all of it.

 

 

 

You must yield everything

 

To me.

 

You must yield yourself

 

In your body.

 

Your cells must yield.

 

And only then are you fit

 

For the divine yoga.

 

When you have

 

No other commitments,

 

When you have nothing

 

To withhold,

 

Then i enter your life.

 

 

 

The individual can turn to me

 

With his whole being

 

Only if “i” turn to “me”

 

With “his” being!

 

If he will approach me

 

Through this sacrifice

 

Then i will throw away

 

His limitations

 

And stand in his form.

 

 

 

Simply turn to god

 

Through me.

 

Submit, surrender yourself

 

To god through me.

 

Love and receive god

 

Through me.

 

 

 

Remember me,

 

Surrender to me with love,

 

Yield your life

 

And circumstances to god

 

Through me.

 

 

 

Surrender your self,

 

Your mind, your life,

 

Your desires, your body,

 

And all the conditions

 

Of your existence

 

From your heart to god

 

Through me.

 

With your heart and your whole being,

 

Receive, draw upon,

 

And become full of the presence,

 

Power, and consciousness of god

 

Through me.

 

 

 

Make the conditions

 

Of your life

 

Service to me.

 

 

 

In this moment,

 

The conditions of your life

 

Must be made

 

Into my service.

 

 

 

Yield all the complications

 

Of attention to me.

 

In place of that

 

Conventional attention

 

Is the intuition of my company.

 

 

 

Simply turn

 

Your attention to me,

 

Turn your emotion

 

As love to me,

 

Make yourself

 

Present to me

 

With your life.

 

 

 

Turn mind into attention,

 

Turn the emotion into love.

 

Turn the body

 

Into presentation or relationship.

 

 

 

Surrender your body.

 

Surrender your life-force.

 

Surrender the mind,

 

Or thinking, or thoughts.

 

Surrender knowing or knowledge.

 

Then you must surrender self.

 

Moment to moment,

 

Surrender to me

 

All your seeking,

 

The very sense of your separate self,

 

All thoughts, all desires,

 

Every circumstance,

 

Even your body.

 

 

 

All of these forms

 

Of content,

 

Of distraction,

 

Must be yielded.

 

 

 

Turn your attention to me

 

And do not measure that turning

 

Relative to whether or not

 

Your mind stops and you feel better.

 

Love me and do not measure that

 

Against whether or not you still feel

 

Negative emotions and confusion.

 

Give your life to me,

 

Turn to me bodily,

 

Recollect me at all times,

 

Whether i’m physically present

 

With you or not,

 

And do not measure that activity

 

Against whether or not you feel

 

Pains in the body.

 

Maintain that discipline

 

Of turning to me.

 

It can be done,

 

As long as you

 

Do not associate that turning

 

With the reading of the

 

Problems in you.

 

 

 

The turning can

 

Always be done.

 

You can always turn.

 

 

 

If you make these effects

 

The objects you read

 

To determine the state

 

Of your spiritual life,

 

You will miss the mark.

 

I am the mark.

 

 

 

Your obligation

 

Is simply to turn to me,

 

Without measuring that turning

 

Against what is happening

 

To you.

 

It is not for you

 

To measure that process,

 

To decide when

 

They should become obsolete.

 

Be willing to have

 

These things arise in you

 

Forever.

 

Make your business

 

Turning to me.

 

 

 

Yield to me everything

 

You experience in my company,

 

And i will show you my truth.

 

 

 

If you make your

 

Relationship to me

 

The condition of your life,

 

If you make satsang

 

Your spiritual practice,

 

I will give myself to you entirely,

 

And the life, light

 

And very existence

 

That is the form of reality

 

Will thus be communicated to you

 

While you are alive.

 

 

 

Neither meditate

 

On your dilemma,

 

Nor try not to meditate on it.

 

Always meditate on me.

 

Always live this condition

 

Of satsang.

 

I am not saying

 

You should do something

 

To all of that.

 

Nor am i telling you

 

Not to do anything

 

About all of that.

 

What i am telling you to do

 

Is not an action

 

In relation to all of that.

 

It is an action

 

In relation to me.

 

It is satsang.

 

Always life with me.

 

Always meditate on me.

 

 

 

What i do

 

Is not the way i am,

 

But the way i teach.

 

What i speak

 

Is not a reflection of me,

 

But of you.

 

All that i do and speak

 

Only reveals men

 

To themselves.

 

Bubba as he appears

 

Is not other than

 

The possibilities of men.

 

 

 

I do not

 

Represent yoga.

 

I do not

 

Represent jnana

 

Or vedantic self-knowledge.

 

I do not represent

 

The “enlightenment” of the buddha.

 

I do not adorn

 

My body with symbols.

 

I have symbolic significance

 

Whatsoever.

 

These are all your

 

Own images.

 

Since you are only

 

Delighted by images,

 

You will always

 

End up doing sadhana

 

At your own feet!

 

 

 

When the teaching

 

Has already made its point

 

In you in some very

 

Fundamental way,

 

Then come to me,

 

And the teaching

 

Will make its point

 

Absolutely.

 

 

 

Always approach me

 

On the basis of the teaching,

 

Grateful for sadhana.

 

 

 

Make gratitude

 

The mood of your coming here.

 

 

 

Don’t play games.

 

I am not here to entertain.

 

 

 

I am not interested

 

In spending time,

 

Killing time.

 

 

 

I offer no “bones,”

 

No methods, no consolations,

 

No beliefs, no thing!

 

And i will never

 

Give the seeker his bone.

 

All of that has nothing whatever

 

To do with truth.

 

It’s all a lot of bullshit!

 

That’s all it is,

 

And i don’t spend any time

 

Tolerating it.

 

 

 

The guru is not a gentleman.

 

I am not a gentleman.

 

I couldn’t care less

 

About being a gentleman.

 

I couldn’t care less

 

About convincing you of anything

 

Or satisfying you with anything

 

You require in your usual

 

Mediocre way.

 

I have come

 

To make an absolute demand.

 

 

 

I am not going to lick

 

The forehead of every son of a bitch

 

That comes to me.

 

I am here to deal with him,

 

To work with him,

 

To engage in the theatre

 

Of his sadhana with him,

 

To bring about the crisis

 

Of understanding in him,

 

To move him into this

 

Prior condition of truth,

 

Of god.

 

 

 

So, i am here in the form

 

Of a demand

 

And i don’t let go.

 

I am interested

 

In intensifying the quality

 

Of this possible crisis,

 

This sadhana in each person

 

More every day.

 

I want to lay it on

 

More every day.

 

 

 

You must know

 

That everything i am doing

 

Is a means to bring about this crisis.

 

I desire this crisis in you.

 

I don’t want it not to happen.

 

I don’t want to console you.

 

I don’t want you to be happy

 

In your unconsciousness.

 

I want you to become sensitive

 

To your actual state.

 

I want you to know very well

 

What you are always up to.

 

I want it all to collapse.

 

I want it all to come to an end.

 

I want the death of all of that.

 

If that death does not occur,

 

There will be no release,

 

No real enjoyment for any of you.

 

I look to create the various means

 

Necessary to serve this crisis.

 

Every instant in satsang

 

Is working to bring this about.

 

 

 

Lessons are for assholes.

 

Lessons are those

 

Who don’t love me.

 

 

 

I already love every one of you.

 

I know all of you.

 

And just so that you will not

 

Misunderstand me,

 

I know many more than you.

 

There is no number

 

Of those that i know.

 

I know them

 

As soon as they come to me.

 

I know them before they come to me,

 

Because for a long time

 

Prior to their coming to me,

 

I’m busting their asses.

 

I don’t even sit down

 

In meditation anymore.

 

I see billions of people

 

All the time.

 

 

 

I am always working

 

On every one

 

That comes to me.

 

 

 

You must be present

 

With force,

 

With energy,

 

With life!

 

You’ve got to kick ass!

 

And lay it at my feet

 

Every time you come to me—

 

In other words, all day.

 

 

 

 

I have got to

 

Throw it down every day!

 

You have got to

 

Bring me your energy,

 

The very force of your life.

 

You have to be

 

Doing it every moment.

 

 

 

Don’t ever again

 

Allow your energy

 

To decrease.

 

Know that i

 

Expect you to be alive,

 

To be intensely

 

Available to me,

 

And never to be mediocre.

 

You may feel like

 

Being mediocre

 

And that is find,

 

But i expect you

 

Never to be mediocre.

 

 

 

I expect you

 

To be happy

 

And to live this satsang

 

With great energy,

 

And never to turn

 

Away from me.

 

 

 

You should be

 

Laughing like me,

 

All the time

 

Free, happy.

 

 

 

Be happy.

 

It you are not happy,

 

There is nothing

 

I can do for you.

 

I can’t be useful to you

 

Until you are happy.

 

 

 

 

Those who do not

 

Abide as me,

 

Already the heart,

 

Are always only

 

Seeking me

 

From the place

 

Where they begin.

F. Devotees: i will serve those who serve me.

 

 

 

My promise to devotees

 

Is the same

 

As all the siddhas have declared.

 

I am with you now,

 

As i have always been,

 

And i will always

 

Be with you.

 

 

 

I am free in god,

 

And only that freedom

 

Would i find in my friends.

 

 

 

My function is not

 

To be a devotee.

 

My function is to

 

Serve devotees.

 

 

I am not full.

 

I do not feel full or fulfilled.

 

I am lost in the fullness.

 

And that fullness also

 

Is the same fullness

 

Which includes all other beings

 

And is their real nature.

 

That nature is already

 

And always full.

 

Since that is so,

 

What is the sue of kundalini

 

Or all powers of experience?

 

Therefore,

 

How can i presume to

 

Initiate others

 

Into this fullness?

 

But if they enter into

 

This relationship with me

 

And are present to

 

The radical teaching,

 

They may also find

 

They are already dissolved

 

In that fullness.

 

 

 

I am the only destiny

 

Of those who love

 

And serve me.

 

 

 

Every one of you

 

Should function

 

For my sake.

 

 

 

I will serve those

 

Who serve me.

 

 

 

If a person lives satsang,

 

I live satsang with him.

 

 

 

I am not what i appear to be.

 

I am a presence you come to know.

 

That presence is only god.

 

 

 

There is a fire in my company

 

That you will come to know.

 

 

 

My fire consumes the man

 

And even, in truth, the soul.

 

My devotee is enlightened

 

By my fire.

 

The fool and his beloveds

 

Are only burned.

 

 

 

Let no one approach me

 

In the common way again.

 

For i have renounced

 

The common life,

 

Even in this ashram,

 

To tend my fire

 

In secret.

 

 

 

Remember me.

 

 

Live with me.

 

 

 

I am always

 

Turned to you.

2. The guru: the one who was to come is always already
here.

 

A. Nature

 

 

 

All the assumptions

 

You want to make

 

About the guru

 

Are fundamentally false.

 

 

 

The guru is the very

 

Function of truth.

 

 

 

The shakti that flows

 

Through the true guru

 

Is already the truth.

 

It is the force of truth,

 

It is the one intensity

 

That is always already truth.

 

 

 

The guru is

 

That divine power.

 

 

 

The guru is not separate

 

From god.

 

He is not separate

 

From your very self.

 

 

 

The heart is the guru.

 

The current of bliss

 

Is his form.

 

The bliss of unqualified enjoyment

 

Is his teaching.

 

The knowledge of all this

 

Is liberation and freedom.

 

The enjoyment of all this

 

Is reality.

 

The existence of all this

 

Is truth.

 

The activity of all this

 

Is understanding.

 

And understanding

 

Is real life.

 

 

 

The ultimate form of the guru

 

Is very reality,

 

Truth, the heart, the light,

 

The form of god.

 

The guru himself

 

Is the communication.

 

The guru himself

 

Is the teaching.

 

The guru himelf

 

Is the truth.

 

This is the highest form

 

Of the teaching

 

Of the siddhas.

 

 

 

The guru is not an other.

 

His activity is a paradox.

 

His position is the

 

Paradoxical one of humor.

 

 

 

He is already free.

 

Therefore, he is only

 

Full of humor

 

In the face of all seekers.

 

 

 

He is eternally present,

 

Which is bliss

 

And no-dilemma.

 

The one who was to come

 

Is always already here.

 

 

 

The siddha,

 

The heaven-born one,

 

Is heaven made manifest

 

In the conditional worlds.

 

 

 

The way of the siddhas

 

Is to live with god,

 

To live god presently,

 

As your assumed

 

Nature and condition.

 

 

 

The way of the siddhas

 

Is a happy, easy way.

 

It is divine grace

 

In the world.

 

 

 

The great siddhas,

 

Men of radical understanding,

 

Are those who live

 

Consciously as the heart.

 

The function as the heart

 

For living beings.

 

 

 

The siddhas communicate

 

The living force of reality.

 

They live it to living beings.

 

They simply live the natural state

 

Of enjoyment with other beings.

 

And those who stay

 

To live in friendship

 

With the man of understanding

 

Tend also to understand.

 

 

 

The siddha or descended master

 

Enters the manifest life

 

For the sake of those

 

Who can live to him directly,

 

For the sake of those

 

Whom he can acquire while alive

 

And draw into the form of truth.

 

He comes especially

 

For these devotees,

 

Although his work

 

Is ultimately

 

For the sake of

 

The whole world.

 

 

 

In all worlds, in all places,

 

In all regions of all universes

 

There have been siddhas.

 

And they always come to communicate

 

That what you bastards are up to

 

Is really a crock of shit!

 

And all of the siddhas

 

That have appeared in all the worlds

 

Have come to tell you this,

 

Because all of them

 

Are established in a realm

 

That has nothing whatever

 

To do with anything whatsoever.

 

They were finally dissolved.

 

They did not have to be amused.

 

Nothing had to make any sense

 

Whatsoever.

 

 

 

All those who enjoy such

 

Divine realization

 

And who appear in any manifest plane

 

Are stuck in the paradox

 

Of that enjoyment.

 

They cannot make any sense

 

Our of it really.

 

They do the best they can

 

To try to establish it in others

 

Through all kinds of weirdo influeces.

 

They try to make sense,

 

But they do not make sense.

 

The work of such

 

So-called individuals

 

Is paradoxical,

 

It is eternal,

 

It is not really describable,

 

But it is the most perfect

 

And specific and necessary activity

 

In all the manifest worlds.

 

It is the work of the siddhas.

 

 

 

The earth is bullshit!

 

It’s nothing.

 

But within all words

 

Siddhas appear,

 

And they don’t appear

 

For any karmic reasons.

 

They don’t come

 

To improve anything.

 

They appear spontaneously

 

Without reason.

 

And their teaching is unreasonable.

 

And they communicate a possibility

 

That is utterly beyond

 

Your fulfillment.

 

This is the work of the siddhas.

 

 

 

This is the “gospel,”

 

The happy and unreasonable

 

Message of the siddhas.

 

 

 

The human guru

 

Is a special combination

 

Of the eternal divine process

 

And a human entity

 

In the last stage if its manifestation.

 

The final karmas

 

Of such a human individual

 

Are benign and fit

 

For this service.

 

 

 

The guru in the world,

 

The guru who is physically present,

 

Is a direct manifestation

 

Of the form of reality.

 

He is always that.

 

He is that absolutely.

 

His visible human form

 

Is an absolute reflection

 

Of the perfect form,

 

And a perfect communication

 

Of it.

 

The form of the guru

 

Is the divine form.

 

 

 

The guru

 

Is the divine

 

In the world.

 

 

 

The guru,

 

The one who would awaken you,

 

Is not a person,

 

He is not an individual

 

Within the dream.

 

He is your very consciousness.

 

He is the real,

 

The self,

 

He is the light,

 

He is the true waking state,

 

The heart,

 

Breaking through

 

The force of dreaming.

 

 

 

He is the

 

Waking sunlight,

 

The very light of truth,

 

But he appears

 

Within the dream

 

As an ordinary man.

 

 

 

Essentially

 

It is your own nature

 

Appearing within the dream

 

To awaken you.

 

The guru is your awakening,

 

And your always already

 

Conscious state.

 

 

 

He is not

 

Some separateness,

 

Some individual.

 

He is very consciousness,

 

The real.

 

The guru

 

Is not an other,

 

Nor does he live

 

As an other in any sense.

 

The guru is one’s own nature.

 

Absolutely,

 

Not symbolically,

 

The guru is one’s very consciousness.

 

 

 

He is not this limited state.

 

He is your own enjoyment,

 

Perfectly known.

 

 

 

The guru is not simply

 

A human individual,

 

A cultic figure.

 

The guru is a special

 

Function in god.

 

It is not a form of “status.”

 

It is not something to be achieved.

 

It is not a big guy who appears

 

Among a lot of little guys.

 

It is not a form of

 

Superiority or narcissism.

 

Guru is a function

 

Of the very self or reality,

 

Appearing in human terms.

 

The true guru is not some superman.

 

He must always become nothing

 

So that the divine power

 

Becomes active.

 

 

 

The true guru

 

Is not the fascinating

 

Initiator of experience in men,

 

But one who has died in the heart,

 

Who has become empty

 

Of powers and without self,

 

Who has found that

 

Fullness is only, always

 

And already god.

 

 

 

The guru is an agent

 

Of the divine work,

 

Not because he has all kinds

 

Of heroic accomplishments

 

In his psyche,

 

But because he has

 

Become nothing.

 

 

 

The guru lives

 

As the present divine,

 

Not because he has attained anything,

 

But because he has been undone.

 

 

 

The guru is not identical

 

To a person.

 

The only reason an apparent

 

Human individual can function as guru

 

Is because he has consciously

 

Ceased to be identical

 

To a human individual in limitation.

 

There is no longer any sense whatsoever

 

In the human guru of separate existence.

 

None.

 

 

 

The guru is not a personality.

 

The only reason he can perform

 

The function of guru

 

Is because he is dead.

 

He is finished with all the cults

 

And conventions of human life.

 

He has already wrecked himself,

 

So you don’t have to worry about him.

 

He is finished.

 

 

 

The guru in the world

 

Is a paradoxical event.

 

He is always a paradox.

 

His action is a paradox,

 

Like the universe itself.

 

 

 

The guru is not an idol.

 

He is not a form of fascination.

 

 

 

The guru

 

Is not just a human person

 

Who can have human

 

Effects on you.

 

The guru is active,

 

Present as that divine power.

 

The guru is communicated to you

 

Under all conditions,

 

Twenty-four hours a day.

 

Once that contact is established,

 

Once that relationship

 

Is established,

 

That power and intensity

 

Communicates itself

 

Under all conditions,

 

In all states.

 

 

 

The human guru

 

Is just a way

 

Of communicating

 

In the world

 

The fact and the process

 

That is eternal.

 

 

 

The guru

 

Appears in the world

 

As the heart.

 

 

 

He doesn’t represent himself

 

As the divine

 

In the exclusive sense.

 

In his ecstatic speech

 

He claims identity with the divine,

 

But he is not making a statement

 

About himself,

 

About his ego

 

Or his personal qualities

 

In some exclusive sense.

 

He is making a statement

 

About all beings and worlds,

 

About the nature of reality,

 

The condition that is god.

 

 

 

This is that,

 

Without a doubt.

 

It is already so,

 

And that

 

Should be sufficient

 

For human beings,

 

But it is not.

 

 

 

Truth must come

 

In living form.

 

 

 

Truth must come

 

In a living form,

 

Absolutely.

 

 

 

Truth must

 

Confront a man,

 

Live him,

 

And meditate him.

 

It is not your meditation

 

That matters.

 

Truth must meditate you.

 

 

 

The matter of truth

 

Is entirely academic

 

Until the truth

 

Communicates itself to you,

 

Until the truth

 

Takes you over,

 

Until the truth

 

Does the sadhana

 

And creates the conditions

 

For transformation.

 

So the truth

 

Must find some way

 

To communicate itself

 

As a function

 

In specific relationship to you.

 

Therefore, the human guru

 

Is an appropriate means,

 

And that is why he exists.

 

Truth itself must become

 

The process of life

 

And communicate itself,

 

Create conditions in life,

 

And make demands, restoring

 

The conscious participation

 

Of the individual.

 

Dead gurus can’t kick ass!

 

 

 

Individuals are terrified

 

In the face of the divine demand.

 

But because the divine is so elusive,

 

So subtle, they can live as if

 

There were no such one,

 

They can live as if it were untrue.

 

But when the divine manifests

 

As the guru,

 

He can no longer be refused.

 

 

 

The guru

 

Is not some impotent old rascal.

 

The guru should be able

 

To populate the earth.

 

The guru is strong.

 

He is alive.

 

 

 

The true yogi

 

Is a bastard,

 

A wild, terrifying being,

 

A fire.

 

 

 

The intelligence of the heart

 

Is a genius, a fire,

 

Not a little

 

Pipe-smoking philosopher.

 

It is the same power

 

That wields this universe

 

And devours billions of beings.

 

 

 

The guru

 

Is a dangerous person.

B. Realization, the man of understanding: the man of
understanding lives only truth to men.

 

 

 

The man of understanding

 

Perceives the logic of reality

 

And lives as it.

 

 

 

The self or unqualified reality

 

Is the foundation of all experience.

 

In the man of understanding,

 

It is obvious, it is apparent,

 

It is conscious.

 

For him it is always, only,

 

And absolutely obvious,

 

And he need not go through

 

Any sophisticated mental operations

 

For it to be so.

 

It depends on nothing.

 

In the man of understanding

 

There is no non-ecstatic speech,

 

No action that is not

 

Full of ecstasy,

 

No moment, no condition,

 

No thought

 

That is not already

 

Merged in god.

 

 

 

He knows absolutely nothing

 

About what will happen

 

After death,

 

Any more than he knows

 

What will happen

 

In the next moment while alive.

 

He is involved with the process itself,

 

Instantly.

 

He is always involved

 

With the whole process,

 

As a conscious event

 

In this moment,

 

And now in this moment,

 

And now in this moment,

 

And now in this moment.

 

The man who understands

 

Simply understands and abides

 

As understanding,

 

The direct awareness of life

 

From moment to moment.

 

He already understands,

 

He sits and enjoys

 

The fullness of understanding

 

In his form

 

At that moment.

 

 

 

The man of understanding

 

No longer lives from

 

The point of view of the target

 

In any sense.

 

Not this gross body,

 

Not the vital body,

 

Not the subtle body,

 

Not the subtle mind,

 

Not the mind at all,

 

Not any form of subtlety,

 

Not any center,

 

Not any “light” body,

 

Not any eternal body,

 

No body.

 

 

 

The point of view of truth

 

Is alive in the

 

Man of understanding.

 

It is no longer separate.

 

 

 

Wherever limitation

 

Tends to arise,

 

It vanishes in him.

 

He doesn’t buy it.

 

He doesn’t act

 

From its point of view.

 

He doesn’t dramatize it.

 

He doesn’t believe it.

 

He never becomes it.

 

He simply does not notice

 

The mind in the usual way.

 

It is not that he has

 

Quieted his mind.

 

He is not his mind.

 

There is no one there

 

To be the mind.

 

 

 

Like a child,

 

He moves by delight.

 

He is a man of pleasure,

 

Of enjoyment.

 

Like a madman,

 

He learns nothing from life.

 

He doesn’t believe what he sees.

 

He doesn’t take it

 

To have any limiting significance.

 

He throws away all the things

 

That seem to everyone

 

So profound, so serious.

 

 

 

If anything arises,

 

Humor is not lost.

 

Therefore,

 

The man of understanding

 

Continues to live,

 

But with humor,

 

And he does with humor.

 

 

 

His life is a paradox.

 

 

 

The man of understanding

 

Lives only truth to men.

 

Their struggle is as endless

 

As his bliss.

 

 

 

The man of understanding

 

Is simply a man

 

Who is awake.

 

 

 

Only the man of understanding

 

Is always already free.

 

 

 

He is free, blissful,

 

Creatively alive.

 

Thus, he is not only no-seeking,

 

Which is freedom.

 

He is eternally present,

 

Which is bliss and no-dilemma.

 

 

 

He is not a yogi,

 

A saint, or a sage.

 

He is only alive

 

In truth.

 

 

 

The man of understanding,

 

Functioning as guru,

 

Is an awakener.

 

He is always already awake.

 

He couldn’t care less

 

About your urges and demands

 

Within the dream.

 

 

 

The significance of the work

 

Of the man of understanding

 

Is not in anything he does

 

Within the dream.

 

He simply does not support it.

 

He does not live as it.

 

He does not believe it.

 

He does not take it seriously.

 

 

 

One who awakens

 

Is not concerned

 

For the destiny of those

 

Who appeared along with him

 

In his dream.

 

There is no such destiny.

 

There is no one.

 

 

 

The guy in the dream is waiting.

 

It is going to happen any day,

 

Either jesus is coming,

 

Or the quake is coming,

 

One or the other.

 

Or the war, or the bomb,

 

It is all coming.

 

And you have got to prepare for it,

 

Boys and girls!

 

But this guy who is just awake

 

Slowly sips a cup of sweeted herbs.

 

Everybody else is phewww!

 

Hitting the mantra,

 

Sucking dope,

 

Trusting god.

 

But this guy is unreasonable.

 

He just doesn’t care.

 

 

 

He may appear to be extraordinary,

 

A doer of famous things.

 

He may appear playfully as that.

 

But he is simply awake.

 

Nothing is happening.

 

Nothing has been accomplished.

 

All he has been is awake.

 

 

 

His freedom is extreme,

 

Beyond the point of wildness,

 

So that he is no longer wild.

 

His extremes are manifest

 

As ordinariness.

 

His extremes are his natural appearance.

 

Walking into a room

 

Is a maddening extreme

 

From his point of view.

 

It is odd, it is wildly imaginative!

 

When he contemplates his own

 

Consciousness,

 

When he contemplates

 

Being conscious,

 

He almost falls

 

Into a trance.

 

So, instead of contemplating

 

Consciousness,

 

He looks at people,

 

He talks, he does ordinary things.

 

Because everything has become

 

Insubstantial and unnecessary for him,

 

He lives only as that

 

Unmodified reality, and yet he,

 

Paradoxically, lives.

 

For such a one,

 

All life is paradox.

 

 

 

He sees he is not other

 

Than all that arises.

 

He sees he is, in truth,

 

The world.

 

His speech and action

 

Is all paradoxes,

 

Humor, play.

 

He has not abandoned life,

 

Nor does he minimize it.

 

It has simply become an area

 

Of creative enjoyment.

 

He is a man of joy and pleasure,

 

Of love and knowledge,

 

Ability and help,

 

Detachment, calm, energy,

 

Clarity and force.

 

Even though he desires,

 

He only understands.

 

Therefore, he appears

 

As any other peculiar man,

 

Except he bears a humor

 

Known only to understanding.

 

 

 

The man of understanding

 

Cannot be found.

 

He cannot be followed.

 

He can only be understood

 

As the ordinary.

 

 

 

There is no

 

Unique and free man

 

In all the world,

 

Except the man

 

Who always understands.

 

And he is impossible to find.

 

Therefore, understand.

 

 

 

The man of understanding

 

Is not entranced.

 

He is not elsewhere.

 

He is not having an experience.

 

He is not passionless and inoffensive.

 

He is awake. He is present.

 

 

 

The man of understanding

 

Is a visible dilemma

 

To those who do not understand.

 

He is acceptable

 

Only to those who understand.

 

 

 

He always appears to be the opposite

 

Of what you are.

 

He always seems to sympathize

 

With what you deny.

 

Therefore, at times and over time

 

He appears as every kind of persuasion.

 

He is not consistent.

 

He has no image.

 

At times he asserts.

 

At times he denies.

 

At times he asserts what he has

 

Already denied.

 

At times he denies

 

What he has already asserted.

 

He is not useful.

 

His teaching is every kind of nonsense.

 

His wisdom is vanished.

 

Altogether, that is his wisdom.

 

At last, he represents

 

No truth at all.

 

Therefore, his living coaxes everyone

 

Only to understand.

 

His existence denies every truth,

 

Every path

 

By which men depend upon certain truths,

 

Certain experiences, certain stimulations,

 

Of freedom and enjoyment.

 

He is a seducer, a madman, a hoax,

 

A libertine, a fool, a moralist,

 

A sayer of truths,

 

A bearer of all experience,

 

A righteous knave, a prince,

 

A child, an old one, an ascetic, a god.

 

He demonstrates the futility of all things.

 

Therefore, he makes understanding

 

The only possibility.

 

And understanding makes no difference at all.

 

Except it is reality,

 

Which was already the case.

 

 

 

Those who understand

 

Are love.

 

The man of understanding

 

Arises as love,

 

Mad with love.

 

He is not narcissus.

 

Creativity is love.

 

The world is love.

 

I do not speak

 

From mere sentiment.

 

I am describing what

 

Is actually the case.

 

The man of understanding

 

Appears as love.

 

He is not separate from love.

 

He is generative love.

 

Love is the fullness,

 

The light,

 

The brightness of reality.

 

It is the form of reality.

 

I am he.

 

 

 

Therefore,

 

The man of understanding

 

Leaps for joy

 

That you have already understood.

 

He sees that there is

 

Only understanding.

 

Thus, the man of understanding

 

Is constantly happy with you.

 

He is overwhelmed with happiness.

 

He says to you:

 

See how there is only

 

This world of perfect enjoyment,

 

Where everyone is happy,

 

And everything is blissful.

 

His heart is always tearful

 

With the endless happiness

 

Of the world.

 

He has grasped it,

 

But no one is interested.

 

He is of interest to no one.

 

He smiles at you.

 

You notice it.

 

Everything has already died.

 

This is the other world.

C. Function: guru is the function of god.

 

 

 

Guru is not a kind of status.

 

It is a specific function.

 

 

 

The guru is a function, a siddhi,

 

A process, an activity

 

Available to man.

 

 

 

The guru is an eternal siddhi

 

Or function of the divine reality.

 

 

 

The guru is a specific function

 

Of the divine, not other than the divine.

 

The guru is a process,

 

Not a thing.

 

The guru is that process

 

That we mean

 

By the term “grace.”

 

 

 

Guru is the function of god.

 

Guru is the function of god

 

That makes realization possible.

 

 

 

He is present in that specific function

 

That is perfect,

 

That is truth.

 

 

 

The fundamental function

 

That is the guru

 

Is siddhi.

 

The guru is that siddhi.

 

 

 

The human guru

 

Is the instrument

 

Of that siddhi,

 

The function of god.

 

 

 

He is alive in the divine,

 

Ad the divine process

 

Is functioning through him.

 

 

 

The guru is not a “philosopher.”

 

The guru must manifest

 

The tangible influence

 

Of the unqualified

 

Heart of reality.

 

He has to manifest

 

Reality alive.

 

 

 

The guru is not guru

 

By virtue of being independent,

 

Some guy who made it.

 

He is guru by virtue

 

Of his function,

 

Which is the present

 

No obstacle to truth,

 

And to maintain

 

A radical connection

 

To truth.

 

 

 

The guru is one

 

In whom there is nothing,

 

No obstacle,

 

And all the divine functions

 

On all levels

 

Down into the human

 

Become open, active, pure.

 

 

 

Guru is a function

 

In which even liberation,

 

Realization, and understanding

 

Are dissolved.

 

There must be nothing.

 

 

 

One who is aware

 

As the form of reality

 

Gives life to all things.

 

 

 

The guru in satsang

 

Serves all beings.

 

 

There is no limitation

 

To the guru’s capacity

 

To be that fundamental enjoyment

 

For all beings.

 

 

 

The guru function is universally

 

Available and is not identical

 

To the human vehicle

 

Through which it may appear.

 

Otherwise the guru in human form

 

Could not serve anything but human beings.

 

But in fact that siddhi is generated

 

To all manifest existence,

 

The whole range of dimensions

 

Of appearance and disappearance.

 

 

 

It is communicated

 

In all of those dimensions

 

Simultaneously and eternally.

 

Always all of it is given.

 

 

 

The entire function

 

And work of the guru

 

Is to restore

 

Attention to god.

 

 

 

Everyone who attaches himself

 

To the guru

 

Immediately gets involved

 

In the divine,

 

Because the guru

 

Is just a symbolic

 

Bit of theatre

 

Through which the divine

 

Represents itself

 

In the world.

 

 

 

The guru is only interested

 

In attaching people to himself.

 

Everything he sees:

 

“turn to me.”

 

He is the divine

 

In the world.

 

And the divine demands

 

Absolute attention.

 

 

 

The guru is not a gentleman

 

Who comes into the world

 

And tells you to recite

 

Your fucking mantra.

 

The guru comes

 

And wipes out all of that bullshit.

 

He is not a gentleman.

 

 

 

The guru is present

 

In the world

 

In the form of a demand.

 

 

 

The guru appears

 

In the asylum

 

Of ordinary men.

 

 

 

The guru

 

Has no power or intention

 

To fascinate mankind

 

But only to be of use

 

To mankind.

 

 

 

The perfect activity

 

Of the divine,

 

Of the guru,

 

Is mere presence.

 

Fundamentally,

 

Apart from all the theatre

 

That the guru creates

 

In order to impress people,

 

To shake them up

 

And bring them along,

 

He is doing one thing.

 

He is simply being present.

 

Everything he does

 

Is a paradoxical play

 

Because it is not serving

 

What it appears to serve.

 

He makes the world

 

Reveal its own humor.

 

 

 

The guru operates from the point of view

 

Of a perfect assumpton

 

Of your divine existence.

 

He doesn’t just go around

 

Assuming mentally that everybody is god.

 

He can make that assumption

 

Only because it is perfectly apparent to him.

 

That is all there is to it.

 

He makes no assumptions

 

On a lower level.

 

So when he enters into relationship

 

With you, that perfection tends also to be

 

Generated in your case,

 

Because his assumption of your true nature

 

Manifests as power to transform.

 

 

 

The guru assumes your enlightenment.

 

He doesn’t mechanically enlighten you,

 

Or give you something to do

 

To enlighten yourself.

 

He absorbs you.

 

He is you to begin with.

 

But the guru in human form

 

Consciously assumes your divine state

 

In every function in which you appear.

 

He assumes it in your very cells

 

And literally, actively lives you.

 

The guru literally meditates you.

 

He is in a position to do so,

 

Since he is you.

 

 

 

While rested in the most intimate

 

And profound intuition

 

Of the divine,

 

The human guru

 

Embraces living beings

 

In a mutual sacrifice

 

Of divine distraction.

 

The guru accepts

 

Whatever is yielded to him

 

And replaces it

 

In the life of his devotee

 

With his own

 

Condition, form and nature.

 

 

 

The guru replaces

 

You with himself.

 

 

 

He is the paradoxical man.

 

He is that other dimension in person.

 

Like a genie in a dream,

 

He is both a perfect distraction

 

And a perfect servant.

 

He calls you constantly

 

And roughens your feet.

 

He intensifies the sunlight in your room.

 

He does not awaken you

 

To another place or dream.

 

Rather he serves an awakening

 

In which there is no realm,

 

No implication, and no adventure.

 

He does not awaken you

 

To another place.

 

He awakens you in place,

 

So that even while

 

The dream of living survives,

 

The noticing escapes you.

 

 

 

What men bring to the guru

 

Is their intuition of reality.

 

The guru lives it consciously,

 

Is the sun to their

 

Deep-seated intuition,

 

And he draws it

 

Into this instant.

 

 

 

The guru appears

 

In the midst of the dreams

 

Of ordinary waking life

 

Like sunlight in the morning.

 

When you are still dreaming,

 

Still asleep,

 

The sun comes up.

 

It gets brighter and brighter,

 

And the light comes into the room.

 

At last, the light, the day itself,

 

Becomes sufficient to wake you,

 

And then, all of a sudden,

 

You are not dreaming,

 

And everything is all right.

 

The guru is simply that sunlight process,

 

That intensification,

 

Rising on you always,

 

Without any other special activity.

 

His relationship to you, your

 

Condition of relationship to him,

 

Just that relationship is sufficient.

 

There is only sunlight on the pillow

 

Until that intensity is sufficient

 

To wake you up.

 

It is the kiss of the prince

 

And sleeping beauty.

 

Such is understanding.

D. Relationship: the relationship to the guru is
satsang.

 

 

 

Satsang is

 

Absolute attachment

 

To the guru in god.

 

 

 

The relationship to the guru

 

Is satsang.

 

That is the discovery,

 

That is the process.

 

That is the secret

 

Of the siddhas.

 

That relationship is the yoga.

 

It is the universal process.

 

It is the single means.

 

It is very truth.

 

 

 

Satsang is the living,

 

Present relationship

 

To one who lives as the heart—

 

Not one who suggests it,

 

Who has experienced it,

 

Who envisions it,

 

Who only thinks about it,

 

Who only teaches about it,

 

But one who is the heart,

 

Without any limiting qualifications.

 

 

 

People are super-cool

 

In relationship to god.

 

How many tears have you wept for god?

 

How much suffering have you done

 

For love of the guru?

 

How much intense suffering

 

Has been generated in your life

 

For lack of self-knowledge?

 

Very little.

 

But look at how many hours and hours

 

You’ve spent retching over the most

 

Idiotic nonsense!

 

Look at how much time

 

You spend defending your own reluctance!

 

The energy of life is devoted to nonsense,

 

To this false principle.

 

And when the individual stands

 

Face to face with god, the guru,

 

And his own nature, he is cool!

 

He is already right there on top of it,

 

He’s already got it, he’s straight,

 

And everything is all right.

 

And because everything is all right,

 

He’s not going to lie down

 

At the guru’s foot.

 

He’s not going to

 

Bend his neck to god.

 

He’s not going to

 

Dissolve in the heart.

 

 

 

When a man’s hunger

 

Becomes intelligent,

 

When his dis-ease

 

Becomes mind,

 

Then the spoken truth,

 

The word of the siddha,

 

And the living form of the guru

 

Becomes his need.

 

 

 

Contained within that acknowledgement

 

Of suffering is the possibility

 

Of knowing the guru.

 

And when you meet the guru,

 

Then your adventure is halted.

 

 

 

When you truly see

 

Who the guru is,

 

You are already awake.

 

 

 

It is not so much

 

That you turn to the guru

 

Anyway.

 

The guru turns to you.

 

And by the time you realize

 

That you have turned,

 

You have become nothing.

 

 

All the guru is doing

 

Is being happy.

 

And, since he is happy,

 

He talks to his friends,

 

Engages himself with them

 

In ways that might serve

 

That happiness.

 

It’s really a very

 

Ordinary occupation.

 

It requires great humor,

 

Because all of one’s friends

 

Are suffering.

 

 

 

He is always right there

 

And you are always

 

Turning everywhere else.

 

 

 

The teacher

 

Must always deal

 

With the state

 

That people bring to him.

 

And that state

 

Is never radically free.

 

The new disciple

 

Is never a form

 

Of enjoyment.

 

He is not blissful.

 

He is not truth.

 

 

 

The guru does not come

 

To satisfy devotees or disciples.

 

A satisfied disciple

 

Is still the one he was.

 

The guru is only interested

 

In the utter,

 

Radical dissolution

 

Of that whole limitation

 

That appears as his disciple.

 

 

 

The guru moves

 

By non-support.

 

He undermines

 

The disciple.

 

 

 

Your death

 

Is what interests the guru.

 

 

 

It is only the true guru

 

Who is very interested

 

In your death.

 

Your death,

 

Not all the things

 

You call your life.

 

And he is very interested

 

In bringing it about

 

Very quickly.

 

He doesn’t want a long engagement!

 

He wants a sudden “death”

 

For everyone.

 

Such a one lives truth

 

Until death, and then slips away.

 

And everyone will slip away

 

In truth sooner or later.

 

The guru is only looking

 

For company on his way out!

 

 

 

The guru must exist

 

As a function.

 

He must be a paradox

 

For his devotees.

 

He must be elusive,

 

He must never

 

Take a fixed position.

 

 

 

He must be paradoxical, free,

 

In order to serve

 

Those who come to him.

 

The qualities of his action

 

Can’t be predetermine.

 

He won’t consistently assume

 

The qualities of an archetype,

 

The holy man, the yogi,

 

The philosopher.

 

He must be free

 

To appear in any form.

 

 

 

The guru

 

Does not withhold.

 

He always lives truth

 

Openly.

 

 

 

The guru’s presence

 

Is a paradox

 

And a disturbance,

 

Except for those

 

Who grasp the principle

 

Of his activity.

 

They become he devotees

 

And are happy with him,

 

Because the process

 

Occurs in them

 

Without difficulty.

 

 

 

The siddha

 

“lives” his disciples.

3. Satsang: satsang is the activity and communication of
truth.

 

 

 

Satsang is

 

The real condition.

 

 

 

Satsang is

 

The activity

 

And communication

 

Of truth.

 

 

 

The function of satsang

 

Is truth.

 

It is truth.

 

It is no solution,

 

No answer,

 

No thing.

 

 

 

Satsang is the principal

 

Condition of sadhana.

 

The entire process of sadhana

 

Is its realization.

 

 

 

Satsang is truth,

 

It arrives as truth,

 

And it functions as truth

 

In life.

 

 

 

Satsang does not proceed

 

Toward a goal of truth.

 

Satsang is truth.

 

It is the life of truth.

 

It is the force,

 

The consciousness

 

That is truth.

 

 

 

Truth does not

 

Specially appear

 

Under the form

 

Of anything extraordinary

 

Of fascinating.

 

 

 

It is the most

 

Subtle communication,

 

The most

 

Absolute communication,

 

The most

 

Obvious communication,

 

And its only condition

 

Is the obvious.

 

 

 

In satsang,

 

The dharma,

 

Which is truth itself,

 

Is communicated

 

Always perfectly,

 

Absolutely,

 

Without limitation.

 

Always

 

All of it is given.

 

The truth

 

Is fully communicated

 

In satsang.

 

It is the perfect condition

 

Of satsang.

 

 

 

The force

 

That is in satsang

 

Is the force

 

Of reality.

 

 

 

The intensification

 

Of everything

 

Is the activity

 

Of satsang.

 

 

 

Satsang

 

Is a paradox.

 

 

 

There is a real process,

 

Which is called satsang.

 

It is the unqualified

 

Communication of life.

 

It is simply unqualified,

 

Conscious relationship.

 

 

 

Satsang

 

Is a relationship.

 

It is obvious.

 

Satsang is the

 

Enjoyment of relationship,

 

Being in relationship.

 

 

 

Satsang is the meditation.

 

That is the real condition.

 

That is the realization.

 

That is perfect enjoyment.

 

 

 

Satsang is the discovery,

 

Satsang is the realization.

 

Satsang is understanding.

 

It is meditation,

 

It is truth,

 

It is enjoyment,

 

It is humor.

 

It is the principle of life.

 

Satsang is only force, intensity,

 

It is one!

 

The absolute vision

 

Is communicated in satsang

 

All the time!

 

Satsang itself

 

Is the absolute vision!

 

It is above your heads!

 

Just sit up

 

A little straighter!

 

 

 

God is the

 

Entire principle of this work.

 

There is absolutely

 

No limitation

 

In the principle of this satsang.

 

 

 

Only the divine

 

Is active in this work.

 

 

 

The divine person,

 

The lord,

 

Is the eternal siddha,

 

The master of this yoga.

 

He is the revealer

 

And the power

 

Which fulfills this satsang.

 

 

 

The communication of satsang

 

Is the communication

 

Of that very one,

 

That intensity,

 

That absolute

 

Existing one.

 

 

 

The lord is the fundamental

 

Condition communicated in satsang

 

With the man of understanding.

 

From the beginning,

 

Not merely at the end,

 

Truth is the condition

 

Of this process.

 

 

 

Satsang is your condition

 

In the worlds.

 

It is the true nature

 

Of your birth.

 

It is the god-given form

 

And real destiny.

 

 

 

The assumption of limitation

 

Is not the nature

 

Of this satsang.

 

In this satsang,

 

Your perfection,

 

Your real condition,

 

Is assumed,

 

The divine nature of this life

 

Is assumed, lived and known.

 

 

 

Satsang is the dream

 

Wherein the man of understanding

 

Appears.

 

 

 

Satsang is

 

Attention to the guru

 

As guru,

 

Attention to the guru

 

As the manifest agent

 

Of the very divine,

 

Attention to the guru

 

And through the guru

 

To the divine,

 

The absolute divine,

 

The absolute intensity

 

Of real-god.

 

 

 

Satsang is not simply

 

A common relationship

 

Between a teacher and a disciple.

 

Fundamentally, it is

 

The intuitive enjoyment

 

Of the absolute divine.

 

 

 

Satsang is

 

Absolute attachment

 

To the guru in god.

 

It is maddening attachment,

 

Love of the guru

 

That distracts one

 

From the whole course

 

Of conventional life.

 

 

 

Satsang is humor,

 

Delight.

 

 

 

The truth

 

Is the condition of satsang

 

That must be realized

 

In every single moment.

 

That constant realization

 

Is happiness.

 

 

 

When satsang

 

Becomes your condition,

 

Every moment

 

Becomes the spiritual event.

 

 

 

Not a breath is spent

 

Outside of satsang

 

Once it begins.

 

 

 

Freedom always already

 

Is the case.

 

Thus, freedom is enjoyed

 

Where truth

 

Suddenly comes alive.

 

 

 

Mortal laughter

 

Does not change

 

The condition of men,

 

Apart from the creation

 

Of temporary amusement.

 

But divine humor, truth,

 

Delights men

 

And utterly transforms

 

Their lives.

 

 

 

Everything is satsang.

 

There is only satsang.

 

It is eternal.

 

But after this

 

Is all seen to be so,

 

It must be lived.

 

 

 

Satsang must begin.

 

Satsang must be enjoyed

 

As the condition

 

Of life.

 

 

 

Satsang

 

Is the great condition,

 

The only condition.

 

It is always

 

Your condition,

 

But it is not lived.

 

It is denied,

 

Forgotten,

 

Resisted.

 

 

 

The principle

 

Of ordinary life

 

Is entirely, continually

 

Antagonistic to satsang.

 

You can see it

 

In yourself—

 

How do you live satsang

 

From hour to hour?

 

You don’t…

 

 

 

Satsang is a

 

Radical condition

 

And it does require

 

Everything of you.

 

It does require you

 

To absolutely lose face.

 

 

 

Truth must become

 

The point of view.

 

Require truth.

 

 

 

Don’t be cool

 

To a heart

 

That’s true.

 

 

 

Come to satsang

 

With real need,

 

Not with anything

 

To defend.

 

 

 

Everything

 

A man brings

 

To the heart

 

To defend

 

Is destroyed.

 

Everything

 

He defends

 

Is undermined.

 

 

 

Satsang contains

 

And communicates itself

 

As a demand.

 

 

 

Every moment

 

Is a demand

 

For attention.

 

 

 

What arises is never

 

The point,

 

But it is always

 

Only a paradox

 

And a test,

 

A form of the always

 

Prior demand,

 

Which is itself

 

The divine person,

 

The maha siddha,

 

The siddha-guru.

 

 

 

Consciousness is the demand,

 

And that

 

Has nothing to do

 

With the things

 

That arise.

 

 

 

Satsang is a fire!

 

This communion

 

Is not a place

 

Where we talk “philosophy.”

 

There is a living force

 

Enacted here.

 

It is a living

 

Consciousness.

 

 

 

This sadhana

 

Requires everything

 

Of you.

 

 

 

You must do

 

This sadhana

 

With great intensity.

 

 

 

I expect each one

 

To maintain

 

This satsang

 

Constantly.

 

 

 

The best thing

 

A man can do

 

Is spend his time

 

In satsang.

 

 

 

The quicker it becomes

 

In you,

 

The more intelligent,

 

The more “like” reality

 

You become.

 

 

 

If we were not here

 

In satsang together,

 

What would we be doing?

 

What is the alternative?

 

What’s on television tonight?

 

What could you possibly do?

 

 

 

All your alternatives

 

Are brief.

 

 

 

In satsang

 

Nothing is given.

 

Only that relationship

 

Is offered.

 

 

 

Nothing is offered

 

But satsang.

 

Nothing is given

 

But that relationship,

 

Because it is truth.

 

 

 

Satsang does not

 

Fulfill your search.

 

 

 

It is absolutely impossible

 

To believe

 

That there is only god,

 

To assume it,

 

To think it,

 

To gather it.

 

You have nothing

 

To resort to

 

Other than that

 

Real life

 

Which is satsang.

 

 

 

Satsang

 

Is the same

 

For everyone.

 

 

 

It is

 

Equally available

 

To all.

 

 

 

Live this satsang,

 

Enjoy this satsang.

 

 

 

For those

 

Who live satsang,

 

Satsang is sufficient.

4. The devotee: my devotee knows me in truth.

 

 

 

The sadhana of the student

 

Is to become human.

 

The sadhana of the disciple

 

Is to become spiritual.

 

The sadhana of the devotee

 

Is to become god.

 

 

 

My disciples embrace

 

The discipline of the teaching

 

Most fully.

 

And they know that i am

 

The principal discipline.

 

They find the siddhi

 

Of the divine person

 

Alive in my company.

 

For them, i am always present

 

And active as the perfect

 

Communication of the nature,

 

Condition, form, source,

 

And process

 

That is the world.

 

 

 

The discipline

 

Lives a life of revelation.

 

 

 

The life of a disciple

 

Is a waking life.

 

It is to live

 

Already awake.

 

 

 

In the life of every true disciple,

 

There has only been

 

The sudden communication

 

Of the heart.

 

 

 

The disciple’s attention

 

Is turned to the guru

 

Without conflict,

 

Without limitation.

 

Then the very living force

 

Of the disciple

 

Is manifested as bliss,

 

Happiness, love, intensity, devotion.

 

 

 

My disciple is turned to mem

 

But my devotee

 

Knows me in truth.

 

 

The true disciple

 

Is a devotee

 

Who simply lives

 

With his guru.

 

 

 

When you become

 

Communicative,

 

When you become

 

A real instrument,

 

When you cease to be

 

Involved in your own sadhana,

 

And have become happy

 

To live with each other

 

And make satsang available

 

–those are the signs

 

Of the devotee.

 

 

 

The true devotee’s attention

 

Is absolutely intense,

 

Absolutely constant,

 

Absolutely unwavering and pure.

 

That is what makes

 

A devotee valuable.

 

 

 

His self-sacrifice

 

Or surrender

 

Is spontaneous,

 

Coincident with his life

 

From moment to moment.

 

 

 

His realization

 

Is spontaneous, absolute,

 

Continuous.

 

 

 

There is absolute

 

Continuousness of bliss.

 

 

 

The devotee abides

 

Without dilemma

 

As that which cannot be

 

Avoided,

 

The form of reality.

 

 

 

His very existence

 

Is a paradox.

 

His enjoyment

 

Is a paradox.

 

 

 

He is not a man of concerns

 

Or of programs

 

Or of descriptions.

 

He is utterly free of all that.

 

He has become always

 

Already ecstatic.

 

And for such a one

 

There is therefore

 

No straightforward description

 

Of reality, or of the cosmos,

 

Or of life.

 

Only god is apparent

 

To such a one.

 

Only the paradox survives.

 

 

 

To be a devotee,

 

To live in satsang,

 

Is to live god

 

As your present condition.

 

 

 

The devotee is continually,

 

Effortlessly

 

Meditating upon

 

The divine person.

 

 

 

The divine process

 

Is activated

 

As a literal force

 

In the devotee.

 

 

 

Every devotee

 

Is wildly and priorly

 

Free in god.

 

They live in the divine,

 

And are free to put up with

 

The randomness of this world

 

In which there is no

 

Apparent security,

 

Because they depend utterly

 

On the divine.

 

 

 

When you become bound

 

To the principle of truth,

 

You will become active

 

As a devotee.

 

And the signs

 

Of the devotee

 

Will become active in you,

 

And you will be happy.

 

 

 

The devotee

 

Is always happy,

 

And he lives

 

With great intensity.

 

 

 

The most intense life

 

Of a devotee

 

Is a very active life,

 

Constant sadhana.

 

From the point of view

 

Of the devotee,

 

There is no discipline to it

 

At all.

 

He is just happy.

 

He is just functioning.

 

He enjoys this functioning.

 

He is not functioning because

 

It will make him realize the truth,

 

He is functioning because

 

He is already alive in the truth,

 

And these functions are

 

Natural to him.

 

They are the forms

 

Of his blissfulness.

 

There is simply direct realization,

 

Happiness under conditions

 

Of all possible functional states,

 

High or low.

 

That is the perfection

 

Of the devotee.

 

 

 

When god becomes your condition,

 

Nothing you’re doing

 

Makes any sense whatsoever.

 

You become a happy person.

 

You don’t have any more

 

Seeking to do.

 

You don’t have anything

 

More to accomplish.

 

You just become already happy.

 

You know that nothing

 

Is going to make you happy,

 

And you know very well then

 

That nothing is going to make

 

Anybody else happy either.

 

Either they are fundamentally

 

And unreasonably happy,

 

Or they are simply unhappy.

 

Perhaps consoled, occupied,

 

Distracted,

 

But basically unhappy.

 

 

 

In the devotee it is perfect.

 

It is obvious in the devotee

 

That there is happiness.

 

That is his nature,

 

His condition, his destiny.

 

Then everything that appears

 

Is samadhi.

 

Whatever he sees is that.

 

So he is only happy.

 

He can’t help but be happy.

 

He can’t sidestep it.

 

He can’t have an experience

 

That is unhappy, fundamentally.

 

It is all the same condition.

 

All of his parts open.

 

His heart opens.

 

All sorrow leaves his being.

 

His mind stops endlessly

 

Manufacturing his false vision,

 

And it becomes radiance only.

 

 

 

Those who live in god

 

Consent to be fools,

 

Ineffective in the effort

 

To transform man,

 

Unreasonable and already happy,

 

Without arguments or defenses.

 

Their happiness

 

Is their only argument.

 

 

 

There are some for whom

 

Freedom is that which

 

They already are.

 

Therefore, they are

 

Always already here,

 

Whose presence is love.

 

 

 

Ecstasy is the way of life,

 

And those who are ecstatic

 

Are free of concerns.

 

They only live and love

 

And are no longer

 

Profoundly useful.

 

They create and continue

 

And disappear

 

In the ecstatic

 

Life fire of god.

 

 

 

When that intuition

 

Has become intense,

 

When your life as a devotee

 

Is real,

 

Then you will become

 

Responsible for living god

 

In the world.

 

 

 

Such a one

 

Lives freely, happily,

 

With ease,

 

And also with

 

Intensity of being.

 

He is free of all destiny,

 

Even while apparent

 

Destiny or life continues

 

To arise in his own case.

 

The conscious force of reality

 

Becomes the present mover

 

Of his appearance.

 

 

 

One whose enjoyment is such

 

Knows himself and the entire

 

World-process as consciousness,

 

Prior happiness, or joy,

 

And his enjoyment

 

Consumes self, mind, and world.

 

The destiny of such a one

 

Is that light that is

 

Consciousness.

 

It is a destiny that

 

May not be described.

 

It is the timeless destiny

 

Of the prior light,

 

Inqualified heaven,

 

The god-world of brightness,

 

Not of motion,

 

Not of sight,

 

Not of hearing,

 

Not of cognition,

 

But of fullness,

 

In which no form

 

Stands out.

 

 

 

Those who become

 

The true devotees of the divine

 

In the presence of the

 

True guru-siddhi

 

Are free of the world,

 

And they may live in the world

 

As the presence of the divine,

 

As the presence of love,

 

Of freedom, of prior happiness,

 

Of conditionless bliss.

 

 

 

That happiness

 

Does not appear

 

Only as a kind of ecstatic madness,

 

But as an ordinary, human,

 

And enjoyable life—

 

Free of the fucking divine vision!

 

 

 

Life from that point

 

Is fundamentally a celebration.

 

And the devotee

 

Loses his concerns for the world.

 

He never loses them,

 

He throws them,

 

He kicks the shit out of them,

 

To enjoy his ecstatic

 

Life in god.

 

 

 

Everything becomes consciousness,

 

Everything becomes his own

 

Consciousness.

 

He has nothing left but humor

 

While alive.

 

 

 

In the perfect devotee,

 

All limitations are undone

 

In the inclusive humor

 

Of is radical intuition.

 

He does not seek.

 

He only enjoys himself

 

At play.

 

 

 

In one who is

 

Truly conscious,

 

Life is no longer

 

A mystery.

 

He breathes

 

The very light of god.

 

He sees the alchemical

 

Transformation of the divine

 

Into life in every moment

 

And sacrifices himself

 

In return.

 

He only lives god

 

And everything

 

Is obvious to him.

 

 

 

Death is no longer

 

His concern, nor life.

 

All states are

 

The condition of truth

 

For him.

 

He knows no dilemma.

 

 

 

And life

 

Is no longer a question.

 

For such a one

 

There is not the least

 

Trace of “mystery”

 

Left in the universe.

 

He has no question,

 

And he has no answer.

 

He is only humorous.

 

 

 

The truly free man

 

Is alive in the world

 

With love and energy.

 

He is not contained.

 

He cannot be undone

 

By the world itself.

 

He has a certain madness,

 

A certain foolishness,

 

A certain wildness.

 

The highest form

 

Of his foolishness

 

Is his love.

 

 

 

In the case of a true devotee,

 

The world of experience

 

Are realized as the present

 

Play of god,

 

And everything works together

 

To instruct, enlighten, heal,

 

And positively transform

 

Such a devotee.

 

 

 

All these things

 

Are given as grace.

 

And nothing that is not useful,

 

Nothing that is not appropriate,

 

Is ever given to such a one.

 

Everything else is given

 

In the right moment.

 

 

 

One who is simply

 

The devotee of the lord

 

In satsang

 

Is given everything.

 

 

 

For the sake of devotees,

 

The human guru appears.

 

 

 

The essential responsibility

 

Of the guru is satsang,

 

To live the heart

 

To his friends.

 

 

 

Everything that i’ve told you

 

Before

 

Is to prepare you

 

To be a devotee.

 

 

 

The guru’s function

 

Is to create devotees.

 

 

 

The entire function

 

Of the human guru’s appearance

 

In the world

 

Is to create devotees.

 

Once devotees are created,

 

It isn’t necessary

 

For there to be

 

A human guru.

 

The eternal guru,

 

Who is also that human guru,

 

Is always present,

 

And devotees are

 

Always in touch

 

With that one.

 

The creation of devotees

 

Is what is necessary,

 

Not the creation

 

Of more gurus.

 

 

 

The function of the guru

 

Is to enter his devotee.

 

 

 

There is only one

 

Divine process in the world,

 

And that’s when

 

The guru manifests

 

And enters his devotee.

 

 

 

Literally,

 

The guru enters his devotee.

 

The guru is not a human being.

 

The lord is the guru.

 

And when the guru appears

 

In human form

 

It is the lord,

 

And he enters his devotee.

 

When the lord

 

Enters his devotee,

 

There is no doubt

 

About it.

 

 

 

For the natural devotee,

 

The physical form of the guru

 

Is sufficient.

 

He simply lives with his guru.

 

 

 

To become capable

 

Of contemplating or meditating

 

On the guru’s form

 

Is the ultimate capacity

 

Of a devotee.

 

 

 

Only if the devotee

 

Can be awakened

 

In the guru’s presence,

 

And made identical to him

 

In consciousness,

 

Can the teaching be realized.

 

 

 

The realization of the guru

 

Becomes that of the devotee.

 

 

 

The truth is being lived to him.

 

It is being lived as him,

 

By the grace of the guru.

 

 

 

One who becomes foolish

 

In relation to the guru

 

Is already happy.

 

 

 

One who accepts

 

The guru’s invitation

 

Is already eternally fulfilled.

 

Satsang is his condition.

 

Satsang is his need.

 

Satsang is his sadhana

 

Or eternal spiritual practice.

 

 

 

For the true devotee,

 

Guru is the meditation,

 

Guru is the realization.

 

Guru is the continuous

 

Contemplation and enjoyment

 

Of the devotee.

 

 

 

The true devotee

 

Is constantly involved

 

In perfect psycho-physical love

 

Of the divine person.

 

All his thoughts are the

 

Attention of mind

 

To the divine person.

 

He need not consider only

 

Holy or cultic thoughts

 

To be love of him.

 

All his speech is eloquent

 

About the divine person.

 

He need not consider

 

Only holy or cultic speech

 

To be love of him.

 

All his actions

 

Are devotion to him.

 

He need not consider only

 

Holy or cultic actions

 

To be love of him.

 

Then all that is received

 

Is received from him, and by him,

 

In love.

 

All that is yielded

 

Is yielded to him, and by him,

 

In love.

 

Such a devotee is my own.

5. The community:

 

 

 

The guru is a special

 

And temporary manifestation

 

Of the divine work.

 

He completes that special work

 

During his own lifetime,

 

And then leaves behind him

 

An ashram or community

 

Which lives satsang

 

And is responsible

 

For communicating its availability,

 

Its teaching,

 

And its practice.

 

 

“spiritual” forces of all kinds

 

Live within the community

 

That has come to me,

 

And these are not to be identified

 

With my special function.

 

 

 

They are the common life of the community,

 

To be responsibly realized, conserved and used

 

By virtue of the constant enjoyment

 

Of true satsang

 

And its power of understanding.

 

 

 

My disciples must understand themselves

 

In relation to methods, concepts, promises, beliefs

 

And the apparently extraordinary activity

 

Of subtle forces.

 

If they do so,

 

They will remain free of their illusions

 

In the world.

 

If they do not,

 

They have chosen

 

The way of narcissus

 

Rather than the way of satsang.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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