Brazil, South America
Now I am going to ask you a very serious question:
Do you really greet a person or treat it as a formality?
See, on a day to day basis, we greet people, we exchange pleasantries. It is all on a very formal level. Isn’t it so?
Intelligence and innocence together is the most precious thing in the world. There are people who are intelligent and crooked, and it is easy to be innocent and ignorant. But what is really preferred is the education that can bring intelligence yet maintain the innocence.
When someone brings a glass of water, we say, ‘Thank you so much.'
That ‘so much’ has no meaning.
If you are in the Sahara desert, and you are really very thirsty and someone brings you a glass of water and you say, ‘Thank you so much’, it is authentic.
So, in life, when we deal only on a superficial level all the time and when we lack the depth, then life feels very dry and meaningless.
We must shift to another level, of authenticity, sincerity, and a genuine connection from heart to heart. That is what I call spirituality.
Spirituality is when you relate from the authenticity of your existence.
As children we were all doing that.
Do you remember when you were a baby, the whole planet, the whole universe was so alive. The moon was talking, the trees were talking and the animals were talking. There was a natural conversation between you and the entire universe. Do you remember?
Have you seen the children in cartoons? Even trees talk to them. It is a different world.
Now the question is, can we still maintain that innocence and at the same time reach the height of intelligence?
I say, 'Yes, we can. '
Intelligence and innocence together is the most precious thing in the world.
There are people who are intelligent and crooked, and it is easy to be innocent and ignorant. But what is really preferred is the education that can bring intelligence yet maintain the innocence.
So, now that we are at home and feeling absolutely informal, what topic do you want me to speak on tonight?
(Audience: Love; Birth; Forgiveness; Relationship; Decisions; God; Corruption and peace; Compassion; Anger; Fear; Capitalism; Hope; Patience. )
You want me to talk on patience? I will do it next year. And then…
Tell me, does it really matter on what topic we speak on tonight?
You know, we convey more through our presence than our words. Isn’t that so?
Does it really matter what we speak?
The world is all just vibrations.
If you talk to your physicist, he will say the whole universe is nothing but a wave function. Each one of us are nothing but waves.
If you are in touch with your centre, the waves are positive. If you are not in touch with your centre and have gotten caught up, then your waves become negative.
Peace, love, compassion, all these are our true waves; our real waves without distortion. They are the positive vibrations that come from us.
When you get angry, upset, negative, what do you do? You need to change that into positive. But nobody has taught us how to do this, neither at home nor at school. Isn’t it so? Grandmother must have told us, ‘Go to the corner and count ten’, that is it. Counting ten or hundred does not help these days.
If you observe your mind, your mind is angry about the past or anxious about the future. Both are of no use. Isn’t it? What is the point in being angry about the past, it is gone already. And what is the point in being anxious about the future? It is meaningless. Now, that which helps you to come to the present moment is meditation.
If you observe your mind, your mind is angry about the past or anxious about the future. Both are of no use. Isn’t it? What is the point in being angry about the past, it is gone already. And what is the point in being anxious about the future? It is meaningless.
Now that which helps you to come to the present moment is meditation.
See, if people know how to meditate for even few minutes, ten minutes every day, then they can get rid of stress and feel happy.
My vision is to see a violence free society, disease free body, confusion free mind, inhibition free intellect, trauma free memory and sorrow free soul. This is my vision. How many of you like to join this vision? (Everyone is the audience raises their hands).
We should give a better world to our children and to the future generations. We should give them a world which has more love, which has more compassion, and a world in which there is no gun culture.
Our children do not need a culture of drugs, or a culture of violence, they deserve a more loving, humane and compassionate society. A healthier society. Don’t you think so? Then that is what we need to work towards.