“Spirit is the freedom, is the free being within us. It is detached. It cannot be killed. It cannot be thrown away. It cannot be burnt. It is eternal. Anant. It is eternal. That Spirit is joy. That Spirit is the source of joy. That emits joy. Joy is different from happiness and unhappiness.
Ego, when it feels pampered, it feels happy. “I” like it. This “I” business. Is ego pampering – that is no joy. Because you like to drink today and tomorrow you don’t like to have a headache. It has the double side of “I like” and “I don’t like”. You like something through your ego, dislike through your super ego. So it is a one coin and there are two faces, one is happiness and another is unhappiness. Joy is beyond that. Joy is a drama, seer, is a witness. You see a drama. You know it’s a drama going on. You just watch it as a drama. You’re not involved and you are seeing it and enjoying it. You are crying if you seeing something, you’re weeping but you know you are not that, it’s a drama. Seer, the witness. Your Spirit is the witness and when you become the Spirit you become the witness. You become the witness.
For example, you are seeing something through a window. There is something in the window, for example. Now, you enter inside the room and you see through the window. Your conditioning is like one wave arising in you as a thought, which comes from the past. It rises again and another thought comes up and goes in the past. First the past thought is there and then another future thought is there, it disappears. You see the thought rising but you can’t see the disappearing of the thought. In between that is the present. That’s the place is established, that present is established when your attention becomes enlightened by the Spirit. Either you think of the future or of the past. But I say now, at this moment, at the present, you cannot stand there because your Spirit is not enlightened. Because Spirit is the present. When you get your realization, you find that you are not thinking of the future or the past, you are just enjoying.
Everything becomes different. The whole life becomes a drama and the joy out of it starts coming out and you really enjoy small, small things here and there and you really understand how much joy was lost before realization. This is not your mental thing that gives you joy but the joy pours on you from your head just like he said, cool thing starts pouring down. As some people have a feeling of the attention rising up, it’s the same way, a cool sort of thing, flow of joy you feel in your whole body pours out. Sometimes this cool breeze that rises in the head also starts becoming like a fountain pouring down that joy. You look at a picture, for example you see this start of [unclear], you see David’s star, you see that. When you see that you can think about it or else you just watch this. Watch it and don’t think. The joy of the creation of that thing, whole thing, becomes one with you.
Like all the creation around a lake is completely felt in the lake if the lake has no ripples. Completely. In the same way, all that is joy, the Creator, whosoever it may be has put there. You get the complete joy within yourself because there is no thought. There is no barrier. No conditioning. The whole thing becomes one with you and you start feeling extremely happy. Extremely joyous. A feeling, which is indescribable. It is to be just enjoyed, to be felt. Like Kabira was asked, “Why don’t you speak now?” So he says in Hindi language, he is one of the terrific poets we have, he says, “Jab mast huye to kya huye.” “When I have gone into the nectar of the intoxication of the Spirit, now what can I talk. There is no word. No cup can fill this joy, no words can fill this meaning. You better be with me and get it and enjoy yourself.” That’s all he could say.
That’s what I say, the narrow vision has closed your eyes to so many beings. Even Christ you cannot understand. About Christ is written in Devi Mahatmiya, about Maha Vishnu, all His life is written, if you can read it you can find out that before coming on this earth you will see how He was created, what powers he was given, how He is the Son and all that is written. But for us, only you think that Bible is the authority. It is. But even to understand that Bible, as I told you, to understand Gita you better get realization. In the same way to understand that Bible also you have to get your realization. The One about Whom it is described had never been to a school. None of them have been to any school. For the first time in this life I have learnt this English language. I never knew this language in any one of my lives before. Because I knew I’ll have to talk to you. I’ll have to tell you about Spirit in this language.
But to understand it we have to read ancient scriptures. Beautiful ancient scripture are there which describes the nature of the Spirit. It is said that Spirit has three qualities. Satchitanand – Sat, chit, anand. Sat means “truth”, chit means “attention,” anand means “joy.” Sat is the “truth” – what is the truth now? If you see something white it is the truth, alright. But what is the truth of this shawl. A realized soul can know, not you, because his Spirit is enlightened. He sees the fifth dimension of this shawl. Let him hold it in his hands and he know that this is Mother’s shawl. Immediately he’ll feel those cool vibrations coming out of it. He’ll know that this is Mother’s shawl. That is the truth.
The four dimensions, which we know of, is not the truth but the fifth one which is the truth, which is the Spirit. Sitting down here you can find out about anybody what is he suffering from what are his problems, what are his chakras, it is absolute. This knowledge is absolute. If you have five or ten children who are realized and if you tie their eyes and ask them about a patient, what is he suffering from, they will all raise their fingers this, or this, or this, or all of them, whatever maybe the case. All of them will raise the same fingers, which is absolute knowledge. It cannot be argued. It cannot be refuted. It is what it is. And also today the man may be having these problems tomorrow he may not have at all. So then whatever was then is finished whatever is today that’s what they are going to tell you, so it is the truth. The rest is all is mithya, is false.”
Shri Mataji, founder of Sahaja Yoga, Public program Sydney, 3 April 1981