The path to eternity

The next Sûtra is Tasyapi nirodhe sarvanirodhannirbëjaha Samadhi, meaning the Samadhi of no seeds in which even the feeling of impressions is removed along with the removal of the impressions themselves.

 

This is another kind of Samadhi, where even the feeling of impressions is not felt.

 

There is no end to this. These are many different types and states of awareness in Samadhi being described. The path is long. Every step is complete in itself. It is not that you are aiming at a goal to be attained. The goal is in every moment. Yet the path is long. Do you get it? The path is very long, but the goal is in every moment. The goal is at where you are in patience. It is not that you are in a hurry — you cannnot say you want Samadhi today, this moment. Yes, there should be enthusiasm, but, at the same time, with that enthusiasm there should be patience. Do you see this?

 

This is an interesting point. Those who are very enthusiastic have no patience. People who have patience are very lethargic — they believe they have a lifetime ahead of them anyway. Others are restless — they want things at that very moment. You can see this everywhere. They are either of this extreme or that extreme. It is like sleeping a hurried sleep. It is not possible. You cannot tell yourself to sleep quickly.

 

In the same way, you cannot remember in a hurry… “Okay, let me remember, quick, quick, quick.” The hurry in remembering delays the remembering. When you want to remember something, the more you hurry, the more restless you are to remember, the longer it takes for you to remember. It is the same with meditation or Samadhi.

 

You cannot say, “I am going to meditate quickly. I have no time!” Not possible. So this path, the middle path or the golden path, is wherein you are enthusiastic, at the same time, you are patient. You are patient, at the same time you are not lethargic. You do not postpone things. You know, often when people have to do something good, for their personal development, they say, “If God is willing, I will do it. If God is willing, it will come to me.” They leave it to God when it comes to one’s practices and development. But when you have to do something in the world, you do not say, “God willing, I will build a house or if God is willing I will make a relationship”. You do not do that! You look for a relationship; you look for a house, look for a job, look for money. For all this you put your hundred percent, but, if you have to do something for others or some practices of self-development, you say, if God is willing it will happen.

 

Infinite patience and dynamic enthusiasm is the golden middle path!

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