Papaji : There is a river of thought-waves.
Everyone is being washed downstream.
Everyone is clinging to these thoughts and being washed away.
Just give rise to the single thought, “I want to be free.”
This thought will rarely come out of the entire population.
The entire population of the planet is moving downstream.
They are not destined to give rise to the thought,
“I want to be enlightened in this very span of time.”
So I call this thought of freedom going against the stream and towards the source. It does not require any effort to give rise to this thought. The thought “I want to be free” is itself free.
This thought will take you to freedom.
It is the most rare thought.
Out of the entire population of 6 billion, only a handful give rise to this thought.
Q : Master, I have been with you four days now, and l am still not enlightened.
Papaji : (laughing) Yes, i am surprised, a smart boy like you.
Q : What should I do?
Papaji : Let me tell you what my teacher told me.
Just be quiet.
This quiet does not involve talking or not talking.
It does not involve any doing whatsoever.
Just let the mind fall into si¬lence.
This is enough.
Now wait. I can’t believe what you just said to him.
I’ve been trained to think that it takes years and years of practice and life times of training and hard work to reach liberation.
Now you say it’s simple a switch on the wall,
a change of perception. Is that correct?
You need not switch on or off.
For the sun to shine do you switch it on?
Q : No.
Papaji : Just like this.
This light is always there.
No switches at all.
The sun has no switches.
You turn your face away and you call it night.
Sun has no night and no day. You are that sun.
This is your own light and you are that.
You don’t need any switches.
The switches are limitations.
You have fixed these limitations yourself.
Nature has not fixed any switches.
“I want this, I want that. I dislike this, I like that.”
If you remove this switch of like and dislike, how will you feel?
Instantly you will be free.
Likes and dislikes keep you in bondage and suffering.
There are no walls for the switches either.
Walls are imaginary only, like walls between countries.
You have constructed this wall between you and something else.
You have to break this which does not exist.
The frontier you have created is the suffering.
You have to demolish it by yourself. Nobody will help you.
Q : What do you mean, Nobody will help you?
Papaji : The Self has to help the Self; nobody else can help.
Who else will drop this wall? You have to help yourself.
Find out, is it possible to be out of the Self, ever?
First say, “I want help.” Then discover who needs help.
Self is not suffering. Self is not in bondage.
Self is ever free.
So you are saying it is the mind clinging to the wall that is suffering ?
Yes. Who has created separation?
Mind has created separation, and no mind will remove this separation. The separation doesn’t exist.
Even to say “I am separate” is a joke.
It is only when there is a need for understanding that there is something to be understood. Once some of Krishnamurti’s students came here to see me.
They said there is only one difference between our teachings.
They said, “Krishnamurti removes concepts from the vessel and
Poonjaji breaks the vessel altogether.” (laughs)
So allow yourself some time, a couple of moments.
And in those moments there should be no trespassing.
Make available a few seconds and during this span nobody should trespass. I think you could well afford to be available for a few moments. You have spent all your life for others,
and not even a minute for your Self.
Everyone possesses you.
When you are born, your parents say you are “my son.”
Go to school next and you’re “my student.”
Then marry and you’re “my husband.”
Have children and you’re “my father.”
Remove these possessions.
Let no one possess you.
Reject everything and see what happens.
You have to devote some time for your Self, either now or some other lifetime. You have to reach your home.
There is no escape.
You have to return home, either now or tomorrow.
You must decide if you want to play more.
It doesn’t matter. In the end, it doesn’t matter.
You think it is taking time.
It is no time that you are spending because you are already free;
it is only your illusion that you are not.
You have to allow time, once and for all, if you want to be happy.
The moment you declare “I AM FREE!”–
standing on the mountaintop of your toes, arms up Eureka!
There is the happy moment.
Very happy moment.
From Wake UP and Roar Satsang with H.W.L. Poonja Book