“You can’t leave anything alone. You always have to translate it in terms of your thinking structure. ”
“Your thinking is nothing but noise. ”
In a recent conversation with a friend the point was raised once again that thoughts are secondary to the functioning of the body. Breathing, heartbeat, organ function is independent of thought. Thinking is a necessity in order to function sanely and intelligently in society, but thought has gradually created a parallel reality which is now in conflict with the body. The effort to ‘understand’ goes to strengthening the thinking machine. This is why it is so easy to sell spiritual ‘goodies’. They are wolves in sheep’s clothing. The biological reality of the body runs efficiently independent of thought. I am frightened to allow it to take its course so I seek out and listen to others, hoping for answers that can strengthen the thinking machine.
When UG said that to see anything for once in your life you would drop dead, I suspect he was not fooling. This means the socialized mechanism of thousands of years would have to slow down to a point where it would affect the biological body deeply. Even JK hinted at this, but left the hope in there that it could happen through choiceless awareness or some technique. UG said, unless you renounce your effort, you are stuck forever.
There is already more than enough information in the thinking machine to enable me to survive so what I am now putting in is excess, a diversion.
During his last visit to India, UG was asked a question by a woman who had been coming to see him for years. She could sense this would be his last visit and her tone was that of frustration to the point of tears. “So UG what are we to do?” she asked pleading for some parting wisdom. His reply was chilling…
“Madame, you are running and running all the time.”
That was it. People may think that because UG was so pleasant and jovial at times that he was kidding. They are very much mistaken. He was dead serious every second, which may be why he was so funny. It’s easier to laugh it off than to examine the implications for myself.