It would be easy to go to sleep again. The world is so very peaceful.
But this is not my purpose.
We have seen some very fine teachers. But they all are dead or in prison. I was in prison for a considerable time…but prison was very
kind to me. I spent ninety days naked in the dark in a cell. And this rescued me.
What are you going to do? You can only play with your body parts so many times. You have one choice – die or meditate.
I’m told people in Tibet would pay to be locked up in a cave, a wall was built behind them. One meal is delivered each day. There are no distractions whatsoever.
Well, I was locked up for free. But there was no T.V. No music. Not even a pencil. I learned how to draw on the walls, using an ashtray. Though there were no cigarettes and there was no way they were going to give me matches.
No, we are living in the so-called normal world and distractions are everywhere. Satisfaction is rare, but there are all kinds of things to occupy
our minds. So very little Mind work is done. There are so many more pleasant things to do.
Though if you pursue the superficial, you are lost at that level.
We are lost at that level though we have a treasure-house within us. We have the ability to become luminous beings, but we ignore our deeper abilities.
I like to put it this way: space is not the final frontier, nor is the ocean. Our human Mind is the final frontier, and let’s never forget this. There are vast regions within that we have yet to discover.
We don’t even have a map of this magnificent country within us.