The meaning is one: that if you become aware the host will appear. And the moment – and this is the beauty of it – the host appears, the guests disappear. The moment the master comes into being, the servants simply fall into line and they become servants. They don’t claim that they are the masters.
So the real problem is not to fight with anger, jealousy, hate. The real problem is to bring the master, make him aware. Once he is aware everything is set right. But this awareness is possible only if you fall to the source.
Mind is bound to remain divided. The very nature of the mind is such, it cannot become one. Try to understand the nature of the mind, then these sutras of Sosan will become clear, transparent.
The nature of the mind is to look at a thing in such a way that the opposite has to be brought in. Without the opposite the mind cannot understand. If I ask, “What is light?” how will the mind understand? Immediately darkness has to be brought in.
If you go to the dictionary, the dictionary is a vicious circle. If you look for what light is, the dictionary says: that which is not darkness. To define light, darkness has to be brought in. What nonsense! And when you go to the definition of darkness, you will be surprised – then light has to be brought in. What is darkness? – then they say: that which is not light.
You have not defined either, because both remain indefinable. And from one indefinable how can you define the other which is undefined? The whole game of the dictionary is that you never look at the whole thing.
If you ask linguists, “What is mind?” they say, “Not matter,” and, “What is matter?” they say, “Not mind.” Neither is defined. How can one undefined term define something? If I ask you where you live you say, “I am a neighbor of A.” And if I ask you where this A lives, you say, “He is my neighbor.” How am I to find the place where you live? Because neither is A defined nor are you; A lives near B and B lives near A. But this is how things go on.
Mind cannot understand anything unless the opposite is brought in, because through contrast mind becomes capable of seeing. Life cannot be understood if there is no death, and happiness is impossible to feel if there is no unhappiness. How will you feel healthy if you have never known illness? You may be healthy but you cannot feel it. To be healthy is possible without illness, but the mind cannot check it, the mind cannot know it: you have to fall ill.
For the mind, to be a saint one needs to be a sinner first, and to be healthy you have to be ill, and to be in love you have to hate. If you love and there is no hate you will not be able to know, your mind will not in any way detect it. And nobody else will be able to know it.
That is the problem with a Buddha or a Jesus. Buddha is full of love, but we cannot detect his love – he has no contrasting background, no hate. We have never seen hate in his eyes, and we have never seen anger in his eyes. How can we know that he loves? His love becomes incomprehensible.