I have been here, and you have been meditating very courageously. Back at home, you will feel alone, but don’t feel – don’t feel that loneliness. If you are ready I can be with you there too. Just remember me, feel my presence, and then meditate.
Space, distance, is meaningless if there is love.
You may be sitting just by my side and there may be a distance of miles, thousands of miles. You may be thousands of miles, far away from me, but if there is love, the distance disappears: you are just by my side.
Love is nearness. Love is closeness. Distance in space or nearness in space is physical and meaningless. Wherever you are, it makes no difference. If you have a love, a deep love for me, and if you can remember and surrender, I will be there working with you, within you. Remember this, and then you will never be lonely and never alone.
Certainly, when one penetrates deep into meditation, fear grips. Sometimes one encounters death, one feels that now one is going to die. One returns, hurries back to the surface. That is bound to happen. Before you are reborn you will have to pass through death. Don’t be afraid. And if the moment comes in your meditation when you feel “Now this is the last moment, I will not be able to come back again to the world, to the body,” feel thankful.
Feel a deep gratitude and welcome this moment because this rare moment comes only when your meditation has gone very deep. It is a good sign – welcome it! Don’t be afraid, because you can miss it if you are in fear, and once missed it will take a very long time to get that rare moment again. Sometimes even lives pass before one comes again to that rare moment because once the fear takes hold of you, you become deeply, unconsciously afraid, and never again come to the point where death is encountered.
Remember this: many have missed many rare moments. Know it well. Death is going to be there – not of you, only for your ego, but because you are identified with your ego you feel “I am going to die.” You are not going to die at all! You are immortal, you are deathless. There is no possibility – death is the only impossibility. You cannot die, so don’t be afraid.
If you feel fear you can remember me. I will be there even in that moment of death. You can feel assured that I am there and you are not going to die; someone is there who will be helpful.
Thirdly: meditation needs tremendous effort. You have to be doing it continuously. Make it a point to do it every day. If you can chose a certain time, and do it at that particular time, it will be very good. If you can chose a particular place also and can do it regularly at that particular place it will be more helpful.