Come a little closer and close your eyes. You pray inside, and if something happens in the body, allow it, whatsoever it is. If any movement comes in the body, energy starts waving in the body, or if you become like a small leaf in a strong wind, just pray and allow it…. Now I am going to be with you. This will be your new name: Ma Anand Tushita. Tushita means paradise and anand means bliss.
I am leaving tomorrow. I feel sad at the thought of going.
Don’t feel sad…but it’s natural. Soon you will be back. You will feel sadness but it is good; that too is part of growth. Sometimes one needs sadness too. Remaining just happy by and by becomes shallow. You need to move to the opposite polarity. The day should become the night too. And height is good but depth is also needed.
Somehow humanity has missed the beauty of sadness. It is tremendously beautiful, because the pain that it brings is a growth pain, a birth pain. So it is good to be here with me, and happy; then to go and be a little sad. Then you will come again with more possibility to grow.
It is going to be just like a little fast. The fast helps the hunger to come back. If you are here with me too long, by and by there is every possibility that you will start forgetting me, because that which is too close, that which is too obvious, is forgotten. That’s how we have forgotten ourselves – we are so close to ourselves, and a little distance is needed.
I know you will be sad, but accept that sadness and be grateful. That too is good. Go with total acceptance of whatsoever is. Say yes to everything, whatsoever happens, and then each moment brings infinite possibilities for growth.
And I am coming with you. You will just have to learn how to feel me when I am not physically close; that’s a learning. Once you know the knack of it, it is very simple. And you can feel even closer than when you are physically near me, because when the hunger is deep and you miss me, the urge is greater. When the urge becomes intense, the distance, the physical distance disappears, and the distance in time also disappears.
People who still love Jesus become contemporaries of him, and he of them – after two thousand years. People who love Buddha suddenly can move into a different world; suddenly they are walking with him after twenty-five centuries – they can be with him.