Every mother knows this: whenever a child is not going to sleep she will repeat a line of a song, very simple, two, three words, and she will repeat the same again and again, a lullaby. It becomes a mantra and the child goes to sleep. And the mind is the same – whether you are a child or an old man makes no difference – the mind goes into sleep through lullabies, but the process is the same.
Thinking has to be stopped, but not by becoming unconscious. Thinking has to be stopped by becoming more conscious, alert, aware, so the energy that is moving in thinking moves into consciousness, and a witnessing arises in you. So remember, not through chanting, but through becoming a witness to the thought process – looking at it, watching it, a watcher on the hills, looking, seeing.
If you deeply see and penetrate the words, they start disappearing. A gap comes, an interval. Clouds disappear and the blue sky is seen. You are alert, sensitive, not in a coma. More unconsciousness has been drawn into consciousness; your flame is bigger, more vital, and you can see more, you can touch more, you can smell more. And your action takes on a new quality, the quality of divineness.
Whenever a buddha touches you, the touch is different. You also touch, you also feel differences sometimes. You touch a man just casually, and then you don’t move through the hand. Then the hand is dead, closed; you simply say hello with a dead hand. You can feel it, that the hand has been given but yet not given. It was diplomatic. The hand was not alive, not warm, not meeting and merging with you. Sometimes, when in love the hand is given, it is a merging, energy flows through it, it is an opening. Through the hand the being comes to meet you. It is warm, it is alive, it trusts you.
When a buddha touches you it is absolutely different, the quality has changed – because whenever the consciousness is total, absolute, every action becomes total. When he touches, he becomes just the touch. He is nothing any more. His whole being is the touch, he flows into it. He is nowhere else, he is in the touch.
At that moment he is no longer the eyes, he is no longer the ears; at that moment his whole being is transformed into touch. He becomes a total touch, and you will feel that you are illuminated through his touch – an energy has moved into you. If you were not ready you may even be shocked. If you were ready then you will rejoice, you will be delighted in it.
When a buddha looks at you he becomes just the eyes, otherwise is not possible, because he is not divided within. When you look, you look and you do many other things also. Thinking goes on, you go on, divided. Your eyes are not total.
When a buddha looks at you his eyes are total. They will be like a burning sun. They will penetrate you, they will make a hole within your being, they will go directly to your heart. You will never be the same again – if you allow it. Otherwise, you can remain closed and he cannot penetrate you. Even if he touches, he touches a dead corpse – you can remain closed.
Whenever there is consciousness and action, consciousness and action become a totality.
Now try to follow these words, they are very beautiful.