THE MASTER IS A DOOR OPENING IN THE WALL WITHOUT SHUTTERS. His ego got dissolved and now there is no more any wall (of ego) there which is dividing thebone into two. He has seen it as it is.
YOU SAID MAN IS A BRIDGE BETWEEN THE ANIMAL AND THE DIVINE. WHERE ARE WE ON THIS BRIDGE?
You are not on the bridge, you are the bridge. This has to be understood. If you think that you are on the bridge, you have missed the point — this is the ego misinterpreting the whole thing. You are the bridge. You have to be surpassed, transcended. You, as you are, are the bridge. You have to be left behind; you have to go beyond yourself.
If you understand this rightly then one thing can become very clear: if you are too much, you will become the animal; then too, the bridge disappears. If the ego is crystallized too much, then too, you are not a bridge, the bridge is no more — you have become the animal. If you are not at all, the bridge again disappears — then you are the divine. If only ego is left, you are a dog; the ego is the dog. If you have completely disappeared, then the remaining silence is divine, is God.
The remaining emptiness, the remaining void, the remaining space, infinite, with no boundaries — that’s what Buddha has called nirvana. The word “nirvana” means: when you have ceased to be. Literally the word “nirvana” means: when you extinguish a flame — the flame has disappeared, vast darkness, no light. When the flame of the ego has disappeared — you have become infinite, you cannot find yourself anywhere now — and then you have become the divine.
Between these two points — the ego and the egolessness — is the bridge. You are that bridge.
When you come to me and ask how to stop the ego you are like the cyclist who goes on pedaling and goes on screaming and asking people on the road, “How to stop!” and goes on pedaling. Don’t pedal. The cycle cannot continue on its own, your help is needed.
Your misery exists because you help it. Your suffering exists because you are behind it, feeding it. Your hell exists with your cooperation. Once you understand it, the cooperation dissolves; you are no longer part of the whole miserable game; you stand aside and watch. Sudden explosion — there is no longer any ego, no longer any cycle, nothing to pedal. That is the moment when the bridge has been crossed.
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My comments to clarify it using my experience and today’s examples.
The one who has dissolved the ego, has used his body as a bridge to cross the river or ocean called life and so he could act as a door for your enlightenment.
We are inside a room and our ego has created walls to divide one infinite space into two ie inside and outside it. This was our mind residing inside it keeps dividing everything. We are searching for the reality inside the room. When we approach to the door, we take hold if the shutter because it is our experience that ww have to do with something hard in order to get out of the room. Now we can keep playing with the shutter for whole life, because we have learned that we need to do something with the hard thing like a wall to go outside. While the door is open and ww can move out easily without any effort. This is rightly the Zen saying ’sit silently, do nothing, season comes and the grass grows itself green’ means.
Only after going outside of the room we can say it was just a shutter. Only after reaching to the other end we can say we are the bridge but before that it is difficult to understand ourself as the bridge.
The door too has two ends, like a bridge on a river, but in it self it is just the empty space in the wall, and is connecting the space within a room with the infinite existence outside. It is actually a void in the wall ie he cease to exist as wall or ego. The master too become the empty space joining both the empty spaces of outside and inside that is why his egoless body is called as Gurudwara.
We are like an atom or an app on our mobile. We are connected to two ends continuously, and serve the purpose for others. But if we could embed human mind (not artificial intelligence)too into the app then they may start discriminating with other less popular, black and white apps! But there is a chance that the app could be able to drop its ego and realise one day that it is just a code written in zeroes and ones. This is called as moment of enlightenment for the app or finding tye reality ’who am i?’. Now all discriminations with other apps will get dripped immediately this is called as transformation.
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