you still seeking? Are you ready to find? Are you ready
to be? Are you ready to stop the becoming? Do you have
any idea how many lifetimes you've been playing this
game? It's a big joke. (Laughter.) Guess who the joke's
on? (Much laughter.)
(To the guest laughing the most:) Somebody has touched
your funny bone, haven't they? Is it always that funny,
hm? Just laugh all the time, can we? Can we laugh all
the time? Sometimes we cry. That's when it's really
many of you have gurus? Have teachers? Do you have a
teacher or guru that you listen to or follow? How many
of you have had gurus? Still looking? Where's the guru?
How are you going to recognize the guru? Find the guru?
They keep changing.
They keep changing? They keep dying don't they? (Laughter.)
We overload 'em, huh? We give 'em so many of our burdens
to carry they can't carry them either. They're so compassionate
they'll take 'em all, huh? How many of you were with
Osho? (Some hands raised.) Papaji? (Some hands raised.)
Gangaji? (Hands raised.) Who else? Nisargadatta Maharaj?
Yes. Robert Adams. At least we know we're looking in
the right direction. The problem is that any direction
you're looking in, there is an "I" there that's
looking. And there's objectifying taking place. Have
you noticed? So just in the process of looking itself,
we're going away from that which we're looking for.
Have you gotten that yet?
when grace will start working, when you see that. Just
in the process of looking. What a paradox! Who's looking?
Look to see who's looking. And that's the end of looking.
Feel that right now. Who's looking? Get in touch with
the one who's looking. Right now.
in getting in touch with the one who's looking, what
is this one looking for? It's a feeling. Go ahead, feel
right now. Feel your own Being. Can you feel that? Can
you feel that you are? Do you know that you are? Now
if you know that you are, who is? What is? That's what
you're looking for. How far do you have to go to find
that? How long do you have to look to find that? And
what do you have to do to quit looking for that? Just
simply be that. Don't be distracted by anything else.
Don't be distracted by all the looking.
this very moment, right now, you are That. We are That!
It's just the very feeling that I AM, first person singular.
I AM. You don't have to go any further than That. First
person singular. If you go outside of That, now you're
looking, you're seeking, and you're suffering. That's
not an accusation. I'm not saying that in judgment.
I'm saying that in full compassion. But you know what
I mean, don't you?
let go. Just simply let go. Right now, just let go.
Let go and Be this I AM that you are. Can you do that?
Right now, just for one second. A second is not very
long. In fact that is too long; half a second. Can you
do it for half a second? Just let go. I'm sure you've
read in the books "surrender." What do you
surrender to? Something outside yourself? No. Let go
into the I AM right now. I AM. Just simply let go into
this being, this feeling that you are.
many of you can feel that something just happened? Just
let go into the stillness. This stillness must be before
anything else can be. Everything else that is movement
has to have a base on which to move, and it's this stillness.
If there wasn't this stillness as the base upon which
all movement happens, there couldn't be any movement.
we're usually so caught up in the movement that we overlook
the stillness. The stillness is what counts. The stillness
is what matters. Bhagavan Ramana says, "The real
teaching is done in the silence." It is this very
stillness. It's nothing more than thoughtless awareness.
this isn't any different from what we were doing a moment
ago with eyes closed. In AHAM we do it with eyes open.
As Jesus said, it's "praying without ceasing."
Pray without ceasing. That's really the only way to
pray. Just simply letting go and abiding in your own
being. The same revelation of Moses: I AM. Just I AM
THAT I AM. Let go into that I AM. Are we feeling this?
Nod your head if you're feeling this.
you see that no matter what activity you're engaged
in, if you're cognizant, you're still aware that there's
this underlying stillness. There's this underlying Presence.
Now, whose Presence is it? Is that a Presence outside
of yourself? Isn't that your own Presence? Who's feeling
the Presence if you're feeling the Presence? Who's feeling
the stillness if you're feeling the stillness, the silence
if you're feeling the silence? Feel it.
someone else feeling it for you? Does someone else have
your experiences for you? Don't you have your own experiences?
Haven't you always had your own experiences? Has anyone
ever experienced your experiences for you? Must you
not experience your own experiences?
right, in this moment, if there's a presence, if there's
a stillness, whose stillness, whose presence is it?
That's the one. Get in touch with that one. And there's
where you meditate. That's where you meditate. Don't
give your attention to anything else, ever. Just stay
right there, forever. If you want enlightenment, that's