VBT – Week’s Meditation 2
The persona is just like clothes. Your body is here, hidden in clothes; in the same way your spirituality is here, hidden in certain clothes. These clothes are your personality. You can be naked just here and now, and in the same way you can be naked in your spirituality also. But you do not know what the clothes are. You do not know how you are hidden in them; you do not know how to be naked.
You have been in clothes so long – for lives and lives and lives you have been in clothes – and you have been so identified with the clothes, that now you do not think that these are clothes. You think these clothes are you. That is the only barrier.
For example, you have some treasure, but you have forgotten or you have not yet recognized that this is a treasure, and you go on begging in the streets… you are a beggar. If someone says, “Go and look inside your house. You need not be a beggar, you can be an emperor this very moment,”
the beggar is bound to say, “What nonsense you are talking. How can I be an emperor this very moment? I have been begging for years and still I am a beggar, and even if I go on begging for lives together, I am not going to be an emperor. So how absurd and illogical your statement is, ‘You can be an emperor this very moment.'”
It is impossible. The beggar cannot believe it. Why? Because the begging mind is a long habit.
But if the treasure is just hidden in the house, then from simple digging, removing the earth a little bit, the treasure will be there. And immediately he will not be a beggar again, he will become an emperor.
It is the same with spirituality: it is a hidden treasure. Nothing is to be achieved somewhere in the future. You have not yet recognized it, but it is there already in you. You are the treasure, but you go on begging.
I remind members during my conference call and online seminar. When we were child if they want to take up any challenge when they were student they were never thinking that something will not be available to them if they will take this challenge. Why? As they knew that behind them their parents and teachers are there to support and give them all the resources required. We were emperor but then we forgot our this experience. As we have never introduced to ourselves. We are always introduced ourselves as other has told us, who we are. We know ourselves only through others. This is the reason we are living life of baggers.
Spirituality in other words is introducing ourselves to ourselves.