Inner Formlessness – In Gita Verse 7.25 I am never manifest to the foolish and unintelligent. For them I am covered by My internal potency, and therefore they do not know that I am unborn and infallible.
It is not that Krishna cannot manifest to ignorant but unless person is mature and grown in their consciousness they will not be able to absorb him. Or in other words drop cannot absorb the ocean. He needs to disappear in the ocean. There is no other way. Same with us unless we merge in ourselves, our Godliness, God cannot manifest.
To merge in ourselves means die as we are. Ignorant is so much attached and thinks that the world is only as objective world. They are not ready to feel their own vastness. Forget about the universe or Krishna but they are not ready to know themselves. They are stuck to their identity.
Ignorant people are always very egoistic because they don’t know how to drop their egos. The creative person knows glimpses of no-ego, of egolessness. He knows states of no-ego. In moments of creativity, he becomes so possessed that he has a taste of something of the beyond. But an ignorant person knows no non-ego states; he becomes a crystallized ego.
Remember it: you can see …only if you can be the formless in you. If you want to see the formless you will have to become formless within. Because only when the wave lengths are the same, is there communion. When you are also formless within you, suddenly something clicks and you are one with God. He is formless, you are formless; there cannot be two formlessnesses. There can be millions of forms, but formlessness can only be one.
How to attain to this inner formlessness? – drop the ego. That is giving you a limitation. Drop the very word I. Use it, it is utilitarian in the outside world, but never bring it home. Never say “I” inside because that makes a limitation, and because of that barrier you will never be able to move into the beloved, and you will never be able to allow the beloved to move into you. If you want to see God, become something like God. Be creative – one thing; be formless – another thing.
Bauls say that there are no fixed laws and rules to reach him. There is no methodology. There are no superhighways to reach to him, only small footpaths. And each has to seek him in his own way. Of course, a poet has to seek in his own way, a dancer has to seek in his own way, a lover has to seek in his own way, a meditator has to seek in his own way.
So you should never listen to what others are saying; listen to your feelings. Remain true to yourself and you will remain true to God. He has already given you the key – the key is in your feelings. Never imitate, because there is no one way for all. If you understand rightly, then the really religious world will be a world of no religions – no Hindu, no Mohammedan, no Christian, no Jaina. A real world which is religious will be of religious people: everybody seeking and searching in his own way. And God is not limited.
Jesus says, “In my Father’s house there are many mansions.” Yes, there are millions of doors. In fact, for each individual there is a separate door – special; nobody else can enter through that door but you. So don’t imitate: imitation creates falsity, pseudoness, inauthenticity. Just feel your own way and don’t bother about what others say.
It is nobody else’s business. Don’t bother about what churches say, organizations say – listen to your own heart.
Bauls are very individualistic. Religion has to be individualistic because it is a process of individuation. But what other religions have done up to now is to destroy individuality and try to make everybody a part of the crowd. They have created mobs, and they have destroyed individuals. Bauls are rebellious about it.
Each one has to come to his own vision, each one has to look through his own eyes. You cannot see through my eyes, and you cannot touch him through my hands. Even if I hold your hand and put it on him, it will never reach to him – because you are not ready. If you are ready, he is always reaching you. And what is readiness in the eyes of the Bauls? – become individual.
Krishna says that to attain your formlessness – Don’t try to understand life. Live it! Don’t try to understand love. Move into love. Then you will know – and all that knowing will come out of your experiencing. The more you know, the more you know that much remains to be known.
Once you live your life, once you have your experience of your own formlessness then you will know that I am unborn and infallible.