The Inner Rhythm of Being – In Gita Verse 9.19 O Arjuna, I give heat, and I withhold and send forth the rain. I am – immortality, and I am also death personiﬁed. Both spirit and matter are in Me.
Krishna is explaining to us what Buddha said Continuum. Existence is Continuum. Look from a scientific angle our entire body changes in 7 years. Noone can dispute it. Existence is the whole body and it changes continuously, to which Buddha called Continuum.
Look at the flame, one disappears and another comes, look at a range of temperatures from freezing to boiling. Everything in existence changes in character gradually or in very slight stages without any clear dividing points.
What Krishna is saying, Continuum is The Inner Rhythm of Being: Once in a while, even in ordinary life, it happens. You have those few moments when suddenly one day you wake up in the morning and everything seems to fit perfectly. The birds are singing, the air is fragrant, the sun is rising, and suddenly you feel that all is quiet. You are no longer separate for a moment…you feel a great joy arising in you for no reason at all. You suddenly feel vibrant, utterly rejuvenated, at home. Maybe the night’s deep sleep and rest, maybe the beautiful morning, the song of the birds, the fresh air, the dewdrops on the grass leaves shining in the early sun – all this created the context. Not by your effort, but just by accident you fell in harmony with yourself and with existence.
And remember, it always happens together: whenever you fall in harmony with yourself, you fall in harmony with existence too.
Harmony has two sides: the individual and the universal. If the individual is in harmony, then there is no reason why he should not be in harmony with the whole. If inside you all conflict has disappeared, even for a single moment, in that moment you are part of the whole, you are no longer an island, you are no longer separate. All walls have suddenly disappeared; you are no longer imprisoned.
If you look back you can remember a few moments…and those will be the moments when you were relaxed, those will be the moments when there was no particular desire in your mind, when you were not worried, when you were not tense, when somehow you simply were.
Watch these sudden accidental moments minutely, because there is the secret key. If it happens in a relaxed state, when you are very loose, non-tense, then you can create the context! You can relax. If it happens to you while swimming, then you can swim and create the context. If it happens to you while running…and it happens to different people in different ways. Many runners know that beyond a certain limit if you go on running, go on running, go on running, suddenly it happens then you can run and create the context.
You cannot make it happen, but you can make yourself available for it to happen.
You cannot force it to happen, but you can create all that is necessary for it to happen. It is not doing on your part: it is happening. But, still, you can play a great role. That’s how all techniques of meditation have been developed. That’s how Yoga came into existence.
That accord is present in you, because without it you cannot be alive.
That music is already there, flowing underground in you, because that music is your connection with the whole.
Once it is cut you will be dead. You are alive – that is enough proof that the music is happening. The only thing is to go deep inside your own being and to find where it is happening.
Krishna says – look at me, words are just dressings. I am consistent, my being is consistent. It cannot be otherwise – how can your being be inconsistent? There is no gap in the being, it is a continuum. But the mind starts thinking, comparing, and then problems arise.
Once it happened… A disciple came to a Zen master and asked, “Why are a few people so intelligent and a few so stupid? Why are a few people so beautiful and a few so ugly? Why this inconsistency? If God is everywhere, and if he is the creator, then why does he create one ugly and another beautiful?” And the disciple said, “Don’t talk to me about karma. I have heard all those nonsensical answers – that because of karma, past lives, one is beautiful, another is ugly. I am not concerned with past lives. In the beginning, when there was no yesterday, how did the difference come? Why was one created beautiful and another ugly? And if everyone was created equal, equally beautiful and intelligent, how can they act differently, how can they have different karma?”
The master said, “Wait! This is such a secret thing that I will tell you when everybody has left.” There were many people. So the man sat, eager, but people went on coming and going and there was no chance. But by the evening everybody had left so the man said, “Now…”
The master said, “Come out with me.” The moon was coming up and the master took him to the garden and said, “Look, that tree there is so small, this tree here is so tall. I have been living with these trees for many years and they have never raised the question of why this tree is small and that tree is big. When there was a mind in me, I used to ask many times sitting under these trees, “Why is this tree small and that tree big?” Then my mind dropped, and the question dropped. Now I know. This tree is small and that tree is big; there is no problem. So look! There is no problem.”
Krishna says – The mind compares. How can you compare when the mind is not? How can you say this tree is small and that tree is big? The mind drops, comparison drops. When there is no comparison the beauty of existence erupts. It becomes a volcanic eruption, it explodes. Then you see the small is big and the big is also small; then all contradictions are lost and the inner consistency is seen.
Krishna is not interested in communicating something to us, he is interested in communion. Communication means Krishna’s mind talking to our mind. Communion means Krishna is not a mind, we are not a mind; just our heart meeting Krishna’s heart – no words.Tags: The Inner Rhythm of Being