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Tuesday, 22 January 2013
WHEN A MOONLESS RAINY NIGHT IS NOT PRESENT CLOSE EYES AND FIND BLACKNESS BEFORE YOU. OPENING EYES, SEE BLACKNESS. SO FAULTS DISAPPEAR FOREVER
Vigyan Bhairav Tantra -
Meditation Technique 77
WHEN A MOONLESS RAINY NIGHT IS NOT PRESENT CLOSE EYES AND FIND
BLACKNESS BEFORE YOU. OPENING EYES, SEE BLACKNESS. SO FAULTS DISAPPEAR
FOREVER I said that if you close your eyes the blackness will be
false, so what to do if there is no moonless night, no dark night? If there is a
moon and the moonlight is there? This sutra gives a key.
MOONLESS RAINY NIGHT IS NOT PRESENT
CLOSE EYES AND FIND BLACKNESS BEFORE
YOU. This blackness will be false in the beginning. You can make it
real, and the method to make it real is -- OPENING EYES, SEE BLACKNESS. First
close your eyes, see blackness. Then open the eyes, and the blackness that you
have seen within, see it without. If it disappears without, that means that your
blackness that you have seen within was false.
This is a little bit more
difficult. In the first you carry the real darkness within. In the second you
carry the false out -- go on carrying it. Close your eyes, feel darkness; open
your eyes, and with open eyes see the darkness out. This is how you throw the
inner false darkness out -- go on throwing it. It will take at least three to
six weeks, and then one day suddenly you will be able to carry the inner
darkness out. The day you can carry the inner darkness out, you have come upon
the inner real darkness. The real can be carried; the false cannot be
And it is a very magical experience. If you can carry the inner
darkness out, even in a lightened room you can carry it out, and a patch of
darkness spreads before you. The experience is very weird, because the room is
lightened. Or even in sunlight... if you have come to the inner darkness you can
bring it out. Then a patch of darkness comes before your eyes. You can go on
Once you know that it can happen, you can have darkness,
dark as the darkest night, in the full sunny day. The sun is there, but you can
spread the darkness. The darkness is always there; even while the sun is there
the darkness is there. You cannot see it; it is covered by the sunlight. Once
you know how to uncover it, you can uncover it.
In Tibet they have many
methods just like this. They can bring things from the inner world to the outer
world. You may have heard of one very famous technique; they call it `heat
yoga'. The night is cold, ice-cold, snow is falling, and a Tibetan monk, a
Tibetan lama, can sit under the open sky with snow falling all around, the
temperature below zero, and he can start perspiring. This is a medical miracle.
How is he perspiring? He is bringing the inner heat out.
And the inner
coolness or inner cold can also be brought out. In Mahavir's life it is
related.... No one has tried to explain it up to now. Jains think that he was
just doing an austerity; it is not so. It is related that whenever it was
summer, the hot season, and the sun was burning hot, he would always stand
somewhere where there was no shade, no tress, none at all. He would stand in the
burning sun in the days of summer, and in winter he would find a cool place, the
coolest -- under a tree, a shady tree, or near a river, or just where the
temperature had gone below zero.
In the cold season he would find a cool
place to meditate, and in the hot season he would find the hottest place to
meditate. People thought that he was mad, and his followers think he was just
doing austerities. It is not so. He was really trying some inner techniques like
When it was hot he was trying to bring his inner cold -- and it can
be felt only in a contrast. When it was cold outside he was bringing his inner
heat -- and it can be felt only when there is a contrast. He was not a body
enemy, he was not against his body, as Jains think. They think that he was
killing his body, because if you can kill your body, you can kill your desire.
This is sheer nonsense. He was doing nothing of the sort. He was bringing the
inner out, and he was protected by the inner. Just as Tibetan lamas can create
heat and they can perspire while snow is falling, Mahavir would stand under a
hot burning sun and he would not perspire. He was bringing his inner cold, and
that inner cold would come out and protect his body.
Similarly you can
bring your inner darkness, and that feeling is very cool. If you can bring it,
you are protected by it: no excitement, no passion will disturb you. Try it.
These three things: stare in darkness with open eyes and allow the darkness to
enter within. Secondly: feel darkness as a mother's womb all around; live with
it; forget yourself more and more in it. And thirdly: carry a patch of darkness
in your heart wherever you go.
If you can do this, the darkness will
become the light. You will be enlightened through darkness.
MOONLESS RAINY NIGHT IS NOT PRESENT, CLOSE EYES AND FIND BLACKNESS BEFORE YOU.
OPENING EYES, SEE BLACKNESS.
That's the method. First feel it inside,
feel it deeply so you can perceive it out. Then open the eyes suddenly and feel
it out. It will take time.
SO FAULTS DISAPPEAR FOREVER.
And if you
can bring the inner darkness outside, faults disappear forever, because if the
inner darkness is felt, you have become so pool, so silent, so unexcitable, that
faults cannot remain with you.
Remember this: faults can exist only if
you are prone to be excited, if you tend to be excited. They don't exist in
themselves; they exist in your capacity to get excited. Someone insults you, and
you have no darkness within to absorb the insult; you become inflamed, you get
angry, you get fiery, and then everything is possible. You can be violent, you
can kill, you can do what only a madman can do. Anything is possible -- you are
now mad. Someone praises you: you again go mad to the other extreme.
around you there are situations, and you are not capable of absorbing. Insult a
Buddha: he can absorb it, he can simply swallow it, digest it. Who digests that
insult? An inner pool of darkness, silence. You throw anything poisoned; it is
absorbed. No reaction comes out of it.
Try this, and when someone insults
you, just remember that you are filled with darkness, and suddenly you will feel
there is no reaction. You pass through a street; you see a beautiful woman or a
man -- you get excited. Feel that you are filled with darkness; suddenly the
passion will disappear. You try it. This is absolutely experimental, there is no
need to believe it.
When you feel that you are filled with passion or
desire or sex, simply remember the inner darkness. For a single moment close
your eyes and feel darkness and see -- the passion has disappeared, the desire
is no more there. The inner darkness has absorbed it. You have become an
infinite vacuum into which anything can fall and it will not return. You are now
like an abyss.
That's why Shiva says: SO FAULTS DISAPPEAR FOREVER. These
techniques appear so simple -- they are. But don't leave them without trying
them because they appear so simple. They may not challenge your ego, but still
try them. It always happens that we never try simple things, because we think
they are so simple they cannot be true. And truth is always simple, it is never
complex. There is no need for it to be complex. Only lies are complex. They
cannot be simple, because if they are simple they will be caught
And because something appears simple we think nothing is
possible out of it. Not that nothing is possible out of it, but because our ego
gets challenged only when something is very difficult. Many schools and many
systems have simply complicated their methods because of you. There is no need,
but they have to create complexities, unnecessary hurdles, to make them
difficult so that you feel good because your ego is challenged. If something is
very difficult and only few can do it, then you feel, `Now, this is something to
do, because only a few can do it; rarely can someone do it.'
methods are absolutely simple. Shiva is not taking you into account. He is
simply describing the exact method as it is -- as simply as possible, as
telegraphically as possible, only the bare essentials. So don't seek any ego
challenge. These techniques are not to send you on an ego trip. They may not
challenge you, but if you can try them, they will transform you. And challenge
is not good, because with challenge you get feverish, you get