Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Mind and Body.......

The mind is human, the body is still animal.

Whenever you feel bored you will feel restless. Restlessness is an indication of the body. The body is saying, “Move away from here. Go anywhere, but don’t be here.” But the mind goes on smiling and the eyes go on sparkling, and you go on saying that you are listening and you have never heard such a beautiful thing. The mind is civilized, the body is still wild. The mind is human, the body is still animal. The mind is false, the body is true. The mind knows the rules and regulations - how to behave and how to behave rightly - so even if you meet a bore you say, “I am so happy, so glad to see you!” And deep down, if you were allowed you would kill this man. He tempts you to murder. Then you become fidgety, then you feel restlessness.

If you listen to the body and run away, the restlessness will disappear. Try it. Try it! If somebody is boring simply start jumping and running around. See: restlessness will disappear because restlessness simply shows that the energy does not want to be here. The energy is already on the move, the energy has already left this place. Now you follow energy.

So the real thing is to understand boredom, not restlessness. Boredom is a very, very significant phenomenon. Only man feels bored, no other animal. You cannot make a buffalo bored - impossible! Only man gets bored because only man is conscious. Consciousness is the cause. The more sensitive you are, the more alert you are, the more conscious you are, the more you will feel bored. You will feel bored in more situations. A mediocre mind does not feel so bored. He goes on, he accepts: whatsoever is, is okay; he is not so alert. The more alert you become, the more fresh, the more you will feel it if some situation is just a repetition, if some situation is just getting hard on you, if some situation is just stale. The more sensitive you are the more bored you will become.

Boredom is an indication of sensitivity. Trees are not bored, animals are not bored, rocks are not bored, because they are not sensitive enough. This has to be one of the basic understandings about your boredom: that you are sensitive.

But buddhas are also not bored. You cannot bore a buddha. Animals are not bored and buddhas are not bored, so boredom exists as a middle phenomenon between the animal and the buddha. For boredom, a little more sensitivity is needed than is given to the animal. And if you want to get beyond it then you have to become totally sensitive - then again the boredom disappears. But in the middle the boredom is there. Either you become animal-like, then boredom disappears.