What is the topic? Learn to be a fool or just being a fool?
Somebody who is not doing what the crowd does, what society does, somebody who goes his special way, you call him a crazy fool. No one wants to be a fool. We resist being a fool. Who would like to be a fool? All effort in life, in society, in education, is put into trying to be wise, trying not be a fool. Isn’t it? That means just being one among the crowd, just flowing with the crowd. If somebody raises his hand, you also raise your hand, not knowing for what.
You have something which you call social laughter. People laugh whether they understand the joke or not. They simply laugh. If you don’t laugh, people will think you are a fool or you are dull. So you laugh. It is said the Englishman laughs twice. Once he laughs for the social custom. When a joke is told,he simply laughs. And the second time he laughs at night when he understands the joke. But a German laughs only once because he will never understand the joke. Somebody from Israel never laughs because he does not know what a joke is. 🙂
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Awaken your inner spirit!
When we feel high. we have no problems. The problem comes when we feel low. No one wants to feel low. When one feels low, then the more one tries to feel high, the more the low feelings persist. This seems to be the biggest problem. What is important about the feelings? They never stay the same. Feelings are fluid. See, you feel good now, later you don’t feel good. Then again you feel good. This continues in life. If we base our life on our feelings, we will be ruined. You feel good about something now and a little later you feel bad about the same thing. Then those feelings change yet again. Have you noticed feelings changing?
Many people are unaware of the nature of feelings. Everywhere you will hear people say, “Follow your feeling, go by your feelings, do what you feel like,” etc. What will you do? Be independent? People misinterpret what independence means. They think it means following your feelings. They think, “I do as I feel now, I do as I feel tomorrow, I do as I feel the next day.” Then there can be no stability in life.
We are unhappy if we follow our feelings. When you feel low, jump into the lowest. Be like water. That is your real nature; inside you, it is like water. The coconut is the symbol of the whole human life. The coconut has a husk. That is the environment. And then the shell is the body. The mind and the inner intellect is the white membrane inside. The water is the innermost part. Your true nature is like water, fluid and Continue reading “Dealing with Feelings….” »