AWAKEN FROM THIS MORTAL DREAM
All you need do is to understand what I am talking about. Ponder what I say. Then forget it. Do not hold on to thoughts, words, teachings. (A bird sings constantly in the background) The reason the bird sings beautifully is because it doesn’t know it is a bird. It has no idea what it is. We give it a name, ‘bird.’ We give names to everything. These things just are. They are not here, they are not there. They are not good, they are not bad. The same with you. You are not this or that, you just are. There is absolutely nothing you have to do.
Think of all the years you have spent studying. Where will it all lead? You may be altruistic and believe that you are doing good in the world and for its future, but the world has no future. It never did; it never will. Thousands of civilizations have come and gone, even civilizations that have surpassed, in ways, where we are now. They are all gone. What I am saying is that you cannot do good for anybody. Everything is right the way it is. Nothing in this world needs improvement. The improvement idea comes in to your mind, and you try and try, to no avail.
You must know yourself as no-thing, not as something. Always remember, there is absolutely nothing you have to do. This is how you become happy, peaceful. When there is nothing in the mind, happiness increases.
Awaken from this mortal dream. Who has to awaken? Ask yourself. There is no one, no thing to wake up. Can you see why there is really nothing to say? We can play all sorts of games with Mantras and Tantric techniques—for what end? Just know that you are nobody; there is absolutely nothing to do; no one exists. This relieves you of everything. It relieves you of all responsibilities to yourself and to the world.
You will not turn into a vegetable. If you’re listening to me correctly, you will do whatever you’re doing now but you’ll be happier than you’ve ever been in your life, because you’ll realize that it doesn’t matter. You’ll know there’s really nobody doing anything. Most of you will be doing the work that you usually do if you want to do that. You’ll appear to be living a human existence, but there’s really nobody left to do anything. The doer is gone. There is no doer. The doer has been completely wiped out.