February 9, 2011
The song of the morning star welcoming the new man
IAM A NEW MAN, I am born again! Now I can see in depth, I can see into the very core of things, and each pebble has become a diamond, and each song of a bird is nothing but a call from God, and whenever a flower blooms, God blooms for me. Looking into people’s eyes I am looking into God’s eyes.
THE NEW MAN I have been talking about all my life will not need masters, because he will be so full of adventurous spirit that he would like to go within himself just out of sheer adventure, to see what is there at the very source of life.
THE FUTURE GENERATIONS of the new man will feel grateful that at least there was one man who did not care about the whole world being annoyed with him. He went on discriminating between what is truth and what is not truth.
THE NEW MAN I talk about, and the new humanity, will not be Eastern or Western. It will not believe in this world only or in that world only. It will believe in the totality of man. It will believe in the body of man, It will believe in the soul of man, it will believe in the material, it will believe in the spiritual. In fact the new humanity will think of spirituality and materiality as two aspects of one phenomenon. Then the world will be rich in the both ways, within and without.
THE NEW MAN is not only clever in arithmetic, he can also enjoy and compose music. He can dance, he can play the guitar-which is a tremendous relaxation for his head, because the head is no longer functioning. And the new man is not only of the heart; there are moments when he drops even deeper and simply is. That source of your is-ness is the very center of your life. To touch it, to be there is to be rejuvenated.
I HAVE CALLED the NEW MAN ZORBA THE BUDDHA. Zorba represents the materialist, objective approach. Buddha represents the subjective, spiritual approach. Divided, both are poor. Neither of them is a full circle. Joined, they become immensely rich. Joined together, they experience the greatest ecstasy that is available to humanity.
I AM NOT A MESSIAH, and I am not a missionary. And I am not here to establish a church or to give a doctrine to the world, a new religion, No. My effort is totally different: a new consciousness not a new religion, a new consciousness, not a new doctrine. Enough of doctrines and enough of religions! Man needs a new consciousness.
The old man lives under the law; the new man lives under love. The old man lives in the society; the new man becomes a peak of absolute aloneness. The old man lives in the past. In the future; the new man lives only in the present. The new man has a presence, a different quality of being. A magnetism, a charisma.
WE NEED A WORLD…. a new man, a new woman, a new child, who has intelligence. Not to imitate, not to deceive, but to stand on his own with power and integrity. Even if it means that he will be condemned by the whole world, it does not matter. What ultimately matters is that you have your own face.
THERE IS NO OTHER miracle in the world than meditation. It is the only science of transforming you into a new man. Into a superman. The superman is needed very much, urgently, because only the superman can prevent this beautiful planet from being destroyed by pygmy politicians, by ugly religions. All these vested interests are going to destroy the most beautiful planet in the universe. You can do only one thing to save it, and that is to become a Buddha and spread your Buddhahood---- share it.
THE PEOPLE WHO WILL go beyond mind will create the new man, the new mind. And the most special thing to be remembered about the new mind is that it will never become a tradition, that it will be constantly renewed. If it becomes a tradition it will be the same thing. The new mind has to become continuously new, every day new, ready to accept any unexpected experience, any unexpected truth just available, vulnerable.
The more empty you become, the more you will be able to receive my vibrations, my heartbeat, my song, the more you will be able to dance in tune with me—and that is the only right way to spread the message. Because the message is not of language; the message is of being, of experience.
I want to emphasize the point that if a man can have ninety years of physical age and thirteen years of mental age, the vice versa is also possible, and should be made possible. A thirteen-years-old boy can have the mind and mental age of a ninety years old man. And that will be the day of rejoicing, when your mental age is ahead of your physical age. That is the beginning of a superman, the beginning of the new man, a new humanity.
A NEW MAN WHO WILL not hate life, as in the past it has done; a new man who will love life; a new man who will not be negative in any way, but will be affirmative; a new man who will not desire life after death, but will live moment to moment in sheer joy—who will think of this life as a gift and not as a punishment; who will not be antagonistic to the body, who will respect the body as the temple of the soul; who will love, and who will not be afraid of love; who will move in all kinds of relationships and yet be able to remain himself.
A real religious man is one who has no past, who has no autobiography, who is continuously new, each moment slipping with GOD. Go on… he is always calling you ahead, and ahead. He is always persuading you to move into new territories of being: from lust to love, from love to prayer—and there are higher realms than prayer. And he is constantly on the move. If you follow him, the only way is to be constantly on the move. Be a river.
THIS IS RELIGION—enjoying the air, enjoying the sea, enjoying the sand, enjoying the sun—because there is no other god than existence itself. Zorba the Buddha, on the one hand, is the end of the old man—his religions, his politics, his nations, his racial discriminations, and all kinds of stupidities. On the other hand, zorba the Buddha is the beginning of a new man—a man totally free to be himself, allowing his nature to blossom.
REMEMBER; meditation is not something that is done by the mind, it is the absence of the mind. When the mind stops, meditation happens. It is not something out of the mind, it is something beyond the mind.