There is a very big difference between doing what I like and doing what is needed. When you start doing what is needed, there is no such thing as what is it that I like and what is it that I do not like. If you just transcend this one thing that I like something, I dislike something; if you just transcend this one thing, ninety percent of your spiritual work is over. That’s all, because the karma, the karma generating machine; the basis of bondage is just this – I like this, I don’t like this. I love this, I hate this. Once you divide creation like this, your ability to touch that dimension which we call as the source of creation is out of reach for you.
There is a very big difference between doing what I like and doing what is needed.
I want you to pay attention; all the children also, okay? All of you should pay attention to small things- a blade of grass, a leaf, an ant. You saw an ant? Huh? Really? Closely, you must look at an ant. Whoever made this ant, whoever made this ant, has it been made with meticulous attention or simply, okay, just a bloody ant. Huh? What do you think? Very well-made? Well-made or no? Very well-made, isn’t it? Fantastic ant, actually. Not just a bloody ant. So, if the creator, the source of creation is willing to pay that much attention to a tiny little ant, who the hell are you to decide, what you like and what you dislike?
In doing something, beyond what is me is where a human being comes to a place, where he becomes available for grace.
In doing something, beyond what is me is where a human being comes to a place, where he becomes available for grace. Grace is there, question is- are we available? We like this, we don’t like this. You like a cockroach? Why? Suppose, suppose, suppose, Shiva came in the disguise of a cockroach what will you do, huh? Namaskaram, you’ll do? But how will you know it is Shiva or just another cockroach? Huh? How will you know? You don’t know.
So, better do Namaskaram to every cockroach because who knows which one is Shiva. It is very simple, this is what this culture taught you. You see a tree, Shiva, you see a stone Shiva, you see a dog, Shiva, you see a cow, Shiva because you don’t know, you don’t know today what is his disguise. Better not take a chance, isn’t it? Huh? Better not take a chance. At least start with the human beings. You don’t know in what disguise he has come today. Hmm? Isn’t it? Suppose, who knows? This is why, whoever you see because who knows today what is the disguise. If you are like this, grace will be upon you. There is no question. You don’t have to go in search, you don’t have to go in search of god or truth, it will rain upon you. It will.