So touching that dimension which is beyond the physical means, you want to touch that dimension which is the basis of the physical. When you say, that which is the basis of the physical, what you’re talking is – that you are not interested in creation, but you are interested in the source of creation. There if you go and stand in front of the creator, at least there you must keep your ideas down, isn’t it? Your ideas must be kept down for some time when the creator is here, isn’t it so? Isn’t he the biggest idea?
Prayer means you’re telling God what to do
It’s like there was a man from Pennsylvania. Where are you from?
It rains, it doesn’t flood there. That’s why we put Seattle on the coast. Otherwise it would flood, you know, that place.
So, Pennsylvania – there was a man in Pennsylvania. Once there was a big flood, and – are you ok, if there is a joke inside a joke, you alright? The flood was beginning to happen. The water was filling up, and there was a very enthusiastic journalist – who is reporting stage by stage, hour by hour, as to how the flood is progressing, you know! Because that is journalism. Somebody is drowning – report to the world, this man is drowning. Look at him drowning. Take it on the video and show it to everyone – how a man drowns. You don’t throw the goddamn camera, and get the man – no! You show the whole world how a man can drown in a flood. So, these are not the days of video cameras. Only you know, morse code is how the report is being filed. So, he filed the report very eloquently. He said – As God sits and watches, the water is filling up in this part of Pennsylvania, and houses are going down, and this and that, and described it in very eloquent terms. Then immediately got a response from his editor – leave the flood, interview God! God is sitting and watching, he thought he is somewhere here. Forget about the flood, interview God. They didn’t get to interview him, it continued.
Many homes drowned, many people died, but one man survived. This man who survived, went to New York City and shared among people – how he survived a Pennsylvania flood, where so many people died. People gathered. Then he went to Boston and talked about – how he survived a Pennsylvania flood. And more people gathered. Then he came to Seattle, and he shared. More people gathered. Then he started his road show, city to city, talking and talking – how he survived a Pennsylvania flood. He became a famous speaker in American. And then naturally, you know, every American has to write a book within their lifespan. So he write a book – how he survived a Pennsylvania flood. It became famous. He spoke everywhere, and his engagements become international. hHe became a millionaire, sold millions of books. All his life, he only spoke about – how he survived the Pennsylvania flood.
You think you’re God’s consultant
And one day he died, not in a flood, he died. And they had an assembly. He went through the Pearly Gates, and there was an assembly of people, and there was an opportunity to speak. Few people could speak. So, he told his neighbours – I will share my experience about, how I survived Pennsylvania flood. Somebody nudged and said, there is Noah in the audience. Ok!
Now you don’t go stand in front of that which is the basis of creation, and throw your ideas at him. You are his idea. Yes? You are just a figment of his idea. If he withdraws his idea, you’re gone. So you don’t put your ideas. So this is the essence of meditativeness. Prayer means you’re telling God what to do. You think you’re God’s consultant. Meditation means you’ve understood your limitations. Now you just shut up. If you just shut up, just shut up on all levels, everything that needs to happen to you will happen to you. All the training is just to help them to shut up. That you don’t throw your silly ideas at the creator. You just shut up.