You know everything in the existence only the way it happens within you, isn’t it so?
Do you see me right now? Hello! Even if you are not listening, do you see me? Just use one hand and point out where I am. You getting it wrong! You know, I’m a mystic, you know! No – this light is falling upon me, reflecting, going through your lenses, inverted image in the retina – you know the entire story, isn’t it? Where do you see me right now? Within yourself. Where do you hear me right now? Within yourself. Where have you seen the whole world? Within yourself. Have you ever experienced anything outside of yourself? Have you? Have you ever experienced anything outside of yourself?
Light and darkness is happening within you
Light and darkness is happening within you. Sound and silence is happening within you. Joy and misery is happening within you. Agony and ecstasy is happening within you. You have never experienced anything outside of you, is that so? Did you experience something ‘here’ – no. You experience everything the way it happened within you. Even right now somebody next to you touches your hand, if someone touches your hand – you think you are experiencing their hand. No – you are only experiencing the sensations in your hand, isn’t it?. So, in the very nature of things – you can never ever experience anything other than yourself. You think you are seeing the stars. No – you are seeing it only the way it is projected in the firmament of your mind, isn’t it?. You don’t know how the stars are. You know it only the way it is happening within you. Yes or no?
If you want to know ‘this’ [self] better – you work to sharpen your perception
So, if you want to know ‘this’ better – you don’t read a scripture, you don’t listen to other people’s discourses. You work to sharpen your perception, so that you see things clearly.
Now, the world is reflecting itself in the mirror of your mind. Now, the only thing you need to do is – right now your mirror is a little wonky. Have you ever seen yourself in a convex, concave or a distorted mirror? You go stand there – you look like ‘this’. Suppose that is the kind of mirror that you have in your bathroom, bedroom, every place. After some time you would really start believing – this is how I am. Isn’t it? Yes or no? So, you make sure, you get a plain mirror. So, that you can see your face just the way it is, isn’t it?
So, this is all the work is – to get your mind to a place that no grime is sticking on it. It is a plain mirror. So, if you hold it, it just shows everything just the way it is. No distortion.