Empty your mind and think of nought.
What will you do to empty the mind? Thoughts are coming, you watch, and watching has to be done with a precaution; the watching must be passive, not active. Watch – watch passively, not actively. What is the difference? You are waiting for someone very dear – then you watch actively. Then somebody passes by the door and you jump up to look whether he has come. You go on jumping up your mind, very eagerly, actively. “No this will not help”.
Be passive – as you sit by the side of a river, and the river flows by and you simply watch. There is no eagerness, no urgency and no emergency. Nobody is forcing you. You simply look, not having anything to do. This passivity is very essential. This passivity will empty your mind. Ripples of activity, ripples of mind energy, by and by, will subside, and the whole surface of your consciousness will be without any waves of useless thoughts. It becomes like a silent mirror.
Tilopa says: – Like a hollow bamboo rest at ease at your body. Rest at ease, and keep God in your thoughts. Keep constantly devoted to serve him with love, he will look and give you understanding by which you can meet him within yourself. Krishna says:-
Tesam satata yuktanam
Bhajatam priti purvakam
Dadami buddhi yogam tam
Yena mam upayanti te
Bhagawat Gita [10.10]
Always keep asking with him –
किसनें तुम से चाही थी दौलतें ज़माने की
उम्र भर को काफ़ी थी तेरी इक नज़र तन्हा
अभय कुमार “अभय”
When there is no barrier of contaminated thoughts and mind, suddenly the God explodes in you. You have the seed already, when the space is there – the seed explodes. When seed explodes, you will be happy with yourself as you are, you will be more and more hollow, empty and passive, you will be more and more a watcher – indifferent, not expecting anything, not desiring anything. And that moment you bloom into a Buddha, Krishna, Jesus, and Muhammad ……………