Fragments with No Coherence
... THE WHOLE NATURE OF MAN MUST BE USED WISELY BY THE ONE WHO DESIRES TO ENTER THE WAY. EACH MAN IS TO HIMSELF ABSOLUTELY THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIGHT.... SEEK IT BY THE STUDY OF THE LAWS OF BEING, THE LAWS OF NATURE, THE LAWS OF THE SUPERNATURAL: AND SEEK IT BY MAKING THE PROFOUND OBEISANCE OF THE SOUL TO THE DIM STAR THAT BURNS WITHIN. STEADILY, AS YOU WATCH AND WORSHIP, ITS LIGHT WILL GROW STRONGER. THEN YOU MAY KNOW YOU HAVE FOUND THE BEGINNING OF THE WAY. AND WHEN YOU HAVE FOUND THE END, ITS LIGHT WILL SUDDENLY BECOME THE INFINITE LIGHT.
"... BE NOT APPALLED AND TERRIFIED BY THE INNER DARKNESS; KEEP YOUR EYES FIXED ON THE SMALL LIGHT AND IT WILL GROW. BUT LET THE DARKNESS WITHIN HELP YOU TO UNDERSTAND THE HELPLESSNESS OF THOSE WHO HAVE SEEN NO LIGHT WHOSE SOULS ARE IN PROFOUND GLOOM."
THE WHOLE NATURE OF MAN MUST BE USED WISELY BY THE ONE WHO DESIRES TO ENTER THE WAY. This is very significant. The whole of you must be used. Any fragment that is used will create a problem; any fragment that is not used will create a problem.
You can discard something within you, but then you will never be a total man. You can discard anger, for example; or sex, for example. Many teachers, many religions, have taught one to discard sex.
They say that sex is the enemy: "Discard it!" You can discard it, but then you are discarding a very significant part of your being. And if you discard it, how can it be transformed? Then you will always be half a man. Whatsoever you become, you will never be total. And without being total, you can never be free. The discarded part will take its revenge. The suppressed part will go on bubbling within, trying to find a way out, and you will always be in trouble.
The wisdom of the ages says, "Use all your energy. Create a harmony within you." Every energy can be either destructive or creative. Nothing is bad in itself. Everything can be used in such a way that even poison becomes a medicine. Wisdom will never discard anything. It will use it in a creative way. It will use your anger, use your sex, use your hatred.
How can you use them? How can you use your sex? It looks like it's your archenemy. How can you use it?
Three things will be meaningful to remember. One, why this hankering after sex? Why do we hanker for it? What do we gain through it? Observe it. By and by, as the observation deepens, sex will dissolve.
What is the real meaning of it all? Why do you hanker for sex so much ? Because it gives you a moment of deep meditation. It is a natural process of meditation. In sex, your thoughts cease, your mind dissolves - for a single moment of course. For a single moment you are no longer a mind. You are there without the mind; you are mindless. That mindlessness gives you a glimpse of bliss.
Observe sex; don't discard it. Be aware of it. Move into it with full awareness and go on trying to find out what the innermost core of it is. You will come to this innermost core: that sex gives you a sort of natural meditative moment. You become thoughtless. and that gives you bliss Once you have found the innermost core, you can move into this thoughtless moment without going into sex.
This innermost core can be attained without moving into sex. Then by and by, sex will disappear.
Now the same energy will move into meditation, the same energy will become spiritual.
Every energy has to be used wisely. Nothing is to be discarded. This is one of the basic things I teach you: that nothing has to be discarded, nothing whatsoever. You have to enter into spirituality with your total being. We will change your energies, we will change their arrangement. We will make new arrangements, new harmonies. New symphonies will be created, but nothing will be discarded.
Right now you are a puzzle: fragments with no coherence, with no inner unity. And every fragment is Fighting with the other. You are a crowd, with many notes but no melody. These notes can be put into a melody. And unless you do this, you will remain in misery.
This sutra says THE WHOLE NATURE OF MAN MUST BE USED WISELY BY THE ONE WHO DESIRES TO ENTER THE WAY. If you really want to enter the way that leads to the ultimate, you have to use your total energy. Nothing is to be suppressed or discarded. Everything has to be accepted in deep gratitude.