Paradise is a capacity to enjoy yourself right here and now. –
You are in paradise, but still you have lost it because you can not enjoy here and now. You are thinking, planning for the future, somewhere when you become like gods, then you will enjoy it.
Meditation is a natural state – which you have lost. It is a paradise lost, but the paradise can be regained. All that is needed is to regain that space once more.
You had known it before, so when for the first time you know meditation, you will be surprised – because a great feeling will arise in you as if you have known it before. And that feeling is true: you have known it before.
You have forgotten. The diamond is lost in piles of rubbish. But if you can uncover it, you will find the diamond again – it is yours. It can not really be lost. It can only be forgotten.
You are born as meditator, then you learn the ways of the mind. But your real nature remains hidden somewhere deep down like an undercurrent. Any day, a little digging, and you will find the source still flowing. And the greatest joy in life is to find it.
The child sitting by your side may be still in paradise but you are not. I am just here before you, I am in paradise, but you are not. So paradise is not a question of geography, it is a question of inner space.
Look into the child’s eyes … look and you will see tremendous silence, innocence. Each child comes with a meditative state, but it has to be taught how to think, how to calculate, how to reason, how to argue; it has to be taught words, language, concepts.
And, slowly, slowly, it loses contact with its own innocence. It becomes contaminated, polluted by the Society. It becomes an efficient mechanism; it is no more a man.
Gar firdaus bar rue zameen ast
Hameen asto, hameen asto, hameen ast
If ever there is Paradise on Earth
It is here, It is here, It is here
in the embrace of illusion
I have found paradise.
She lulls me with a vision
of what a soul could be…
The mind is set alight
by a single spark
and the body follows willingly.
Paradise, like God,
is what you want her to be.
In the chaos of confusion
you will find paradise.
Here, in the realm without reason,
life itself will suffice,
for no truth outweighs another
once you learn to see
that a thought often reflects
the mind that set it free.
Paradise, like Truth,
is what you want him to be
You and I
may live worlds apart,
speak in tongues that can’t relate
and blame our differences on fate;
But to the rain,
all ground is the same,
all rivers flow as one
into the ocean.
All water is just a part
of the greater whole;
The ultimate existence
by simply being.
Paradise, like Existence,
is what You let it be