The Scent of Nothingness / Der Duft des Nichts / O cheiro do Nada / El aroma de la nada

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Nothingness is the fragrance of the beyond. It is the opening of the heart to the transcendental. It is the unfoldment of the one thousand petalled lotus. It is man’s destiny.

Man is complete only when he has come to this fragrance, when he has come to this absolute nothingness inside his being, when this nothingness has spread all over him, when he is just a pure sky, unclouded.

This nothingness is what Buddha calls nirvana.

First we have to understand what this nothingness actually is, because it is not just empty; it is full, it is overflowing.

Never for a single moment think that nothingness is a negative state, an absence, no. Nothingness is simply no-thingness. Things disappear, only the ultimate substance remains.

The identity of ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ is the secret of nothingness. Nothingness is not identical with ‘No’, nothingness is the identity of ‘Yes’ and ‘No’, where polarities are no more polarities, where opposites are no more opposites.

When you make Love to a woman or to a man, the point of orgasm is the point of nothingness. At that moment the woman is no more a woman and the man is no more a man.

Those forms have disappeared. That polarity between man and woman is no more there; it is utterly relaxed.

They have both melted into each other. They have unformed themselves, they have gone into a state which cannot be defined. The identity of ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ is the secret of emptiness, nothingness, nirvana.

Emptiness is not just empty; it is a presence, it is the ultimate peak of Consciousness, a very solid presence.

If you want to know it you will have to go into life, into some situation where yes and no meet, then you will know it.

Where the body and the soul meet, when the World and God meet, where opposites are no longer opposites only then will you have a taste of it.

The taste of it is the taste of Tao, of Zen, of Hassidism, of Yoga.

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