Don't Let Yourself Be Upset by the Sutra, rather Upset
the Sutra Yourself
Talks given from 01/8/79 to 30/9/79
Year published: 1985
Don't Let Yourself Be Upset by the Sutra, rather Upset the Sutra Yourself
Chapter title: None
1 August 1979 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium
Archive code: 7908015
Prem Birgitta. Prem means love; birgitta means strength, power, energy.
Love makes you strong, makes you powerful, because love transforms your possibilities into actualities. It
transforms the seed into a sprout, it transforms the potential into the real. Without love one is empty, with
love one is overflowing. Without love one is a beggar, with love one is an emperor.
Love more and more, and love without any expectations. With expectations love cannot soar high. Love
without conditions. With conditions love is poisoned. Love for the sheer joy of loving, then love becomes
the bridge between you and God.
And birgitta has another meaning also -- that is bridge. When love energy is overflowing, you are
bridged to God. There is no other way to be bridged.
Anand Alwin. Anand means bliss; alwin means a friend.
Bliss is the friend. It is only through bliss that one arrives home. It is by being blissful that we start
feeling the presence of God in existence.
Ordinarily people think they will be blissful when they have found God... that is not true, because unless
you are blissful you cannot find God. Certainly you will be immensely blissful when you have found God,
but that is the end of the story; and first we have to think of the beginning, not of the end. One has to learn
to be blissful for God to arrive. It is only through the blissful state of consciousness that God can penetrate
Misery is your enemy; bliss is your friend -- and remember it... don't become too associated with misery.
Don't befriend misery, disconnect yourself with misery. Never get identified with anything that brings
misery, and drown yourself each moment more and more in bliss. Be