- Hollow Bamboo
Like a hollow bamboo
rest at ease with your body.
This is one of Tilopa's special
methods. Every Master has his own
special method through which he has attained, and through which he would
like to help others. This is
LIKE A HOLLOW BAMBOO REST AT EASE WITH
A bamboo, inside completely hollow...
When you rest, you just feel that you
are like a bamboo: inside completely
hollow and empty. And in fact this is
the case: your body is just like a
bamboo, and inside it is hollow. Your
skin, your bones, your blood, all
are part of the bamboo, and inside
there is space, hollowness.
When you are sitting with a completely
silent mouth, inactive, tongue
touching the roof and silent, not
quivering with thoughts, mind watching
passively, not waiting for anything
in particular, feel like a hollow
bamboo -- and suddenly infinite energy
starts pouring within you, you are
filled with the unknown, with the
mysterious, with the divine. A hollow
bamboo becomes a flute and the divine
starts playing it. Once you are empty
then there is no barrier for the
divine to enter in you.
Try this; this is one of the most
beautiful meditations, the meditation
of becoming a hollow bamboo. You need
not do anything else. You simply
become this -- and all else happens.
Suddenly you feel something is
descending in your hollowness. You
are like a womb and a new life is
entering in you, a seed is falling.
And a moment comes when the bamboo
Excerpted from The Book of Secrets
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