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identified with it. Use it, but remain aloof, remain separate. Know perfectly well that you are a witness. Just as you are a witness of the outside world -- the trees, the moon and the people -- exactly like that you are a witness to the inside world -- the dreams, the imagination, the anger, love, hate, jealousy, possessiveness, and all that. But you are always a witness, and the witness is always clear. The mind is always confusion, the witness is always clear.

Become more and more of a witness. Don't get identified with the mind. It is very close but still it is not you. So there is no point in working on the mind. The whole work now has to be not on the mind but on you. Disconnect yourself from the mind more and more. When anger comes, sit silently and watch it. You are a watcher on the hills and anger is there just like a cloud passing by. There is the hate and there is the jealousy, but you remain aloof; you just see them. Don't judge them, don't be against them, because the moment you judge you become entangled. That's what Jesus means when he says 'Judge ye not'. That is the secret key to no-mind. Don't say 'This is good', don't say 'This is bad'; just don't say anything. Silently see it, take note of it: anger is there -- it is neutral, neither good nor bad. And you will be surprised that it comes, it surrounds you and then it goes away.

Once you have learned the knack of it -- that you can remain undisturbed and undistracted by the mind stuff that is continuously moving like traffic -- you will have clarity. Not only clarity about this particular problem: you will simply have clarity -- clarity about your whole life, clarity about everything that you are doing. And out of that clarity is beauty and benediction. Out of that clarity religion is born. You become religious out of that clarity, but it is never of the mind.

Deva means divine, vatula means madness, divine madness. There are two kinds of madness, and sometimes they look very similar but they are diametrically opposite, not similar at all. They exist in two different dimensions, they are two different realities.

The first madness is a kind of breakdown and the second

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