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Anand means bliss, blissfulness, and buddha means the awakened state of consciousness -- the utterly awakened state when there is no more any unconscious desire, when there is no dark corner left, when all is consciousness within... when the conscious goes on spreading, spreading, and takes over the whole territory of the unconscious.

Just a very minute part is conscious now, just a small potential; it is small, but it is very potential. It is like a small lamp, but it is more potential than the whole darkness of the whole universe because the darkness is impotent, the darkness cannot win over it. Howsoever long it takes for the light to win, the final victory is with the light, because light is and darkness is not. Darkness is just the absence of light; it does not exist in its own right. It has no positive being, it is just the absence.

Absence cannot win, only the presence can win -- but darkness is vast. It is big, it is huge, its very hugeness creates fear; and the still, small voice of the conscious is just a small ray in the dark night of the soul. But it has the possibility of a seed. Yes, the seed is small, but it carries tremendous possibilities. Once it starts exploding its being then nothing can prevent it.

And darkness is impotent, I say, because it cannot prevent light; it cannot even fight with light. The moment you bring a lamp into the dark room the darkness simply disappears. It never even gives a single fight; it is very cowardly. It cannot face light so how can it fight light? It is there, enormously there, when the light is not there. It looks big when the light is not present, but when the light is there it is simply not.

So a very small part of human beings is conscious -- and that is the misery, because the human mind is the only mind on the earth which is in conflict. The animals arc not in conflict, the trees are not in conflict, the rocks are not in conflict, because they have a unitary being. They are fully unconscious so the duality does not exist. In a way there is great silence and great peace, but that peace is not worth much.

When man becomes peaceful like a tree, it is similar in a way and not similar

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