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Divine Eyes - In Gita Verse 11.9  Sañjaya said: O King, having spoken thus, the Supreme Lord of all mystic power, the Personality of Godhead, displayed His universal form to Arjuna.


Sanjay when saw through his divine eyes the mystic opulence form of Krishna he says to Dhritarashtra that now Krishna has revealed his mystic opulence to Arjuna.


Dhritartashtra had the opportunity to have divine eyes. But he refused that offer given to him by sage Vyasa. If he had said yes then with Arjuna he would have seen Krishna’s mystic opulence. Not only that if he would have said yes then his whole life’s pain that he had not seen his own sons would also be relieved.

In our life also we miss many things when we say No. We need to learn to say Yes wholeheartedly, in acceptance.


Just Say Yes:

Life cannot be lived through no, and those who try to live life through no simply go on missing life. One cannot make an abode out of no, because no is just empty. No is like darkness. Darkness has no real existence; it is simply the absence of light. That’s why you cannot do anything with darkness directly. You cannot push it out of the room, you cannot throw it into the neighbor’s house; you cannot bring more darkness into your house. Nothing can be done directly with darkness, because it is not. If you want to do something with the darkness, turn the light off; if you don’t want darkness, put the light on. But all that you have to do has to be done with light.


In exactly the same way, yes is light, no is darkness. If you really want to do anything in your life, you have to learn the way of yes. And yes is tremendously beautiful; just to say it is so relaxing. Let it become your very lifestyle. Say yes to the trees and the birds and people, and you will be surprised: life becomes a blessing if you are there to say yes to it. Life becomes a great adventure.


With this question will arise in us - WHY CAN'T I SAY YES TO MYSELF?

I HAVE THE FEELING THAT ALL MY MISERY IS ROOTED IN THIS INCAPACITY.


It is one of the greatest problems. Every human being has to face it, because the whole society up to now has been based on self-condemnation. All the religions, all the societies, all the cultures create a tremendous guilt in you that you are not what you should be. They give you perfectionist ideals to fulfill which are impossible. They simply drive you crazy.


Perfectionism is the root cause of all neurosis. Nobody can be perfect - nobody NEED be perfect; life is beautiful because everything is imperfect. Perfection is death; imperfection is life. It is because of imperfection that growth is possible. If you are perfect then there is no growth, no movement.


God is the most imperfect phenomenon because God is the most evolving factor in existence and evolution and perfection are against each other. It is because of this that all the religions have been against the idea of evolution.


No religion has dared to declare that God is imperfect, but God is imperfect because imperfection means evolution, imperfection means life, imperfection means flow, growth. And God is infinitely imperfect; he will never become perfect. The moment he becomes perfect the whole existence will disappear into nonexistence.


All of us immediately feel - WHY WE ARE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH OUR IMPERFECTION?

Because you have been told you are all wrong, you are nothing but a sinner. Everything that you do is wrong, everything that you think is wrong, everything that you are is wrong - how can you say yes to yourself? You have been given ideas, great ideals, shoulds: “You should be like this, like that…”

And you go on comparing yourself with those stupid ideals. Of course, you fall very short, and when you fall very short you start feeling a deep no to yourself you want to destroy yourself; you cannot love yourself.


You have been told to love others, but you have never been told to love yourself. And you can love others only if you have loved yourself in the first place: if you don't love yourself you cannot love anybody else in the world. Loving yourself, you learn the art of love. And if you can love yourself with all your imperfections you will be able to love other human beings with all their imperfections.


If you cannot love yourself with your imperfections, how are you going to love others with their imperfections? You will hate them!


 Perfection is not possible. You are imperfect, and there is nothing wrong in being imperfect; this is the only way to be. Once you accept your imperfection you have accepted your humanity, and in that acceptance the yes arises. And then you can love yourself and you can love others too, because they are as imperfect as you are.


Only when you love yourself YES arises in you. Once you say YES to everything God will merge into you. Ocean will merge into drop.