People who are not even acquainted with me……..
People who are not even acquainted with me, who may have come just out of curiosity to see me, who may just have happened to be there accidentally when I was passing by…. But something transpires, they are aflame. You can see from their eyes, from their faces: within a second they have moved miles. And they were not expecting it, they were not desiring it. They were not even aware of it, that this was going to happen. They become aware of it only when it has happened, and there is no way to undo it.
It happens because of a few things. First, because they were not expecting it, so there was no barrier. They were not there desiring something, so there was no barrier. They were not in any kind of relationship with me, so they were simply present, with no hindrance, with no expectations.
Just being there is one of the most significant things, and a person who loves me will find it difficult to just be there. Some unconscious desire, expectation… just a very small expectation that I should recognize him — that is enough.
But the stranger, the tourist, the curious, the accidental has no expectation, even this much. He just happens to be standing there, and I pass by. And because there is no barrier, the mysterious part of his being is available… not that I have to do something, it is just that he is available. And as the flame can jump from one candle to another candle — you just have to bring them close enough….