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No Need to Be Loved

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    [music]
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    [Questioner] I have two questions.
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    The first one is about sadness.
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    [Mooji] About?
    [Q.] Sadness.
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    [Mooji] Is it the more important one
    of the two questions?
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    [Mooji] Of the two questions,
    give me the best one first.
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    [Mooji] Because if you give
    the less important one first,
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    [Mooji] then your mind will be
    on the second question, waiting.
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    [Q.] OK, the other one.
    [laughter]
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    The other one is about relationships.
    [laughter]
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    [Mooji] I think this is the important one.
    [Q.] Yes. [laughter]
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    [Mooji] The relationship and then the sadness.
    [laughter]
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    [Mooji] I am only joking.
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    [Q.] It's about when I am in a relationship,
    when I feel near,
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    when I feel very intimate with a person
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    and there comes a separation
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    or the person pushes me away,
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    I totally freak out.
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    [Mooji] Yes, yes.
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    [Q.] There is a feeling,
    it's like an automatic reaction.
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    It comes by itself.
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    [Mooji] Automatic reaction.
    [Q.] Automatically, yes.
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    [Mooji] Why do they push you away?
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    [Q.] Because I want to catch.
    [Mooji] Yes.
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    [Mooji] You want to hold something.
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    It's too much for another person.
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    It's nice only for a short while.
    It's nice only for a short while.
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    Somebody who feels insecure, maybe,
    they may like this.
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    'You need me', but after a while it's too much.
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    You must not try to catch anybody.
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    You are not a spider. [laughter]
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    It's a reaction that comes inside
    because something feels
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    maybe you are not worthy enough by yourself,
    without any technique.
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    Then, already, it's not such good ground.
    You must be aware of this.
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    Not that you can be
    automatically strong like that.
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    But relationships also offer some opportunity
    to discover what is true,
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    and to discover what within ourself
    is so quick to compromise.
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    [Q.] Yes, I can see. But it's still there.
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    [Mooji] Then it's a good thing you come to satsang
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    because you can begin to look
    at this tendency to cling.
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    Or it may be a fear of rejection,
    or something like this.
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    Relationships don't work by trying,
    like you try so hard.
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    It doesn't work like that. They don't work.
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    There has to be a freedom.
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    There has to be an inner strength,
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    a clarity, a wisdom - all of these things.
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    It doesn't work on, 'How much you give',
    'I give so much'.
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    It's not a payment.
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    And how much you try, and you try, and you talk -
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    it doesn't work, it pushes people away.
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    Because this is too beautiful to try.
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    Something must come
    and it must be there as a freedom.
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    If you are aware of this,
    intuitively you know when to allow space.
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    All this will come.
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    I believe you must also make use of this insight.
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    You've come now and you see
    that there is something that feels,
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    'I need to hold this thing'.
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    It's the same thing with freedom also.
    Sometimes, you feel, 'Ah'.
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    As soon as you realize the true state,
    you feel the immensity of Being,
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    something goes, 'How can I keep it?'
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    This one is the same one in the relationship.
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    'How can I keep it?'
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    How are you going to keep it?
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    A relationship is not something to keep.
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    It's to be enjoyed out of your freshness.
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    In your strength,
    you find that everything becomes more pure.
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    Everything wants to be with you,
    when you are empty of intention.
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    Too much intention creates tension.
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    When you are empty of this need,
    from any kind of need,
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    and this is not an arrogance,
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    it means, in your natural state of being,
    you don't need,
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    you don't need to be approved of.
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    You don't even feel you need to be loved.
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    Can you imagine such a thing,
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    being in a place where you don't even need,
    you don't need to be loved?
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    It's a very quiet place.
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    In this place, your love becomes very open,
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    very broad, very beautiful, very strong.
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    But, for now,
    I am not asking you to jump over this thing.
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    I say, Look at what it is that feels,
    'Anything good, I must grab it'.
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    Just look at that.
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    Who is doing this?
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    Who needs this thing?
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    And be very, very quiet with this kind of question.
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    Just be very quiet.
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    In fact,
    I am going to ask you to do this exercise.
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    Maybe tell me tomorrow what happened.
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    Just look and feel this,
    recreate that scenario in your mind
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    and see what comes up and feels, 'Arghh',
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    if you are going to be abandoned or left,
    something is behaving like this.
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    Take a look. What are you afraid of?
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    Push it to the extreme.
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    Go to the extreme in your image
    and see what will be the worst.
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    In the worst case what is going to happen?
    How is it going to feel?
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    And see who suffers it.
    Who really is suffering it?
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    But don't forget that you are also observing.
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    So these three things.

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    One is, what do you imagine is going to happen
    if your fear comes true?
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    That you are going to be rejected.
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    You cannot keep what you want to keep
    and you'll feel pain.
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    Already, I look in your eyes, I see,
    'Arghh, something is going to leave'.
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    Then you go and see what happens.
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    So you are left now, abandoned.
    'Don't want you!'
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    Then feel what comes up
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    but also be very present
    in the place where you are looking.
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    And be at the same time with the feeling.
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    See what happens. What are you afraid of?
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    This is very intelligent work: looking at it.
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    And then, somehow,
    you feel maybe the worst feelings
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    of what you imagine is going to happen.
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    And then see, actually who really is suffering it.
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    See if you can identify
    the one who is suffering it.
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    Don't fall inside the story though, just look.
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    Be very present, that you are looking at this,
    but at the same time,
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    give it the best shot at really trying to see
    and look.
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    You can do this with any feeling,
    any kind of thought, you can do it.
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    Then you will come to see
    what is functioning in your name
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    and find out, is it really you?
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    Or is it just some kind of image,
    that is a projection of your mind?
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    And some space will come.
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    And that space will be something very important
    to recover again.
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    Do not be afraid of this experience.
    Invite it even!
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    Next time you invite the experience to come
    and throw the best punch.
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    'Throw the best punch. Go to extreme.
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    But I will look at you only through my eyes.'
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    Look. Don't interfere. Don't judge.
    Don't interpret. See if you can do it.
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    It's a skill that you will quickly develop
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    because the fruits of your looking are so sweet.
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    It will be sweeter than any relationship,
    to discover your freedom.
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    'Aah, I am free of this thing.'
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    'It wasn't that I needed this thing
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    but what is more important
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    is that I see that
    I am free of the need to be this.'
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    And amazingly, amazingly,
    when that space is cleaned inside you,
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    what a beautiful attraction also.
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    People want to come.
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    If you have some agenda in your mind,
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    already you have an eye on someone, 'Hmm'.
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    And then you start to
    get all your best fire power together ...
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    But they will smell it.
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    If they are a bit intuitive, they'll smell,
    'This one's dangerous'.
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    'She's going to hit me on the head
    and pull me inside and I am finished.'
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    But, honestly, this is a good thing to do.
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    Any sort of thing that you feel
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    is keeping your mind or your attention trapped
    in a kind of scenario,
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    which you're afraid of, then you start to protect.
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    We protect our fears and our attachments,
    our sense of vulnerability.
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    And it's not a good way to go through life at all,
    as you know.
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    I don't even have to tell you,
    because it takes so much energy.
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    So this is a way to go through these things.
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    If you like,
    if you've really understood what I am asking,
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    then look at it.
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    I don't know if you're able to do it
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    outside of the actuality of the situation,
    but some people can do it.
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    They can really re-present and create
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    their worst case scenario of suffering.
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    And they can really be present
    and watch what happens inside.
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    If you are able to do this,
    it will be a very good exercise for you.
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    And please, come,
    and give me some feedback on what you have found.
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    [Q.] OK, yes, I think, I can.
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    [Mooji] Yes.
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    ...and don't forget that you are also observing...
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    Video extract from the Satsang DVD
    'Don't fight with Mind'
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    13th January 2012
    Tiruvannamalai, India
Title:
No Need to Be Loved
Description:

Satsang with Mooji, 13th January 2012 in Tiruvannamalai, India
"Can you imagine such a place where you don't need to be loved?
It's a very quiet place. In this place your love becomes very open, very broad, very beautiful, very strong."
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