We are thinking all the time about the future and the past.  One thought rises, falls off, another thought rises, falls off.  So we are jumping on the cusp of future and past.  But in between those thoughts there’s a little space that is the present.  The past is finished and the future doesn’t exist.  So what exists really?  Reality is present.  So when you stand in the present, you become thoughtlessly aware.  And this state is the first state you achieve, and this is the state where you become absolutely peaceful within yourself.  The peace is so great that you enjoy your peaceful existence.  Not only that, but you become the source of peace.  Wherever you go, you emit peace.

1994 – July 12, Paris, France