Mahamudra means a total orgasm with the universe. If you have loved somebody, and sometimes you have felt a melting and merging – the two are no more two; the bodies remain separate, but something between the bodies makes a bridge, a golden bridge, and the twoness inside disappears; one life energy vibrates on both the poles – if it has happened to you, then only you can understand what Mahamudra is. Millions and millions times deep, millions and millions of times high, is Mahamudra. It is a total orgasm with the whole, with the universe. It is melting into the source of being.
And this is a song of Mahamudra. It is beautiful that Tilopa has called it a song. You can sing it,
but you cannot say it; you can dance it, but you cannot say it. It is such a deep phenomenon that
singing may convey a little tiny part of it – not what you sing, but the way you sing it.
Many mystics have simply danced after their ultimate experience; they could not do anything else.
They were saying something through their whole being and body; altogether, body, mind, soul,
everything involved in it. They were dancing; those dances were not ordinary dances. In fact, all
dancing was born because of these mystics; it was a way to relate the ecstasy, the happiness, the
bliss. Something of the unknown has penetrated into the known, something of the beyond has come
to the earth – what else can you do? You can dance it, you can sing it. This is a song of Mahamudra.
And who will sing it? Tilopa is no more. The orgasmic feeling itself is singing. It is not a song
of Tilopa; Tilopa is no more. The experience itself is vibrating and singing. Hence, the song of
Mahamudra, the song of ecstasy, ecstasy itself singing it. Tilopa has nothing to do; Tilopa is not
there at all, Tilopa has melted. When the seeker is lost, only then the goal is achieved. Only when
the experiencer is no more, the experience is there. Seek and you will miss it – because through
your seeking the seeker will be strengthened. Don’t seek and you will find it. The very seeking, the
very effort, becomes a barrier, because the more you seek, the more the ego is strengthened: the
seeker. Do not seek.
This is the deepest message of this whole song of Mahamudra: do not seek, just remain as you
are, don’t go anywhere else. Nobody ever reaches God, nobody can because you don’t know the
address. Where will you go? Where will you find the divine? There is no map, and there is no way,
and there is nobody to say where he is. No, nobody ever reaches God. It is always the reverse: God
comes to you. Whenever you are ready, he knocks at your door; he seeks you whenever you are
ready. And the readiness is nothing but a receptivity. When you are completely receptive there is no
ego; you become a hollow temple with nobody in it.
[Tantra: The Supreme Understanding.
Discourses on Tilopa’s Song of Mahamudra]