What are you seeking?

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To look is one thing, to study is diametrically opposite. If one says to you 'Go and see the rose flowers in the garden', and rather than going to the garden you go to the library and you study about the rose flowers -- that is study. About and about, around and around it moves; it never touches the real point. Enough of the words. Enough of the theories, dogmas. Enough of the doctrines. And this is a great moment in the life of an enquirer. Everybody has to pass through words because we have been trained for words. Everybody has to pass through theories; we have been given theories from our very childhood. We have been brought up according to prejudices, doctrines, churches, schools. Somebody is a Christian and somebody is a Mohammedan and somebody is a Hindu, and we have been brought up, conditioned. So the moment you start asking 'What is truth?' your mind starts supplying words; it knows the answers. Those answers are all false, those answers are all borrowed, but it gives you beautiful answers. They satisfy you for a while, and if your enquiry is not great, they may satisfy you forever. Only a great enquirer sees the point that words are meaningless. Language is not the door towards reality, but silence. The inner talk must cease, only then will you have clarity. Only then reality reveals itself to you. You go on chattering inside, and your mind goes on functioning, constantly, obsessively, like a maniac. And the mind is a maniac: it goes on creating new words, new combinations, new theories; it goes on speculating. It is a great inventor as far as theories are concerned and it does not allow you even a single interval, a gap, to look at what is there. The inner talk must cease... then suddenly there is no barrier; there never has been. The Zen monks say: From the very beginning the truth is unhidden, the truth is in front of you. What are you seeking? Whereare you running? But your eyes are closed through prejudices.

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avize 11/01/2010 01:17

Tanx fot infor
very nice post