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Chapter 7: A Diamond Hidden in an Onion

“Why speakest thou
unto them in parables?”

He answered and said unto them,
“Because it is given unto you
to know the mysteries
of the kingdom of heaven,
but to them it is not given.”

To whom is it given to know the mysteries of heaven? To whom is it not given? Those who seek, those who knock at the door of heaven, it is given for them. Those who are standing without knocking, or those whose back is to the gate of heaven, or those who have become completely oblivious that heaven exists - for them it is not given.

Unless you are moving in the direction of God, God cannot move in your direction. If you are moving against him, how can he reach you? If you are closed to him, how can he open you? If you are denying him, how can he come and become a guest in your heart? No, then it is not given; heaven is not given to you.

Jesus said:

“Because it is given unto you
to know the mysteries
of the kingdom of heaven,
but to them it is not given.”

But they can turn, they can start moving in the direction of God because it takes the same energy. Whether you move against him or for him; the same effort is needed. In fact, to move against him needs more effort, because then you are moving against the current. To move towards God needs no effort because then you are flowing with the stream. There is no need for any effort.

People think that when somebody attains to God it is a miracle. That is not right. The miracle is that which has been done by you - that you have lost God. That is a miracle. That is something - a great achievement - because it is so hard to go against, it needs so much effort, it needs so much struggle.and struggle for nothing, because in the end your hands are empty.

To achieve to God is to relax, is to start flowing towards him. And you need not do anything. If you are just in a deep let-go, the river takes you over. God possesses you, if you allow him.

“Repent, return, the kingdom of God is at hand.” It has always been at hand, but you have become deaf to the message. You listen to it and yet you don’t hear it. You hear it sometimes, but you don’t understand it. And there are a few moments when you understand also, but you never bring it to your life; it never becomes existential. It remains a fragrance in the mind and then disappears.

He answered and said unto them,
“Because it is given unto you
to know the mysteries
of the kingdom of heaven.
But to them it is not given.”

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