Chapter 9: Deaf, Dumb, and Blind
Don’t make it social. The question is you, and when I say you I mean you, each individual; not you as a group, not you as a society. When I mean you, I mean simply you, the individual - and the trick of the mind is to make it social. The mind wants to worry about others - then there is no problem. You can postpone your own problem; that’s how you have been wasting your lives for many lives. Don’t waste it any more.
I have been pushing these talks, subtler ones than with Ummon, but if you don’t listen to me I may have to find grosser things.
Don’t think about others. First solve your problem, then you will have the clarity to help others also. And nobody can help unless he is enlightened himself.
Enough for today.