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Chapter 9: Truth Wins.Eventually

Have you seen? If you are crying and a small child is watching, he will come near you. He cannot say much, he cannot argue you out of your crying, but he puts his hand on your hand. Have you felt the touch? Never again will anybody touch you like that, like a child can touch. He knows how to touch. Later on, people are simply cold, hard. They touch, but nothing flows from their hands. When a child touches you - the tenderness of it, the softness of it, the message - he pours his whole being in it.

Everybody is born complete to live. And the more you live, the more capable you become of life. That is the reward. The less you live, the less capable you are. That is the punishment.

The religion you have to seek is within you. You have to watch your life moment to moment and drop all that seems to be momentary. It may be very exciting - but futile in the end. Drop it! And look deeply into those moments which may not be so exciting. The eternal cannot be very exciting, because that which has to be for ever and ever has to be very silent, peaceful. Blissful, of course, but not exciting; deeply blissful, but with no noise around it. More like a silence than like sound.

You will have to grow the awareness so you can sort it out, otherwise, in the end, you will find that you have lived a futile life. That’s what Jesus calls “the tares of the field.”

“Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.”

“Again, the kingdom of heaven
is like unto treasure hid in a field;
the which when a man hath found,
he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth
and selleth all that he hath,
and buyeth that field.”

Yes, that is how it is. Once you come to know the eternal, the essential, the infinite, once you have come to feel it, then you are ready to go and sell all that you have been possessing, that you have been accumulating. Then you are ready to sell everything just to have this treasure of eternity.

I will repeat it again:

“Again, the kingdom of heaven
is like unto treasure hid in a field;
the which when a man hath found,
he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth
and selleth all that he hath,
and buyeth that field.”

This is what my sannyas is all about. Seek the eternal. Whatsoever the cost, stake all for it and you will not be a loser.

Try to save that which you have accumulated and you will be lost. Jesus says: “Those who save their lives, lose: and those who are ready to lose them, attain, to life - to life abundant.”

Enough for today.