Chapter 9: A Divine Well
25 Then said some of them of Jerusalem.
27 “Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but when Christ cometh, no man knoweth whence he is?”
28 Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, “Both know me, and ye know whence I am: and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not.”
29 “But I know him: for I am from him, and he hath sent me.”
30 Then they sought to take him: but no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.
31 And many of the people believed on him, and said, “When Christ cometh, will he do more miracles than these which this man hath done?”
32 The Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning him; and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take him.
33 Then said Jesus unto them, Yet a little while am I with you, and then I go unto him that sent me.”
37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, “If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.”
The other day I was reading a few lines from e.e. cummings:
Seeker of truth follow no path all paths lead where truth is here.
Truth is always here. That’s the only way truth can be. Truth cannot be anywhere else. The only time it can be is here, and the only place it can be is now. But the mind is never here and is never now. Hence, mind and truth never meet.
The mind goes on thinking about truth, and the truth goes on waiting to be realized, but the meeting never happens. The meeting is possible only if mind stops functioning, because mind means the past, mind means the future. Mind is never herenow. Whenever you start thinking, you are going astray. If you stop thinking, suddenly you arc at home. You had never gone from there; the whole wandering is like a dream. Otherwise, you have lived in God, you have lived as gods - that’s the only way to be. But you don’t realize it, because you go on thinking about it.
The rose is before your eyes, but you are too full of ideas about the rose. Jesus was standing right there and people were thinking - and he was in front of them. But they were not there; they were thinking about the scriptures, what the scriptures say.
Then said some of them of Jerusalem.