And when we say only God knows, it means only the total knows. Judge ye not, otherwise you will never be able to become one with the total. You will be obsessed with fragments, with small things you will jump to conclusions. And Sufis are very insistent on this: that you never bother that there are things which are completely beyond you – but even about them you make judgments. Your consciousness is on a very low rung of the ladder. You live in the dark valley of misery, anguish, and from your darkest valleys of miseries you judge even a buddha. Even a buddha is not left without your judgment. Even a Jesus is judged by you – not only judged but crucified – judged and found guilty, judged and punished.
You live in the valley, a dark and damp valley; you have not seen the peaks even in your dreams. You cannot even imagine them, because even imagination needs a base in experience. You cannot dream about something which is absolutely unknown, because even dreaming comes out of your knowledge. You cannot dream about God, you cannot imagine God; you cannot imagine the peaks and the life that exists in a buddha. But you judge. You say, “Yes, this man is a buddha, and this man is not a buddha; this man is enlightened and this man is not.” The enlightened person is not harmed by you because he cannot be harmed in any way, but you are harmed by your judgment.
Once you judge you have stopped growing. Judgment means a stale state of mind; now the movement has stopped, the effort to know more has stopped, the effort to grow has stopped. You have already made the judgment and it is finished. And the mind always wants to be in a judgment because movement is troublesome – to be in a process is always hazardous. To come to a conclusion means you have reached the goal; now there is no journey.
A man who wants to journey to the ultimate should make it a basic point not to judge. Very difficult, almost impossible – because before you know it, the mind judges. Before you have even become aware of it, the mind has judged. But if you try, by and by, a subtle awareness arises and then you can suspend judgment. If you suspend judgment you have become religious. Then you don’t know what is right and what is wrong.
But ordinarily the people you call religious are the people who know everything – what is right and what is wrong, what to do and what not to do. They have all the commandments with them. That’s why religious people become pig-headed, thick-skinned. Their journey has stopped; they are not growing at all. The river is not moving; it has become stale. If you want movement, growth – and infinite movement and growth are possible because God is not a static point; God is the total movement of life, of existence – if you want to walk with God then you have to move continuously. You have to be continuously on the journey.
In fact, the journey never ends. One path ends, another opens; one door closes, another opens. A higher peak is always there. You reach to a peak and you were just going to rest thinking everything is achieved – suddenly a higher peak is still there. From peak to peak, it never comes to an end; it is an endless journey – God is an endless journey. That’s why only those who are very, very courageous – so courageous that they don’t bother about the goal but are content with the journey; just to move with life, to float with the river, just to live the moment and grow into it – only those are able to walk with God.