But the disciple is only a beginning, not the end: the right beginning. A moment comes when your passionate longing to know turns into still deeper waters. It becomes a longing not just to know, but to be. Knowledge is always something there. There is a distance between you and the known. You are not one with it; the knower is separate from the known. That is the state of knowledge. It cannot quench your thirst. The water is there, you are there, but there is no connecting link.
Your thirst will become even more fiery. That great moment also comes in the life of the disciple when he drops the quest for knowing and starts the quest for being. The curious person is only interested in information. The disciple is interested in knowledge. The devotee is interested in transformation. He is not content to know the truth. He will be contented only when he becomes the truth. And in fact it is just poverty of language that I have to use the word becoming. No one ever becomes the truth because everyone is already the truth.
Truth is your very being, not your becoming. It is not a process, it is not a path that has to be traveled, it is not some faraway goal that you have to reach. It is something in your innermost being that has always been there from eternity to eternity. Whether you know it or not, whether you realize it or not, whether you recognize it or not – it does not matter. It is there.
The devotee does not become the truth; he discovers that he is the truth. And this discovery is the greatest discovery possible for human consciousness. So it is perfectly good that you are not curious about anything anymore. It is a sign of maturity, of moving from the state of the student to the disciple. And as I know you, Devageet, you have already moved even from the state of the disciple to the ultimate glory of being a devotee. Your quest, your inquiry is no longer a dry exploration. It has become your love, it has become your very heartbeat. Naturally, all curiosity will disappear.
One day you will realize that even to know about truth, to know about godliness, to know about beauty…. You are no longer interested in knowing. Because knowing about water is not going to help, even knowing scientifically that it consists of oxygen and hydrogen, is not going to quench your thirst.
The most glorious moment on the path comes when your whole interest and passion become concentrated on a single point: of discovering yourself; of discovering that you have always been, that you are – even in this moment – and irrespective of whether you understand or not, you will always remain your authentic, your essential, your existential being. It contains all: satyam shivam sundaram – the truth, the godliness and the tremendous beauty that arises from the recognition of your being truth, of your being part of a divine existence.
Your every gesture becomes a dance, your every silence becomes a song, your words become aflame with a new fire, with a new light. Your whole life becomes a source of a magnetic force.