with all your heart
stop the stream.
When the world dissolves
everything becomes clear.
this way or that way,
to the farther shore
where the world dissolves
and everything becomes clear.
Beyond this shore
and the farther shore,
beyond the beyond,
where there is no beginning,
Without fear, go.
Do your work, with mastery.
By day the sun shines,
and the warrior in his armor shines.
By night the moon shines,
and the master shines in meditation.
But day and night
the man who is awake
shines in the radiance of the spirit.
“Look, Captain Columbus, land! We’ve discovered land!”
“Wonderful! Cable Queen Isabella immediately!”
“But, Captain, the cable hasn’t been invented yet!”
“Mamma mia! Do I have-a to do everything myself-a!”
Science is a tradition, it does not depend on one man’s discovery. It is a continuity; many people have contributed, still many will go on contributing. Then too it is never going to be complete; something will always remain to be discovered. It is a social phenomenon. Without Newton there is no possibility of Albert Einstein; without Albert Einstein there will be no possibility of anybody else to find something beyond the concept of relativity. Science is interdependent; it is not one man’s work. Much has to be accepted from others, much has to be borrowed; it is inheritance. Hence science depends on the past, it is rooted in the past.
Religion is totally different: every individual has to discover on his own. Religion is not a tradition and can never be a tradition. You cannot borrow insights from somebody else; the insight has to be authentically yours. Only then is it significant. You can see only through your own eyes, you can understand only through your own meditation, you can experience only through the flowering of your own heart.