“Yes is surrender and you got to let it grow…”
His words sound true, but they are only reflections of the moon in the lake. If you dive in the lake you will not find the moon there. In fact, the moment you jump into the water, the reflection will disappear, will be broken into thousands of pieces. It will spread all over the lake; you will not be able to catch hold of it. The reflection is beautiful, but one has not to forget that it is only a reflection and it cannot transform your being.
So he sings: “Love is the answer…Love is the flower…Yes is the answer…Yes is surrender…And you know that’s for sure” – but he himself is absolutely unaware of it; he has not experienced it. A beautiful man, but still lost in dreams and imagination.
The poet lives unconsciously, the seer livers consciously. Sometimes their words are exactly the same – don’t be deceived by the words. If you really want to know whether those words represent reality or just empty wishes you have to look into the life of the man.
Kahlil Gibran has written tremendously beautiful words. They come so close to Christ, to Zarathustra, to Lao Tzu, to Gautam the Buddha, and there is every possibility many people will think that Kahlil Gibran is enlightened. He may even surpass Lao Tzu and Buddha and Christ as far as expression is concerned; his expression may be far more beautiful because he is a skilled poet, a very skilled painter. He has the sensitiveness to appreciate beauty, but howsoever he is appreciating it is unconscious.
Buddha may not say things so beautifully because he is not a poet in the ordinary sense, but whatsoever he says is the truth. His words may fall short of it…in fact, words always fall short of the truth; they are never adequate enough. So don’t decide by words.
Sarjano, you are deciding by words. That’s why you say:
I can feel this connection myself.
Sarjano himself has the quality of a poet, has the sensibility of a creative person. That’s why I have given him the name Sarjano; sarjano means creativity.
But Kahlil Gibran or John Lennon have to be watched to know whether their truths are really truths or only fabrications of dream, fantasy, imagination; whether they have really experienced those things or they are only empty wishes. You have to watch the Buddha….