If there is a goal it will be either easy or difficult. It depends on whether you have traveled on the path before, also. Is the way known? – it will be easy. If the way is unknown it will be difficult. Are you a good traveler? – your physical condition, your mental condition, will make it either easy or difficult.
But truth is not a goal at all, so how can it be easy or difficult?
There are people who say truth is very, very difficult. They are saying something which is absolutely ignorant. There is an opposite school which says, “Truth is easy – there is no problem. Just understand and it is easy.” They are also saying something which is not right. And both things can be understood by the mind. Difficult? – the mind can find techniques and ways and means, and it can be made easy.
Three thousand years ago traveling was difficult. Now it is almost as easy as anything: you simply enter an airplane and do nothing, just rest. And by the time you have taken your tea, you have reached. If the goal is difficult it can be made easy.
That’s what Maharishi Mahesh Yogi goes on teaching in the West: that he has found a jet-speed technique. If the goal is difficult then, of course, if you travel by a bullock-cart it will be very, very difficult, and if you travel by a jet it will be easy.
But is there a goal? That is the crux of the matter. If there is a goal somewhere, distant, then there are possibilities of making easier ways, means, vehicles. But is there a goal?
Sosan says there is not a goal, so how can it be difficult or easy? And if there is not a goal, how can there be a way to it? And if there is no goal, how can there be methods and techniques to reach it? Impossible! He says it is neither easy nor difficult, because there is not a goal at all.
To live in the great way
is neither easy nor difficult…
Then what is this great way? This great way is your nature – you are already it! That’s why it is not a goal. It is not going to be something in the future. No time is needed for it to happen. You have always been in it, it is already the case. You are at the goal, you exist in the goal. You cannot exist out of it, there is no possibility of going out of it. Howsoever much you wander you cannot go out of it. Wherever you go you will carry your Tao within you. It is your intrinsic nature. It is not dispensable, you cannot put it aside and forget it. You are already there because here is that “there.” You need not look in the future, you simply be here and you find it.
Seek and you will miss. Don’t seek, just be, and it is there. And you will laugh because it has always been there – just because of your seeking you were missing it. Just because you were so much in a hurry you couldn’t see within.