Ro is Japanese for Mount Sumeru – I have explained it to you, the gold mountain in heaven, a thousand times bigger than the Himalayas. Nobody knows its end and nobody knows its beginning.
Ganto said, “Bring me Sumeru and I will tell you.” He is saying to the monk, “Don’t ask stupid questions, otherwise I have to answer stupidly. Don’t be idiotic, otherwise out of compassion I have to be idiotic with you, just so you have companionship.”
Nobody can bring Mount Sumeru. It is just a mythology, it exists nowhere. And even if it exists, how can you bring it?
Asking a question that assumes that something more can be said about meditation than “sit still,” is asking something absolutely impossible.
Sit still and all three worlds disappear.
In this moment, listening to the cuckoo, all has disappeared. There is only a deep silence, in – deepening within your being.
On another occasion, Zuigan asked Ganto, “What is the eternal and fundamental principle of things?”
Ganto replied, “Movement.”
Zuigan asked, “What is this movement?”
Ganto said, “When you see things move, can’t you see this eternal and fundamental principle of things?”
A rosebush growing, bringing roses, a cuckoo suddenly starts singing, and each moment everything that is living is growing. The bamboos are becoming bigger – and even the Himalayas are becoming bigger, howsoever slow the change. The Himalayas become one foot higher every year. But in this eternity that is too much! You can imagine, if it does not finally stop growing it will become absolutely impossible for another Edmund Hillary to climb Mount Everest.
But existence is growing. Trees are growing, you are growing, your consciousness is growing. Nothing is static. Movement is the fundamental question, and Ganto has correctly said, “When you see things move, can’t you see this eternal principle of things?” In short, life is growth. The moment you stop growing, you are dead.
Life has to be a river, always moving. The moment you become frozen somewhere, the movement is stopped, life disappears.
Even your going in is growing every day, deeper and deeper and deeper. You have to find the eternal source of your being. It is a great dive inside. And every day, every moment, you can go on growing in it. There is no end to it; you don’t simply become a buddha and stop. If you stop, then you become just a stone statue.