But we think that God is a logical problem, so we go on arguing about and about, for or against. We go on arguing whether God exists or not. This is irrelevant! God is not a question of argument, of logic, of reasoning; God is really a question of sensitivity.
If you don’t feel him, become more sensitive. No logical thinking will be of any help. Become more sensitive. If you are sensitive, he is here. He has always been here, but you are not sensitive. Things dull you, sensations dull you. Kill out desire for sensation.
The sixth sutra:
Kill out the hunger for growth.
This sutra is very revolutionary, very dangerous.
Kill out the hunger for growth. It looks absurd, because if we kill all hunger for growth then what is the need to grow into the divine? Then how can one grow into the divine, how can one reach the truth, and how can one become enlightened? Then why this meditation and all this fuss? We will have to go deeply into this sutra.
Kill out the hunger for growth. There are two types of growth: one which you can do something about, and the other which you cannot do anything about. For one your effort is needed and for the other your effortlessness is needed.
Spiritual growth is of the second type. Your effort will be of no help, it will only create barriers. You cannot do anything about it. You can do only one thing, and that is surrender. That means non-doing. You can do only one thing: allow existence to work within you. You can simply cooperate, that’s all. You can simply float – your swimming is not needed – a deep let-go. This is what is meant by: Kill out the hunger for growth.
Grow as the flower grows, unconsciously, but eagerly anxious to open its soul to the air. So must you press forward to open your soul to the eternal.
But it must be the eternal!
But it must be the eternal that draws forth your strength and beauty, not desire of growth. For in the one case you develop in the luxuriance of purity; in the other you harden by the forcible passion for personal stature.