I think many of the people in the world never consider the fact that blind people are not living in darkness. It is being taken for granted that a blind man, poor fellow, is living in utter darkness because he has no eyes. But you don’t look at the fact that to see darkness, eyes are needed. How can you see darkness without eyes? I can understand…when you close your eyes you see darkness – because you have eyes. The blind man has not closed his eyes; he has no eyes at all.
Do you think the deaf person is living in utter silence? Then it would have been really blissful, because that’s what all the mystics are searching for, utter silence. If the deaf person is living in utter silence, then the problem is very simple – so why go on doing unnecessary meditations, yoga exercises, standing on your head and making all kinds of contortions? Leave all this to the circuses; you simply go to the hospital and get your ears finished – and you will be in utter silence!
But you will not be. The moment your ears are gone, you can neither hear noise nor you can hear silence. The moment your eyes are gone, neither can you see light, nor can you see darkness. So how can you think…? But all the thinkers of the world are doing the same thing: people are asking questions, and great thinkers are finding answers, and both are sitting in the same boat. Neither the questioner knows what he is asking nor the answerer knows what he is answering.
Truth is an experience, not a conception. It is not something that you speculate about, think about, and then come to a conclusion. It is not your conclusion.
Truth is something that…you open, you become silent, you become receptive, you become wordless…your whole mind comes to a full stop, and then what is left is the truth.
To be showered with that experience is to be transformed into a new being. It is true resurrection. And is true because now you will never die, now you will never know death. Now you will always know what life, eternal life, is. And it is not going to be only your life. It is going to be simply life as such, neither mine nor yours.
I am also a dewdrop in the same ocean in which you are a dewdrop. The moment the dewdrop falls in the ocean, all separation disappears.
Aware of all there is without being stained or obstructed, this light has never stopped….
The moment you go beyond words and beyond mind you know something which can be indicated by light – the closest thing to it is our experience of light – but it is far more.
Kabir says, “As if one thousand suns have arisen all around” – but even one thousand suns will be simply a difference of quantity. One sun or one thousand suns…the difference is not of quality, so I have an objection to it.