He had been doing that for many years. By that time there were eight incomplete holes. The whole farm was destroyed, and he was working on the ninth. Jalaluddin would say to his new disciples, “Look! Don’t be like this farmer. If he had put all his effort into one hole, by this time the hole would have been at least one hundred feet deep. He has made much effort, he has done much activity, but he cannot wait. Ten, twelve, fifteen feet, then he gets bored; then he starts another hole. This way the whole farm will be covered with holes, and there will never be a well.
This is the man of curiosity, the accidental man who does things and when he starts he has much zeal – in fact, too much. And too much zeal cannot become a continuity. He starts with such vigor and zest that you know that soon he will stop.
The second type of man who comes to the inner search is the man of jigyasa – inquiry. He has not come out of curiosity, he has come with an intense inquiry. He means it, but he is also not enough because his meaning is basically intellectual. He may become a philosopher, but he cannot become a religious man. He will inquire deeply, but his inquiry is intellectual. It remains head-oriented; it is a problem to be solved.
Life and death are not involved; it is not a question of life and death. It is a riddle, a puzzle. He enjoys solving it, just as you enjoy solving a crossword puzzle because it gives you a challenge. It has to be solved; you will feel very good if you can solve it. But this is intellectual and, deep down, ego is involved. This man will become a philosopher. He will try hard. He will think, contemplate, but he will never meditate – he will reflect logically, rationally, he will find many clues. And he will create a system, but the whole thing will be his own projection.
Truth needs you totally. Even ninety-nine percent won’t do: exactly one hundred percent of you is needed, and the head is only one percent. You can live without the head. Animals are living without the head, trees are living without the head. A head is not such an essential thing in existence. You can easily live…in fact, you can live more easily without the head than you are living with the head. It creates millions of complexities. A head is not just an absolute necessity, and nature knows that. It is a superfluous luxury. If you have not enough food, the body knows where the food should go: it stops giving it to the head.
That’s why intellect cannot develop in poor countries – intellect is a luxury. When everything is finished, when the body is getting everything completely, only then the energy moves towards the head. It happens every day even in your life, but you are not aware. Eat too much food – immediately you feel sleepy. What is happening? The body needs energy to digest. The head can be forgotten; the energy moves towards the stomach. The head feels dizzy, sleepy. Energy is not moving, blood is not moving towards the head. The body has its own economy.