It is beautiful, it is tremendously important that you became aware of this phenomenon, that questions arise; in the beginning they look meaningful, but soon they are resolved. If one can wait, all questions resolve; there is no need to go anywhere to ask. The mind that is capable of creating a certain question is capable of finding the answer too – in fact if you dissect the question deeply you will find the answer hidden there. The answer is always in the question. The question is only a form of the answer, the question is only the beginning of the answer. The question is the seed and the answer will be the sprout – and the seed contains the sprout.
If you wait a little, if you are a little patient, if you allow the question to move within you, you are capable of solving it. Either it will be solved or you will come to know that it is absurd. There are absurd questions which cannot be solved – and they are not mysteries either, remember, they are simply absurd questions.
For example, linguistically it may look perfectly right, grammatically it may look perfectly right, and existentially it may be absurd. For example, you can ask, “What is the smell of the color red?” Linguistically, grammatically, there is no flaw in it. “What is the smell of the color red?” – the question can be raised, but if you look deep into it, it is not a question, it is simply absurd. Colors have nothing to do with smells; there is no relationship at all. Colors are colors, smells are smells; neither smells have colors, nor colors have smells.
It is just like asking how to see music through the eyes. The question looks perfectly right: how to see music? But music is not an object to be seen, it is not an object for the eyes; it can only be heard, not seen. Beauty can be seen but cannot be heard.
We can make a thousand and one absurd questions. People have asked down the ages – and the so-called wise too… In the Middle Ages, the whole Christian world was so concerned, and there was such great argument and controversy on such absurd questions as: how many angels can stand on the point of a needle? Great theologians wrote great treatises on these questions.
In fact, the so-called learned people are always deep down very stupid people. Their learnedness is nothing but a cover up for the inner stupidity. They raise a great fuss for nothing, a great ado for nothing. They are clever, that is true – clever to create such absurd questions. At least they are able to give an appearance of rationality to those absurd questions.
How many hells are there? In the times of Buddha the question became so important in India. Hindus believe in three hells, Jainas started believing in seven hells, and then there was really a man of insight, Sanjaya Vilethiputta, who must have been able to laugh at absurdities. He said, “Who says seven? I have exactly counted: there are seven hundred!”
He must have been a wise man, he was simply joking about this absurd controversy. How many hells? How many heavens? How many angels? When did God create the world? Why did God create the world? All are absurd questions; you cannot solve them, because they are not questions in the first place. And neither are they mysteries, because it is not possible to formulate a mystery in words. It is only a question mark, a question mark in the silent heart – just a great surprise, a wonder, awe. And then each and every thing creates awe.