So let me state it clearly. There are three possibilities: one, meditation; second, love; third, one can just be crazy with no question of choice, no question of deliberately going on a certain path, forcing yourself on a certain path.
There are many here who are in the same situation. At least twenty questions have come to me, and the problem is the same. If there is no question for you and you can enjoy meditation without ever being worried about love, then that is your path. If you can enjoy love without ever being distracted by meditation, that is your path. If you find yourself in a deep synthesis, that both are happening, then that is your path.
My whole effort here is to help you to be your natural self. Any imposition is a violation. Indivar, rejoice in being whatsoever you are. There is no goal for you, no path for you. Rejoicing is the goal, rejoicing is the path.
In fact, we are all where we should be, we are already there. The paths are needed to awaken us. Don’t be disturbed by the word path, because it gives you the idea that you have to go somewhere, reach somewhere; it is because of the language. We have to use words, and every word is loaded with our mundane meanings; hence the buddhas have always found it difficult to commune with you. You can’t understand silence, because you can’t be silent. That is the best thing: if you can sit silently with a buddha for even a single minute, all is conveyed.
Here, being with me, my real message is between the words – the pauses, the intervals – not in the words. Read me between the lines, not in the lines, and you will be able to understand me more.
There is a beautiful story…
A mystic received a letter. The letter had come from another mystic, but the letter from him was absolutely empty, nothing was written on it. There had been a problem: the man who had written the letter was older in age, but the man to whom the letter was written was older in enlightenment; he had become enlightened first. So the problem arose of how to start the letter.
In India, if you are writing to an older person you have to be very respectful. So how do you start? How do you address the person? He is younger, physically, so you cannot show respect, you have to show love. But he is older as far as enlightenment is concerned, so you cannot talk to him as if you are talking to a young man, younger than you; you have to be respectful.
The mystic was puzzled. And if you cannot start the letter, how can you write it? So he sent the empty paper.
The other mystic received it. He read it, rejoiced in it. He was so happy that a disciple who was sitting close by asked, “You look so happy, may I also read the letter?”
The letter was passed to the disciple who read it and rejoiced in it.