“I am not a seeker for anything that is outside me. Peace has to be within me, silence has to be within me, love has to be within me, compassion has to be within me, a sense of beauty has to be within me. Everything that is valuable is inner. I am in search of myself. Just be kind enough and don’t disturb me, otherwise I will have to move to another kingdom.”
In the world there are goals. In the spiritual realm there are no goals. It is a pure journey, leading nowhere. Note down the word nowhere. It is a very beautiful word.
There was an atheist…and atheists are talking about God more than theists. This is strange: twenty-four hours a day they are arguing against God. He was such a fanatic atheist that even in his office, in big, capital letters on the wall, he had written “God is nowhere” – so anybody entering into his office had first to read “God is nowhere.” Naturally that became the subject to discuss first; the man would forget what he had come for.
One day the atheist was sitting with his small child who was learning to read. He could read small words. God was possible for him to read – it was not that big a word – but nowhere is so big. The small boy read, “God is now here” – he broke the word nowhere into now here. “Nowhere” was too big, but he could manage it in two parts.
But his father – who had written it, who had seen it for years – had never been aware that “nowhere” can also be “now here.” A sudden, shocking awakening – and he started thinking about it: “Perhaps the child is right. All my arguments are only arguments, I have no solid proof of God’s nonexistence. I have not explored the whole existence so that I can say he is nowhere. That statement is stupid. That statement can be made only by a person who has been everywhere and has found that God is not anywhere.” Thinking about it, he thought, “What to say about this whole universe? I have not even been into myself, and I am talking about ‘everywhere.’ Perhaps I should start my journey again, from now and from here.”
The pilgrimage you are starting begins now, begins here; it ends never, ends nowhere – because it is always now and it is always here. In existence only now exists and only here exists
In language there is there, then – but not in existence. In existence everything is here and everything is now. And now and here are not separate; they are two aspects of one reality. This is one of the most important discoveries of modern physics: that space and time are not two things. Space means here, time means now.
Albert Einstein, who worked for his whole life on the problem of time and space, finally dropped the two words time and space. He created a new word, spaciotime, because all his research led him to one conclusion – that time and space are not two things, they are one. You cannot divide now from here.