Jesus said, “There is no problem. We can go to the Everest, nobody is going to come there.”
God said, “You are still too young to understand and to see the future. I can see that it is not safe for many more days. Soon there will be people coming and we will have to move again. Find some place from where we cannot be forced to move.”
The Holy Ghost suggested, “Then the moon is very good.”
But God said, “You don’t understand the problem. These mad people are going to reach to the Everest, to the moon, to Mars – for no purpose! But if they find me anywhere they are going to kill me, because naturally they think I am responsible for everything.”
And then finally a man from the crowd, an old sage, came forward and whispered something in God’s ear and God said, “That is the right place!”
He had said to God, “Don’t go anywhere; just enter into man’s own being. There he will never go; that is the only place he avoids. You can be at peace.”
You think that by finding home you will be at peace. Your very formulation of the question is based on a division, an assumption that you are not already at home. And peace is an art that you have to learn not on some faraway sun – those are meaningless hopes – but right here, now.
When a great rabbi was dying, his wife continued to nag him as usual to the very end. Finally she said, “At least pray to God. Make peace with God.”
The rabbi said, “I have never been in a quarrel with him. There has never been any conflict between me and him, so the question of peace does not arise.”
It is not some faraway goal that is going to give you peace. That is simply a postponement. You will be the same wherever you are.
The first man who landed on the moon was asked after his return, “You must have felt very different.”
He said, “I am sorry to say to you, I felt just the same.”
Changing places is not going to help. But changing your understanding is certainly going to transform you.
You are asking me, “Often when I look at the sunset, sadness arises from deep within.” That sadness is not something negative. It arises in all those people who have a deep sensitivity…such beauty and they are stunned. Beauty can be a great shock. But it happens only to very poetic, artistic, sensitive, vulnerable people.