I am not serious, I am just celebrating. And when I talk to you, I am not giving you an ideology, a philosophy, a religion – no. I simply want to share my celebration.
Shift from the words to silence. Don’t listen to my words, listen to me. There, precisely there, is the message.
The second question:
If you help me to find the question, will it help me find the answer?
There will be no need then. If you know the question the answer is found. The problem is not with the answer, the problem is with the question. You don’t know the right question, that’s why you go on and on; and by seeking and searching, and the right answer never happens. It cannot happen because you have missed the very beginning – the first step gone wrong.
One needs to find the right question – your question! The question should not be of somebody else, it should not be borrowed. You should not sound others’ questions, you should not repeat. You are so imitative that even about questions you repeat others, you reflect others. How can your search be true and how can you achieve? – impossible when the search itself is imitative. Ask your question!
My whole effort here is to help you to ask the right, the fundamental, the question of your being, of your innermost core. And they are not many, remember. The basic question is absolutely one, that’s why the basic answer is absolutely one.
You can ask thousand and one wrong questions, you cannot ask more than one right question, because that right question will have all the questions in it. It will be the essence of all your anxiety, of all your anguish. And that question is not going to be theological, it is going to be existential. It will not come by reading, it will not come by going to the universities. It will come if you start encountering yourself. If you start looking within your own being, it will come then. It is already there. You have brought it with you. It is you, a seed inside.
And when you have found the right question…that’s what I help to find, not the right answer – that I leave to foolish people. Then you can go to the priests, they have right answers; you can go to the professors, they have right answers. I have only the right questioning. And once the right question is there, you need not seek the answer because the right question itself carries its answer. They are always together.