It is always the heart that knows, remember it – hence, the emphasis on trust, on surrender. When you come to a master you have to be joined with the master through the heart, not through the intellect. If you join through the intellect then it is not much of a bridge because the intellect does not know how to create a bridge; it knows how to create walls. Then just small things will be enough to create walls.
A few days ago a woman took sannyas, and just the other day she wrote a letter to me saying, “Your criticism of the priests is ugly.” Now, she does not know that she is creating a wall. Now it will be difficult for her to feel me. She has brought her own mind in. And she has only been here for a few days. Wait a little. If I have criticized the priests, there must be some reason. Wait a little, be patient, listen to what I am saying and why I am saying it. Don’t be in such a hurry, otherwise you will start creating walls.
And if you create walls then there is no possibility of my being contacting your being. Then I cannot find you, where you are. You will be hiding behind walls. I will come and knock, but you will not hear me – and for unnecessary reasons.
Now, what do you have to do with priests? Why should you be concerned about priests? Have you come here just to listen to me praise your priests? You have come here to be transformed. Now what has that got to do with the priests? And just a small thing!
And that woman has also written saying, “Whenever you use the word ugly it appears to me that the very use of the word is ugly.”
Now, if you are in such a state of mind that my use of the word ugly looks ugly to you, then you are not here. Then you are far away on some other planet. You are in your intellect. What is ugly in the word ugly? It is very expressive and beautiful. Even the woman herself has to use the word ugly. She says, “Your use of the word ugly is ugly.” It is expressive; and that is the function of a word, that it should be expressive. And it really expresses, it fulfills its function.
But are you here to decide about my words? Are you here like some examiner? Then you are just functioning stupidly. Then you are the fool Hakim Sanai is talking about, then you will miss. You will miss the whole message. Then you are more concerned with unnecessary things. And there must be a great ego behind this, who knows and who believes – knows in a better way.
You will not be able to surrender, you will not be able to trust at all. And it is the heart, the trusting heart, which comes to realize reality; it is not the doubting mind.
The path consists in neither words nor deeds:
only desolation can come from these…
Hakim Sanai says that there are three paths: gyana yoga, the path of knowledge; karma yoga, the path of action; and bhakti yoga, the path of love. He says, The path consists in neither words nor deeds…