And the blind man took upon his shoulders the lame man, and they became one personality. Now they had eyes and they had legs, both. The lame man could see, and direct where they had to run, and fast – and which directions had to be avoided. And the blind man was strong enough to run, carrying the lame man on his shoulders. They came out of the forest without being injured
This ancient story is about your mind and your heart. Your heart can see, but cannot say. Your mind can say, but cannot see. If you are capable of bringing your heart and mind closer, your love and logic closer, your experience and expression closer, perhaps mind can also say something significant. It may not be complete, it may not be an entire expression, but it may be an indication in the right direction. It may be a finger pointing to the moon. It may not be the moon, but it can indicate towards the moon.
You have been listening to one of my discourses on the inescapable, and you say,, “Each time I feel I have grasped it, but it escapes me.” The moment you feel, “I am grasping it,” or “I have grasped it,” that is the point where it escapes from your hands. There are things which you can grasp, but you cannot say, “I am grasping it.” Remain silent. Rejoice in the moment but don’t say anything.
It is almost like my open hand…I have the whole sky in my hand, but with my closed fist the sky has escaped. My closed fist is empty. The moment you say, “I have got it,” you have closed your fist. You had got it, but you should have remained silent, utterly silent. The moment you say, “I have got it, I am grasping it, this is it,” you have made it very small. It was too big, it cannot be confined to these small words. Your fist is too small and the sky is too big, but you can have the whole sky in your open hand. There is no problem.
You can have the fragrance of all the flowers in the garden with the open hand, but if you close your fist there is nothing left – not even stale air. Fragrance cannot be grasped in your fist.
This is one thing which is fundamental for everyone to remember: when you feel that you are coming closer to something great, remember not to say anything – just rejoice in it. You are allowed to sing a song which has nothing to do with it; you are allowed to dance, enjoy – which has nothing to do with it. And your grasping will become deeper with your dance, with your song, with your music, or you can simply sit silently.
Deep down, you are experiencing, something is singing and your whole being is feeling a new sweetness, a new liveliness, a new love radiating around you. But beware not to say, “I have got it.” The moment you say, “I have got it,” you have missed it. Immediately, you will find, “It has escaped me.” Then you are in a vicious circle. Then you run after it, and the more you run the less is the possibility to understand it, to come closer to it.