I would like you to see that which I now see. It is so near that it is amazing that you don’t see it. And many times I suspect that you have deliberately closed your eyes and ears; otherwise how could you miss it? Jesus has said again and again that people have eyes but they don’t see, and they have ears but they don’t hear. Not only are the blind, blind, and the deaf, deaf, even they who have both eyes and ears are blind and deaf. That is why you don’t see and hear and feel that which is so near, which surrounds you from everywhere. What is the matter?
Undoubtedly there is some small obstruction in the way of your vision. It is, however, not a big obstruction. It is like a speck of dust that gets in the eye and obstructs the view of a whole mountain. Just a tiny speck of dust can blind your eyes. Logic will say that it should be a huge thing that obstructs the view of a mountain. Arithmetic will say that the thing that prevents you from seeing a mountain must be something bigger than the mountain itself. But in reality the speck of dust is a very small thing and so are our eyes. But because the dust covers the eyes, the mountain is covered, and thus made invisible to the eyes.
Similarly, what obstructs our inner vision is not something as big as a mountain. It is just a little dust, and that is what has made us blind to reality. Because of a tiny obstruction all the truths of life remain hidden from us.
I am not talking about the physical eyes with which we see things. This can create great confusion…
Remember well, that in existence only that truth for which we have an inner sensitivity to receive, to grasp, to accept and to live is meaningful for us. If I have no ears, I cannot hear even the roar of the sea which is so loud and powerful. Even if the ocean continues to roar for eternity, I can never hear it. Just for lack of ears the roar of the ocean will be wasted on me. And even if the sun appears at my doorstep, I cannot see it if I have no eyes. And similarly if I don’t have hands I cannot touch anyone however much I may wish to touch them.
There is so much talk about God and bliss: there are any number of scriptures in the world, millions of people are praying and singing hymns in temples and churches and mosques, but in spite of it all, we don’t seem to have any contact with God, we don’t seem to see him, hear him, feel his heartbeat in our being. It seems to be nothing more than empty talk. Maybe we continue to talk about God in the belief that through talking we can either find him or belie the experience of him. But nothing will happen if the deaf talk for lives about musical notes, and the blind talk for eternity about light. It is possible, however, that they may fall victim to the illusion that they are not deaf and blind. Through talking about them, they can come to believe that they know what sound is and what light is.