To Understand Devotion, Be Aware of 'What is'

Published: 25th December 2015 06:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th December 2015 06:24 AM   |  A+A-


To search for something is not to search; to seek truth is not to find it. We escape from ourselves through search, which is illusion; we try every way to take flight from what we are.

We are so petty, so essentially nothing, and the worship of something greater than ourselves is as petty and stupid as we are. Identification with the great is still a projection of the small. The more is an extension of the less. The small in search of the large will find only what it is capable of finding. The escapes are many, but the mind in escape is still fearful, narrow and ignorant.

The understanding of escape is the freedom from ‘what is’. The ‘what is’ can be understood only when the mind is no longer in search of an answer. The search for an answer is an escape from ‘what is’. This search is called by various names, one of which is devotion; but to understand ‘what is’, the mind must be silent.

‘What do you mean by “what is”?’ It is that which is from moment to moment. To understand the process of worship, to that which you call God, is the awareness of ‘what is’. To think about the problem is not to understand it. It is only when the mind is silent that the truth of ‘what is’ unfolds.

‘I am content with what I have. I am happy with my God. Devotion to God is the song of my heart, and my happiness is in that song. Your song may be more clear and open, but when I sing my heart is full. When the song is real there is neither you nor I, but only the silence of the eternal. The song is not the sound but the silence. Do not let the sound of your song fill your heart.

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