But it was too much for the poor woodcutter even to understand. He laughed at the whole idea and he said, “You must have gone crazy! I am perfectly happy.”
The mystic died. After many years the woodcutter thought – his death was also coming closer – “Maybe he was right, I should go a little further.” He went a little further and he found such a beautiful forest that he wanted to sit under a tree. And it was so silent that he wanted to close his eyes. And it was so tremendously peaceful that he started sinking within himself…And he found the treasure the mystic w as talking about, but it was found within himself.
The seer of the Isa Upanishad is saying:
May we not be diverted from our goal,…
Unless you have found your ultimate being you have not found anything, remember. And go on praying to God that we should not be diverted.
For with all devotion we submit ourselves to Thee.
Meditation is effort, prayer is surrender. Meditation is your doing, prayer is becoming available to God; whatsoever he wants to do with you, you are ready. It is submission, it is devotion, but devotion comes only after meditation.
That is the Whole,
This is the Whole.
From wholeness emerges wholeness.
Wholeness coming from wholeness,
wholeness still remains.
Enough for today.