Have you heard the music that no fingers
Far inside the house
entangled music –
what is the sense of leaving your house?
Suppose you scrub your ethical skin
until it shines,
but inside there is no music,
Mohammed’s son pores over words,
and points out this
but if his chest is not soaked dark with love,
The yogi comes along in his famous orange.
But if inside he is colorless, then what?
Kabir says: every instant that the sun is risen,
if I stand in the temple, or on a balcony,
in the hot fields, or in a walled garden,
my own lord is making love with me.
What is God? The moment the question is asked, the idea of a person arises in the mind – and God is not a person. Those who think of God as a person start, from the very beginning, moving in a wrong direction. They will never arrive. They will go round and round in circles, they will travel much, but they will never reach anywhere.
If the first step is wrong then all else goes wrong. The first step has to be absolutely right, because the first step is half the journey already. In fact, as far as you are concerned, the first step is the whole of the journey – because the other step is to be taken towards you by God.
You take one step, he takes the other step…and the meeting. And the distance between you and God is only two steps. The initiative has to be from your side.
God is not a person, but that’s what you have been told down the ages. God is a presence. God is not substance but significance. Once God is understood as significance, your life starts changing. Then you don’t argue about God, whether he exists or not; then you are no more interested in theology. The whole of theology becomes rubbish. Then you start moving in a totally different way, in an altogether different dimension.
If God is significance, then you have to create a certain meaning in your life, because only meaning can meet the meaning. You have to create significance in your life, because only significance can meet the significance. You have to become more aware, more loving, more aesthetic, more sensitive.
If God were a person it would have been a totally different approach. God is not a person but only a fragrance. You will need great sensitivity to comprehend that significance, that fragrance, that music.