Sosan is important, not his entry into this world and the body, not his departure. Arrivals and departures are irrelevant. The only relevance is in the being.
And these are the only words Sosan uttered. Remember, they are not words, because they come out of a mind which has gone beyond words. They are not speculations, they are authentic experiences. Whatsoever he says, he knows.
He is not a man of knowledge, he is a wise man. He has penetrated the mystery, and whatsoever he brings is very significant. It can transform you completely, totally. If you listen to him the very listening can become a transformation, because whatsoever he is saying is the purest gold.
But then it is difficult too, because the distance is very, very great between you and him: you are a mind and he is a no-mind. Even if he uses words he is saying something in silence; you, even if you remain silent, go on chattering within.
There was a case against Mulla Nasruddin in the court. The court could not prove much. He was charged with polygamy, having many wives. Everybody knew about it, but nobody could prove it.
The lawyer said to Nasruddin, “You remain silent, that’s all. If you utter a single word you will be caught. So simply keep quiet and I will see to the matter.”
Mulla Nasruddin remained silent – deep down boiling, in turmoil, wanting to interrupt many times, but somehow managing and controlling himself. Outwardly he looked like a buddha, inside a madman. The court couldn’t find anything against him. Even though the magistrate knew that this man had many wives in the town, when there was no proof what could he do? So the magistrate had to release him.
He said, “Mulla Nasruddin, you are released. Now you can go home.”
Mulla Nasruddin looked puzzled and said, “Er – Your Honor, which home?”
He had many homes because he had many wives in the town.
A single word from you will show the mind inside; a single word and your whole being is exposed. Not even a word is needed: just a gesture and your chattering mind will be there. Even if you are silent, your silence will not reveal anything other than the chattering monkey within.
When a Sosan speaks, he speaks on a totally different plane. He is not interested in speaking; he is not interested in influencing anybody; he is not trying to convince you about some theory or philosophy or “ism.” No, when he speaks his silence blooms. When he speaks he is saying that which he has come to know and would like to share with you. It is not to convince you, remember – it is just to share with you. And if you can understand a single word of his, you will feel a tremendous silence being released within you.