One lawyer was cross-examining Mulla Nasruddin, a witness. He asked, “And you say you called on Mrs. Sultana on May 2nd? Now will you tell the jury just what she said?”
“I object to the question,” interrupted the lawyer on the other side. After nearly an hour’s argument between counsel the judge finally allowed the question.
“As I was saying,” the first lawyer began again, “on May 2nd you called on Mrs. Sultana. Now what did she say?”
“Nothing,” replied Nasruddin. “She was not at home.”
One day, when you arrive, you simply are amazed that for so many lives you were seeking something which had never been there, and that which has been there was so close to you, and there was no need to seek it. Delight, enjoy. God is not a thing, it is an attitude, an attitude of celebration and festivity. Drop sadness. He is so close by; dance!
Drop long faces, it is sacrilege – because he is so close by. Forget your childish miseries and worries; he is so close by. Don’t go on brooding about immaterial things; he is so close by. Allow him to hold your hand. He has been waiting for you for long.
The second question:
If you happened to meet a Baul, a Tantrika, and a yogi, with whom would you like to take a cup of tea?
It is a very complex question. The answer is not easy, but still I will try.
I will tell the yogi to prepare the cup of tea, because those are the most hygienic people! And I will tell the Tantrika to bring it, because they know how to present a thing; they know what ritual is. But I am going to take tea with the Baul.
The third question:
When one becomes empty of all thoughts, empty of all plannings, empty of all desires, what transformation will happen in one’s outer and one’s inner life? How will one behave? How will one see things? How will one live in the world? Please say.