True Knowing

Somebody asked one Zen Master that ‘What is your great secret of being the way you are, what you are, the knowledge that you have?’ He says, ‘When I feel hungry I eat, when I get tired, I sleep. This is my secret.’ Meaning, no resistance to what is happening and no ideas imposed on what is seen or understood, the way it is understood. Truth has to be understood the way life wants you to understand, not what the way you think you should understand it, and the way you think you should understand is the way to appreciate and avoid the True knowing. True knowing is happening by itself, but we don’t appreciate the True knowing, we evaluate whether it fits in my box of valuable knowing or not. (smiles) That’s how we are missing waking up and we continue growing spiritually. Is it not like this?

(Excerpts from Focus Group Meeting, Pune)

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