Monday, June 7, 2010
Maharaj - on suffering
How is it that the question 'Who am I' attracts me little?
If you have no problem of suffering and release from suffering, you will not find the energy and persistence needed for self-enquiry. You cannot manufacture a crisis. It must be genuine.
How does a genuine crisis happen?
It happens every moment, but you are not alert enough. A shadow on your neighbor's face, the immense and all-pervading sorrow of existence is a constant factor in your life, but you refuse to take notice. You suffer and see others suffer, but you don't respond.
What you say is true, but what can I do about it? Such indeed is the situation. My helplessness and dullness are a part of it.
Good enough. Look at yourself steadily -- it is enough. The door that locks you in, is also the door that lets you out. The 'I am' is the door. Stay at it until it opens. As a matter of fact, it is open, only you are not at it. You are waiting at the non-existent painted doors, which will never open.
From ""I am That"
Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,