“…Truth, which is inexpressible and unthinkable, because the moment it is expressed and thought about—in other words named, classified and verbalized— it is no longer truth but a secondary thing of space and time. It is essential, therefore, to see that such a realization is more in the nature of an opening up, a clearing away of impediments, of that which is in time—that truth has always been with us and yet does not belong to you or me; in fact, it is the centre of the ‘me’ which—through its incessant activities—has prevented me from realizing.
We can now see that there is no path towards reality, truth, and hence that no guru can lead us. A guru can only lead you from the known to the known— and for the known to come to an end only your own being is involved. For the mind, which is the known, and the product of the past, of time, to dissolve is the very opposite process. It means the cessation of all seeking, all thought, all the mind’s activities in the nature of clinging or grasping directed at self-assertion or spiritual gain. This happens—not by discipline, not by repression, not by choice—but spontaneously once the mind has understood the nature of its own activities, realized its own futility. When the mind sees that its inherent sickness is itself, it quietens, it shuts up—suddenly and without any forewarning or intimation. Thus uninvited that which is not of the mind, not of time, that which is real comes into being— not by a process of becoming, but by being what is. "
Zen And Reality – by Robert Powell
Country: Sri Lanka
“To silence & solitude.”