Thursday, August 31, 2023

Osho Lao Tzu has said: “Seek and you will miss. Do not seek and you will find.”


Now, this is one of the most significant statements ever made. In the very seeking you have missed. If you seek, you have taken a wrong standpoint. In the very seeking you have accepted one thing: that you don’t have that which you seek. That is where the fault lies. You have it: you already have it. The moment you start searching for something, you will become neurotic, because you cannot find it - there is nowhere to look, because it is already there.

It is like a man who is searching for his glasses. His glasses are already on his eyes, on his nose, and he is looking through those glasses and searching! Now he will never find them, unless he remembers that all search is futile unless he remembers: ‘if I can see, then my glasses must be already there in front of my eyes, otherwise how could I see?’

In our very seeing, the truth is hidden. In our very search, the treasure is hidden. The seeker is the sought; that is the problem, the only problem that human beings have been trying to solve and about which they have been growing more and more puzzled. The sanest attitude is that of Lao Tzu. He says:

“Stop searching and be. Just be, and you will be surprised: you will find it!”

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