In Italy, you get chickens, but no eggs. In Africa there were always eggs, but… never chickens. Who separated them?
When someone is seeking,” said Siddhartha, “it happens quite easily that he only sees the thing that he is seeking; that he is unable to find anything, unable to absorb anything, because he is only thinking of the thing he is seeking, because he has a goal, because he is obsessed with his goal. Seeking means: to have a goal; but finding means: to be
free, to be receptive, to have no goal. You, O worthy one, are perhaps indeed a seeker, for in striving towards your goal, you do not see many things that are under your nose.
I would definitely agree, although it is dense reading. However, readers who approach the essays and epigrams with very close attention will discover much that is unexpected, especially if you already think you know everything about
290. ”Every deep thinker is more afraid of being understood
than of being misunderstood.”
Why would you waste your time by only gathering with the people of your own culture, nationality, people who speaks your “language”? You will learn nothing if you cuddle in the safety of your personal security. Become intellectually, emotionally, psychologically vulnerable. Unlearn what you have learned even if it leaves you restless.
Fall without knowing where you are falling.