beliefs, you are trying to seek the understanding of the significance of the
whole of life, not merely of your particular individual life. Every one tries to seek
truth — that is, the rich, full, harmonious life — according to his particular beliefs, dogmas and religions. The Hindu will seek truth — that fullness of life — through Hinduism, the Christian through Christianity, Pagan through Paganism, and so on, taking for granted certain experiences of others and thereby forming a sect through which eachthinks he will discover the truth. If you want to discover truth, you must put
aside Hinduism, Buddhism, all religions and seek for yourself wholly, entirely because, you cannot approach Truth from any point of view, by any path whatever. Please do not agree or disagree,but examine this statement sanely, rationally. If you think it is wrong, leave it alone and go your own sweet way. Why do you imitate someone else?Why do you follow authority? In spiritual matters there cannot be authority; in thought and belief there cannot be authority; it is experience alone that is of importance. Experience is the only master. Why is it then that one makes oneself into a type, into a machine? It is because fear plays the dominant part in ones lives. One is afraid of ones own thoughts, one is uncertain; and hence one seeks for leaders in spiritual matters. The moment there is desire for comfort, fear is born. Struggle breeds either fear or understanding. The moment one is afraid to struggle, one seeks shelters, one looks to authority in matters spiritual, one wants to be told what is right, what is wrong, what is failure, what is success. But the moment there is the desire to understand this immense struggle that is going on,you do not bind yourself with fear and you try to understand every experience that comes to you.Conformity is not culture. You cannot educate yourself through conformity.You must make proper environments, so that the individual is all the time struggling, choosing, assimilating and rejecting, and thus growing. Individuality is not an end in itself, because individuality is division, and individuality is trying all the time by continual contact with life, to wear down the barrier that separates it from others. In other words, individuality is made up of our
unconquered reactions. Reactions create barriers and divisions. But the moment you have conquered your reactions, there are no barriers and no divisions. Therefore, it is the ego, the individuality which has not transmuted its reaction, that creates barriers. But the true self resides in the region of pure action, so to attain to that self, to find out pure action, you must go through the process of reaction, of likes and dislikes, joys and pleasures, sorrows and great ecstasies, and gradually eliminate all reactions, till you arrive at your own dwelling-place, from which you act, but where there are no reactions. This is the purpose of life .Hows your meditation?