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    From Unconciousness to Consciousness

    From Unconciousness to Consciousness


    Silence, the Pull of the Innermost Zero
    30 October 1984 pm in Lao Tzu Grove

    Question 1


    It is a little difficult for me to speak again. It has been difficult always, because I have been trying to
    speak the unspeakable. Now it is even more so.

    After one thousand, three hundred and fifteen days of silence, it feels as if I am coming to you from
    a totally different world. In fact it is so. The world of words, language, concepts, and the world
    of silence are so diametrically opposite to each other, they don’t meet anywhere. They can’t meet
    by their very nature. Silence means a state of wordlessness; and to speak now, it is as if to learn
    language again from ABC. But this is not a new experience for me; it has happened before too.
    For thirty years I have been speaking continually. It was such a tension because my whole being was
    pulled towards silence, and I was pulling myself towards words, language, concepts, philosophies.
    There was no other way to convey, and I had a tremendously important message to convey. There
    was no way to shirk the responsibility. I had tried it. The day I realized my own being, it was such a
    fulfillment that I became silent. There was nothing left to be asked.

    One of my professors in the university, who was a world renowned man, Doctor S.K.Saxena – he
    had been a professor of philosophy in America for many years – again and again used to ask me to ask him some question. And those were the days when I was so fulfilled and so content, there was
    no question, no quest left.

    So I used to say to him, ”I have answers; I don’t have any questions.”

    He used to laugh and say that I am crazy: ”How can you have answers without questions?”

    I insisted to him, ”While you have questions you will never have answers. Unless your questioning
    drops away you will not find the answer. And it does not come in the form of an answer, but it
    answers all; not answering any particular question but simply answering all questions – possible,
    impossible, probable, improbable.”

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