TO HAVE NO APPROACH
What I wrote to you then and what I write to you through this letter is by way of sharing my life experience with you, devoid of an "I alone am right" attitude. You are free to have your own approach; but how marvellous it would be to have no approach!
This reminds me of an incident I recently read from the life of a reputed Zen master. Many of his followers had gathered to listen to his profound exposition of the Dharma. The master came in the assembly and said, "All that you have learned, all that you have understood about the nature of Reality, is meaningless. Reality (Dharma) can never be explained or caged in words. Give up seeking." And he left the hall.
So what is this "giving up of seeking"? What is non-seeking? It is being passively aware of how the Sought, the Reality, the Beloved, is seeking us in innumerable ways. This awareness helps one to find the natural rhythm and tunes one's activities in life to unconditional spontaneity. Then I presume a stage comes stays back and the world fades away; nothing exists save the Beloved — manifest and unmanifest in His incredible glory.
LETTERS FROM THE MANDALI OF AVATAR MEHER BABA, Vol 1, p. 117, ed Jim Mistry
1981 © Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust