Patience. When you're sitting in the waiting room, anxious for answers and a cure for your pain. When you are waiting in line, desperate for that one thing that will satisfy your need, quench your desirous thirst. Sitting at home, thinking but not speaking, when you want nothing more than to pluck up the courage to take a leap and say what you feel. All through life we are taught to wait, taught that patience is a virtue and we will always get what we want if we stay patient and never stop believing. "Love is patient, love is kind.... Read more »
Man is a willful and covetous animal, who makes use of his intellect to satisfy his inclinations, but who cares nothing for truth, who rebels against personal discipline, who hates disinterested thought and the idea of self-education. Wisdom offends him, because it rouses in him disturbance and confusion, and because he will not see himself as he is.
But I am all for love, and I am against marriage, particularly the arranged kind, because the arranged marriage gives you satisfaction. And love? - love can never satisfy you. It gives you more and more thirst for a better and better love, it makes you more and more long for it, it gives you tremendous discontentment. And that discontent is the beginning of the search for God. When love fails many times, you start looking for a new kind of lover, a new kind of love, a new quality of love. That love affair is prayer, meditation, sannyas.
We are in an age of religious complexity. The simplicity which is in Christ is rarely found among us. In its stead are programs, methods, organizations, and a world of nervous activities which occupy time and attention but can never satisfy the longing of the heart.