This is not to say that one shdn’t endeavour to understand the world — it’s just that beyond a certain point it becomes counterproductive. Eg I have spent years taking apart guitars and rebuilding them, modifying them with endless varieties of pickups, strings, setup options etc etc, with the result that I know an incredible amount of guitar minutiae, but honestly I feel that at least half that time would have been better spent in actually playing the darn things!
At the same time, I’m not a big votary of those who simply jump in and take action, and scarcely spare a thought about the mechanism that implements the grand design — all too often their lives run on momentum alone, and when they suddenly run out of gas they find themselves in a vacuum, frustrated and depressed. Of course, people like me would have ended up frustrated and depressed to start with, had it not been for Guruji and the deep insight that His knowledge provided.
Increasingly, one is able to revel in each moment, while leaving a wide berth for human error and ego; additionally, the better one meditates, the more one sees things in perspective, rather than through the restrictive filter of one’s biases and limited experience of the world. I can tell you this much — it makes the journey infinitely enjoyable, and fills each day with adventure and gratitude. Is there a final purpose or point to this exercise called life? At the moment I have no idea, and it doesn’t look like I’m any closer to seeing it than when I first started out! Oh well….
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