Can you help me find what I’m looking for?
I dunno. What are you looking for?
Truth? Can anyone help you find that?
Not so far.
Not ever. First, what is Truth?
I don’t know.
So you don’t know what you’re looking for? Then why are you looking?
I imagine it’s some sort of inner fulfillment or contentment.
Can you get that from another person?
Well, I can’t get it from me, either!
There’s your answer.
What’s my answer?
You can’t get Truth from an external source if it’s a fulfillment that radiates from within. And you can’t find it yourself, either, because it doesn’t radiate from you. You’re an external source, too, in that sense.
So how the hell am I supposed to find it?
You’re not! You can’t! Truth has nothing at all to do with you, so stop seeking it. Stop seeking, stop acting. In the state of authentic inaction Truth becomes you. Truth radiates in and as you–if it exists at all. Of course, you can’t know if it exists, can you? By definition. So do the one thing you’ve never done in your entire life: do nothing.
How do I do that?
By dropping the subject because you authentically, deeply understand the meaning of what was said here.
All you said is do nothing which I can’t do and to not seek Truth anywhere. That’s not very deep.
It’s everything you need.
Eh. Sounds lame. I’m gonna keep looking.
Of course you are. You don’t want that which you seek because finding it kills you. You are a seeker seeking. That’s your identity and your action, yet the prescription for what ails ya calls for inaction–the antithesis of your identity. No, you will never go against that and so you will never find Truth. It cannot be found. So let me ask you: How many more books are you going to read, people you going to ask, lectures and workshops you going to attend knowing in advance that you will not find the internal spark from an external source? I mean you know this, right?
Yeah, but I really want to find Truth so I’ll keep asking until the day I die.
Exactly. One way or the other that is exactly correct.