WHY ARE YOU SEARCHING FOR BLISS IN THE OUTSIDE WORLD?
Rabia el Adawiya is one of the rarest women in the whole human history. There are only a few names that can be compared to Rabia, but still she remains rare, even among these few names — Meera, Theresa, Laila. These are the few names. But Rabia still remains rare. She is a KOHINOOR, the most precious woman ever born. Her insight is immense.
Hasan is also a famous mystic but on a very much lower scale. And there are many stories about Hasan and Rabia.
One day Rabia is sitting inside her hut. It is early morning, and Hasan comes to see her. And the sun is rising and the birds are singing and the trees are dancing. It is a really beautiful morning.
And he calls forth from the outside, ‘Rabia, what are you doing inside? Come out! God has given birth to such a beautiful morning. What are you doing inside?’
And Rabia laughs and she says, ‘Hasan, outside is only God’s creation, inside is God himself. Why don’t you come in? Yes, the morning is beautiful, but it is nothing compared with the Creator who creates all the mornings. Yes, those birds are singing beautifully, but they are nothing compared with the song of God. That happens only when you are within. Why don’t you come in? Are you not yet finished with the without, with the outside? When will you be able to come in?’
Such stories, small, but of tremendous significance….
Learning from the story.
We are always lost in outside beauty. We forget, it is reminder and hint from the God that the Creator of the outside beauty is within you.
So learning is whenever we see the beauty don’t express in the words. Be silent and go In.
Silent don’t mean not speaking.
Even when you stop talking it does not mean that inside you have become silent. You may not talk to someone else but you go on talking to yourself. You are sitting still and you continuously go on talking to yourself. This talk also creates impressions because when you are talking to yourself your mind is listening; you are digging the track of impressions deeper. It is necessary that you also stop talking to yourself.
Talking is a great disturbance. It should not necessarily be a disturbance, but you have made it so. Slowly, slowly stop talking inside also. Try to be silent, allow silence to spread. As silence spreads the mind will begin to dissolve. As silence deepens the clouds of thoughts will disperse. Holes will start to appear in many places and a light will penetrate you from within.
This world would become very silent if people would say only what cannot be avoided and stop all their mechanical talking.
So first step towards Silence: Avoid mechanical talking.