Meet Invisible – In Gita Verse 7.7 O conqueror of wealth, there is no truth superior to Me. Everything rests upon Me, as pearls are strung on a thread.
Krishna when says that – Everything rests upon Me, as pearls are strung on a thread – he means that I am invisible in all the visible. He says that I am hidden in you as invisible.
There is a beautiful parable. The treasure is within you, in your own home. You need not go to Warsaw or to New Delhi or to Washington. Underneath your own consciousness, just within you, is the Kingdom of God. It has not to be searched for, because all search means searching outside. It needs only a coming inside. It is not a reaching, it is really a coming. It is not going anywhere; it is stopping all going so that suddenly you are there where you should be.
“How did you reach,” asked Hassan, “your present heights of spiritual attainment?” Now, the heights are visible, but they depend on the depths – just like a tree. A tree rises high in the sky, one hundred feet high, talks to the clouds, whispers to the moon and the stars, plays with the sun rays, but that is not the real tree. The real tree is underneath, it is in the roots. The real source is in the roots. The heights depend on the depth.
The roots can exist without the tree. You can cut the tree, but the roots will still exist, and another tree will be born. But if you cut the roots there will be no tree and there never will be again. So the essential tree is in the roots and the roots are in the depth. That which is visible above the ground is not the essential part of it. The foliage and the flowers and the fruit are nonessential parts. The essential part is hidden underneath the ground, underground. It is in the roots. There is the source of life. And there is the source of spirituality.
If a man understands rightly he will ask about the depths, not about the heights. The heights don’t matter, the depths do. One has to go deep into oneself. Yes, when you go deep, great foliage and great flowers and great fruit arise. Your branches rise high into the sky, you have a great height.
And that height is seen by everybody, it is visible. Always remember, the visible is not very real; the real always remains invisible. The real source is in the invisible, the roots. Why are the roots invisible? Because God is invisible. Why are the roots invisible? They have to be otherwise they will be destroyed, and once the source is destroyed there will be no possibility for the tree. The tree can afford to exist on the outside, the roots cannot. They are so precious that they have to remain hidden so nobody knows about them.
You can see it everywhere. If you put a seed on the ground it will not grow, it cannot grow. Visible to everybody, exposed to everybody, it cannot grow. Growth needs darkness, depth. Put the seed deep underneath the ground and then it starts growing.
A child grows in the womb of the mother – that’s why in the East we have always called the woman “the earth.” The child is the seed, goes deep into the woman, disappears into the woman. Even the woman cannot see it, what to say about others? Nobody can see it. It has disappeared deep into the depths. And from there it starts growing.
God functions in privacy, in secrecy. And as it is true with the child in the womb, as it is true with the seed in the earth, so it is true with the ultimate growth of your essential nature, of spirituality. Darkness, not light, is needed for something to grow because privacy is needed.
For any growth darkness is needed. So don’t get afraid to take step in unknown and unknowable. Because when we take step in unknown and unknowable for us it’s total darkness. But in the process we grow.
Life can only be lived dangerously – there is no other way to live it. It is only through danger that life attains to maturity, growth. One needs to be an adventurer, always ready to risk the known for the unknown. And once one has tasted the joys of freedom and fearlessness one never repents because then one knows what it means to live at the optimum. Then one knows to burn your life’s torch from both ends together. And even a single moment of that intensity is more gratifying than the whole eternity of mediocre living.
Once you are courageous to take risk the known means visible for unknown means invisible, you will meet the treasure within you that is Godliness, God or Yourself.
Krishna says that risk your Known and meet to Unknown, risk the Visible and meet the Invisible.