A Zen Saying “No Goal But the Path”
This Zen Sutra is pregnant with profundity, with depth. One can perennially swim in it’s depth and yet reach nowhere.. Yet someone who has drunk of this sutra, has reached somewhere!!
This Sutra can be understood through a contrast…. A contrast between the Societal Perspective and the Spiritual…
The Spiritual perspective is simply understood.. by the unsaid… the unspoken!!
The Societal perspective
We are all part of Society…in different setups…in different environments…
And Society tags us with Labels, and promises us… goads us with awards and rewards to achieve a Goal.. Sacrifice your today for an even better tomorrow!!
Do not meander here or there, for only then can you achieve your Goal… only then can the peak be yours
And Can such a Person…blind…non-receptive and having trampled on these gentle and silent manifestations of Life all around…undergo a radical transformation…a change of heart.. on reaching the peak… From a peak where there is only a vast space..An Abyss!!A nothingness, as far as the eyes can see…
The Spiritual Perspective
Best left unsaid… in the hope that the contrast has triggered..has awakened the space to absorb the nothingness!