Selasa, 5 Jun 2018

Life is such a ridiculous drama



Life is such a ridiculous drama. 

It will be simply a miracle if you can find anywhere something even resembling a faraway echo of peace.

Several members of the Golden Age Club were being asked, 
”Why do you think God has permitted you to reach the age of ninety-five?”

Without hesitation one wealthy old lady said,
”To test the patience of my relatives.”

All old people are doing that everywhere in every family, just testing the peace of their relatives.

lagu untuk Melayu


Ahad, 13 Mei 2018

KHUSYUK DALAM SEMBAHYANG




KHUSYUK DALAM SEMBAHYANG 
Benih khusyuk perlu ditanam, kemudian dipersuburkan di dalam sembahyang


ADA  orang  bertanya, mengapa hati kita susah untuk khyusuk di dalam sembahyang?

Sebenarnya, khusyuk di dalam sembahyang bermula dari khusyuk di luar sembahyang. Kalau di luar sembahyang hati tidak khusyuk dengan ALLAH, memang payah untuk khusyuk di dalam sembahyang.Ibarat kita hendak membuat suatu pekerjaan yang berat seperti menanam atau mencangkul, 

kalau kita tidak biasa melakukannya atau dua, tiga bulan sekali baru hendak buat, memang terasa berat. Tetapi bagi orang yang setiap hari buat kerja-kerja seperti itu, kemudian dia menyambung bekerja, tentulah tidak terasa berat.

Jadi, tidak khusyuknya kita di dalam sembahyang adalah disebabkan hati tidak khusyuk di luar sembahyang. Kalau di luar sembahyang tidak khusyuk, bukan mudah untuk memaksa-maksa hati untuk khusyuk di dalam sembah-yang. 

Biarlah hati kita sentiasa dengan ALLAH di mana saja kita berada. 

Firman ALLAH:
Mereka yang sentiasa mengingati ALLAH semasa berdiri,duduk dan baring.
(Ali Imran:  191)

Kalau kita dapat rasakan kewujudan ALLAH walau di mana saja kita berada, maka di waktu sembahyang kita hanya menyambung atau mempertajamkan rasa itu. Ertinya, benihnya sudah ada, tinggal hendak disuburkan. Tapi kalau di luar sembahyang tidak terasa adanya ALLAH, waktu sembahyang tentu datang jemu, letih  dan  sebagainya.  

Itulah rahsianya.Hati tak berhubung dengan Tuhan,

tiba-tiba dalam sembahyang baru hendak berhubung, tentulah payah. Jadi, khusyuk dalam sembahyang itu bermula dari luar sembahyang.Seperti kita sebut tadi, kalau kita seorang yang kaki bekerja, kita tidak akan rasa letih dan payah walaupun tidak henti-henti buat kerja. Mungkin lepas menyapu, kita menyangkul. Lepas menyangkul, kita'tengok kambing atau ayam itik. Lepas itu sapu rumah, kemudian menyambung kerja menebang kayu di hutan. Walaupun semuanya kerja yang memerlukan tenaga empat kerat, tapi kita tidak terasa payah sangat sebab sudah dilatih bekerja setiap hari.

Tapi kalau tidak pernah buat kerja-kerja yang perlukan tenaga: menyapu tak pernah, menyangkul tak pernah, bercucuk tanam pun tidak, kemudian tiba-tiba orang ajak ke hutan tebang kayu, tentu kita rasa terseksa. Mahu mati rasanya.

Demikianlah kiasan yang mudah untuk kita faham. Ini kerja-kerja lahir, kita boleh kiaskan dengan kerja-kerja batin. 

Kerana khusyuk itu adalah kerja batin atau kerja hati.Kalau hati kita tidak pernah hidup, tidak ada konteks dengan ALLAH di luar sembahyang, kemudian baru hendak konteks waktu sembahyang, tentulah payah. Bagaimana hendak rasa lazat menebang kayu di hutan kalau sebelumnya kita tak pernah buat kerja-kerja ringan? Tentulah seksa. 

Inilah rahsianya mengapa kita susah untuk khusyuk dalam sembahyang. 
Kenapa tunggu dalam sembahyang baru hendak khusyuk? 

Patut sebelumnya lagi hati sudah khyusuk. Di dalam sembahyang itu kesannya cuma terikat dengan disiplin disebabkan sembahyang itu ada disiplin. Khusyuk hati itu sepatutnya di luar sembahyang sudah ada, cuma is tidak terikat dengan satu sistem, yakni ada kebebasan. Tapi hati kita dengan ALLAH sepatutnya tidak ada beza di antara di luar sembahyang dengan di dalam sembahyang. 

Sebab itu dalam ajaran Islam, walau dalam tandas sekalipun, kita tidak boleh lupa ALLAH. Cuma baca Al Quran saja yang tidak dibenarkan di dalam tandas. Tapi hati mesti sentiasa ada konteks dengan ALLAH.

Ertinya, mengingati ALLAH itu bukan mesti menyebut Subhanallah, Alhamdulillah atau Allahu Akbar. Tapi ingat ALLAH itu ialah dengan hati sentiasa berhubung dengan ALLAH, walaupun lidah tidak menyebut nama ALLAH. Melihat kejadian ciptaan ALLAH, 

hati terasa kebesaran ALLAH. Bahkan kalau banyak lagi kejadian yang berlaku di depan mata kita, ia kian menyuburkan lagi ingatan kepada ALLAH.

Misalnya bila dapat nikmat, hati akan tersentuh dan rasa malu dengan Tuhan. Bila ditimpakan ujian, hati terasa berdosa. "Berdosa aku ni rupanya". la menambahkan tebal lagi hati dengan ALLAH SWT.  Itulah maksudnya. 

Tetapi bagi ahli sufi yang jahil, dia hanya asyik berwirid zikir dan melakukan ibadah sembahyang. Kerja-kerja lain tidak dibuat kerana dianggap tidak membawa ingatan kepada ALLAH. Dia dan muridnya asyik dengan tasbih saja. Pandang orang pun tidak, angguk-angguk saja, bercakap pun tidak.Sebenarnya bukan begitu yang dimaksudkan hati khusyuk. Yang dikatakan khusyuk itu ialah hati sentiasa hidup. Bila tengok orang susah terasa insaf, terasa syukur kepada ALLAH SWT.

'Syukur, ALLAH tak jadikan aku begini. Apa hikmahnya aku jadi begini?'   Lihatlah  betapa  ia menghidupkan jiwa. Menyuburkan jiwa lagi tapi benih sudah ada. Itulah yang dimaksudkan oleh 

firman-Nya:
Mereka yang mengingatiALLAH sambil berdiri, duduk dan baring.

Tapi sesetengah orang yang tidak faham, dia asyik bertasbih 24 jam. Dengan emak pun tak bercakap. Itulah jahil. Sepatutnya bila tengok pemandangan ciptaan ALLAH, terasa di hati, kalaulah ciptaan Tuhan sudah begini hebat. Tuhan betapalah lagi. Dengan itu jiwa  terbangun.   Itulah  zikir namanya. Zikir $ambil berdiri kerana  melihat  pokok-pokok selalunya di waktu berdiri. Setiap kejadian boleh menusuk hati hingga terasa konteks dengan ALLAH SWT.

Sebab itu ahli-ahli Sufi itu ber-kata, 
"Aku terasa ramai di waktu seorangan." Kenapa? 

Kerana dia terasa berzikir dengan melihat pokok, melihat binatang, melihat air dan sebagainya. Dengan melihat benda-benda itu, hatinya lantas mengingati ALLAH, Tuhan yang mencipta semua itu. Seolah-seolah dia sedang berzikir.Ibarat kita sayang kepada ayah yang berada di tempat yang jauh. Setiap barang kepunyaan ayah yang dilihat di depan mata akan membuatkan hati terus ada konteks dengan ayah. Misalnya, bila terlihat jam kepunyaan ayah, lantas teringat ayah. "Ini jam ayah!"

Bila tengok kereta ayah di garaj, teringat ayah. Tengok pula pakaiannya, Ini pakaian ayah ni". Emak pun sebut pula, "Ini pakaian ayah engkau, ni!"

Tapi kenapa hati kita tidak boleh konteks dengan ALLAH bila melihat kejadian ciptaan ALLAH? Kenapa?

Bila hati tidak boleh rasa dekat dengan ALLAH ketika melihat kejadian ciptaan ALLAH, bagaimana hendak rasa khusyuk dalam sembahyang? 

Tentu tak boleh.Benih pokok tidak ada, bagaimana hendak diberi baja? 
Tentu tidak boleh. Inilah ajaran tasawuf.Kalau sudah ada benih khusyuk di luar sembahyang, waktu ambil air sembahyang pun sudah khusyuk, gambarkan betapa kalau di dalam sembahyang. Tentu lebih khusyuk lagi. Sayidina Ali k.w. boleh khusyuk dalam sembahyangnya hingga waktu orang cabut panah di betisnya, dia tidak terasa apa-apa. 

Ini menunjukkan benih khusyuk sudah ada di luar sembahyang. Bila waktu ambil air sembahyang, dia membaja lagi benih yang sedia ada itu.

Khusyuk bukan boleh dilakon-lakonkan. la sudah sedia ada di hati. Sebab itu pernah orang berwirid berzikir sambil tunduk, lalu datang Sayidina Umar Al Khattab r.a. menegur, "Khusyuk itu bukan tundukkan kepala, tapi khusyuk itu dalam hati."

Ada setengah orang bila berzikir masuk dalam kelambu, padam lampu. Taklah salah, tapi kalaulah itu dianggap cara untuk dapat khusyuk, sudah ghurur (tertipu).

Erti khusyuk itu ialah hati terasa kewujudan ALLAH setiap masa dan walau di mana saja- ketika berjuang, berjihad, ketika tebang kayu, ketika bekerja dan sebagainya. Mesti khusyuk dalam semua keadaan. Khusyuk di hati itu Benda maknawiyah, bukan berlafaz lagi.

Ada orang yang tak tahan dengan cinta ALLAH SWT hingga jadi mabuk. Bila melihat apa saja, dia ingat ALLAH SWT. Ingatan itu selalu memukul hatinya hingga dia jadi seakan-akan gila. Apa tidaknya, setiap apa yang dilihatnya, membuatkan dia dipanah cinta. Lihat batu, kayu, pokok, binatang, lihat air dan lain-lain tanpa rehat maka dia dipanah cinta. Bila tak tahan, dia akan jadi sakar (mabuk).Tapi bagi seseorang yang ALLAH mahu dia jadi hak ramai atau jadi pemimpin, ALLAH SWT tak jadikan dia begitu. ALLAH SWT akan beri kekuatan akal untuk dia mengimbanginya. Dia dapat kawal mabuk cintanya dengan ALLAH  SWT. 


Allaryaham Ust. Ashaari Muhammad

Jumaat, 6 April 2018

The monkeyish mind


I was just reading one anecdote:

A great philosopher and world renowned mathematician is aboard an aeroplane. He is sitting in his seat and thinking great mathematical problems, when suddenly an announcement comes from the captain:

”I am sorry, there will be a a slight delay. Engine number one has cut out
and we are now flying on three engines.”

About ten minutes later another announcement:

”I am afraid there will be further delay – engines two and three have cut out
and there is only number four left.”

So the philosopher turns to the fellow sitting next to him and says,

”Good golly! If the other one cuts out we will be up here all night!”

When you are thinking in a certain line,
the very direction of it makes certain things possible,

absurd things also possible.

Now you can go into the direction, and you can go on and on. 

A monkey and a hyena were walking through the jungle together when the hyena said,

”Every time I go through those bushes over there a big lion jumps out and keeps on hitting me and hitting me, and I don’t know why!”

”Well, I will come with you this time,” said the monkey, ”and I will stick up for you.”

So they walked along together, and just as they got to the bushes a lion jumped out on them and started hitting the hyena. The monkey just climbed up in a tree and watched, so when the lion had gone

the half dead hyena asked the monkey,
”Why didn’t you come down and help me?”

And the monkey said,
”You were laughing so much I thought you were winning.”

Beware of the ego!

It can find ways and means to protect itself.
It can rationalize well;
the ego is a great rationalist,

and a rationalization is
its whole foundation.


Khamis, 15 Mac 2018

Ghuluw






who are you to decide what other should do
the very idea is a deep political ambition

artikel ini khusus utk salah seorang
jgn sampai penyakit di larkin dulu berulang kembali


Ahad, 13 Ogos 2017

Taman yg telah lesu



semasa mencari video nasyid arqam yg bertajuk meriahkanlah taman ini di you tube nasyid ini adalah tentang kedatangan pembela umat Islam iaitu Imam Mahadi  disaat Umat Islam dibunuh secara secara skala besar-besaran dan Raya haji Tahun ini pula jatuh pada hari Jumaat bukanlah pelik rasanya bagi umat Islam untuk terdetik dihati mereka  " inikah masanya " walaupun mungkin ada kumpulan yang cuba mengambil peluang kerana begitulah yang selalunya berlaku

tapi lain yg di cari lain pula yg di jumpa rupa rupanya banyak juga orang non muslim yang simpati dan cuba membela umat Islam yg ditimpa fitnah akhir zaman

bila melihat orang non muslim ini yang cuba membantu dan membela umat Islam
teringat saya pada saudara-saudara saya anak murid Allahyarham Ust. Ashaari Muhammad

masih bersenget hatikah kita antara satu sama lain disaat kita mengaku kononnya sebagai murid Sohibuzzaman tapi orang di sekeliling melihat kita tak ubah seperti orang politik yg bergaduh sesama mereka kerana merebutkan kerusi

atau seperti pemimpin negara arab yg bergaduh sesama sendiri padahal Quran dan Hadis ada dalam tangan mereka

atau seperti syiah dan Nasibi yang bergaduh kerana dendam lama yg tidak ada kesudahannya mereka mengungkit-ngungkit sejarah lama umat Islam mereka menghukum orang ini benar orang ini salah walhal semua orang tahu mereka yg terlibat itu semua sudah lama kembali bertemu dengan Tuhan yang sebaik-baik Maha Penghukum

rasa dendam yg disimpan hanya menyebakan mereka di permain-mainkan musuh sebagaimana kanak-kanak mempermain-mainkan anak patung

Kalau dulu kaum mubtadiah sahaja yang suka menyesatkan kaum muslimin dan suka memaksa-maksa orang lain untuk mengikut pendapat mereka tapi sayangnya wabak ini mula berjangkit kepada kita sedikit demi sedikit tanpa kita sedari

saudara-saudara kita sudah tidak selamat daripada kejahatan lidah kita tapi teruslah kita merasa kita ini the best in the world

Rasanya Tiada seorang Sohibuzzaman pun yang mengajar muridnya untuk berbuat seperti apa yg berlaku pada kita sekarang 


maafkanlah saudara mu ini sekiranya dia tersalah



you will never be aware of it.

There was an anecdote a Sufi saint, Hijira. An angel appeared in his dream and told him that he should save as much water as possible from the well, because the following morning all the water in the world was going to be poisoned by the devil and everyone who would drink it would become mad.

So the whole night the fakir saved as much water as possible. And the phenomenon really
happened: everyone became mad the next morning. But no one knew the whole city had become mad

Only the fakir was not mad, but the whole city talked as if he had gone mad. He knew what
 had happened, but no one believed him, so he went on drinking his water and remained alone. But he could not continue that way; the whole city was living in an altogether different world.

No one listened to him, and finally there was a rumor that he would be caught and sent to prison.They said that he was mad.One morning they came to get hold of him. Either he would be treated as if he was ill, or he would have to go to prison, but he could not be allowed freedom he had become absolutely mad

What he said could not be understood he spoke a different language. The fakir was at a loss to understand. He tried to help the others to remember their past, but they had forgotten everything. They did not know anything of the past, anything about what existed before that maddening morning.

They could not understand; the fakir had become incomprehensible to them.
They surrounded his house and caught hold of him. Then the fakir said,

”Give me one moment more. I shall treat myself.”

He ran to the common well, drank the water, and became all right. Now the whole city was happy the fakir was okay now he was not mad

Really, he had gone mad, but now he was part and parcel of a common world.

If everyone else is asleep, you will never even be aware that you are asleep.
If everyone is mad and you are mad,

you will never be aware of it.


di bawah adalah beberapa klip video lagu yg dibuat oleh non muslim utk menunjukkan pembelaan mereka terhadap umat Islam




song for Syria


We Will Not Go Down (Song for Gaza)


Selasa, 9 Ogos 2016

Buat Putraku



Artikel ini khusus buat putra saya yg bakal melangkah ke alam rumahtangga teringat saya dahulu dimana salah satu ustaz saya ketika dia memberi kuliah kepada kami dia berkata

Siapa org bujang yg sangka dia sudah baik pdhal dia belum  kahwin jgn cakap besar ,kahwin dulu baru dia kenal siapa diri dia

Teringat juga saya tentang promosi seks suci Islam yg dijalankan oleh GISB terdapat pelbagai persepsi org ramai dgn apa yg mereka jalankan sbg simpati malah saya secara peribadi juga menganggap bhw yg Ustaz Ashaari adlh guru saya sudah tentu pandangan saya agak bias pd mereka,  walaupun ada dikalangan mereka juga sama spt manusia lain yg tdk dpt lari dr kesilapan sokongan saya pd mereka hanyalah dari sudut adab murid kpd guru

Buat anakku
Wajah comotmu semasa kau masih bayi sungguh indah pd pandanganku


Epilogue dr seorang ayah Make love not war

Mulla Nasrudin's wife had difficulty getting to sleep and, at three o'clock in the morning, she awoke the Mulla and said,

"Mulla, you never make love to me like you did when we got married forty years ago."

"Please, Darling," answered the Mulla,

"I have got a busy day tomorrow. Go to sleep.

"But," she persisted,
"you used to be a romantic. You used to bite me on the fingers, on my neck, on my ears -- Why don't you do it any more?"

"Darling," the Mulla explained wearily,
"such nonsense is for newly-weds. We are too old."

"Just once you should bite me like you did forty years ago."

"All right,' said the Mulla,
as he got out of bed yawning.

"But where are you going?" asked his wife.

"TO THE BATHROOM FOR MY TEETH,"



PEACE for the rebellious man

You are ask me What is peace for the rebellious man?

peace , for the rebellious man, is very light. It is his very aroma, his fragrance, the harmony of his heart, his at-oneness with existence. All conflicts of the mind are just memories of the past.

Peace has only one taste, utterly delicious – the ultimate taste of existence itself. You just have to drop all that is disturbing, all that creates turmoil, all that creates tension, anxiety, anguish;
you don’t have to achieve peace –

remember.

Peace is already there deep inside you. Peace is what you are made of. It is your very consciousness, your very being.

But such is the utter insanity of men that they even start making peace their ambition, they start desiring peace. And this is the greatest dilemma for every man who is in search of himself.

He has to understand the contradiction.

You cannot desire peace, because desire is the disturbance.

What you desire does not matter.
You may desire peace or you may desire power, you may desire money,

it doesn’t matter – because the nature of desire is always the same. It is a tension, its goal is in the future, and peace is in the present.

Peace is not a tension. Peace is a non-tense, relaxed state of let go. There is not even the ambition of peace. There is no desire, no ambition,

because one has understood the simple arithmetic – that every desire creates conflict, every ambition takes you away from yourself. The moment you drop all your desires and all your ambitions, you suddenly find you are sitting in peace within of your being

To describe our situation I will tell you a few stories:

Hymie Goldberg looked very sad;

his wife was sick, so he called the doctor. After examining Mrs. Goldberg, the doctor said to Hymie,

”I am afraid it is bad news your wife has only a few hours to live. I hope you understand there is nothing more to be done. Don’t let yourself suffer.”

”It is all right, doc,” said Goldberg,

”I have suffered for forty years, I can suffer a few more hours. It is not a big problem.”

People who are living together are suffering together. People are in love with each other or in hate with each other.


The findings of psychologists are that couples are nothing but intimate enemies. They both are sabotaging each other’s lives, pulling at each other’s legs, not allowing a single moment of peace.

They are bringing up a thousand and one questions, and each question finally becomes a fight.

The woman has a totally different kind of argumentation. She does not follow Aristotle; nobody knows whom she follows, what kind of logic she has, at what point she will suddenly start crying and weeping and tears will be coming.

The man thinks,
”My God, who would have thought?...
I have simply given a rational answer, now what to do?”

He has been reading books and consulting libraries about how to have a good married life, and he knows every argument. But no one knows what kind of logic this woman follows.
Suddenly she starts shouting, throwing things – which is not at all logical. No book of logic suggests that you break plates and cups and saucers.

But logic or not, seeing that the whole house is in an earthquake,
it is better to accept defeat.

It is not a question of logical victory; victory is always for the woman.
You can have logic, she will have victory.
This is a simple division.

So the poor husband has the logic. Every morning with his umbrella by his side, keeping his logic, he goes to the office... just wondering if perhaps poets are right, that nobody understands the nature of women.

In fact, there is nothing to understand. It is so simple: she does not know logic – nothing else! So she creates a nuisance. If you cannot bring a sensible argument, the best way is to shout and create a nuisance – as much as you can.

One of my professors... he was a professor of law and a very famous professor. I had nothing to do with his classes, but once in a while he used to invite me. He loved to argue, and I used to say to him,

”Listen, I don’t know law at all. I can argue because I know logic, but my logic will not be in legal jargon. I don’t know legal jargon.”
He said, ”Still, you come. Without you I don’t enjoy.”

Once a week he used to have a discussion class, and one day he said,
”I shall tell you the secret of the great legal experts of the world. If you have the law in your favor, be very polite to the judge, be very polite to the court, just put your case in simple legal form. The law is in your favor –  there is no need to do anything else.

”But if you are suspicious, you don’t know whether the law is in your favor or not and you are sitting on the fence – the camel can sit on either side – then don’t go alone. Let your secretary and your assistant carry big books of law – as big as possible.

”Make a great impression in the court, ‘Here comes a great expert;’ and quote so fast that even the judge cannot catch what you are talking about. Talking fast and not giving a chance to anybody else, and quoting... and don’t be worried whether you are quoting from right books or wrong books, or whether you are just quoting from the page you are opening before you. Nothing matters!

You simply create the impression of a great expert, on the tip of whose tongue all the books are just ready.

”You need not even look at the book to find the page. Quote pages, quote paragraphs; say ‘on the seventeenth line, on the ninety-seventh page,’ but don’t give anybody a chance to see – you go on ahead. Before they can see the ninety-seventh page, you have moved so fast that they have to look at other pages.

By the time they are looking at other pages, you have gone far ahead. Create such a cyclone of words that the judge is overwhelmed and completely forgets what the case is.

”And if you are certain that you are going to be defeated, that the law is absolutely and clearly against you, don’t be worried! Go with dignity, and shout as loudly as you can. And as you are shouting, and the whole court is resounding with your shouts, go on hitting the table, throwing the books. You are going to be defeated anyway, so create as much nuisance as possible, because sense is not in your favor –

only nonsense can be in your favor!

”Make the judge afraid; throw books in such a way that they simply pass by the side of the judge. Don’t be worried about contempt of the court or anything, don’t listen.
Victory is going to be yours –victory at all costs.

”Just watch the situation. If the law is favorable, then be logical. If the law is fifty-fifty, then create as much jargon and scholarship as possible. If the law is one hundred percent against you and defeat is absolutely certain, you have nothing to lose; then jump and shout and make the court almost a wrestling ground. Make the judge feel that somehow the case has to be finished.

No more hearings, no postponement, today it has to be fixed because this man can hit, he is throwing books this way and that way... at the most, contempt of court – who cares?

”In contempt of court, if you are taken out of the court – go shouting! And when you are brought in, come in shouting. Even if you are taken out by the armed guards three times in a single day for contempt of court, go out shouting, come in shouting. But make the judge feel that you are not the person to accept defeat. Murder may happen, but defeat is not possible. You may commit suicide then and there,

but defeat cannot be accepted.”

The poets who have been saying that nobody understands the nature of women are just idiots,

nothing else. Women don’t know logic, but they know one thing –
that the essential thing is not logic, the essential thing is victory.

So the man goes on insisting on logical argument, and the woman goes on insisting on being victorious. She does not care about your logical arguments.

But a man who is trying to be logical and sensible is bound to be afraid of many things – what will the neighbors think, what if the children wake up?

So he is trying to calm the woman down, but she will calm down only if victory is hers; otherwise she will put everything at stake.
But the man has to think about his prestige in the neighborhood, about his job.


Now listen to this woman...  why does she laugh?
She must have remembered similar incidents. Every woman knows, more or less, but she must have seen a great drama!

A rebellious man first tries to understand the causes that are not allowing his natural flowering This basic thing has to be remembered: peace is not a goal, peace is your intrinsic nature.

So whatever is preventing your natural growth, that has to be dropped. If it is anger, jealousy, greed, ambition, desiring,  then they are not worth anything. You are wasting a tremendous opportunity of finding an inexhaustible treasure of blessings, for stupid things which don’t have any significance.

Drop them!

It is simply understanding. It is not becoming a monk.
It is simply becoming a more conscious man.

The more conscious you are, the more peace will arise within the silences of your own heart. It has always been there, there was just no bridge between you and it.

And you were running all around, all over the world, searching for it everywhere –

except in your own house