“O, you do not look like a pilgrim.you are wearing a rich man’s garment,you are wearing the shoes of a distinguished gentleman, and your hair ,with the fragrance of perfume, is not a pilgrim’s hair,not the hair of a Samana.Never have i met such a pilgrim, being a pilgrim myself for many years.” “你看起来不象一个朝圣者。你身穿华美的服饰，脚蹬如此奢华的靴子，还有你的头发，散发着香水的味道。...
“O, you do not look like a pilgrim.you are wearing a rich man’s garment,you are wearing the shoes of a distinguished gentleman, and your hair ,with the fragrance of perfume, is not a pilgrim’s hair,not the hair of a Samana.Never have i met such a pilgrim, being a pilgrim myself for many years.”
“I believe you, my dear Govind.But now, today,you’ve met a pilgrim just like this,wearing such shoes,such a garment.Remember,my dear:Not eternal is the world of appearances, not eternal, anything but eternal are our garments and the style of our hair, and our hair and bodies themselves.I am wearing a rich man’s clothes,you’ve seen this quite correctly.I am wearing them ,because I have been a rich man, and I’m wearing my hair like the worldly and lustful people, for I have been one of them.”
“I am old, but i have not stopped searching.Never i will stop searching, this seems to be my destiny.You too, so it seems to me, have been searching.Would you like to tell me something,O honorable one?”
“What should i possibly have to tell you,O venerable one? Perhaps that you are searching far too much?That in all that searching, you do not find the time for finding?”
“when someone is searching,then it might easily happen that the only thing his eyes still see is that what he searches for,that he is unable to find anything, to let anything enter his mind, because he always thinks of nothing but the object of his search, because he has a goal,because he is obsessed by the goal.Searching means:having a goal.But finding means: being free, being open, having no goals.You, O venerable one, are perhaps indeed a searcher,because, striving for your goal, there are many things you do not see, which are directly in front of your eyes.”
“Though you have found no teachings, you still found certain thoughts, certain insights, which are your own and which help you to live?If you would like to tell me some of these, you would delight my heart.”
“Knowledge can be conveyed, but not wisdom.It can be found, it can be lived, it is possible to be carried by it,niracles can be performed with it, but it cannot be expressed in words and thoughts.I have found a thought, you will again regard as a joke or foolishness.It says: the opposite of every truth is just as true! It is like this : any truth can only be expressed and put into words when it is one-sided.A person is never entirely holy or entirely sinsul.It does really seem like this, because we are subject to deception, as if time was something real.Time is not real, I have experienced this again and again. and if time is not real, then the gap which seems to be between the world and the eternity, between suffering and blissfulness, between evil and good, is also a deception.”
“The sinner is not on his way to become a Buddha, he is not in the process of developing. within the sinner is now and today already the future Buddha, his future is already all there, you have to worship him, in you ,in everyone the Buddha which is coming into being , the possible, the hidden Buddha.The world , my friend, is perfect in every moment, all sin already carries the divine forgiveness in itself, all small children already have the old person in themselves, all infants already have death, all dying people the eternal life….In the robber and dice-gambler, the Buddha is waiting;in the brahman, the robber is waiting…..
“In deep meditation,there is the possibility to put time out of existence, to see all life which was,is,and will be as if it was simultaneous,and there everything is good,everything is perfect,everything is Brahman.”
“I see whatever exists as good, death is to me like life, sin like holiness, wisdom like foolishness, everything has to be as it is, everything only requires my consent, only my willingness, my loving agreement,to be good for me , to do nothing but work for my benefit, to be unable to ever harm me .I have experienced on my body and on my soul that I needed sin very much, I needed lust , the desire for possessions,vanity ,and needed the most shameful despair, in order to learn how to give up all resistance, in order to learn how to love the world, in order to stop comparing it to some world I wished, I imagined ,some kind of perfection I had made up, but to leave it as it is and to live it and to enjoy being a part of it…..”