When I’m telling you, do not go into this checklist of all the things that you have already implemented, look at what you have not implemented… Every time your ego tells you, “I know it”, counter it with a question, “Am I living by it?”. It seems a donkey was walking, with Bhagavad Gita, Quran, Dhammapada, Jain Dharma, everything, and it was going and everybody bowed down to that. Not to the donkey, to those holy books. One hour later, with all the holy books in its back, a donkey is still a..? Donkey!
Sorry to be so blunt, but to me, it makes no difference between a donkey’s back full of books of wisdom, and a man’s head full of unimplemented knowledge. Both are same for me, donkeys! It really doesn’t matter how much you know. I know a lot of people who know. End of the day, if you don’t live by it, how does it make a difference? It can be so habitual and familiar, because we have sat through this, and sat through this, and sat through this. And somewhere, this I know, this I know, this I know… Am I living by it? Am I living by it? Have I applied it in life?
That’s the point! It seems a man was told a very precious diamond, was lost amongst the pebbles, and we searched so much and we could not find it. And he said, “We are not leaving it like this. I will find it for you!”. And he went and decided to implement the process of elimination. Took every pebble, and if he saw it was not a diamond, he threw it into the river. Not a diamond, not a diamond, not a diamond, not a diamond. Not a diamond. Not a diamond.
And he saw diamond was flying. Because the process of eliminating has become so habitual to him, he also eliminated the diamond. So I can sit in a forum like this and say, this is part of me, this is part of me, this is part of me, this is part of me. Something is not part of you, and that is your scope of implementation. That is where the entire scope of implementation… So I’m coming back again and again because I don’t want you to lose this opportunity.