Once you give up looking at your Atma, your brain starts working and the brain starts like a machine. It spins, goes on spinning, spinning, spinning, spinning ideas. And this spinning goes around and around you and you become nothing but like a spindle, completely covered with these strings. So you have nowhere to grow. You just don’t grow at all. Inside there is no growth. It is only outside. When people walk along, you find lots of plastic hanging around this side, a lot of tins jingling that side and lots of steel hanging that side. You are walking very proud, but inside there is not an elephant. There might be just an ant carrying all this.
8 February 1983