How many Gurus does it take to unscrew a light bulb? (If anybody knows the answer to that please send it to my email, thank you). I don’t know how many Gurus, or how many fish are in the sea, or how long is a piece of string – these are all valid and interesting questions but their answers won’t gain any ground on the arduous mountain of attainment. It’s far more important to know the answer to one right question than to possess knowledge of many trivial things. Asking wrong questions will assist the journey in the same way using a map of the freeway will assist on a hiking trail. Seeking for light in darkness will create great confusion when things are not what, or even where they are supposed to be. Anyone who has played pin the tail on that scurrilous donkey will know exactly what I mean. Walking around in darkness causes wrong ideas to develop in the mind. It’s not that the coffee table you banged your knee on wasn’t there, you simply didn’t see it! Just so, the eternal truth cannot disappear or change simply because you didn’t see it or in the darkness of ignorance it appeared to be something else.
There is more to life than what’s going on, you know it, I know it, even the donkey knows it, but how to get below the surface? When you finally turn the light on in that dark room you will see how things really are, but where is the light switch? Now that is the one right question!
Guru Karma Gain is an imaginary friend of the writer Kay Sharp ©2014