He asked, " i am searching for true master. pl tell me the characteristics,
His description was very simple. He said,
" you find him sitting under such and such tree, sitting in such and such posture, his hand making such and such gestures- that is enough to know he is the true master,
The seeker started searching, It is said that thirty years passed while he wandered the whole earth. He visited many places but never met the master,
He met many master but none were true master. He return to his own village completely exhausted,.
As he was returning he was surprised, he could not believe it, that old man was seated under the same tree, and how he could see that this was the very that the old man had spoken of
"...... he will be sitting under such and such tree ....." and his posture was exactly as he had described. "It was the same posture he was sitting in thirty years ago-
was i blind ?
That exact expression on his face, The exact gestures.
He felt at his feet saying
" why didn't you tell me in that first place ?
why did you misdirect me for these thirty years ?
why didn't you tell me that you are the true master ?"
The old man said,I told you, but you were not ready to listen.
You were not ready to come home without wandering away, you had to knock on the doors of a thousand houses to come
to your own home, only then could you return, i said it every thing- beneath such and such tree.
I was describing this very tree, the posture i was sitting in, but you were too fast, you couldn't hear correctly, you were in hurry.
you were going some where to search. searching
was very important for you. the truth was not so important.
" But you have come! I was feeling tired, sitting continuously in this posture for you.
you were wandering for thirty years, but think of me sitting under this tree , I know some day you would come, but what if i had already passed away ? I waited for you, you have come , you had to wander for thirty years, but that's your own faults, the master was already here.
" It happens many times in our life that we cannot see what is near & inside us, and what attract us, is the distant drum which sound sweeter, we are pulled by distant dreams.
Try to believe in yourself and try to see inside, you will not believe you will find a Master within you.