It is the same with light and darkness. When the light comes,
the darkness goes. But really, the darkness does not go to
any place and the light does not go to any place. When one
comes, the other is unknown; it does not go anywhere.
H: This mixture of light
and darkness, of ignorance and wisdom which creates unhappiness,
which creates trouble – Swami says that the mixture
which creates confusion fades away with the right experience.
The question is what is the basic factor that prevents us
from having that right experience?
SAI: We don’t have
the intensity that is required. How much effort is needed
even to study books and come to the stage when we can read
difficult books. How many years, how many hours of toil we
put into it. If you have the same intensity in spiritual practise,
you will surely know the Truth. But we are not as intense
as we should be on the spiritual path. We do not apply concentration
and one-pointedness. Full concentration is needed even in
the world, in walking, talking and reading.