Once the discussion amongst those still trapped in the tunnel ends, the news goes across, “Don’t move, don’t go, don’t listen or you might end up going out and perhaps, he is trying to kill you.” So after trying desperately for many days, the man decides, “Well, they won’t listen. Let me lead my life.”
This story is just an illustration of how caught up we are in the rut of daily life.
And, the ‘limitations’ imposed upon us by the world. We neglect. Well, why neglect? We forget, that there is one part of our mind that has such tremendous potential. We almost disbelieve in that potential because we have been taught to disbelieve in it.
The ancient teachers, the great mystics, the great teachers have gone beyond the little black tunnel and seen the light–the blinding light!
They have, for ages, come with this message–”Look man, this is not the only world. There is something beyond and you can reach it because your mind has been programmed to feel and to experience the infinity, to experience the wonderful freedom that lies beyond.”
But, like our friends in the dark tunnel, nobody listens because they have got tied up to the way of thinking, the way of limited understanding, in which the mind is chained.
It is a wonderful feeling of vastness and expansiveness, which the mind, accustomed to the narrow lanes of the village, cannot understand.