If you go on thinking ‘about’, you miss the whole life. Thinking becomes smoke; everything moves into it and everything is finished.
And action becomes impossible because action is direct, and thinking is indirect. They never meet.
This is the problem in the world. People who think, never act; and people who don’t think, go on acting. The world is in misery. People who are fools, go on acting because they never think, they jump in everything. Hitlers and Napoleons, and Maos, they go on doing things, and wise people, the so-called thinkers–Aristotle, or Kant, or Hegel–they go on thinking, they never do anything.
The problem for a man who is seeking reality is how to stop the vicious circle of thinking, yet be aware. Because fools also don’t think, but they are not aware.
Be aware–the energy that moves into thinking should become awareness. Consciousness that goes on in a vicious circle with thinking should be retained, purified. Thinking should stop, the whirling of consciousness should stop, but not consciousness. Consciousness should become more crystallised and action should be there, action should not stop.