To a student who strained after Enlightenment
till he became physically weak, the Master said,
“A ray of light can be grasped ~ but not with your hands.
Enlightenment can be attained ~ but not by your efforts.”
The puzzled student said,
“But did you not tell me to strive to become empty?
That is what I am attempting to do.”
“So now you are full of ‘effort’ to be empty!”
said the Master through his laughter.
~ Anthony de Mello ~