"Don't look for God" the Master said. +
"Just look - and all will be revealed."
"But how is oe to look?"
"Each time you look at anything, see only what is there and nothing else."
The disciples were bewildered, so the Master made it simpler: "For instance: when you look at the moon, see the moon and nothing else."
"What else could one see except the moon when one looks at the moon?"
"A hungry person could see a ball of cheese. A lover, the face of his beloved."
The governor on his travels stepped in to pay homage to the Master.
"Affairs of state leave me no time for lengthy dissertations" he said.
"Could you pur the essence of religion into a paragraph or two for a busy man like me?"
"I shall put it into a single word for the benefit of your highness."
"Incredible! What is that unusual word?"
"And what is the way to Silence?"
"And what, may I ask, is Meditation?"
Even though it was the Master's day of silence, a traveler begged for a word of wisdom that would guide him through life's journey.
The Master nodded affably, took a sheet of paper and wrote a single word on it: "Awareness"
The visitor was perplexed. "That's too brief. Would you please expand on it a bit?"
The Master took the paper back and wrote: "Awareness, awareness, awareness."
"But what do these words mean?" said the stranger helplessly.
The Master reached out for the paper and wrote: "Awareness, awareness, awareness means Awareness."
"Is there anything I can do to make myself Enlightened?"
"As little as you can do to make the sun rise in the morning."
"Then of what use are the spiritual exercises you prescribe?"
"To make sure you are not asleep when the sun begins to rise."