"Where should I look for Enlightenment?"
"When will it happen?"
"It is happenig right now."
"Then why don't I experience it?"
"Because you do not look."
"What should I look for?"
"Nothing. Just look."
"Anything your eyes alight upon."
"Must I look in a special kind of way?"
"No. The ordinary way will do."
"But don't I always look the ordinary way?"
"Because to look you must be here. You're mostly somewhere else."
Said the Master to the businessman: "As the fish perishes on dry land, so you perish when you get entrangled in the world. The fish must return to the water - you must return to solitude."
The businessman was aghast. "Must I give up my business and go into a monastery?"
"No no. Hold on to your business and go into your heart."
The disciple asked for a word of wisdom.
Said the Master "Go sit within your cell and your cell will teach you wisdom."
"But I have no cell. I am no monk."
"Of course you have a cell. Look within."
The disciple was a Jew. "What good work shall I do to be acceptable to God?"
"How should I know?" said the Master "Your Bible says that Abraham practiced hospitality and Go was with him. Elias loved to pray and God was with him. David ruled a kingdom and God was with him too."
"Is there some way I can find my own alloted work?"
"Yes. Search for the deepest inclination of your heart and follow it."