False completeness will not allow you to look even into the world
I don’t know what’s worse, incompleteness or false completeness?
In the eyes of the person who is falsely complete, you would never find wonderment. You know what is wonderment? When you come upon something new! He would always look at you as if he already knows you, “Ha! I know.” Because within himself, he is possessed by the thought that he knows all.
He is a Master of his kingdom, the God of his territory. His eyes can measure but never worship. In fact, he knows no sacredness, for him nothing is sacred. That is one quality of the man complete within himself. He knows no sacredness. He has no feeling for the beyond. He can utilize everything. Instead of a four-session series, it has become a five-session series — incompleteness, defeat, shame, lifelessness, false completeness.
Incompleteness now appears almost a virtue. Incompleteness, at least makes you look into the world, if not into yourself.
False completeness will not allow you to look even into the world. You are your own world. You will have no liking for facts. You will have no interest in what’s going around.
Why do you need to know about what’s happening in Europe or America, or in Amazon’s jungles? When you are so complete and comfortable within yourself, why do you need to have knowledge? Knowledge can disturb, “Why do I need to know what’s happening? The animals of the Arctic. When I have an entire Universe, within myself! I am occupied, I am busy, and I have important matters to take care of.”
But, howsoever much you live in defiance of facts, facts have a way of affecting you, making their presence felt and troubling you. This self-contained man copes with facts by deliberately not putting them in perspective. You know what is perspective? Having a thing belong to where it really belongs. Putting things in their proper place, that’s perspective. The self-contained man has an aversion to perspective. If he comes to know of a thing, he will make sure that he puts it in the wrong place. Deliberately puts it somewhere else, so that he may not have to face the import of the fact. So that he may not have to accept the full force of the fact.