Truth in a Nutshell
No Room For Two
A certain man knocked at his friend’s door; his friend asked: “Who is there?”
He answered, “I”. “Begone”, said his friend, “tis too soon; at my table there is no place for the raw.”
He turned sadly away, and for a whole year the flames of separation consumed him.
Then he came back and again paced to and fro beside the house of his friend.
He knocked at the door with a hundred fears and reverences, lest any disrespectful word might escape from his lips. “Who is there?” cried his friend.
He answered: “Thou, O charmer of all hearts!”
“Now”, said the friend, “since thou art I, come in: there is no room for two I’s in this house.
The double end of thread is not for the needle; in as much as thou art single, enter the needle.”
Rumi, Poet and Mystic, translated by Reynold A. Nicholson
You will get the feeling that you are nothing, when you merge in the love of the master. You are not mentally or symbolically to feel that you are nothing, or say, “I am nothing”, nor to feel that you are everything. You will just forget what you are. When you absolutely blend yourself into the love of another person, then you forget what you are. Then you know that you are nothing. Everything is ‘he’ or ‘she’. Similarly, we have to forget by meditation that we are anything and know that everything is the Master.
Maharaj Charan Singh, Spiritual Perspectives, Vol. III