“O for a life of sensations rather than thoughts.”
- John Keats
Questioner: (To Sri Nisargadatta.) Have you no problems?
Nisargadatta: I do have problems. I told you already. To be, to exist with a name and form is painful, yet I love it.
Questioner: But you love everything!
Nisargadatta: In existence everything is contained. My very nature is to love; even the painful is lovable.
Questioner: It does not make it less painful. Why not remain in the unlimited?
Nisargadatta: It is the instinct of exploration, the love of the unknown, that brings me into existence. It is in the nature of being to seek adventure in becoming, as it is in the very nature of becoming to seek peace in being. This alternation of being and becoming is inevitable; but my home is beyond.