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Questions Don't Need Answers

18-09-2017

The disciple was facing a dilemma. He wanted to put up his question to his Guru, the one whom he respected, loved, and believed in the most. As he was walking towards his Guru's home he felt a sense of comfort. He knew something good would come out because whenever he met his Guru, he felt really nice after that. As he entered his Guru's presence, he kissed his blessed hand and sat down in a submissive pose in front of him. He put forward his question in great detail. The Guru seemed in no hurry to respond. He looked back at his disciple in a gesture of understanding. There was silence for 2 minutes as his Guru looked into the empty space. Then, he patted his disciple on his shoulders, blessed him, and asked him to return after a week. The Guru's answer was only to understand, to feel, to care, to empathise. That was the best answer. That his love, wishes, and prayers were there. All questions don't need answers, they only need understanding.

Sometimes when a question is put in front of us, we feel it is not a question but a gun.And if we don't respond in an instant the gun will be shot in our head.Questions are not guns. Questions are posed due to a lack of understanding. So, when a question is posed to you, don't only look at the question, look behind the cause of it. Go into its depth. To this, you need to make use of time. And also keep in mind that there is a human being behind the question. The sensitivity to his feelings must always be there. Questions are put many times to us because someone just needs to share something. Answers are not always needed, just human sensitivity in understanding the problem can be enough.Nearly most questions have the best answer from the questioner himself. So, try and get that answer from him, not yourself. Question the question with a question. Try and get a greater understanding of the question. In questioning the question, deeper answers are found. Questions need questions. Questions need understanding, love, and sensitivity. Questions don't need answers only.