“And the moment you are no more conditioned, you will not ask what is the goal of life. Your whole question will go through a revolution. You will ask, ‘How I can live more totally? How I can drown myself utterly into life?’ – because life is the goal of everything; hence there can be no goal for life. And, because you are starved, and except for death there seems to be nothing; life is slipping out of your hands and death is coming closer every moment. You cannot dodge death.
“I am reminded of a story, a very famous Sufi story. A king dreamed that a black shadow appeared – even in his dream he freaks out! He said, ‘Who are you and what is the purpose of being in my dream?'”