Personally, I like questions more than answers. Questions are the keys to unlock the mystery of the unknown. But the most important point is how one deals with the question? The usefulness of question totally depends on the person who is handling it. Questions are like fire, one has to be very careful while approaching.
Questions provide us freedom to enquire. Answers are just conclusions created by other persons. And conclusions make our mind dull and limited. When mind is attached to a particular answer it loses all its power. When mind is attached to any particular idea, concept, theory then it is not able to learn anything new. Not just learn but it is impossible to see the new because mind has reduced all its capacity to a very tiny form through the very attachment with conclusions. Look at this process very carefully. I have a conclusion about your character. Now, when I will observe you, this very conclusion will become a distortion in the process of observation. If I have a conclusion then my mind is not free to see the fact as it is. The conclusion will modify the fact.
But questions have a great sense of humility. It gives us total freedom to fly into the vastness of possibilities; it gives us opportunities to enter into different dimensions of existence. This has a very great significance to me. Questions give me great power to go beyond all the limits of mind. But how do you handle a question? Do you handle it with all your past knowledge? If you do so, then you cannot understand the hidden power of questions. The issue is that how can one approach to a question?
When a question appears, you can handle it with all your past knowledge. The knowledge, which is a collection of all the experiences, accumulated words from different books, recorded memories, created conclusions based on self cantered approach towards life and all the rest of it. If you will approach in this way, you will find out nothing or whatever you find will be totally absurd. In this way you are not doing anything new, you are just repeating the old memory. Your all approach is based on the dead past. How can you find or understand which is totally new with the help of the past? The mind with all its memory is so much limited, and all deduced conclusions based on this limited memory will lead you to nothing. This is like a paradox. It is just like making a few explanations and thinking that you have solved the whole crises. This is not the beauty and is a totally wrong way to approach a question.
You can handle a question in a new way. When a question appears to you, and if you want to find out the truth in it then must negate all the past answers. Start with the zero. Put aside all your past knowledge, conclusions, concepts, theories, ideologies, books, saints and all the rest of it, then watch the question with a total new and fresh vision. Don’t try to make conclusion but see the beauty of question. Don’t try to jump into the answer but be one with the question. Don’t run through the old but be very still and look at the question with compassion and patience. A new movement will take place in the event. When you are not using your past knowledge, when you are not using your old mind to approach a question, but you look at it with a new vision, a completely new movement will take place. And this movement will take you to a different dimension. A totally different dimension, which is not a part of your old mind, which is not dead but a living miracle. It will give you a tremendous power to enquire into the infinity. No past, not knowledge, no deduced conclusions, no books or no saints will hold you back to fly into the immeasurable, and you will go beyond the limits, and you will have this amazing chance to know the fact, a fact which is not based on your own old limited memory, but a fact with is free from all the limitations. In this way, you will see the new mind in working; the old will be on rest. Just do this once and touch the sacred. This is a great experience and best way to understand the truth.