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A scientist had a bird in his hand. He saw that it had life and, wanting to find out in what part of the bird’s body its life lay, he began dissecting the bird. The result was that the very life he was in search of disappeared. Those who try to understand the mysteries of the inner life intellectually will meet with similar failure. The life they are looking for will vanish in the analysis.

Source: Wisdom of the Sadhu