There is a certain mindset that always finds fault even under the best conditions. When you give such a person the best possible things, he find faults. Even with the ideal companion or the most beautiful painting, he will still find something wrong. This kind of mindset is called asuya; it can never know the sacred knowledge.
Asuya is finding a fault or seeing a malicious intent everywhere. Suppose it is windy and you shut the door, but at that moment someone else was just about to walk in. He will think that the door has been slammed in his face! This is asuya.
You have a friendship, and after ten years you find a fault and decide to break it off. Now you do not see any good from that entire relationship. This is asuya.
The moment you are out of the spiritual Path, you feel that everything on the Path was all wrong. This is asuya.
Asuya is when a child says, “Mother, you don’t love me!” The child’s vision is wrong; if the mother does not love the child, who will? It frustrates the mother. Asuya is when someone comes to me and says, “Guruji, you don’t love me!” If I don’t love them, forget about it. Who else in the world will? Yet a Master never becomes frustrated.
Knowledge is different at different levels of consciousness. At a particular point, you become anasuya.
Anasuya means being devoid of fault-finding eyes.
Krishna tells Arjuna that he is giving him the Royal Secret because he is anasuya: “You are not finding fault in Me, even though you are so close.”
From a distance, it is easy to miss a fault in somebody; up close, no fault escapes you. Even craters cannot be seen from afar; up close, even a smooth surface has imperfections. If you are interested only in holes, you will not see the larger dimension of things.
Unless you are devoid of fault-finding eyes, there is no point in giving you Knowledge because it cannot blossom in you. If a mirror is dusty, you can clean it. But if your eyes have a cataract, any amount of dusting the mirror will not help. You have to remove the cataract. Then you will see that the mirror was already clean.
Asuya – fault–finding eyes, give you the idea, “The whole world is not sharp, the whole world is no good.”
Anasuya is knowing, “It is my own vision of the world that is blurred.” And once you discover you have the wrong vision, half of the problem has already disappeared.
© The Art of Living Foundation