To just be, is important. You need not ask anything, nor do anything. Such an apparently lazy way of spending time is highly regarded in India. It means that for the time being, you are free from obsession with ‘what next?’ When you are not in a hurry and the mind is free from anxieties, it becomes quiet, and in silence something may be heard which is ordinarily too fine and subtle for perception. The mind must be open and quiet to see. What we are trying to do here is to bring our minds into the right state for understanding what is real.
— Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj