Just Like That ~ 08

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event type discourse
date & time 8 May 1975 am
location Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona
language English
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shorttitle JUSTLT08
Reader of the sutra: Sw Ananda Teertha.
The sutra
Three men made their way to the circle of a sufi, seeking admission to his teachings. Almost at once one of them detached himself from the group, angered by the erratic behavior of the master.
On the master's instructions, the second was told by a disciple that the sage was a fraud.
The third was allowed to stay, but he was offered no teaching for so long that he lost interest and left the circle.
When they had all gone away the teacher instructed his circle thus: The first man was an illustration of the principle: do not judge fundamental things by sight.
The second was an illustration of the injunction: do not judge things of deep importance by hearing. The third was an example of the dictum: never judge by speech, or the lack of it.
When asked by a disciple why the applicants could not have been instructed in this matter, the sage retorted: I am here to give higher knowledge, not to teach what people pretend that they already know at their mother's knees.


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