Just Like That ~ 08
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|date & time
|8 May 1975 am
|Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona
|Available, duration 1h 25min. Quality: good.
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- 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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