The Fish in the Sea Is Not Thirsty ~ 01

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event type discourse
date & time 11 Apr 1979 am
location Buddha Hall, Pune
language English
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shorttitle FISH01
Reader of the sutras: Sw Ananda Teertha.
The sutra
I laugh when I hear that the fish in the water
Is thirsty.
You don't grasp the fact that what is most
Alive of all is inside your own house;
And so you walk from one holy city to the next
With a confused look!
Kabir will tell you the truth: Go wherever you
Like, to Calcutta or Tibet;
If you can't find where your soul is hidden,
For you the world will never be real!
I don't know what sort of a god we have been
Talking about.
The caller calls in a loud voice to the holy one
At dusk.
Why? Surely the holy one is not deaf.
He hears the delicate anklets that ring on the
Feet of an insect as it walks.
Go over and over your beads, paint weird designs
On your forehead,
Wear your hair matted, long, and ostentatious,
But when deep inside you there is a loaded gun,
How can you have god?


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