Unio Mystica Vol 1 ~ 07

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event type discourse
date & time 7 Nov 1978 am
location Buddha Hall, Poona
language English
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shorttitle UNIO107
Reader of the sutra: Sw Ananda Teertha.
The sutra
A ruby, there, is just a piece of stone:
And spiritual excellence the height of folly.
Silence is praise -- have done with speech;
Your chatter will only bring you harm and sorrow --
Have done!
Belief and unbelief
Both have their origin
In your hypocrite's heart;
The way is only long
Because you delay to start on it:
One single step
Would bring you to him:
Become a slave,
And you will be a king.
The dumb find tongues,
When the scent of life reaches them
From his soul.
Listen truly -- and don't be fooled --
This is not for fools:
All these different shades
Become one color
In the jar of unity;
The rope becomes slender
When reduced to a single strand.
Your intellect is just a hotch-potch
Of guesswork and thought,
Limping over the face of the earth;
Wherever they are, he is not;
They are contained within his creation.
Man and his reason are just the latest
Ripening plants in his garden.
Whatever you assert about his nature
You are bound to be out of your depth,
Like a blind man trying to describe
The appearance of his own mother.
While reason is still tracking down the secret,
You end your quest on the open field of love.
The path consists in neither words nor deeds:
Only desolation can come from these,
And never any lasting edifice.
Sweetness and life are the words
Of the man who treads this road in silence;
When he speaks it is not from ignorance,
And when he is silent it is not from sloth.


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