11A student's question for a sage
- Apr 20, 2001Dear Friends,
There is a story that goes like this:
Once a student went to a great sage to ask about the meaning of life
and how to attain the direct experience of the Highest. He asked, but
the sage gave no answer. He just sat there.
Again, the student asked about how to find and fulfill the Purpose of
life. Again, the sage just sat there.
The student tried different words, and appealed with great emotion.
The sage just sat there, as before.
Finally, the student became frustrated, and blurted out, in an angry
tone, "Why don't you answer me!"
The sage smiled, and said, "I have been answering you, but you were
not listening. The answer you are looking for is to be found only in
To sit in stillness and silence for even a few minutes each day is a
very useful thing to do.
May you find that silence which leads to Silence.
In loving service,