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211The seeker and the sage

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  • Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati
    Sep 27, 2003
      There is a story that goes like this:

      Once upon a time, 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 his question, 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 Silence."


      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.

      Swami J