VOICE AND VISION


THE two brother were returning home after twelve years of intensive and extensive study of the scriptures under a renowned scholar. The stamp of scholarship and contemplation was evident on their enlightened faces. Their home town was all agog to welcome them. The very air was permeating with gaiety and excitement. Only their father was silent and thoughtful.

In the evening he sent for his elder son and asked, “My son, you have drunk deep at the spring of knowledge but did you catch a glimpse of the supreme inner self? Did your soul catch a spark of the Divine Fire?” His son poured out verses from the scriptures, fast and free. “That’s enough my son; but this is mere repetition of what others have said. What spiritual experience did you have by your personal effort? You may go and send your brother.”

When the younger son was asked the same question, he replied, “Father, I know not how to answer. How can I circumscribe within the boundary of words something that is infinite by its something one can only experience, not something one can voice.”

A smile of serenity, born of silent understanding lit up the father’s face.
 


THE INNER LIGHT  |  NOT BY PRAYER ALONE  |  FIRE AND WATER | COME IN-COME IN | THE WORLD  :  A MIRROR  !  | NOT A GRAVEYARD | THE BRUTE IN MAN | THE WEIGHT OF A FLOWER | VISION | TRUST BEGENTS TRUST | INSATIABLE | SEEING THE INVISIBLE | DIALOGUE | THE TOUCHSTONE OF FRIENDSHIP | ELEGANCE OF SPEECH | CONSTRUCTION-NOT DESTRUCTION | NOT IN THE EYE-IN THE HEART | CONTENTMENT | VOICE AND VISION |THE MAGNETISM OF LOVE |THE SMILE OF GOODWILL| BEHAVIOUR |THE PRICE OF ACQUISITION | THE BETTER-HALF| LIGHT AND DARKNESS| THE WAY TO KNOWLEDGE

 

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