Teaching Story - Silence is the answer
by Life Positive
There was once a great sage. Many people approached him for advice, but he would not advise anybody.
Instead he would say, "If you want to come and meditate with me in silence, I am more than willing to meditate with you. But I will not tell you anything."
Those who took him up on the offer felt an intense joy. Often,
| “The fundamental cause of trouble
in the world is that the stupid are
cocksure while the intelligent are full
— Bertrand Russell
The wise master declared, "Look, my boy, why do I not talk? If I tell the truth, the world hates me. If I don't tell the truth, God does not love me. I want to please both man and God. So I remain silent. If I am deeply absorbed in silence, God is pleased with me. At the same time, humanity sees that I am not involved in anybody's affairs, either individually or collectively. To everyone I am the same. And in the silence, people find their solutions. Silence is the answer to please the higher worlds and the lower worlds at the same time."
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